Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I was recently asked to participate in the Bluegrass Bioneers 2012 Conference. To be honest, I had never heard of the conference or even the term "bioneer", so I did a little research. While I don't think I agree with all aspects of the Bioneers movement (which is pretty typical for me), I do think much of what they are doing is very interesting, and I was very honored to be asked to be part of it. Unfortunately, living overseas did not allow me to participate this year; however I did want to let people know about this conference. If you are in the Louisville area on November 2-4, then consider attending.
So what is a Bioneer? From their website, it is described that founder Kenny Ausubel coined the term Bioneers in 1990 to describe an emerging culture. Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic "nature's operating instructions" to serve human ends without harming the web of life.
That sounds a lot like Permaculture to me. Pretty cool!
Check out their site and learn more.