Permaculture Design

Photo by Aaron Harper Johnson Photography

Permaculture is a design science of sustainable and regenerative systems, both agriculturally and culturally. Unlike most design systems, it embraces a set of ethics that guide its successful designs: care of the earth, care of people, and a sharing of the surplus. Over the past several years, I’ve had several opportunities to teach permaculture-related classes, including co-teaching a … [Read more…]

Game B

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Some initiatives begin with great expectations of “projects,” “defined impact,” and “catalytic change,” only to end up creating the only thing that seems to ever sustain real change anyway: community. Game B was such a project. Conceived by two friends who met through the Santa Fe Institute, it began as a regular gathering from across … [Read more…]

Past Lives & Former Loves

a history

Along the way, there were some other things that I used to be: Executive Director Staunton Creative Community Fund January 2009 – May 2012  SCCF began with the vision of becoming a microlender to rural and micropolitan small businesses. In my first six months, we raised $500,000 in lending capital to fund triple-bottom-line entrepreneurs. Over the next three years, … [Read more…]