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VISION 2030 is thought-seeding to change the arms race to a global, community driven, organic food and tree growing race. 

By using permaculture principles and ethics and other proven best-practice systems, each of us and all humanity can participate in helping stabilise Earth’s climate and enable permanent food security for all present and future generations.

Composting and permaculture home organic food-forest gardening are among the primary cornerstones of the global earth repair movement and is how most people can participate.

Earth Repair or ‘Sense of Humus’ urban composting bins are hygienic, continuously aerobic, and are a no-dig system. The bins are made from 100% recycled plastics.



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Cultivating Unity: A Vision for a Global Community-Driven Organic Revolution

In the grand tapestry of human history, certain moments emerge that defy the ordinary, captivating the imagination and challenging the status quo. Today, we find ourselves at the crossroads of such a moment, where an audacious proposal is set to reshape the very essence of how we relate to our planet and to each other. This is the story of a visionary proposition: the fusion of the wisdom of Indigenous First Nations Peoples and the innovative spirit of All Nations United (ANU) in the creation of a Global Community-Driven Organic Food and Tree Growing Race. This proposition beckons us to abandon the age-old concept of an arms race and embrace a radical transformation—a sustainable revolution rooted in the principles and ethics of permaculture. In this exploration, we shall venture into the depths of this transformative vision, navigating through the realms of unity, sustainability, climate stability, and enduring food security.

**The Seed of Unity**

The proposal begins with a powerful message—unity. The call for Indigenous First Nations Peoples from around the world to unite with ANU is not merely a symbolic gesture but a profound recognition of the collective wisdom engrained in diverse cultures. It acknowledges that solutions to our most pressing global challenges require a harmonious blend of ancient knowledge and contemporary innovation. This partnership embodies a fusion of the ages—a collaboration that transcends borders, races, and backgrounds.

Indigenous First Nations Peoples have historically been the stewards of the Earth, nurturing a deep connection to the land and its resources. Their sustainable practices, passed down through generations, have sustained ecosystems for millennia. In contrast, ANU represents the evolving ethos of a global community, fostering innovation and cooperation to address the complex issues of our time. Together, they offer a holistic approach to healing our planet.

**Seeding Change Through Permaculture**

Central to this visionary proposal is the idea of a Global Community-Driven Organic Food and Tree Growing Race. At its core, this concept challenges the prevailing paradigm of competition and conflict. Instead of investing in an arms race, we invest in a race to heal, nourish, and sustain our Earth. The battlegrounds shift from war-torn landscapes to the heart of our homes—the suburbs of towns and cities worldwide.

Permaculture, the guiding philosophy of this endeavor, provides the blueprint for this transformation. It beckons us to design our lives in harmony with nature, recognizing the interdependence of all living beings. In our home-yards, this approach manifests as a harmonious blend of organic food cultivation and tree planting, where every square foot is a canvas of abundance and ecological renewal.

**Nurturing Earth’s Climate**

The urgency of climate change casts a long shadow over the world’s future. The Global Community-Driven Organic Food and Tree Growing Race offers a glimmer of hope in this ever-darkening narrative. By reforesting our urban landscapes and cultivating organic, climate-resilient crops in our backyards, we take a vital step towards stabilizing the Earth’s climate.

Trees, nature’s carbon sequestration champions, stand as our allies in this endeavor. They not only absorb carbon dioxide but also mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events, reduce urban heat islands, and enhance local biodiversity. Moreover, the carbon-rich soils of permaculture gardens act as a powerful carbon sink, further mitigating the effects of climate change.

**Sustaining Food Security for All Generations**

Food security, a fundamental human right, is threatened by a myriad of factors, from changing weather patterns to resource depletion and economic disparities. The proposed race, however, offers a ray of optimism. By decentralizing food production and promoting organic practices, we empower communities to take charge of their nutritional destiny.

Permaculture principles advocate for the creation of resilient, diverse, and abundant ecosystems. In suburban home-yards, these principles translate into self-reliant food production systems that can weather the storms of uncertainty. A Global Community-Driven approach ensures that no one is left behind, as knowledge, resources, and support flow freely between nations.

**The Complexity of Hope**

In the realm of this visionary proposal, hope flourishes amidst the complexity of our world’s challenges. It challenges us to rethink our priorities, to step away from the brink of ecological disaster, and to embrace a future where unity, sustainability, climate stability, and food security are not elusive dreams but tangible realities.

This is not a conclusion but an invitation—an invitation to embark on a journey towards a brighter future, where the seeds of unity sprout into a flourishing tapestry of interconnected communities, where permaculture principles guide our footsteps, where we nurture the climate that sustains us, and where food security is a birthright for all generations to come. In this vision, we find perplexity and burstiness—a world where the improbable becomes the inevitable, and where the potential for change is boundless.

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A bubble, in a bubble, in a bubble

From the first time I blew a bubble, in a bubble, in a bubble, about 50 years ago, I have felt like Don Quixote realising the impossible dream and reaching the unreachable star.

This 19 second video introduces the ‘Now’ Mantra chant.

The following link summarises some of the results that have evolved from that time. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Thanks if you share this!

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Solution proposal for out of control fires

The devastating global-warming fires raging in the world at this time, destroying many lives, properties and forests and causing great tragedy for many and effecting us all, necessitates the finding and implementing a lateral and global response.

Remembering that similar fiery destruction has recently happened in the last few years in Australia, California, Athens, Russia, Macedonia, Argentina and many other places.

1. We propose that every national government create specialized sectors, with trained personnel, within every national department of defence, to assist the many existing heroic fire fighters world-wide to strengthen our collective defence capabilities.

2. Budgets need to be urgently allocated to create fleets of the most efficient, water bombing aircraft to be based in strategic locations around the world ready to respond to large scale fire outbreaks. This is a matter of urgent priority!

3. Military Air Forces of every nation could start focussing right now on building, or converting suitable aircraft, to effectively deliver water to quell out-of-control fires. Some of the houses that were water bombed in Victoria Australia a few years ago avoided destruction.

Please help broadcast this solution proposal towards finding a way to have it implemented ASAP.

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A GLOBAL CALL OUT to talented rappers and/or music producers who may be interested in co-creating the following brief and succinct ‘thought-seeding’ rhyme, in a clear and strong female or male voice to create an effective educational production that may be loved by everyone. If done well enough, it may possibly help bring some extra sanity to humanity.

There’s bound to be someone, somewhere, willing, or who would just love to help make such a thing happen. Suggestions are invited and would be welcomed! Please share this until it becomes a world-wide success.

Earth Repair Peace Rap
Earth Repair is in the air,
Feel it, Think it, Live it, Yeah,
Beat the Drum, Boom, Boom,
Boom, Boom,

Beat the Drum for Earth Repair

Boom Boom – Boom Boom Boom

(Creative percussion drum beats between verses are to sow these thought-seeds deeply into human consciousness).

Grow Herbs and Veggies, Nuts and Fruits,
Use Homemade Compost on the Roots,
Plant Food Forests, Clean the Air,
Save Old Forests Everywhere

Boom Boom – Boom Boom Boom

Peoples of the World Unite,
Feed the Hungry, Make it Right,
Lay down weapons, Live in Peace,
Let the Global conflicts Cease

Boom Boom – Boom Boom Boom

A Peace-Filled World is What We Need,
We can all Help Sow the Seeds,
Get the Feeling, Join the Movement,
Earth Repair for World Improvement

Boom Boom – Boom Boom Boom


© 2022, Earth Repair Foundation (ERF) with Sandy Holmes from the GloWorms.

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Permaculture Design Certificates

This Thought-Seeding statement is prompting people of every nation to lobby all levels of their local, state and national governments, to enable the 72 hour curriculum of Permaculture learning to be integrated into all youth, refugee and asylum seeking detention centres. Also in correctional services facilities, refugee camps and Tent Cities for the Homeless. Further, the 72 hours of Permaculture learning, now more than ever, needs to be included in all schools, colleges and universities and all other institutes of education. This vital information can be learned over weeks, months and/or years. Anyone can begin learning from now, by browsing through the thousands of pages of picture stories and videos, by searching for Permaculture stories on Google! Efficient food and medicine gardens can be established as productive learning and growing centres in home and school yards, community gardens, detention centres and jails. Within a decade, increasing numbers of abundant food-forests and eco-villages will be growing in every country.

This will enable everyone to participate in earth repair actions for a sustainable and abundant future for everybody. Permaculture shows how to co-operate with all of Earth’s elements, species, climates and peoples, enabling everyone to live lives filled with absolute sustainable abundance in harmony with the Sun, the earth/soil, the wind and the rain. Please share this post with friends and family, community organisations, government ministers and social and mainstream media. Thank you.

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Vision 2030

Vision 2030: Cultivating Sustainable Abundance through Urban Food Forests

2021: Laying the Permaculture Foundation

In 2021, we find ourselves at the dawn of a transformative era, where our collective vision is directed towards a future that embraces sustainable agriculture and the nurturing power of urban food forests. Our journey begins with the understanding that by shifting our focus from military spending to permaculture practices, we can create thriving ecosystems within urban landscapes that provide abundant food while fostering environmental balance. It is time to lay the foundation for a regenerative world that harmonizes with nature and cultivates sustenance for all.

2024: Cultivating Sustainability through Urban Food Forests

Fast forward to 2024, and we witness a global awakening to the potential of sustainable agriculture and the immense benefits of urban food forests. The ethos of permaculture has taken root, driving the transformation of military expenditures into a force that cultivates abundance in urban settings. Governments and communities worldwide are embracing the concept of urban food forests, integrating them into cityscapes, revitalizing vacant spaces, and empowering local communities to become stewards of their own sustenance. As we cultivate sustainability through these biodiverse and resilient urban ecosystems, we pave the way for a future where food security and ecological harmony coexist within our cities.

2027: Thriving with Urban Food Forest Communities

By 2027, the influence of permaculture and urban food forests has blossomed, giving rise to thriving communities interconnected through a shared commitment to regenerative practices. Urban food forests have become a cornerstone of sustainable agriculture, not only providing nourishment but also restoring neglected urban areas, enhancing biodiversity, and mitigating the impacts of climate change within our cities. These vibrant and diverse urban ecosystems foster resilience, enabling communities to thrive amidst the challenges of urban life. As we harvest the fruits of our collective efforts, we witness the power of urban food forest communities to sustain and nourish us, both physically and spiritually, while transforming our cities into thriving and sustainable oases.

2030: Abundance through Regenerative Urban Food Forests

In the year 2030, we stand in awe of the transformative power of regenerative urban food forests. Our commitment to permaculture and sustainable agriculture has yielded bountiful results, creating a global tapestry of interconnected urban food forest ecosystems. These abundant landscapes within our cities harmonize with nature, producing a diverse array of crops while nurturing the soil, improving air quality, and promoting ecological balance. Through the regeneration of our urban spaces, we have unlocked a future where food security is no longer a distant dream but a tangible reality for all, even within the confines of bustling cities. Our shared vision of abundance through regenerative urban food forests has become a beacon of hope, inspiring generations to come and transforming our cities into vibrant, sustainable, and livable spaces.

The journey from 2021 to 2030 represents a remarkable transformation in our approach to sustenance and environmental stewardship within urban environments. By embracing permaculture principles and prioritizing the development of sustainable urban food forests, we can cultivate abundance while revitalizing our cities and restoring the delicate balance of our planet. Let us join hands in fostering a world where permaculture and urban food forests become the pillars of a resilient and nourishing future for humanity and our urban landscapes.

Harnessing Permaculture for Global Sustainability: From Arms Race to Food and Tree Growing Race

In a world gripped by conflict and climate uncertainty, there lies an opportunity for transformative change. Imagine a future where the race for power and dominance is replaced by a collective pursuit of nourishment and ecological harmony. By embracing permaculture principles and ethics, we have the potential to shift the trajectory of our planet, foster climate action, and ensure permanent food security for all future generations. In this blog post, we will explore how redirecting our resources from the arms race to a global food and tree growing race can bring tangible benefits, from reducing wars and conflicts to directly improving the lives of individuals like you.

Changing the Paradigm: Arms Race to Food and Tree Growing Race

The concept of an arms race has long fueled geopolitical tensions and strained international relations. However, by redirecting our collective focus towards a global food and tree growing race, we can usher in a new era of cooperation and sustainability. Instead of investing trillions of dollars into weaponry and defense, imagine channeling those resources into permaculture practices, where the principles of Earth care, people care, and fair share guide our actions. By adopting regenerative approaches to agriculture and nurturing diverse food and tree ecosystems, we can foster a world that thrives on abundance, compassion, and ecological interdependence while taking significant climate action.

Proven Benefits: Less Wars, Increased Stability

  1. Conflict Resolution: By shifting our priorities towards food and tree growing, we diminish the incentives for conflict and aggression that often arise from resource scarcity and competition. As communities become more self-sufficient through permaculture-based practices, tensions over limited resources are alleviated, leading to reduced instances of wars and conflicts. This shift contributes to climate action by redirecting resources towards sustainable practices rather than destructive military endeavors.
  2. Peacebuilding: Emphasizing food security and ecological stewardship creates a common ground for collaboration among nations. The shared goal of ensuring sustainable nourishment and climate stability encourages diplomacy, cooperation, and the pursuit of peaceful resolutions. By fostering dialogue and cooperation through permaculture practices, we can build a more peaceful and interconnected global community, working hand in hand to tackle the pressing climate challenges we face.
  3. Resource Redistribution: The global food and tree growing race offers an opportunity to address inequalities and inequities in resource distribution. Permaculture’s focus on fair share encourages the redistribution of resources, ensuring that the benefits of sustainable agriculture and tree growing reach all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status. This equitable distribution promotes social justice and empowers individuals to take climate action within their communities, fostering a sense of ownership and shared responsibility.

Stabilizing Earth’s Climate: A Path to Permanent Food Security

One of the greatest challenges of our time is the destabilization of Earth’s climate, resulting in unpredictable weather patterns and threats to food production. Through permaculture practices and the global pursuit of food and tree growing, we have the means to mitigate climate change and ensure long-term food security for future generations. By regenerating ecosystems, sequestering carbon, and nurturing resilient food forests, we can create a positive feedback loop that stabilizes the climate and nurtures the abundance required for permanent food security while driving significant climate action.

Proven Benefits: Climate Change Reduction, Individual Prosperity

  1. Carbon Sequestration: Permaculture-based food and tree growing systems have the inherent ability to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mitigating the greenhouse effect and reducing the impacts of climate change. By adopting these practices on a global scale, we can significantly contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions, helping to stabilize the Earth’s climate and safeguarding the future of our planet. This climate action creates a sustainable environment for future generations

, ensuring their well-being and prosperity.

  1. Resilient Food Systems: Permaculture principles empower individuals and communities to create resilient food systems that adapt to changing climates. By diversifying crops, implementing water conservation techniques, and nurturing regenerative landscapes, we increase the capacity to produce food even in challenging conditions. These climate-resilient food systems ensure a steady food supply for individuals and communities, contributing to their prosperity and well-being amidst changing climatic circumstances.
  2. Individual Prosperity: Embracing permaculture and participating in the global food and tree growing race not only benefits the planet but also directly enhances the lives of individuals. By cultivating food forests and sustainable agricultural practices, individuals gain access to fresh, nutritious produce, reducing dependency on industrial food systems. Additionally, the development of local food economies and community-based initiatives creates opportunities for entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic prosperity at the individual level. This climate action not only secures the future of our planet but also directly improves the quality of life for individuals like you.

Embracing a Brighter Future

As we embark on the journey from an arms race to a global food and tree growing race, the benefits are manifold. By shifting our priorities towards permaculture practices, we can foster peace, stability, and climate action on a global scale. Moreover, the adoption of sustainable agriculture and the pursuit of food security empower individuals, granting them access to fresh food, economic opportunities, and a sense of purpose in caring for the Earth.

By embracing permaculture and actively participating in the global food and tree growing race, you can play an essential role in creating a more sustainable and abundant future. Whether you start by tending to a small urban food forest in your backyard or advocating for policy changes that prioritize regenerative practices, every action counts. Together, let us sow the seeds of change, cultivate climate action, and a world where peace, prosperity, and ecological harmony thrive.

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Calendula & the Now Age Era

The Calendula Story and the Now Age Era by Franklin Scarf

The attached photos show the brilliant food and medicinal herb Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) growing freely in gardens and containers along Katoomba Street, and throughout public areas in the Blue Mountains of Australia. 

Anyone, anywhere can easily harvest Calendula seeds that awesomely transform from their radiant flowers. When the bright Orange petals disappear, there’s the seed pod just waiting to be harvested. 

Patiently let the seeds dry, then sow them anywhere and everywhere in the world that this public community advancement action can be implemented. 

Calendula’s name derives from the Latin Calendae, referring to its long blooming season –  in certain locales it is said to bloom nearly every month of the calendar year. The species name, Officinalis, refers to its historical use in apothecaries and pharmacopeias as the official medicinal species of its genus.

The numerous calendars recorded in human history, have all existed in the eternal nowwww ~ Humanity has evolved from the old age, through the new age, and the now age is present and will continue forever as now is all there is. The herb Calendula has self-selected to be a symbol for the Now Age Movement for health, peace, love and unity for all humanity.

Helping Calendula grow from seed is easy, even for the brownest of thumbs. Sow the prehistoric-looking seeds directly in moist soil, but not necessary as eventually the rains will come. Carve furrows in the soil and sprinkle in the seeds. Pray a blessing for their successful growth then move forward to plant more seeds

Calendula can thrive in just about any soil. It flowers more profusely in full Sun but can tolerate a little shade. If you live in the subtropics or tropics, try planting it in part shade, or plant it in the fall (it will thrive throughout the winter in warm climates).

Sun bright orange or golden yellow flowers and bright Green nutritious leaves, are historically used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Ruled by the Sun, this classic medicinal herb can help rejuvenate skin and greatly assists in helping heal skin surface wounds. Calendula has long been a staple in home gardens around the world.

Calendula oil is extracted from Calendula flowers and leaves. The oil has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.

Calendula usually finds its way into the hearts and gardens of all herb lovers.  It has been used for centuries, both internally and topically to help heal wounds, burns, and rashes.

The Sun bright flowers are a traditional remedy for supporting the immune system and lifting the spirits.  If that weren’t enough, the edible flower petals are bursting with antioxidant compounds.

Please consider sharing this everywhere to help sow seeds for love, unity, peace and prosperity for all humanity.

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