The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative now has a new website (www.cpcs.co ). Here is a summary of the projects, documents and resources which can be accessed at The CPCS Initiative website: 1) The Tipping Point Action Campaign (“Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Unprecedented Challenges”) advocates for creating 1000 Community Visioning Initiatives as a way of maximizing citizen participation and…See More
Growing Sea BuckthornSite Selection and PreparationSea buckthorn is very resistant to frost injury, making it more suitable for planting in a location in your orchard that is not suitable for other crops. If ample land is available, a north or north east slope is still preferential. The plant prefers well drained loam soils with high organic matter. Drainage is important because areas where water pools will drown the roots. The plants are very salt tolerant and adaptable to a wide range of…See More
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation. Beginning in December, 2013 The CPCS Initiative launched a new and comprehensive campaign called “Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Unprecedented Challenges”. As a way of sharing information about the Tipping Point Action Campaign, I have included…See More
Permaculture is a holistic design philosophy and the art and science of creating community eco-systems in which plants, animals, human beings, and all forms of ecological diversity interact to produce a prolific, ecologically-sound, and regenerative system that can support itself and life indefinitely. The focus of permaculture is to design and establish societal systems that provide for humanity’s material and non-material needs such as food, water, shelter, energy, and health in a way that is symbiotic and synergistic with the Earth’s natural ecosystems. More recently permaculture is incorporating an ever-growing landscape of diverse fields and skill sets and is being applied towards areas such as business, government, economics, group process, social systems, inner work, and spiritual practice.