A GOOD READ
We see La Donaira as a kind of lab, a place where it's possible to mix traditional wisdom and new technology in a whole load of areas in the hope of coming up with better and more sustainable ways of farming, eating, conserving the land, building living spaces, and offering luxurious tourism. Daniel Christian Wahl's Designing Regenerative Cultures (Triarchy Press, 2016) explores the idea of sustainable living, digests and expands on the ideas of other thinkers draws and offers fresh thinking around collaborative communities in industry, finance, farming and general day to day living. Described as more easily digested than anything by E.O Wilson (much as we love this writer), and as a 'wonderful and well-referenced primer for a new paradigm' by the wise Satish Kumar. In the foreword, David Orr describes the book as a 'doorway to a possible, indeed, necessary future' and goes on to say: 'We are not fated to the dystopia in prospect. We have, as he writes, the capacity to design and to organize our societies to protect, enhance, and celebrate life. The blueprint was there all along. The awareness of our possibilities is growing. The art and sciences of ecological design are flourishing. The choice, as always, is ours and that of those who will follow.'
It's a good read to start the year.