I arrived in Oakland last evening and gave a seminar for Hispanic women and men (predominately women) in gardening and Permaculture. I stayed with Suzanne who is an incredible gardener on a postage stamp sized piece of suburban property. Again I am taken aback by the creative dexterity that people like Suzanne are manifesting all over the country. I am always delightfully encouraged and enthused when I come across a place like hers. What may seem like the few and far between syndrome when it comes to putting these systems on the ground is becoming an illusion. The emergent feeling is that Permaculture and related systems will go viral over the next couple of years. We wish for all to jump on the band wagon. Thanks Suzanne for doing your work at home and in the community.

Passion!