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  • 1. Financial Permaculture& Ecosystem Investing Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to:www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com GAIA UNIVERSITY
  • 2. Framing
  • 3. Converging Crises:• Water Crisis• Land Scarcity• Nutrient Losses• Energy Dilemma• Damaged Oceans• Inappropriate Technology• Climate Chaos• Economics, Politics, Trade
  • 4. Food Insecurity“...an imending crisis of soaring food prices...” - UN/FAO ISFP
  • 5. African Land-Grab
  • 6. Project Survival Media
  • 7. Climate Chaos50 million climate change refugees by 2010 - UN
  • 8. Project Survival Media
  • 9. Miniature Earth
  • 10. Investing in the US Dollar Infinite Growth Tapeworm Economics Economic Warfare
  • 11. Converging Crises:• Water Crisis• Land Scarcity• Nutrient Losses• Energy Dilemma• Damaged Oceans• Inappropriate Technology• Climate Chaos• Economics, Politics, Trade
  • 12. Permaculture“The Problemis the Solution” - Bill Mollison
  • 13. PermacultureLearn Ecosystems Mimic To meet human needs while increasing the diversity and resiliency of our eco-social landscapes
  • 14. Financial PermacultureLearn Ecosystems Mimic Cooperate EducateBank Local Act Microfinanceclaimyourchange.org kiva.orgmoveyourmoney.info Get Out of Debt grameenfoundation.org Your Money or Your Life I Will Teach You to be Rich
  • 15. Financial PermacultureLearn Ecosystems Mimic Eco-Social Regenerative Enterprise Finance Ecosystem Investing
  • 16. Double-edged Sword
  • 17. Eco-SocialEnterprise
  • 18. How to make your farm investable & profitable Financial Ecosystem Analysis e.g. HohenwaldBusinessPlan (?) draw Eco-Social websitetwitter plan ‘the deck’ Enterprise Enterprise Budgets Eco-Ag Design Tool
  • 19. Enterprise Budgets& Eco-Ag Design Tool
  • 20. Garlic
  • 21. How to make your farm investable & profitable Financial Ecosystem Analysis e.g. HohenwaldBusinessPlan (?) draw Eco-Social website twitter ‘the deck’ Enterprise Enterprise Find Budgets Investors Wide net & good lures Eco-Ag Design Tool e.g. CFC
  • 22. CarbonFarmingCourse• September 2009• The Farm, TN• $10k capitalization• 100% ROI
  • 23. CarbonFarmingCourseNext...• January 2012• Stone Barns & Hudson River Valley, NY• Investors...?
  • 24. How to make your farm investable & profitable Financial Ecosystem Marketing 22 laws Analysis e.g. HohenwaldBusiness FarmPlan (?) draw Eco-Social Design efficiency website twitter ‘the deck’ Enterprise redundancy resiliency Enterprise Find Budgets Investors Wide net & good lures Eco-Ag Design Tool e.g. CFC
  • 25. 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries and Jack Trout, 1993 #1: The Law of Leadership It is better to be first than it is to be better. #2: The Law of the Category If you cant be first in a category, set up a new category you can be first in. #3: The Law of the Mind The most powerful concept in marketing is owning a word in the prospects mind.
  • 26. Ecosystem InvestingThink like a forest: Invest
  • 27. Ecosystem Investing• Invest IN ecosystems
  • 28. Living Equity• Hot investment tip:
  • 29. Living Equity• Hot investment tip: stock
  • 30. Living Equity• Hot investment tip: Livestock
  • 31. Living Equity• Tangible vs. Immaterial assets• Livestock vs. Deadstock
  • 32. Living Equity• Measure your wealth in ounces
  • 33. Living Equity• Measure your wealth in ounces, acres, and hooves
  • 34. Invest IN Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Living Equity
  • 35. Invest IN Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Living Equity • Permaculture
  • 36. Invest IN Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Living Equity • Permaculture • Eco-Social Entrepreneurs
  • 37. Ecosystem Investing• Invest LIKE ecosystems
  • 38. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Diversely - for risk management
  • 39. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity
  • 40. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity • Multi-locally
  • 41. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03
  • 42. Theobroma cacao• Currency of the Americas • Money does grow on trees • “have your chocolate and eat it too”
  • 43. Multiple cropping Cacao Coffee Vanilla Sugar Cane Coconut• Resilience in diversity 26% 26% 16% 21% 11%
  • 44. Sail Transport
  • 45. Sail Transport New YorkNicaragua
  • 46. 8 Formsof Capital
  • 47. Next Steps Financial Permaculture Course:www.financialpermaculture.com Carbon Farming Course:www.carbonfarmingcourse.com 8 Forms of Capitalwww.appleseedpermaculture.com
  • 48. What will YOU do?
  • 49. Financial Permaculture& Ecosystem Investing Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to:www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com GAIA UNIVERSITY