Originally Posted by Mellowicious\
And let’s hope, if the project is successful, agave doesn’t get turned into a monoculture itself..
I posted that video not because it is a promising project, but because it demonstrates a different way of thinking about reality. Especially the reality of our culture, which, as described in another topic about having too much, leaves us dissatisfied and frustrated. It also finds us squabbling about solutions that are focused on the unconscious mentality of more rather than figuring out rational approaches to living within the means of the planet.

It blows me away that those people are growing abundance in an arid climate that we think of as basically a desert wasteland where it doesn't rain 8 months out of the year, without sucking up any aquifers or rivers for irrigation. And they are drawing down atmospheric CO2 and they have meat in their diets and folks are getting some exercise and satisfaction from their lives... (one more, - and they get as much tequila as they can drink)!

Is their culture primitive, or advanced? (Note that they aren't living in caves...)


You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller