I will be attending Financial Permaculture: Greening a Rural American Community, Oct 24-28 in Hohenwald, TN. C.A. Fitts is one of the organizers. As Boomers age and transition from "success to significance," and as it becomes increasingly clear that the solutions (whether or not socially screened) provided by Wall Street are a mug's game, more and more people, I think, are going to be looking for what they can do with their time, money, talents and connections in a closely knit face to face community, whether it be geographic, or mission-based, or faith-based. We will want to cut out the intermediaries and do it ourselves sustainably, humbly, in community with others we know and trust, providing essentials to one another like clean water, healthy food, alternative energy, loans among family and friends, honest locally owned banking, and community traditions of cooperation and mutual aid, as well as of self-reliance and self-respect. Village life may be more resilient than the national and global systems we now see crashing down around us.
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