Tag Archives: Social permaculture

Resist? Oppose? 3 Lessons from Gandhi

By Steven Saint Thomas For the past month, the streets of my town and most of the posts in my social media feed have been awash with resisting President Donald…

Toby Hemenway

The Liberation of Toby Hemenway

By Steven Saint Thomas When Toby Hemenway gave the keynote speech at last September’s North American Permaculture Convergence, I must admit I was a bit perplexed. I found his talk,…

The Death of Democracy: A Problem of Scale

By Steven Saint Thomas There’s a lot of talk about elections these days and the talk will continue until Nov. 8. From my observations, that’s what elections are – talk….

Consensus and the Collaborative Paradigm

By Steven Saint Thomas We humans both compete and collaborate with great gusto. It’s typically one or the other, but both are instinctive. At any given moment we are either…

Permaculture takes an eco-village

By Steven Saint Thomas It all started with a couple of people walking by a big vacant lot and dreaming about an eco-village. The land was not for sale, but…

Permaculture, the next generation

Spending time with Australian permies has brought to light an old  – and new – dilemma. After 20-30 years of building an off-the-grid homestead, what does one do to make…

On Social Permaculture

By Steven Saint Thomas When Paul Hudson helped coach homeless men to compete in a Sydney soccer tournament, he says he was practicing permaculture. After all, Bill Mollison and David…