Regeneration, collective and ecological wisdom
We believe in the necessity of regenerating the land and regenerating our interconnections in community. In this time of ecological crisis, we are guided by the wisdom of nature and the wisdom of our collected human experience, expressed in the principles of permaculture, to create change to foster a renewable and resilient future.
Community, mutual aid, and abundance
We believe community is essential to resilience. We acknowledge that power, wealth, and land are distributed unequally in our community and world. We seek to share resources and energy through generosity and mutual aid in order to create abundance for all. Increasing diversity in our community creates greater creative possibilities and more plentiful yields.
Education, process, and hospitality
We believe ongoing education is a tool for culture change. Welcoming hospitality is the cornerstone of this process, recognizing the wisdom each person brings to our collective endeavor. Everyone has something to teach and something to learn. Our process includes observing and interacting, accepting feedback, experimenting with small and slow solutions, and creatively using and responding to change.
Justice, Accessibility, and Decolonization
We believe in the fertile potential of edges and borders. Resilience in a challenging world emerges from bringing people together across boundaries, particularly including those of us whom society has marginalized or oppressed. We acknowledge the often unrecognized wisdom of Indigenous people and the traumatic history and politics embedded in all of our relationship to this land. We wrestle with these complexities to create right relationship to land and to each other.