Why "Growing Edge?"

Hey! Life is amazing and if you aren't paying attention, it just may be passing you by. Slow down! Observe what is around you. Plant a garden. Make your own food. Create Beauty.

Welcome to our blog. We love discovering what Earth has to teach anyone willing to be on the Growing Edge of life.

--Denise Rushing, New Story Center

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Slow the Money Down

I encountered these questions today:

  • What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within 50 miles of where we live?
  • What if there were a new generation of companies that gave away 50% of their profits?
  • What if there were 50% more organic matter in our soil 50 years from now?

This is the heart of regenerative design: slowing the money down to stay where we work and live and, in doing so, providing real wealth for the future.  Our wealth will be in the form of thriving local living economies and fertile, rich, abundant soil.  By "returning the surplus" (a permaculture ethic)  we create and ensure such a future--one of ever increasing abundance.

Did you know that carbon is best sequestered in soil? That the simple act of building soil, around the world, will help the climate? Think about that.  This means that we can repair the world... one compost bucket at a time.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is an ecological design framework inspired by living systems. The ethics, root practices and principles in permaculture can be applied to the garden, the farm, and indeed any living system including human structures.