Thursday, May 24, 2012

Permaculture Pioneers Review

I am absolutely loving this book at the moment. I’m only half way through but it’s given me so much food for thought that I cant wait to read the rest of it.

It’s a series of stories/essays representing the first three decades of permaculture. And as other reviews have said it joins the dots and connects the who's who of Australian permaculture history. Which is interesting in itself but what I’m finding more interesting is the diverse opinions and passionate beliefs that these pioneers have not just about our past but also our future (the whole earth community).

My particular favourites at the moment are the stories written by Geoff Lawton and Robyn Francis.

My brain is swimming with words like “living with intent”, “work discipline”, “re-weaving the fabric of communities”, and “expanding your life into time experience”.

I love books that challenge your brain (like The Great Disruption did for me last year). And in the last few months, I felt a bit bogged down in survivalist mode. But after reading this for a few days, I’ve realised that I’m uplifted (and no it’s not a book all about positives), I feel energized & reconnected to our sustainable journey.

Here’s hoping the rest of the book is as good as the start….two thumbs up!!

1 comment:

  1. Hope your little boy is feeling better today. Sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday.

    Oh, no, another recommendation for a book I really want to read. Will see if they have it at the library.