I am curious. How many of you would relocate to a small, rural Texas town and become their permaculturist to get a funded grow operation going as part of an economic development strategy. I am working on a paper for a masters degree in planning and am curious about the responses. Thanks
For the sake of the argument, if i were to move a 100 km to get funded by government, i wouldn't.
Because the next government might eradicate the program. I would have to give up my social capital,and what i've built up in localbiodiversity etc. If people are interested in perma culture there are many ways to obtain knowledge, read a book, garden yourself, come across problems, use your brain to analyse the problem, if you struggle to think, ask people on Permies or find a youtube about it. People who are really interested can go wooffing, volunteer on a project/farm or get a PDC.
It's really counterproductive to move a person without his land, so some other people might or might not pick up some natural wisdom. And then have the person who has struggled for years, to separate him/her from the land he build and all he/sheknows. Money cannot buy that, for me personally at least. The people who want to learn have to make the effort, that is how learning works, you want to learn, you do the work. It doesn't come to you because someone turns on a money tab.
I would suggest a better method would be give grants to people who harbor bio diversity, that would be more inclusive towards folk who only have a small plot. Eradicate subsidies on fossil fuels and chemical pesticides. Make chemical multinationals accountable for long term effects of their products.
Restore the right to retain water on the land, by all means, subsidse that!.
Give people the right to save seed, sell all their product without license, instead of only people who can afford an accountant to wade through a bureaucratic swamp. Get Permaculturists to design food forests and get local people involved with the help of unemployed and ex-addicts etc. Stop regulating housing. If people can just build a shack and live in what they see fit. But no.
Stop aiding the mega destroyers with our tax dollars and start making natural life legal for the people that would be a good start.
Creating edible biodiversity and embracing everlasting abundance.