Have you ever wished, when explaining to someone about permaculture, you had a visual, easily accessible book that demonstrated what it is all about, and what the world could look like if permaculture design systems became mainstream thinking?
We’ll – we’re making that book.
The Permaculture Research Institute is getting behind a project that would see the creation of a large format book that profiles, with creative writing and quality photographs, some of the many successful Permaculture projects underway around the world. The purpose of this page is to solicit your help with the same.
The final version is unlikely to look like this, but it gives you an idea….
The purpose of the book is to create a resource tool to help drive Permaculture thinking into the mainstream, by spotlighting in the most aesthetic and readable way the potential of Permaculture to solve all of the world’s current problems, by means of inspirational examples of practical, working solutions. We’re documenting a sustainable revolution that spans every corner of the globe – painting an accessible, exciting picture of the positive future that’s already here.
We are donating the time of our writer/photographer Craig Mackintosh, who is teaming up with Louis and Juliana Fox (from Free Range Studios in California). Louis and Juliana will be covering projects in the Americas, while Craig (who currently resides in Europe) will be covering Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Blogging as We Go
Craig will be blogging as he covers these projects, so if you enjoyed his ‘Letters from Vietnam’ posts and photographs (see here, here and here), then you’re sure to enjoy looking over his shoulder as he checks out these varied projects in diverse locations.
Frequent Flyer Miles
The biggest expense with this project is travel – airfares, train fares, etc. (we anticipate most project leaders will support their own promotion by donating food and accommodation during research visits).
Although we just received a generous $10,000 grant from the 11th Hour Project for our research, this is a very travel-intensive endeavour (global scope) and we are still only about half funded. But we recently realized that we don’t really need much money to finish the project, what we need is frequent flyer miles to visit to some of the most inspiring sites on the planet, from ecovillages to indigenous communities to urban community gardens.
So, I’m asking to see if you or anyone you know can spare some miles and make a contribution to the cause. It’s a little tricky to just donate miles (as each airline has their own program) so what we’re probably really looking for are pledges to sponsor an individual trip on our itinerary.
Additionally, there may be one or two of you that have influence within the airline industry, and could even swing some donated tickets for this worthy cause directly from the airlines themselves.
Ready to Help?
If you can help with either direct support from an airline, or with frequent flyer miles, please contact Juliana on julianapeartree (at) gmail.com with the details.
Or, if you just want to donate funds directly, please click on the donate button below. All support gratefully received. If we end up with more resources than the book project needs, the extra funds will go towards a video documentary covering the same topic.
Note: All funding for the Sustainable (R)evolution book goes through our PRI USA site, as it is the fiscal sponsor for this project (and has tax deductible status for U.S. residents). Please ensure you put "For Sustainable (R)evolution book project" in Paypal’s "Add special instructions to the seller" field.
Other Payment Options: If you’d rather pay by check, see our other payment options. Please ensure that the purpose of the donation is made clear (i.e. Sustainable (R)evolution book).
The book will map some of the most noteworthy Permaculture projects worldwide