" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Peak Moment 174: The power of neighbors



pm174_150.jpgJan Spencer didn’t stop with a permaculture makeover of his suburban home in Eugene, Oregon. Now he’s taking on the neighborhood! As a result, his neighborhood association is teaming up with city programs like Neighborhood Watch and Emergency Response to empower neighbors to work together. They’re transforming lawns and abandoned lots into edible gardens, and sharing knowledge about energy efficiency, permaculture, and preparedness. These grass roots endeavors help people feel more secure in their homes, because they’re connected with neighbors they can rely on. (suburbanpermaculture.org).

*“Suburban Renewal - One Backyard at a Time” (episode 37).

You can download the audio for this episode here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Make connections via our GROUPS page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Can Civil Society Change Food?

In an age of disruptive change, where trends in global politics shift at an …

Debunking the Myth of “Peak Farmers Market”

Following the release of a new USDA report titled “Trends in U.S. …

Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

Agroecology means that we stand together in the circle of life, and this …

Building Urban Food Resilience

Central to Permaculture is the idea of creating resilient systems.

Real Food Media Contest Features Oyster Men of Long Island Sound

The Oyster Men features the daily lives of baymen who handpick oysters from …

If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do

If pollinator health is made a priority, to be successful much current …

Get Growing Breightmet: Bolton’s food growing revolution begins here!

If you have a fairly spacious garden like many of the people we work with …