Northern Queensland Permaculture

Revolution disguised as gardening

Initial comments on solution space

  • Adaptation in situ is required, retrofit suburbia.
  • Start small, start slow.

What can I do?

  • Share excitement of your vegetable garden with collegues and neighbours
  • Meet your neighbours
  • Start community building in your local street

Key up and coming themes

The future is rapidly approaching, a number of deeply interconnected issues are converging upon the global industrial civilisation that threaten stability and existence. These include:

  1. Climate change
  2. Over population
  3. Species loss
  4. Resource depletion
  5. Financial crisis
  6. Social media
  7. Acidification of the oceans
  8. Top soil erosion

Humanity faces multiple converging predicaments.

The distinction boils down to this: problems have solutions; predicaments have outcomes

Solution SpaceComment
Capital intensive projects Outside of solution space
Requires large scale societal engagement in rational planning for long term goals Outside of solution space
Requires functioning of large scale organisations operating in a top-down manner Outside of solution space
Dependant on a large scale cooperative social context Outside of solution space
Energy intensive projects Outside of solution space
Dependant on the current level of socioeconomic complexity Outside of solution space