Creating areas of permanent inclusion of humans instead of areas of permanent protection from humans
- Ernst Götsch
Lillklobb Permaculture is more than a farm, it is a living embodiment of the notion that we, as Homo sapiens, are creatures with enormous potential for good.
My name is Joshua Finch and I founded Lillklobb Permaculture for reasons that go beyond just food. Life on earth faces enormous challenges even without the pressure that our species has put upon it. I believe it is our responsibility to try to make things better where we are.
Lillklobb is an extraordinary little island-like hill in the middle of Finland's second largest city. Through the utilization of permaculture design, agroecological techniques and thinking, and Holistic Management to guide decision making, Lillklobb Permaculture is well positioned in the public eye to model the changes so many desire would happen if only someone would just do it.
In my case, that means demonstrating ways of producing healthy food while also supporting the local ecosystem as much as possible. That also means sequestering carbon into the soil, protecting our water resources, and ensuring that there is habitat for more than just the organisms we desire to have around.
While most people come for the food, they stay for the passion and dedication I pour into this farm. It is a dream come true for a young immigrant to be engaged with my local government and community in a long term process of rejuvenating one of Finland's important cultural sites.
I think Ernst Götsch has it right. Now, more than ever, we need to engage with the world around us. Not shrink back from fear of breaking things. Our ancestors and contemporaries have given us a tremendous intellectual inheritance that can guide us in the right direction.
At Lillklobb Permaculture, we celebrate humanity and the potential inside all of us. Pessimism and dogmatism play little role here: Lillklobb is about building a thriving future for people as well as the whole biological community we are a part of.