Feb 19, 2007

My city has no vision

I feel another letter comin'on...

I went to the Prior Lake citizen Forum on there long range pans. The 2030
Vision.

It was like kids in a candy store. It was all about new roads, parks,
trails and housing developments. No limits on growth or moderating expansion
for future conditions.

Peak Oil and Climate Change? Not an issue here.

I brought up the thought that oil might be $200 a barrel. I got 2 seconds
serious consideration then the jokes started about jet packs and transporter
beams. It was a topic none wanted to talk about, probably because they
didn't know about it. Serious needs in this area for a heads up.

The joker moderating the 120 people was an expert consultant entertainer. It
was about keeping everyone happy laughing and thinking they were actually
contributing to the future. No talk about recycling, energy use, or any
other environmental issue. I felt I was in a movie or bad dream. So out of
place.

Dan

No comments:

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design
Getting to know your property, the plants you have and those you can grow, is a fulfilling endeavor. With most I am the steward of the land. I give them good soil biology and they do the rest. If I group them in cohesive plant communities, they respond with greater yields. If I encourage the micro-organisms (Fungus and bacteria) , the roots obsorb more nutrients making a pest and disease resistant plant. A stronger plant that gives us more organic food and takes less energy.

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden
Self Renewing Fertility, Soil Building, Water Catchment, Tea Trail Swale, Erosion Control and Native American Medicinals