Why the Cities?
Last Updated 6th.October 2016
(The update page is worth a visit - the nearest thing there is to a blog)
Bill Mollison, co-originator of Permaculture died on September 24th. aged 88.
A Facebook page has been set up as a memorial, your favourite search engine - yes! there are more than one! - will find it, and plenty more tributes.
Seasons and Calendars
This is what I see when I look through my front window in Spring. Yet this garden which has been developed on the fewer than 150 square metres of soil around my cottage, has traffic passing within inches of the front fence, and is closely surrounded by other dwellings.
I think this is positive proof that
our cities can be made pleasant & sustainable places to live.
I was trained as a Permaculture Educator, specializing in urban design & sustainable living in the City, and have been developing an urban Permaculture design here since 1989. It is just over 1km. from the centre of ADELAIDE, capital city of SOUTH AUSTRALIA, known to the indigenous people, the Kaurnas, as Tandanya. My commitment & strength of purpose is constantly renewed by various
re-earthing practices, developed through a deep & life-long connection with the earth, & inspired by what has now become widely known as Deep Ecology. Since retiring in 1998, I have developed this website dedicated to Re-Earthing the World's Cities.
I also spent about 5 years as an eco-hermit
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This site is a kaleidoscope! To enter is to embark upon a journey of discovery.
There's lots of practical information here, but as the late ROBERT THEOBALD wrote:
'When information doubles, knowledge halves, & wisdom quarters!'.
So there are many pages where you can meditate & relax during your visit.
Mystery & beauty are great antidotes to information overload!
Joy changes hearts & minds & stimulates soul-growth.
Expressing your personal creativity can re-connect you with your roots, and put you back into context
as one element of an interlinking maze of eco-systems.
But always remember that the Practical Application of information - Experience - converts it into Knowledge,
& creative expression further transforms it into the forerunner of True Wisdom.
You Can Save the Earth!
You are a unique human being, with your own particular blend of skills, talents, likes & dislikes; you may or may not have a belief system, & if you have one it may or may not be orthodox. But you can discover the joy of being re-earthed, & linking yourself & your location in your city with the deeply renewing energy of the Earth.
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- This is an Australian website
WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE DOWNUNDER JUST NOW?
Compare the sizes of
USA and Australia(70Kb).......Asia and Australia(70Kb).......Europe and Australia(80Kb)
Yes, Australia's huge! - but a great deal of it is desert, and environmentally fragile.
Our population of more than 23 million people lives mainly on the somewhat less vulnerable coastal strip,
well South of the 26th.parallel.
COME ON DOWN AND TAKE A LOOK!
Keeping yourself in context.
Download JOHN WALKER'S FREE HOME PLANET SCREENSAVER
and see whether it's day or night anywhere in the world right now, & how the Moon looks tonight.
THE EARTH OBSERVATORY
THE UNIVERSE TODAY
What time is it? - anywhere!
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