We (rightfully) talk a lot on permies.com about the problems we’re facing. I think that that’s important and I want to see that continue. But, sometimes I do or see something positive that is a small step in the right direction. It might be as small as planting a bed of bee flowers or as large as helping with a food forest install. I want to create a thread where we can all share these experiences, no matter how big or how small.
My hope is that this will inspire us, give ideas, and uplift us when we’re feeling depressed because of things like climate change, resource depletion, etc. So if you have a productive conversation with someone, plant a tree, have a beehive that survives the winter ok, or just want to be a part of some positive conversation, feel free to post below.
Today I got paid to work with a friend and help install a local organic-ish lavender farmette. I’m excited because it will feed pollinating insects. Sure, it’s a small plot of monoculture but it’s totally a step in the right direction. When talking to the farmer (who is new to the area) I was able to introduce concepts like no-till and planting a small food forest. She’s now keen on the idea, and wants to have no-treat bees. What’s more, she’s in an area of the state that doesn’t have much permaculture (yet), or no treat bees (to my knowledge, anyway). Hopefully if we get that started there it can support the local area in getting more of that going.
What good do you see today?
When you reach your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
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