Author Archives: stephenhinton
This slide pack explains the basics
Human societies can be described as being made up of four types of capital. This capital changes over time. If it mimicked nature it would mature. As human society matures along with nature there is a build up of the different types of capital as they interact with each other and human work. As you […]
In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk — way to go, people!
Originally posted on The Bovine:
And since 1999, it seems things have only gotten better when it comes to small-scale agriculture in Russia. In 2003 the Russian President signed into law a further “Private Garden Plot Act” enabling Russian citizens to receive free of charge from the state, plots of land in private inheritable ownership.…
The slide above shows a schematic of the stages in establishing an intentional eco-settlement where the residents plan to have jobs in the area. We envisage the municipality getting involved in job-creation and new business establishment.
The first edition of the community finance briefing is about how to approach the financial side of community In edition #1 What founder Bill Mollison says about finance Why a community is not a company What communities should deliver DOWNLOAD HERE newsletterfp#1_mollison In edition #2 Defining Community Why community is important The right size The intention The Tribe DOWNLOAD HERE newsletterfp#2_community […]
These powerpoints come from the various teaching programs held by Folke Günther, published with his kind permission. They cover the basics of ecology needed to understand sustainable settlements.
They started to interact with the local community to design and manufacture decorative artworks almost entirely from recyclable materials such as used wood, wood reclaimed from old houses, cans, paper, etc. Toti trained a group of craftsmen, getting them to produce pieces of art according to his designs as they learned each technique. No design […]