Visions for the SF Permaculture Guild
06 January 2010
The beginning of the calendar year can sometimes be a convenient time to return to the visioning stage of a design process. While the San Francisco Permaculture Guild has a formal mission statement, as required for the articles of incorporation, as follows...
Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way bounded by the ethics of care of people, care of earth and reinvestment of surplus. The San Francisco Permaculture Guild supports a local community of designers and those interested in permaculture by producing educational and social events, enabling permaculture projects and providing opportunities to exchange information related to permaculture design.
...the scope of the purpose for the guild is bounded only by the visionary vistas of the guild designers. You, and I, and all of us that participate in the guild, have a constant opportunity to revise and leverage our powerful imaginations to enhance the quality, fertility, vitality and productivity of the guild.
So, I invite you to join me in proposing your ideas, thoughts, images, dreams and visions for the guild as you feel comfortable and excited to do so.
Here are some ideas of projects and activities I have been envisioning for the guild (the guild acting as an incubator to germinate such projects and as a supporter to see them implemented and maintained) for a few years that might seed the brainstorm (not ranked):