"Taking the Food Forest to City Hall" - International Permaculture Awareness Week. New Myth #78. Vision by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media
"Taking the Food Forest to City Hall" - International Permaculture Awareness Week. New Myth #78. Vision by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media

Prelude -

'Permaculture has to get political if it will have a role to play in taking on that unfairness with the urgency it merits, which is impossible unless we develop ways of meeting everyone's needs while also restoring ecosystem health.'

'Of course protecting what (permaculturists) value, in ways that are legal and nonviolent, is always first. But if these efforts fail time and time again, then should we mindlessly continue with them? Most people involved in permaculture realize that we need deep and radical political change. Yet no movement in history has achieved any deep, radical change through solely legal and non-violent means.'

"If you find political activism fun, that it's your passion, by all means go for it. I find that too many people have gone through environmentalist work and hit burn-out. Personally politics is not for me. It's not joyful for me. I do see that the system is beginning to break-down and I want to concern myself with creating solutions." David Cody, Urban Permaculture Institute from: "Does permaculture scale-up?"

"A permaculture convergence is by nature a largely secluded affair; I have presented at three to date. The public is invited but it seems that the only the converted attend." - Willi Paul, "Pathways to Community Resilience."

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Morning Banter @ Kick-off Rally:
- International Permaculture Awareness Week, SF -

" Trees on Wheels just showed up! Did they sign the liability waiver?"

The GMO-Free crew wants to spray fake pesticides on the speakers at 1:05 PM. - something about the Monsanto Spies hiding-out by the juicer?

"Is there anybody from the New Planet Army ready to speak? The folks dressed in white?"

Sisters from the famous Oakland-based Black Permaculture Raiders want more time to haul in their part of the Food Forest demo.

The SF Pot Club is missing a shovel. And a kid.

"Parking tickets go to the Mayor's Office. Have you seen the draft Seed Library speech?"

"Is that trout stream from the Aquaponics exhibit or a municipal water leak?

"Did the rocket stove demo folks get a permit to camp out with the food trucks? "

The Pagans for Spiritual Resilience are raising hell again.

"Tell the Permies for Drones campaign that they cannot photo-bomb the Boy Scouts."

" DIY wants to sit next to the Alameda Alchemists at the potluck. Something about sneaking marketing strategies from the Transitionists."

"Anybody heard from the Frozen Tofu Man?"

Amen.

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