Drawdown vs. Energy Descent

Reflecting on David Holmgren’s Future Scenarios, it looks on the face of it like a pretty realistic (if grim) analysis… But i wonder if it’s not somewhat flawed. Couple of things that come immediately to mind for me: Population Growth: it is indeed growing, but by most accounts- in this domain of expertise, Hans Rosling is my most trusted source -will soon plateau at the level of around 11bn.

Permaculture, 10 years into it

Since hosting our first PDC (Permaculture Design Course) here on the farm some 10 years ago, and having since then gained a measure of fame for our applications of this particular design science, i want to take a few moments here for celebration and critical reflection on that experience. One project in particular stands out for me as reflecting pretty much the entire rainbow of possibilities: the light, the dark, and everything in between.