Green Real 9 – Homestead Paradise: got barren land, boosted it at a profit (Film by Kirsten Dirksen)

A *Fair Companies Film Mirrored from Kirsten Dirksen, 27-3-2021 (53min). In the early 90s, Mark and Jen Shepard bought a degraded corn farm in Viola, Wisconsin, and began to slowly convert it from row-crops back to a native oak savanna that would become one of the most productive perennial farms in the country. After 8 […]

Internet brengt ons terug naar de middeleeuwen – Pieter Stuurman met Frans van der Reep @ Weltschmerz

Gespiegeld van Weltschmerz: Internet is de motor van de nieuwe middeleeuwen. Het brengt kennis en inzicht over samenlevingsvormen dicht bij huis. Oude samenlevingsconcepten worden nieuw leven ingeblazen. De nieuwe maatschappelijke ‘defold’ heeft als uitgangspunt, ‘onveiligheid’ gekregen. Onveiligheid tussen mensen is inmiddels terug. Ook de goederenruil en de leenheren zijn inmiddels terug. Resorts en wijken met […]

Green Real 7 – Fifty years off-grid: architect-maker paradise amid North Californian redwoods

Mirrored from Kirsten Dirksen: In 1968, Charles Bello and his wife, Vanna Rae, moved onto 240 acres of redwood forest looking to live a simpler life off the land. They had spent their savings to purchase the land so they got to work building their home themselves. Their first structure was a panelized A-frame that […]