06May 2014

inhabitWe are really excited to be part of such an exciting film project that will transform how many people view their role in the world. The pending documentary reflects the hard work of two brilliant film makers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan, and they have framed the journey with some profound questions. What if our impact and footprints on the planet were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet?

This is the reason so many of us are committed  to using Permaculture on our sites and in our lives. Permaculture provides a dynamic design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. Last August Costa and Emmett visited us in Plymouth, NH to see how Permaculture is expressed on our property and in our lives and to see the amazing range of projects in our community. Now the film is coming together and we can all have a role in supporting its creation and launch! A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for this project and has gotten really exciting. More details are available at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1122699426/inhabit-a-permaculture-perspective

Littleton

This is especially exciting to share after participating in another inspiring New Hampshire project last weekend. For three days a team of 14 designers collaborated on a four acre urban site along the Ammonoosuc River in Littleton, NH. The results of this effort include a redevelopment vision driven by ecological repair and community building. This includes a renewed purpose for the historic tannery building and adjacent structures, significant habitat repair, site remediation, a renewed transportation corridor for all modes of travel, recreation space and access to the river, new business opportunities, community gardens, and a significant amount of new vegetation all stitched together with stormwater management swales. This all happened with the support of the property owners and the Town’s River Commission and local business owners.  This is just one more story unfolding that shows the power of community and the ability of Permaculture to be used to create a new path forward.

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