I made a decision to move back to Kentucky, USA to my families land, Treasure Lake in 2017 after 12 years of global travel with a focus on Europe the last 8 of that. While I would love to be teaching like I once was in Europe, its different here. It’s not the same culture as Europe, so i am readjusting and trying to build up the site to be a shining example of Permaculture. Without it, people don’t sign up for courses. In Europe there was no other outlets for sustainability because education is state sponsored and no nations were investing in sustainability education. In the states, Universities are basically run as businesses and they were keeping up with trends thus almost every Uni has some form of sustainability education within the University if not the whole PDC. So for now, I regroup, reform TreeYo, and grind away at the buildup. Fun Stuff.
Written from Treasure Lake Office, July 9th, 2018
On a sustainable forestry tour at Treasure Fest, 2017, Treasure Lake
Treasure Lake Drone shot, one of our hosts
Doug sussing out the festie group, photo by Fergus Padel
amman and gracja tree planting, photo by Leigh Vukov
hot compost piles after some days, photo credit fergus padel
What does a redefined culture look like, one with an ethical approach to development and economy, one rich with food and arts, remembering to celebrate and share our surplus? A world, where water harvesting features are seamlessly integrated, where trees of fruits surround us, and where people love nature as the fear has subsided? Through a gaining of environmental literacy and practical skills at courses, the toolkit for the reformation of culture is formulated.