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Permaculture Transition City:  step-by-step April, 2009
 
 
Design Process Model Visioning Assessment Strategy Timeline
Food
Food
Food
Food  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wean off packaged foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers mark...
Food  <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ID space for grow your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Back yar...
Food  <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crop rotation to fit diet in garden space </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Water
Water  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current water usage by month </li></ul></ul><u...
Water  <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement basic greywater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvest rain...
Water  <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potable rainwater harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow s...
Energy
Energy  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current kwh and/or therms use </li></ul></ul>...
Energy  <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research passive solar retrofit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resea...
Energy  <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for 100% local municipal renewable energy profile </...
Shelter and Material
Shelter and Material  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure “trash” and recycling </li></ul...
Shelter and Material  <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus purchases of material from </li></ul></ul><u...
Shelter and Material  <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communal sharing of materials and tools </li></...
Community and Economy
Community and Economy  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self inquiry – right livelihood </li></ul></ul><ul...
Community and Economy  <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join Timebank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet wit...
Community and Economy  <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize urban ecovillage resource share </li>...
Other Areas <ul><li>Wellness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbs, tinctures, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga, Tai Chi, moveme...
DEPAVE!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An Ecotopian Vision
 
[email_address] www.permaculture-sf.org
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  1. 1. Permaculture Transition City: step-by-step April, 2009
  2. 4. Design Process Model Visioning Assessment Strategy Timeline
  3. 5. Food
  4. 6. Food
  5. 7. Food
  6. 8. Food <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wean off packaged foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers markets and/or CSA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk from cooperative grocers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to seek out space to grow your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic gardening training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GFE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic cookery training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try baking or fermenting or …. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% + meals at home </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Food <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ID space for grow your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Back yard?, Front yard?, Window? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sidewalk?, Rooftop, Vacant lot?, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement “zone 1” bed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Herbs? Root crops? Greens? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plant fruit/nut trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic local meal planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75% of meals at home or in community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk food rotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempt preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wild foods awareness </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Food <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crop rotation to fit diet in garden space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing additional urban gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban forage and gleaning support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perennial veggie breeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food forests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals, bees, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local exchange for surplus produce and/or preserves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative vertical gardening experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rocket stove, solar oven cooking </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Water
  10. 12. Water <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current water usage by month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement basic conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low flow shower heads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mellow yellow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk to toilet tank </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check for all leaks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dishwashing basins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wash clothes less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 gallon bucket in shower </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source food from soil building farms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downspout diversion </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Water <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement basic greywater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvest rainwater (if possible) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bladders, tanks, cisterns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic composting toilet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drip irrigation under heavy mulch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain gardens </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Water <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potable rainwater harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow sand filters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depave the city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sidewalk landscaping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greywater policy advocate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor shower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar hot water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get plumbers license and start greywater worker owned coop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dry farming, perennial crop? rotations, limited drip under mulch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural pool </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Energy
  14. 16. Energy <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current kwh and/or therms use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LED or CFL bulbs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plug strip habit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fill refrigerator with water containers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launder cold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar clothes drying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine insulation/leaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move from car to bike or public transit for 75% of trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research car sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research moving closer to workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat more raw, fresh food </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Energy <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research passive solar retrofit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research options for PV panels where appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for community choice aggregation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit car trips to 3-4 times per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walk, bike, bus, train as appropriate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim towards 1 or less plane trips a year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat more local raw, fresh food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move to location near where you work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rechargeable batteries </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Energy <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for 100% local municipal renewable energy profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce kwh by 90% from baseline use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use appropriate tech for energy conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bike powered clothes washing? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rocket stove? Solar Oven? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mass heater? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaporative cooler for limited refrigeration needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work (?) from home </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Shelter and Material
  18. 20. Shelter and Material <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure “trash” and recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research basic composting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove toxins from household </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaners, paints, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bring plants inside to clean the air </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create space in shelter by giving “stuff” away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consume less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accumulate less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thrift </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofit with reused materials (e.g., Building Resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to research natural building techniques and materials options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to research crafts/hobbies </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. Shelter and Material <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus purchases of material from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reused or recycled or “waste” materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Locally offered goods and services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support worker owned coops </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try to eliminate packaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use libraries or create your own library for sharing media with your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up vermi-composting and/or other composting as appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research cooperative housing and become member of community land trust </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. Shelter and Material <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communal sharing of materials and tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communal living at appropriate scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on a natural building project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for land trust set asides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Henry George and other alternative land use policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craft exchange with community </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Community and Economy
  22. 24. Community and Economy <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self inquiry – right livelihood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID reference points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host a potluck at appropriate scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin planning street closure event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID local neighborhood organizations and attend meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to explore NVC or similar training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consume less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce all expenditures if possible </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. Community and Economy <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join Timebank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with reference points, mentors and others for livelihood guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host a regular, periodic potluck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File block party application and go door-to-door on block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create blog for block with asset and skills inventory (under guise of disaster planning) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join board of local neighborhood group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support localization initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice NVC </li></ul></ul>
  24. 26. Community and Economy <ul><li>36-60 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize urban ecovillage resource share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form worker owned cooperative or independent cottage craft “career” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in and from your “village” owned in trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolve neighborhood group to seek autonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for municipal decentralization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate service projects in your neighborhood with your community to provide support for those requesting help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice NVC and CELEBRATE! </li></ul></ul>
  25. 27. Other Areas <ul><li>Wellness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbs, tinctures, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga, Tai Chi, movement exercise, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unpacking privilege </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer to producer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conservation and restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting </li></ul>
  26. 28. DEPAVE!
  27. 39. An Ecotopian Vision
  28. 41. [email_address] www.permaculture-sf.org
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