This post is a continuation of my series discussing David Holmgren’s Crash On Demand essay, and the multitude of responses that have popped up in the peak oil blogosphere.
One of those responses was by Nicole Foss, of The Automatic Earth. In fact her response was a… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on February 22, 2014 at 10:00pm —
The blog post I wrote below is one of many circulating in the peak oil scene. I’m looking forward to hearing David Holmgren in his own words on this radio interview on Sunday, Feb. 2nd. He’ll be answering some of the questions raised in the recent debate on his essay “Crash on Demand.“ 8pm London time, I believe that’s Noon PST, here in Bellingham.
Added by David MacLeod on February 1, 2014 at 4:12pm —
I'm excited for our workshop to begin tomorrow morning, and as I was waiting for Tim's arrival I was studying some of his material. What follows are all Tim's words, but I've organized and put together various statements he's made to form another summary of what PatternDynamics is about. There's still a little time… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm —
In my previous PatternDynamics post (Following the Way Nature Organizes Itself to Deal with Complexity), I focused mostly on giving a fairly brief explanation of the underlying theory. In this post I’d like to share a little bit about the embodied experience of some of the Patterns that occurs during the PatternDynamics… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on January 9, 2014 at 6:00am —
The natural world is staggeringly complex, and yet amazingly elegant in how it manages the multitude of interconnected parts into organized, unified wholes that thrive. What is the secret for harnessing this elegance for use in human systems? Tim Winton found that observation of the most common patterns found in the natural world led to the development of high level principles which can then be used to address the most complex challenges that human systems… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm —
David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, published Future Scenarios in 2007, originally as a website, and then published by Chelsea Green in 2008 as a… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on December 17, 2013 at 8:12pm —
"Robyn Francis is one of the 26 contributors to Permaculture Pioneers – stories from the new frontier. In this short interview, introduced by co-editor Kerry Dawborn, Robyn talks about how permaculture informs everything in her life now,… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on December 5, 2013 at 9:56pm —
Added by David MacLeod on November 18, 2013 at 12:25pm —
Reblogged from Integral Permaculture
Naomi Klein’s recent article posted at New Statesman has been generating a bit of a buzz. The title is “Why Science is Telling All of Us to Revolt and Change Our Lives.” She begins with a story discussing a presentation by complex… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on November 10, 2013 at 10:27pm —
Added by David MacLeod on September 19, 2013 at 9:00pm —
Reblogged from Integral Permaculture.
"Take it from the Lummis (which describes their story in a nutshell) regarding the wisdom of believing promises sworn to by the government, or by the corporations pulling its (purse) strings."
So begins this month's "Just Thinking" column in the Whatcom Watch by my good friend Philip Damon. Phil's column this month, "… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on August 16, 2013 at 12:18pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture blog...
I know, it sounds like a subject best left to professional planners, politicians, and policy wonks. But it turns out to be a really important piece that is shaping the character and landscape of Whatcom County. Perhaps more importantly it plays a role in our ability to become more resilient by preserving fertile farmland for the purpose of feeding our… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on July 27, 2013 at 3:40pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture blog...
A couple of months ago there was a piece in the National Journal that put a spotlight on our humble county, and caught some local attention:… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on July 25, 2013 at 9:00pm —
Cue Johnny Mathis, singing "It's that most wonderful time of the year!"
I'm not talking about Christmas, however. I'm talking about that time of year when the fresh, local fruits collide. When you're getting the last of the Strawberries, the first of the Blueberries, and the peak of the raspberries! I love how nature spaces out the fruit season so wonderfully!
These were picked minutes ago from our small but growing berry plants, including the above, plus red and black… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on July 6, 2013 at 6:30pm —
Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.
Permaculture Principle #5: Use and Value Renewable Resources
“Make the best use of nature’s abundance to reduce our consumptive behaviour and dependence on non-renewable… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on June 29, 2013 at 10:54pm —
Part 2 of my comments about this film...see Part 1 here.
As TW's Emily Farrell said, “My sense, so far, of this movie, is that it is grounded in the connectedness we feel in our hearts about what is happening in the world.” Continue
And what attracts me most to the film is the portion featuring…
Added by David MacLeod on May 7, 2013 at 10:00pm —
Today is International Permaculture Day.
This is a good time to consider the investment ideas from the Permaculture movement:
“The time now is of transition, of asking yourself,…
Added by David MacLeod on May 5, 2013 at 10:55am —
This is a 'heads up' that Transition Whatcom's Heart & Soul working group is partnering with the Center for S.A.C.R.Ed. Change, Community Food Co-op, Occupy Bellingham, Terra Organica, and the Pickford Film Center to show the film "Occupy Love" on May 21 at the Limelight Theatre, and an… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm —
From PatternDynamics (TM) by Tim Winton
A comment has just appeared below my blog post on…
Added by David MacLeod on April 22, 2013 at 9:30pm —
Reposted from my blog Integral Permaculture.
Here’s an extended quote from this week’s Archdruid Report by John Michael Greer. Worth reading in its entirety, but this section succinctly addresses the 'peak oil theory is dead' meme currently… Continue
Added by David MacLeod on March 28, 2013 at 9:15pm —