Presentation: Holistic Management and Soil Carbon

This is a Powerpoint Presentation presented to the First Annual Forum of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Queretaro, Mexico.  This was presented by Frank Aragona on May 21st, 2010.  The presentation deals with the technical and market aspects of … Continue reading

Permaculture the Schools

The clock is still ticking, and collapse continues unabated. Most are oblivious to the true nature of the progression, what it means, why it’s happening, and most importantly, what we should do about it. But the answer is simple, and … Continue reading

The Photosynthetic Ceiling

The concept of a “photosynthetic ceiling” was first introduced in Jared Diamond’s book Collapse. Though Diamond certainly did not pioneer the idea, as far as I can tell he was the first to use the easily digestible term “photosynthetic ceiling”, … Continue reading

Institutionalizing Innovation

Innovation, by its very nature, is difficult to institutionalize. Innovation requires free and open environments where people can be creative, explore their own interests, and leverage available resources. Institutions rely on predictable processes so that when someone flips a switch … Continue reading

The Scientific Consensus

As I mentioned previously, global warming is the scientific consensus. It is, moreover, well established that anthropogenic sources of CO2 are the primary cause of rising global temperatures. Rising temperatures and other effects associated with increased atmospheric CO2 are driving … Continue reading