Way back in college, in Geology 101 and Soils 101, we were taught that it takes Ma Nature millions of years to build a few inches or a few feet of soil, but permaculture is changing what science knows about that.
We can do this, We're in charge now
When Lawton says, "We're in charge, now," he refers to his organization Permaculture Planet funding the Greening the Desert project, but he's right in a broader sense. We are in charge now. We always were, and when he says we can do this, he refers to all of us. By our individual and collective choices, we changed the world. More than ever before, we understand that how it changes is entirely up to us. We decide.
While you're shopping today take charge
Many of us go shopping on Saturday, buying supplies and groceries for the week, running errands, picking up the dry cleaning and the tools and gadgets we need to complete our home projects. Every one of those stops is a vote for the future, an example of living consciously (or not) for the next seven generations. How are you voting?
What choices are you making as you dash from store to store? What tiny changes are you making in your buying patterns that show you're in charge?
One thing I've learned from you is that your ideas and actions, some so easy I slap my noggin with "Why didn't I think of that," are the most valuable part of this blogging exercise. Old ideas, new ones, they're all important and sure to be of use to someone. Share one or two of them with the rest of us, won't you?
Posted with gratitude to blogger gmoke of solarray, from whom I learned of this new Greening the Desert video.
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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