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Life In The Post Industrial Era

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 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.

Our Team

This family adventure is led by Nomi Adamson and Nick Adamson-Jones.

Nomi is our head gardener, leading the way in developing systems to nourish our soil, planting beyond organic food, and collecting seeds from all the best experiments.

Nick Adamson-Jones

Nick was the dreamer who initially envisioned a way of feeding our communities in ways that nourished the land rather than degrading it. He has travelled around the world learning from workshops, classes and immersive programs, now bringing that back to Salt Spring to spread through Permaculture Design Courses, season long immersions on the homestead, and Food Justice projects with the greater community.

Nomi Adamson

Nomi is our head gardener, leading the way in developing systems to nourish our soil, planting beyond organic food, and collecting seeds from all the best experiments.

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