Joel Bercardin wrote:As I post this, I’m thinking of “community” as the broader population in your geographic area, rather than specifically the permaculture community found either online or in your area. I think this would be a fascinating subject.
Do you relate to a few or numerous other households in your community? Are there forms of communication, sharing, mutual-aid that you participate in? Are there formal or semi-formal institutions, societies, religious or spiritual groups and these sorts of things (with an ongoing function) in your community that nurture socializing, shared aims, projects? How about fairs, mtarketplaces, festivals? Do you mainly relate to other permaculturists? Or are you focused entirely within your relationship and/or family, on your own property?
I’m sure what I’ve suggested aren’t the only possible ways of living within your area, so feel free to express how it is with you.
Amy Francis wrote:How about yourself Joel?
Joel Bercardin wrote:
And given that, I'm surprised at the small number of Permies members who've decided to share something about their lives within their communities. But my appreciation goes out to the ones who have.
Amy Francis wrote:At the risk of generalising, people in cities can well be more isolated i.e. not get to know their neighbours - quite common! I guess there may also be more of a need for pooling practical skills (proving to be mutually beneficial) out in the countryside.