Food Security

Permaculture as Situation Planning

Permaculture as Situation Planning

“The most important thing we can do right now, regardless of what the future holds, is to build community, solidarity, and a culture of radical mutual love.” The future is uncertain. We do not know for sure what it will…

A Walk in the Woods: Observe & Interact

A Walk in the Woods: Observe & Interact

After finishing the last test of the semester on Monday, I decided to go for a nice long run to unwind. The air was crisp but not too cold, the wind was fairly calm, and the recent warm rain left…

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 4: Getting Involved

Philosophy of the SSPP Part 4: Getting Involved

Welcome back. Over the last three weeks we have explored the basics of permaculture, social fragmentation and power dynamics in the context of industrialism, and societal energetics and contradictions. Part 1: Introduction to Permaculture and the SSPP Part 2: Social…

Cities and Energy Gradients

Cities and Energy Gradients

Human civilization may seem so extraordinarily complicated that it can never be understood in all its minute details and complexities. And indeed it is, but some simple principles of physics allow us to make general claims about society as a…