I am very excited to share at the story I have been writing for the past two years about a world where permacultural design and earthcare ethics are common, is in the hands of my editor for a final edit… and is almost ready to launch!
It is titled Utopia: A Permacultural Vision and depicts how a society that works with nature rather than against it; co-operates rather than competes; integrates rather than segregates; creates rather than consumes; values diversity as opposed to uniformity; and looks at Earth as the source rather than a resource, looks, feels, smells, sounds, and even tastes.
Often permaculture themed books or resource books are technical, “how-to” guides. This is vital and essential to advancing the practice. However I am trying to take a different route with this story. Instead of focusing on the technicalities, I am trying to evoke the emotional, sensual, and even sexual, implications of permaculture. By doing this I hope to inspire you, and challenge you to work with nature.
The book will first launch as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Apple on April 15th. A future hardcover edition is in the initial planning stages.
The photograph above is a view of the Balsam Savanna Food Forest in the second year. It is an example of working with nature and using aquaculture design principles. You can see more examples here: https://www.gardenjane.com/a-map-of-permaculture-in-ontario/.