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The API Chronicles
The world that we experience is not the objects in it. The world is made up from the interactions that create the objects. We change the world by changing the way we interact with those around us.
We all want the same things . . . to be fed, to be safe, to be loved. We seek fulfillment through the groups to which we belong and conflict between groups is the greatest threat to our well being.
This is not about peak oil, or climate change, or economic collapse, although, any or all of those may cause significant problems. This is about building the world you want to live in, whether or not there are problems.
The entire world is made up from individual interactions. If any interaction does not take place there is less contributed to the function of the world.
Habitat is the interaction of the things in a place – living and non-living. Our interactions contribute to the creation of habitat whether we are conscious of their effect or not. Being conscious of our actions' effect, we can choose to contribute to improving habitat for all living things.
Every Dollar your neighborhood saves producing something for yourselves, is a Dollar that can be invested in more capacity to produce for yourselves. That is the feed back loop that will bring our systems back from the brink of disaster.
It is said that a double hand full of healthy soil contains more organisms than there are people on earth. It is those interactions that form the basis for terrestrial ecosystems. Healing nature and producing abundance starts with the soil.
Demanding that someone else do something to fix the world is generally ineffective. The important question to ask is, “What can I do to improve the habitat for myself, and the other living things around me?”
The design task is to make positive change to a complex adaptive system. The set of interactions in which we find ourselves is the most complex adaptive system that we know.
Poisoning pollen and nectar is tantamount to suicide. Humans cannot live on this planet without the services of pollinators.
Money is a measure of relative scarcity. That is not good or bad. It is just what it is.
Apply Self Regulation and Accept Feedback
We will heal nature and produce abundance one repaired soil ecosystem at a time.
Update on our relationship with bees.
Nature works through closed loop production systems
Integrate Rather than Segregate
We are all engaged in a design project . . . managing the interactions that make up our lives . . . The design science of permaculture offers effective tools for that project.