Welcome, one and all, to the very first post in the ongoing, virtual record of the progression of our work and the lessons we are learning along the way. We intend to use this space to convey our feelings, thoughts, and aspirations, as well as important updates, as we continue on the path towards developing a vibrant future for Central Vermont.
As the dates for our Permaculture Design Certification course and community-based, regional design workshop approach, a flurry of activity is arising. We are in the depths of gathering information on land use patterns and water management, the various elements of the local foodshed, and potential opportunities in regional economic models. Needless to say we are busy bees! Thankfully, we are not delving into all of this alone thanks to the ever-widening network of incredible individuals and organizations that are assisting us in this regional design process.
Perhaps one of the most vital principles of permaculture is learning to value and effectively utilize diversity, and we are doing just that. Our work is being enriched by a long list of folks that have backgrounds and experience in everything from organic farming and local food movements to Keyline landscape design and industrial ecology. Together, this knowledge base is formulating a wonderful foundation for our holistic, broadscale design process, and we couldn't be more appreciative. Just goes to show that it really does take a village...