This is my first time posting on Permies, but I've lost track of how many hours I've spent reading it. I have, of course, also invested countless hours exploring Paul Wheaton's permaculture podcast. I assure you this is the first of many posts over the coming season. I can't wait to compare notes on our attempts to grow a better life.
My Kickstarter video is a bit unconventional. It opens with a general overview of the project, but after that I launch into a fairly length talk giving an overview of a number of different areas of Permaculture and sharing my perspective on them. It should give backers a good sense of my background and where I stand on the Wheaton Eco-Scale. I think it also forms a good introduction to Permaculture, and includes lots of references for further learning.
I talk very favorably about Paul Wheaton in the video, and share my sincere belief that the unprecedented network he has created is going to transform the world. Now new solutions permaculturists discover can spread like wildfire.
I use Ernie and Erica's Double Chamber Cob Oven as an example. Its a simple but ingenious modification to a classic design. Prior to Permies and Paul Wheaton's permaculture mailing list, who knows how long it might have taken for this design upgrade to spread. Now, with a simple email, permaculturists all over the world will never build cob ovens the same way again.
I won't rehash the details of my project here. You can find that over on the Kickstarter page. I hope you'll come out to support me. If you can't contribute financially to the project, tells your friends about it, share it on Facebook, or just sign-up for the mailing list and follow my progress at http://www.CultivateAbundance.com Every little bit helps.
The hope is that this will be the first step on a long and productive career in the promotion and development of Permaculture. This is my life's calling. Once I manage to get my career off the ground, expect much more from me in the future.