Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

by Rebecca Ellis This article was originally published on my blog on November 2017. It begins to lay out my thoughts for re-visioning permaculture as part of larger anti/despite/post-capitalist movements. … Continue reading Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

Permaculture for Post-Capitalism with Becky Ellis

I am so honoured to be a repeat guest on the fantastic podcast Vegan Vanguard. You can listen to our interview about post-capitalist futures and permaculture here. I also did an interview … Continue reading Permaculture for Post-Capitalism with Becky Ellis

Episode 1: What is post-capitalist permaculture and why does it matter?

In this episode, I introduce myself as the host of the podcast and I outline why I want to see the development of an anti-capitalist permaculture movement. I begin to … Continue reading Episode 1: What is post-capitalist permaculture and why does it matter?

Permies of the world unite!

A manifesto for an internationalist permaculture movement Migration, the movement of people over landscapes, is, arguably, one of the defining characteristics of our species. Humans have moved over landscapes in … Continue reading Permies of the world unite!

Book Review # 1: Growing a Sustainable City?

Remember this blog post 50 books in 2018? I still have this ambitious plan to read 50 books (front to back cover) in 2018 and I have decided to do a … Continue reading Book Review # 1: Growing a Sustainable City?

Why vegans should support backyard hens

First: a disclaimer: I would love to have hens in my backyard (currently prohibited in my city) but if I had hens, I would not eat their eggs. Not because … Continue reading Why vegans should support backyard hens

Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible

Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible As I explored in an earlier blog post, the lawn remains a powerful symbol of class domination, racism, and colonialism. Understanding … Continue reading Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible

Lawns, class, and colonialism

Lawns – highly managed monocultures of turf grasses – seem to most people but the most ardent environmentalist to be a relatively benign phenomenon. However lawns are highly political landscapes, … Continue reading Lawns, class, and colonialism

Permaculture for the People!

The Earth and her people are in crisis. Devastating wars continue to tear apart cities, neighbourhoods, and families; a worldwide and vicious policy of neo-liberalism destroys pensions, fair wages, public institutions, and social programs; and systems of oppression including racism, sexism, and colonialism operate in deep and insidious ways. People are suffering. The Earth is suffering as well: the oceans grow more acidic and plastic-filled each day; a predicted 30% of species will disappear by 2050; and climate change is not only here but is happening faster than predicted. Continue Reading