The pace and style of life here in Cuba is beginning to grow on me as I move to the rhythms of the small and dense city of Santiago de Cuba. The hot and bright mornings are early and invite me to rooftop yoga to greet the sun. The afternoons bring sweltering heat and the opportunity to explore the city’s many beautiful streets, always hustling with food vendors, uniformed school children of all ages, folks selling sunglasses and others clinking cans of fresh-toasted peanuts or ambivalently holding out cigarettes for passersby at a peso.
Join the Permaculture Community for a pint and a rousing discussion on creating resilience in our society. With the upcoming Resilience Festival taking place on Earth Day April 22nd, we thought that we would start the conversation of what resilience looks like to you.
I like to get around town by bicycle, rather than drive a car. Bicycles are a brilliant invention, a perfect example of what permaculturists call appropriate technology, allowing able-bodied humans to get around at speeds of 10-20 mph with great energy efficiency. In fact, if the calories burned were converted into fuel terms (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_efficiency_in_transportation), […]