Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

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Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.

Members: 22
Latest Activity: Oct 17

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David Holmgren:  "People, their buildings and the ways they organize themselves are central to permaculture."

The phenomenon called Transition was hatched in the UK and for several years has been spreading around the world.  Transition is possible, transition is probable and nearly inevitable.

  • Transition Network (UK) site, on which appear Rob Hopkins' new blogs
  • Transition Culture (Rob Hopkins') original (archival) site
  • Transition US site (official)
  • Transition in Action site (Global & unofficial, but sometimes lively.  Here you can find links to similar sites dedicated to particular states, territories....)

 

Discussion Forum

Description of Session for Permaculture Voices Conference 1 Reply

"Self-directed lifelong learning is a vision and a possibility with much promise for the shift to a culture of life, by life and for life.  Such learning involves steady investments of attention, time and energy that almost any person can make.In…Continue

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Mar 30.

Energy Is a Foundation. Safety & Reliability Are Key.

[this is copied & pasted from Occupy Cafe]Assumptions about energy availability and affordability lurk in every discussion here, but very few of us bring them into view as a practice.  My…Continue

Started by David Eggleton Dec 9, 2011.

Extending My 8/17 Comment 6 Replies

To elaborate on what I posted as a comment yesterday, acknowledged feelings for and deepening relationships with anything/everything living outside the walls of house, workplace and shops (and the vehicles used between them) will probably power and…Continue

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Aug 19, 2011.

Status Reports 3 Replies

To assist one another and to increase chances of drawing more site members to this group, let's build a thread of personal statements regarding consideration of permaculture.  Members of this group may be giving permaculture a quiet look from a…Continue

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Apr 25, 2013.

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Comment by David Eggleton on October 17, 2014 at 7:41am

Early March 2015, in San Diego, the 2nd annual...

http://www.permaculturevoices.com/

Comment by David Eggleton on July 23, 2014 at 12:35pm

Here's a new way to set up a lot of permablitzes in a few weeks.

I hope to be among the educators for some, if not all, of the tour.

Comment by David Eggleton on July 23, 2014 at 12:20pm
Comment by David Eggleton on April 15, 2014 at 11:32am

In August 2014, in Minnesota, there's another unprecedented opportunity to meet and mix with a large number of permaculturalists, at the North American Permaculture Convergence.

Comment by David Eggleton on October 21, 2013 at 7:11am

In March 2014, in California, an unprecedented opportunity to learn about permaculture.

http://www.permaculturevoices.com/


www.facebook.com/permacultureVOICES

Comment by David Eggleton on April 25, 2013 at 8:22pm

Another note regarding Facebook.  If you search with the term permaculture, you'll find there are numerous pages and groups to like and join.

Comment by David Eggleton on February 14, 2013 at 1:16pm

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for the Divine the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Comment by David Eggleton on January 18, 2013 at 10:09am

Hi George.  I'm happy for your participation.  You asked "Can you elaborate on your inclusion of the word "Considering" in the name for this group?"  I can.

I used it for three reasons:

  • to be welcoming (no one must commit to anything first)
  • to play on All Things Considered (particulars of permaculture; particulars as they pertain to home energy performance; and sustainability)
  • to suggest activity (we're doing something here).

Did you imagine anything other than these?  Do we have a problem?  There certainly isn't a lot of doing.  (In the past 10 months I've been on Facebook more than on Home Energy Pros.)

Comment by George Chura on January 17, 2013 at 3:19pm

Thanks for the welcome message David.

I think this group is very important for this site, despite a small following at the moment. Bill Mollison -- perhaps the father of permaculture -- advocates working by a definition of "sustainable" that gets to the heart of our collective work as home energy professionals. To paraphrase, he says that to be "sustainable," a system must produce energy, sufficient to completely replace itself at least once within its lifecycle. While this may present a challenge too tough for many systems to actually achieve, I believe it greatly clarifies the edges of an important concept, frequently subjected to sloppy use and implementation.

Can you elaborate on your inclusion of the word "Considering" in the name for this group?

Comment by David Eggleton on October 19, 2012 at 2:00pm

The permaculture enthusiasts on Facebook are happy to be connected, at least in my experience.  If you want more peeks into the culture, send some friend requests.

 

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