by Shantree Kacera, R.H., D.N., Ph.D.
We need to ask ourselves:
"What kind of future are we creating for our children and grandchildren?"
What can we do? As caring individuals, now is the time to learn new ways to positively contribute to improving our own lives, our families, our landscapes and our community's environmental and social health. We must heed the words of Einstein: "We cannot solve the significant problems we face at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." We need to ask, "What new ways of thinking will get us out of this mess and help us restore our world to health?"
Ecological Regeneration is a process-oriented living systems approach to bringing back balance to our inner and outer landscape. The term "regenerative" depicts practices that re-establish, replenish or invigorate one’s own landscape of sources of energy and materials. It is about crafting ecological systems that integrate the needs within one’s internal landscape and the integrity of the landscape of nature.
What is Permaculture
"What permaculturists are doing is (some of) the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don't know what the details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options. We need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical groups that are doing that". ~Dr. David Susuki, Geneticist, Renowned Environmentalist and Broadcaster Permaculture is a complete design system, based on principles of ecology and sustainability that can be used to create resilient, economically stable, and productive landscapes, homes and communities. Permaculture designers make their imprint on Earth, culture and economy a positive one.