Planning For Your Own Future and Future Generations

When we are planning in life, or designing our homes and gardens, it is important to think beyond a five year plan. It is, of course, great to set short term goals to work towards. But it is also important to take the longer view. No matter how young we are, it is a goodContinue reading “Planning For Your Own Future and Future Generations”

Consciousness, Intention and Action

Ecosystem restoration expert John D. Liu was kind enough recently to answer a few of my questions for Treehugger. Click here for a link to this brief Q&A. I was in touch with him via the Ecosystem restoration project which I have been working with in Somalia and do hope we will have the chanceContinue reading “Consciousness, Intention and Action”

The Power of Public Pressure

As someone who has been working to raise public awareness of our climate crisis and environmental and social issues for a number of years, I know how much of a difference it can make when public opinion and public interest sway in the right direction. One positive think that has transpired over the last yearContinue reading “The Power of Public Pressure”

What Needs To Change in 2021

As we reach the end of this difficult year, we need to look back and look forward. We need to think about what needs to change. By looking back over what has gone wrong, and what we could all do better, we can begin to not just rebuild, but to forge the future we wantContinue reading “What Needs To Change in 2021”

Embracing Uncertainty

As a permaculture designer, I am often asked to bring order to ideas, and come up with plans designed to keep chaos at bay. By implementing the principles of permaculture design, we can bring a certain order to systems and make sure that they meet the central ethics and sore ideals of the movement. ButContinue reading “Embracing Uncertainty”