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how to create jobs, save the world with hugelkultur

 
jesse tack
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Location: SE Michigan, Zone 5
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Paul wants to save the world, and so do I. Though the world will go on, "the Earth has no center, without man."

There are so many people without a job, especially in Michigan, and so the type of jobs we NEED are 'permaculture' jobs. Right? Low tech, appropriate tech, food systems, remediation, local economies, et al.

How can we connect this resource, human capital, with this need, failing systems/joblessness?

Keeping in my mind, like geoff lawton said, we only need to reach tipping point to 'save the world', which is 10% of any system, before the system takes over.

So, can one most effectively 'save the world' by getting 10% of your town or mine, with energy producing, food producing homesteads?

Hugelkultur is a technique that we can use within the 10% to most effectively use branch/tree/clipping 'wastes' of a township or town for food production, soil creation, water retention, and energy conservation. So it seems to me, the most effective way to ensure widespread use of this technique, is to reach communities approaching 10%.

More and more communities are moving in these directions out of shear necessity. So, imho, a Hugelkultur marketing campaign is in order!


 
Amedean Messan
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I apologize ahead of time for my straightforwardness. Sustainability will not "save the world" without addressing population growth. Hugelkultur is one solution of many novel ideas for transitioning to sustainable agriculture utilizing processes in nature, but increasing efficiency is a patch that treats the symptom and does nothing to address linear growth in a finite planet (the cause). The biggest myth in the green movement is that we can address conservation issues simply by increasing efficiency.

Education, and in particular the empowerment of women does more to address this issue. Research the human development index if you want to better understand the monumental task of "saving the world".


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