Sorry for the long neglect of the blog! I have been busy working on several side projects for the business that are finally wrapping up.
Firstly, I have finished the FAA certification as a drone operator! I hope to use this to create better base maps and 3D models to help in my permaculture design work. Because of some of my past experience and training, I have been able to take these high definition drone images and use photogrammetry software to make some really stunning maps. Eventually, I want to be able to program an entire permaculture design workflow that incorporates flows, elements, vectors, and zones of use into one product. The drone license also lets me branch out into other areas to help earn income to further the core resilience goals of RESD. Diverse income streams are resilient!
On a related note, I am almost finished with jumping through all of the legal hoops to start selling my natural ferments at the Farmer's market and CSA in Flagstaff. I will keep everyone updated on the progress through twitter and the blog. Hopefully you will soon be able to enjoy spicy and mild fermented kraut, Kombucha, jun, and other specialty ferments!
Finally, I have been working on designs for more modular permaculture systems. There is an interesting dynamic that I have noticed when talking to people locally about sustainability and food security. The people who are most passionate tend to not have a large property to do "full- scale" permaculture design while the people who have property tend to be less on board with investing in a full scale solution. Permaculture is not actually limited by available space though. You can practice permaculture on a small scale - and maybe small, modular systems will help both the "passionate landless" and the "unsure landed" move to actual production and practice of permaculture.
I have also redesigned the website - so let me know what you think!
Hopefully everyone has been enjoying the start of spring in Flagstaff and working on ways to increase our resilience!