The How is In the Plan. Read on! And comment!
For a plan we must have an objective.
🌟My objective is to create a resource for people who want to develop a home that aligns with their concerns for the welfare of the planet and its people. To enable discussion, conversation and support amongst like minded people. To use minimalism to simplify our homes. To create an online hub to exchange ideas.
(It helps me a lot to roll these initiatives past YOU so – chime in with any ideas you have.)
It is important to me that I am creating community. Not just sitting atop my compost pile pontificating.
To enable and teach our how people to create Resilient Sustainable Spaces I will roll out the plan in three parts.
1. The free newsletter. A monthly catch up with tips, encouragement and useful facts. Now, I know how we ALL hate those shouty newsletters with wild proclamations of making your first 100k by next month and losing all that weight in 6 weeks and all that other bullshit. This will just be a letter from me – hand delivered to the inbox with the tips from each week. Nuggets the community has shared, recipes, planting suggestions, money saving ideas, back to the future in our kitchens, clothing, lots of good stuff.
ALSO: The Free Newsletter will have a link to subscribe to the:
🌝 Sustainable Spaces Personal Plan
2. The Sustainable Spaces Personal Plan: A person will sign on – have a zoom call consultation with me to work out what their objectives are. Then we will make an appointment to go through their space/home/rooms together, and all that jazz. They will still receive the monthly newsletter. Plus they will receive a weekly personal email with tons of useful stuff and containing their personal plan for the week.
☀️The subscribers will all be invited to A Community On Call. A community of like minded people in a continuous thread of discussion. I think that a Slack group would suit us here. I will be available all the time. And as the community grows this will become our hub! Where everyone can chat to each other and exchange ideas.
Together both in the emails and chat we will talk about:
🤔How to apply minimalism to maximize your lifestyle.
🤔When to make decisions to simplify your lifestyle.
🌝 How to live and eat seasonally in your hemisphere. ￼
🤔How to conserve water.
🌕Creating resilient spaces in a warming world. Storms. Flooding. Architecture.
🤔How to cut down on wasted food using meal plans.
🤔How to cut down on waste using the concept of pre-cycling and a ton of interesting ideas.
✨Garbage and how to avoid it.
☀️Plastic and how to avoid it.
🪜Cardboard and what to do with it.
🤫Meal Ideas because the kitchen is the hub of a sustainable home.
🌳Garden plans. If a person has a patch of ground to grow in.
Talking to each other openly without the threat of attack is so important. I know we need to listen to different points of view but I also know that I don’t need to be attacked by climate change deniers. So a private room to plan and chat and support each other is imperative. I see too much nastiness out there, so I want us to have a safe place to launch all our ideas.
Because we can make a difference. Each one of us.
The Fellowship of the Farmy has taught me this.
3. Lastly. The Workbook. This is a work in progress. And a big one. Written in seasonal chapters. It will be a paper book that our people can order that will enable a person to make their own plan with specific challenges to meet each week.
SO!! What do you THINK!
Does this make sense?
Many of you have been with this sustainable farm almost as long as I have, so I invite you to join in on this discussion. You and I have been working towards this for fifteen years!!
And what about the pricing?
Should there be an option to only join the Community Chat combined with the newsletter? Then another (more expensive) option to subscribe to the Sustainable Spaces Support with my personal emails and plans and all that jazz.
As usual and of course thekitchensgarden.com and her Fellowship will be the Mother Ship.
🌟Live Simply so the Planet can Live Large.
✨Create Resilient Sustainable Spaces.
My head is swirling with ideas and research and speakers and articles and fantastic stuff to help our families be resilient and sustainable.
The organic soybeans have been harvested. The leaves are falling. The chickens are laying less and less. The pigs are beginning to build their winter beds.