After two days of inspiring keynote speeches we got down to business. First we designed the design process: how could we come up with a meaningful contribution to the Farm at Verde Gardens by the end of this week? Some of the important steps we identified included: to articulate goals, select enterprises to focus on, [...]
Jonathan Cloud, with his presentation on Financial Permaculture and Local Economic Vitality, closed the keynotes of the 2013 Financial Permaculture and Local Business Summit in Homestead, Florida. He shared approaches and examples of channeling financial resources into economic development projects for creating local resiliency, and underscored the un-sustainability of a financial profit-maximizing economy. When production [...]
FPC13 Jan 21-25, Miami
Desired Business Design Outcomes:
The Farm @ Verde Gardens
A methodology for production planning for each of The Farm’s revenue Centers A costing/pricing model for farm’s products A way to right-size staffing for optimal productivity Explore models for integration of [...]
Check out the 2013 Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit.
The Financial Permaculture Design Team consists of an interdisciplinary coalition of individuals from the business, non-profit and education sectors who have come together to create a forum to address the economic and environmental challenges of the day. Through grassroots organizing, participatory design, and democracy [...]
Blog Author: ERIC TOENSMEIER is a permaculture designer, and one of the featured keynote speakers for the 2013 Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit.
“It seems that everywhere I teach these days I am meeting people who are interested in scaling up the edible [...]
Blog Author: JONATHAN CLOUD will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2013 Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit.
“We know that the new economic and ecological realities we face require us to do something different in business, which in some cases also means doing business differently. [...]
The Context Verde Gardens community & homeless campus: A local economy (with a local currency probably) is possible with residents of Verde Gardens, the 145 townhomes occupied by formerly homeless families, and folks from the surrounding homeless campus includes temporary shelters and longer term temporary housing for homeless individuals and families
South Dade & Upper [...]