PermaCycle

Rolling a tread between People and Permaculture


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Did Life Suck Before Christopher Columbus?

By Jasmine Wilborne

I want to know what life was like pre- the Christopher Columbus’-of-the-world.

Why? Because I want to make sure that I am not romanticizing life before the “rise of civilization”.

I probably am….even in a tiny bit.  Unfortunately, it is really hard for me to channel what I have been reading and learning about into these blog posts. I want to go into depth, I want to sound right, I want to know what I am talking about. But I really don’t have a firm grasp on the subject.

In essence, my questions are the following:

1. When was poverty made?- The assumption here is that poverty is something that was created and spurred by changes in how the human “economy” functioned and how human relationships operated.

2. How did agriculture over take hunter-gather societies? Where new “farmers” more environmentally friendly than we are today or is agriculture a system that is doomed to fail inherently?

3. At what point in time did the concept of work change?

 

I’m a huge nerd. Whenever I want to know something, I just read about it. Here are the books I am reading to help me get to the bottom of my questions:

 

500+ pages of conversational eye-opening exploration on how the world became colonized by Euroasians

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The Day I Said “Yes”

By Jasmine Wilborne

I’ve been journaling since I was in the 8th grade. So to be honest, a little bit lazy (in writing an original post) , glaringly transparent  and to follow up on what this trip means to me I will write verbatim what I journaled on the day I said “yes” to this adventure.

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How I Found Inspiration …thank you…and you….especially you…and that guy….and this girl…

By: Seth Columbia

Already I have been hearing a lot of “I wish I could do that”s and “that’s so cool I’m jealous’s”….and in a lot of ways I get it, ok thanks you dig what I’m digging cool HOWEVER I want you to get diggin too! What Jazz and I want is to take our inspiration funneled in from all of our own great inspirations, internalize it and form something tangible. It is happening and it is growing so let me share my personal development to remove some of the haze surrounding something as apparently mysterious and perhaps awe inspiring as…being alive? or i don’t know, my life? no, too… just no. how about: as an indefinite cycling trip across the country in pursuit of the eco-groove-y

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My Parents Don’t Care

By Jasmine Wilborne

I know. Not a surprise.  So much for freaking out.

My mom straight up told me “I think you are still in kid mode. You aren’t a kid anymore.” She went on to say that as an adult  they would offer advice and it was up to me to do what I wanted.

Whew. The truth was out.

But so anti-climatic.

I told Seth about the conversation. I wish it was more epic, but not every parent conversation ends in screaming and self-righteousness.

I guess this trip is me really stepping into adulthood.

Or…stepping in the direction of creating my own life apart from the societal expectations that rest like a choke chain around my neck.

Stay eco-groovey.


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Growing Food is Like Printing Money!

By: Seth Columbia

Watching Fight Club in high school made me realize I didn’t want to ever put myself in the position of begrudging my days in order to acquire material things. I was already on this path from a young age however, when prompted with the Q’ “Whatchya gonna do when ya get all big and old kiddo?” I’d cheerfully reply “I wanna be a hobo” my reasons being that they had no responsibility and got to do whatever they wanted. imagine the curiosity of my family members…

But then there are all the things that you actually NEED. Food, Water, Shelter, And Such! Well to provide for all of these needs with one fellow swoop requires something a little more complete than the popularized version of permaculture as permanent+agriculture. Yet that is a perfect place to look a little closer.

Im No Farmer, but I am a Good Investor

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