From Rocket Stoves to Alternative Economy

Permaculture is very political not because it’s practitioners run for political office, but because world distribution of wealth, water and food are extremely basic to the survival of our world right now.

I’ve been co-opted by a wedding taking place in our home in early April, sick kids, sick me now, and getting trained for a business, so on Oscar Sunday, my friend and fellow trained Permie is going to host a tour of his Permacultured house and property and have a demonstration of building an “oven/rocket stove” by a local expert for this Sunday’s workshop. One of the basic attitudes permeating Permaculture is: The Problem is the Solution.  This week’s workshop is a clear demonstration of that Solution/Problem.

So moving on to the whole economy which is fouling our earth and our lives. We can learn something from our English and Arab kin who seem to know far better than Americans how to protest the injustices of the mega-greedy rich. Check this out, with instructions for a Bail In, of course with no death or basic injury threatened as in Egypt and Libya.

Permaculture is very political not because it’s practitioners run for political office, but because world distribution of wealth, water and food are extremely basic to the survival of our world right now. Here’s another report assaulting us with the problem. Permaculture is a huge part to the solution.

http://www.tinygreenbubble.com/eco/world-news-reports/item/1570-world-bank-reports-44-million-now-impoverished-by-high-food-prices

Here’s a crash course in Alternative Economies: http://www.transaction.net/money/community/

Now for the money genius of our time, Bernard Lietaer who co-created the Euro and wrote, The Future of Money. This is part of the very interesting movie 2012 Time for Change. 

 
Don’t give up, 5 more minutes and you have his solutions.

I can’t wait for this discussion of the road to an answer. One of our big problems according to Lietaer is Patriarchy. Who knew? Next time some Spiritual Activism related to reviving our concept of the Great Mother in our world and instructions for how we can Permacultureally(notice the words really and ally in my invented word) practice the great change needed.

Free Permaculture Course, Cob and Rocket Stoves, A Tease for Permaculture III

Here’s a free Permaculture course on-line. It’s pretty academic, which Permaculture usually avoids, but if you don’t have a bunch of money and would like to get the whole 72 hour coverage this can be your ticket.

http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=1ec0688b-568a-4a47-a8ca-8926e7b4ef1b

If you are living in suburbia and need a dose of hope, here’s Bill Mollison, co-founder of Permaculture showing us a suburban development paradise.

Cob Teaser

We’ll be making a Rocket Stove during Permaculture Discovery Series, Part III

Rocket Stoves

16 Adobe Bricks

Backyard Barbeque

http://www.homegrownevolution.com/2007/11/our-rocket-stove.html