Reindigenation is the process of becoming indigenous, of becoming at one with the landscape. Living within our means is part of it. Increasingly moving towards watershed-based economies, we will better appreciate and steward the land so that we guarantee clean water, fresh air, and nutritious and abundant food. We will accept all species including our fellow humans as precious.
I intend for this site to present and, through others’ help, improve ideas that will restore and create vibrant ecological communities around Santa Cruz County. The evolving result is a reindigenation of people across this landscape.
Restoring and creating vibrant ecological communities requires sound approaches to observing Nature and figuring out what to do with what we come to understand. Up until recently, we knew far too little; now, we know more than we are showing by our actions. We could do better with what we know.
This vision includes engaging socially to create a human community that is resilient enough to provide for future generations. If we do this right, people will stay, be happy, and keep this North Coast bountiful, beautiful, and burgeoning with all goodness for a long, long time.
For people to stay, they will need means. What will an economy look like that both gives to Nature and takes only what she can sustain? Does this start with one person…a group…a society?
Join me in this exploration. I want your help.