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Posted by Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis almost 13 years ago

No Permaculturist is an Island!

Among the Nemenhah we have a moto, "It is good for us to be here!"

We say this when things get tough.  When we respond to challenges with a positive affirmation, miracles really do take place.  But, one guy standing in a garden crying, "it is good for us to be here!" just doesn't have the same impact as twenty or twenty thousand.  A lonely cry of faith is enlarged to become a Community shouting for joy!

Nemenhah Permavilage has spread out to seven clones of itself in the U.S. and one beginning in Uganda.  Each of these is committed to take the message to the surrounding communities.  At the Headquarters here in Missouri, we now have projects beginning on six locations away from the main property.  We are expanding outward so that many demonstrations will be available for a walking tour when they are all popping.  Each of our Permavillage Projects will do the same.

Our PDC in Bowling Green immediately spread to Toledo.  Our PDC in Franklin immediately spread to Nashville.  In Columbus, our PDC has become several projects, a Farmer's Market, a CSA, and even the possiblity of a full-scale Permaculture Training Center and Retreat. 

Through Permaculture, we have not only the ability to eat well and live well, but, as Geoff Lawton puts it, we can secure our supply lines.  As we spread out, we can unite all the elements of whole bioregions.  We are seeing it happen in our own County, and in many Counties around the Country.  It is not so great a stretch to envision the same for regions and nations.  If you think that Permaculture is just a dandy gardening system, you are kinda missing the whole point of it.  Many hands make light work.  No Permaculturist is an Island!




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