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Forest Gardens
Forest Gardens
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638 Skywater Dr, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, CA
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Sarah Fricker
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Forest Gardens

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Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz, Financial Economic

Project Summary

The age of fossil fuel powered industrial civilization is rapidly coming to an end. What comes next is up to us. To support the continuation of life during this great transition, we believe that building self-sufficient and resilient communities, that are founded on ecological and cultural regeneration, is the most helpful thing we can do. Guided by the concepts of Permaculture Design, Regenerative Agriculture, 8 Shields and Buddhism, we are developing a homestead, regenerative farm, intentional community, and education center for the post fossil fuel era. Life is the post industrial era will be defined by much less available energy and a shortage of resources, much like our pre-industrial past. Unlike our ancestors, who had healthy and abundant ecosystems to rely on for their sustenance, we will have to survive together on a planet stripped of it’s natural capital, filled with pollutants, destabilized by climate change and undergoing widespread ecological collapse. The challenge facing humanity is enormous, and in the coming years our lives are going to change dramatically. To adapt to this future we are designing and developing our homestead to function without the need for fossil fuels and continually imported resources, to be resilient to the expected changes, and to support the regeneration of nature and human culture through our actions and attitudes. We are embracing the wisdom and practices of our pre-industrial and indigenous ancestors, while making use of the last few years of cheap energy and abundant information and resources to develop the infrastructure and systems necessary to support life into the uncertainty of the future.

Project Description

resilient relocalization and cultural and ecological regeneration


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