“The simplest, sustainable solutions involve small-scale permaculture type land management systems centered around individual or small groups of dwellings.” – Supporting Trends & Confluences for the S2MFC Concept

A great example of why the idea of “Self-Sustaining Micro-Farming Communities” is a highly relevant and even critical consideration for life-style change. It’s about the sustainability of ourselves, our families and our communities, at this moment forward and for the world at large.  It’s about quality of life, and living fully, and about land and food and energy, and resource managment and surviving and yet surviving in a manner that is fuller and in greater harmony within ourselves, our neighbors and the earth than we have known for almost a century… It is time now to create an example of how this could work within the context of a planned land development community – S2MFC.

Example of self-sustaining, permaculture home - http://www.simondale.net

A quote from this website: “The simplest, sustainable solutions involve small-scale permaculture type land management systems centered around individual or small groups of dwellings.”

Check out these short videos: http://simondale.net/house/why.htm

 

Website excerpt:

“Our society is almost entirely dependent on the availability of increasing amounts of fossil fuel energy. This has brought us to the point at which our supplies are dwindling and our planet is in ecological catastrophe. We have no viable alternative energy source and no choice but to reduce our energy consumption. The sooner this change can be begun, the more comfortable it will be.

The (happy and loving and self-sustaining) Simon Family - http://www.simondale.net

For our energy consumption to decrease we must reduce consumption and dramatically increase the productivity of our land. This will require developing infrastructure and skills to enable locally self-reliant living. The simplest, sustainable solutions involve small-scale permaculture type land management systems centred around individual or small groups of dwellings. There is significant and growing energy at the grass-roots to start implementing these low impact developments. This enthusiasm comes from a combination of intellectual concern and the innate appeal of living closer to nature. The major obstacle is access to land. The price of land with residential planning permission is not commensurate with the income from this type of living. This will change, but these projects need time to develop and reach productivity. A few people are taking direct action but the numbers are far short of the critical mass that could be realised. If allowances can be made within the planning system to grant access to land, and the right to live on it, to those wishing to live this life, we can allow a grass-roots tide of people to make real progress towards a sustainable society.”

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About JohnBrian

I am a fairly curious man.... who enjoys a very broad variety of things. Mostly I like to be involved with people and ideas, projects or ventures that have potentially transformative social value. Most recent consulting work: www.mobiustechnologies.com I've participated in 12 Start-Ups in 25 years. 3 of my own. My Blogs / Life-Work Projects: http://imonad.wordpress.com - Ecology-of-Mind: A human and human systems evolutionary ontology described with supporting content http://LeToonz.wordpress.com - The Evolutionary Ontology with associated Technologies and Products http://GETTheVision.wordpress.com - A 65yr, 3-generation B-Plan-of-Plans https://microfarmingcommunity.wordpress.com - A Vision and Plan for Building Self-Sustaining Micro-Farming Communities in USA I've learned that new-business success is dependent on a certain team quality - natural human synergy. Stuff have dipped my toes in over time.... applications, apps, theoretical and applied neuropsychology, education, social metrics, social media, marketing, branding, identity, coaching, learning, performance and evolution, identity, privacy, ecology-of-mind, brain interface, collective intelligence, big data, future technology, trending, start-ups, emergent technology, R&D, product development, testing and roll out, toys, games, music, video, sourcing, contracts, operations, systems modeling, public speaking, funding, green technology Direct Contact: thejohnbrian@gmail.com
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7 Responses to “The simplest, sustainable solutions involve small-scale permaculture type land management systems centered around individual or small groups of dwellings.” – Supporting Trends & Confluences for the S2MFC Concept

  1. I’ve been telling people for 30 years to get away from the cities and acquire their water, food and shelter, as independently as possible. It doesn’t take a genius to see that Commerce has taken us far from human priorities. We must separate ourselves from this artificial structure that monetizes and harvests human beings.

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  3. JohnBrian says:

    Thanks for the Follow and the post comment George. I enjoyed a quick perusal of your blog and will be back to chew on some more 🙂

  4. phethahatso says:

    John
    This is awesome. I will keep track of your work. You and me are pursuing the same thing from different angles. But John please talk to me about finance partners.This the area in which I am struggling a lot.
    Please check some of my posts.
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    All the best John
    Moeketsi

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  6. Lynn Royall says:

    I am no longer sure where you are getting your info, however great topic. I must spend a while studying more or understanding more. Thank you for great info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

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