Greenstitute was created to help educate people in living a sustainable lifestyle. Having read through “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”, we then traveled the world to look at examples of permaculture farms, spent a couple of thousand hours doing research and now have over 15 farms in Poland/Europe to work on. The purpose of all this? To fix the “modern agricultural system”, cut out the middlemen, and return our broken agricultural system back to farm to table. This is no small job…so where do we begin?
What’s the problem…?
Whenever solving a problem, it is important to understand what the root cause of our current climate crisis is. Only by understanding the problem, can you really fix the underlying problem (keep this in mind for later).
In case you haven’t noticed, the world is facing what is known as a 6th extinction event. Only this time it’s man made.
The headlines are alarming. 60% of invertebrate species have been wiped out since 1970. 40% of insects are now threatened with extinction, extreme weather and top soil run off so severe we’re running out of harvests.
Make no mistake, this is all caused by our “modern” agriculture system. A system which promotes monoculture systems with annual crops. A system that requires clear cutting of trees, in the name of efficiency, economies of scale, all while wiping out bio-diversity and losing topsoil.
This is no joke. People need to wake up, instead of going about their daily lives while the natural world is falling apart.
Don’t believe it? Drive through the countryside, and try and find a natural forest that is left.
Why regenerative agriculture…?
The current volatility in world weather, feeding the world, can seem problem we have in front of us can seem insurmountable. But, there is a solution. Regenerative Agriculture. Also known as “Permanent Agriculture”, regenerative agriculture is a design system that works with nature, not against it. One of the core concepts, is to ensure all activities are economical, ecological, and ethical. We challenge anyone to find a concept/solution that have no negative externalities.
Of course there is much more to this. Soil, water, and sunlight, climate, etc., There are a multitude of factors. This VLOG will provide answers and act as a resource to:
- How to work with nature and live without scarcity?
- How can I live a more sustainable lifestyle?
- How does permaculture work? What can I do to get started?
- Can permaculture solve the world’s problems?
If you have any questions, or need advice, please feel free to get in contact with us. The permaculture community is one of the most friendly and helpful communities out there.
Feel free to join our community on Slack and feel free to visit us at our new farming HQ, at Dworska 1, Wola Golkowska, Warsaw, Poland.