So I've run off on a brief hiatus to west central Florida. My first time into the Sunshine State, and I'm more than pleasantly surprised. It's a strangely comforting place, where the living is easy and the culture is...convincingly delusional in their embrace of unsustainably-gotten gains. It is also remarkably beautiful, lots of water and greenery and wildlife, even amidst the prolific suburban retirement enclaves. Not to mention some of the finest beaches this side of the Whitsunday Islands!
Well I'm here with a bit of missionary impetus as well, wondering after the current state of eco-social development, #Permaculture
, intentional community, and the like. It is as good as foreign language here, I find, and Opportunity for those in the know! The types of food that can grow here, and the times of year that they do, is slightly mind boggling for northerners - as is the fact that more of it isn't happening already. Oh and let's not forget the perks of living in a clothing / housing optional climate! This place is currently neck and neck bipolarized between sensuality and perversion, but that'll change. Hopefully faster than sea levels do.
What's to be done, and how can more of us participate, at least vicariously? I'm on the road to find out, and I'll be sharing some stories as I go. The following write up is one example I recently encountered, of an incipient trend towards large scale collaborative transition and organic livelihood, which stands out even on a national level in terms of innovation potential and long term value creation: