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Transitioning Back To The Future
Submitted by Sameer Shisodia (@sameershisodia) on Monday, 8 October 2018
Section: Society Technical level: Intermediate
Many of us see and perceive a lot that’s gone wrong with our cities, our economies, and our planet. The circle of concern is huge, and growing. What can the circle of influence be? How do we act on the concerns, and how do we create the opportunity for a saner future for the species?
A year and a half ago, I started The Farming Collective (now Beforest) to create a collective farm 80km outside Bangalore. As part of this, and in my travel to various parts of India, some patterns, problems and solutions have emerged. I’ve learned about permaculture (and am still learning how to make it work). And together we’ve created a beautiful community experiment that might provide at least some of the answers to our many questions about how we live.
Entrepreneur-farmer. Ex techie. (Ex?) Cyclist. Dad of 2 kids and husband of a wife a lot more matured than I am.