Towards a Social Bioregional Map

Social subsystems are extremely important elements of permaculture design. These soft-technologies, as opposed to physically manifest hardware-biological hard technology elements, are left in the bottom of the tool chest.

Free Permaculture Design Software

I'm currently working on a permaculture design for Fresh Roots Farm in Atlanta. Here is a list of the free software I plan on using to publish my designs:

Open Source Appropriate Tech Development and Climate Change

Some of you who are following the UNFCCC climate negotiations may know that there is currently an impasse between "developed" (i.e. US & EU) and "developing" (i.e. China and India) over intellectual property rights and the transfer of technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. I put quotes around develop* because it begs the question of who is "developing" and what we're "developing" towards.