Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The BioWebScape Ideals

There has been a movement for decades toward sustainable food production, It goes by many names, Edible Landscape, Permaculture, Forest Gardening, and I am sure some I have not heard about.

I would like to add this over all concept to the pile.


Biodeversity and web design and Landscapes/ waterscapes all rolled into one cultural changing concept.

We have a vast system that is not controlled by any one country, or any one person, or company It is known to us all as the Internet. It is a combination of many things all tied together with a set of rules and protocals that insure that it is open and flowing.

We have a world that we live on that is so biodeverse that I doubt any one person knows all the plants and animals that live in and on it. This system is also called the Web of life. The interconnected whole has so many layers and nodes that when we pull on one thread others flow with it. Biology is the understanding of these systems for growing things.

Landscape Architecture teaches you design with natural systems, but it has a tendency to build in neat rows and containers and a man made structure. But we also have Dreamscapes to discribe those times when we dream and the flow of time stops and we see things not as they are but as they could be.

Hence the new term BioWebScape A combination of all those things that make up our world as we know it today, plus hope and dreams for the future.

I hope that over the next decade we can harness the Internet's ability to connect people from all over the world, their ability to store vast amounts of data, and their ability to dream for a better future. We see the writing on the wall, there is danger ahead, why not start doing something now to prevent being harmed by it. If we do nothing we will regret it in the future.

As a child I always had this dream of living in an earth shelter home, that was in the middle of a garden, when you walked into the area where the home was, no one could find the front door. After you were shown where it was, and went inside you were amazed at the light streaming into it from outside. If you were outside again, you would have to almost be guided again to find the windows and the other features that were part of it.

I had many drawings and filled my head with dreams of living within this home until I was very old and grey.

That is one dream that I would like to see others sharing in, a place where their homes and foods are all grown into a living system.

I also envison going into space, but we first have to be able to live here on earth in harmony. When we can stop our fighting and start our living then space and all that is out there beyond this single planet would be open to us, and we won't just be looking up at the stars and dreaming What IF?

Yours in Christ,


Anonymous CTKevinK said...

Checking in w/ link, as requested.


5:56 PM  
Blogger Chiel Wieringa said...

Found it!

Haven't had the dreams, but do have a shared vision! Not as vivid as you describe it here, but it is one where we live in a self sustaining world with confident people in it who do not rely on authority (including monetary authority). A world where we cooperate instead of compete. A world where we comprehend fear and not abuse it for personal gain.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Charles Edward Owens Jr. said...

Where might I ask did you come along to my site, trying to track all the people I have old so recently that, if you are local. Central Arkansas, would love to meet for discussions about the world we find ourselves. you can leave a note here, or email me at my yahoo. or if you are in the USA call me, 1-501-551-1961.. The world is a small but a big place, only have us 8 billion or so human things wondering about, looking a bit lost, at all the stuff we seem to have missed last time we were awake.

9:35 PM  

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