For the past 4 years career coaching, I’ve heard countless people tell me “If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d be ______-ing instead.” Almost all of the answers I hear are related to making art, learning new things, exploring the world, and connecting more with the Earth and our higher selves.
Over time, these perspectives—which I share—made me realize just how overcomplicated our society has become, how much we all yearn for simpler lives. Less commuting, less social media, less pursuit of income. More connection, more experiences, more fulfillment.
Growing our own food is a major step towards building the lives we want. Not every single human needs to grow their own food by themselves, but every human deserves to be part of a local community of friends & families who control their own food and energy supplies.
We all deserve to worry less, explore more, and feel part of something bigger—something connected to the Earth and our higher selves.
Building an urban homestead
My wife & I own our home. For the past few months, we’ve been converting my yard into my neighborhood’s first community garden.
My goals are to:
- Become self-sufficient in growing our own produce
- Build a playbook that inspires and empowers more people to do the same, in our neighborhood and beyond
- Bring suburbs back into symbiosis with nature… turning modern neighborhoods into eco-villages 🌱
COVID showed us how fragile our global supply chains are, how much we are at their mercy. I’ve also always been a highly independent learner+doer. On both accounts, this endeavor is incredibly inspiring to me.
My wife & I believe deeply in the power of shared real estate—we’re planning to co-create many spaces that are self-sustaining and open to those who need them. To bring modern humanity back into harmony with nature and the planet.
If this speaks to you, I’d love to connect.
Searching for a profitable business model to bring modern civilization into harmony with nature
I’m currently working on a few ideas which you can learn more about here →
Originally published @April 5, 2022