Polyculture Shock

"The native peoples who inhabited these lands long before us worshipped the Earth; they were educated by it. They didn't require schools and churches -- their whole world was one." --Michael Ableman, organic farmer, Goleta, California.

There is a concept in chaos and complexity literature called a "sweet spot". There exists a sweet spot between chaos and order, gas and crystal, wild and tame. In that spot lies the powerfully creative force of self-organization (aka "order for free") where we organize based on our strengths. In a polyculture (of more than one love) we breed not just one crop, but all the difficulties and joys that come with multiple crops. Seek that sweet spot where all of our abilities to perform, or even exceed performance, flourish next to each other.

Biomimicry...the whole world is a church.


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