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A family farm with a vision to create new ways of growing, living, and working.
Life In The Post Industrial Era
To support the continuation of life during the great transition, we are in, we believe that building self-sufficient and resilient communities that are founded on ecologically regenerative agriculture is the most important thing we can do right now.
Guided by the concepts of Permaculture Design, Regenerative Agriculture, 8 Shields and Buddhism, we are developing a regenerative farm for the post fossil fuel era.
Life in the post industrial era will use much less energy and will depend much more on the local region and community, much like how our pre-industrial ancestors lived. But 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 its natural resources, filled with pollutants, destabilized by climate change and undergoing widespread ecological collapse.
The challenges facing humanity are enormous, and in the coming years our lives are going to change dramatically.
To adapt to this future we are designing and developing our farm to operate 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 system necessary to support life into the uncertainty of the future.