Eco-Distributism: Basic Land, Food Forests and Circular Economy

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Logan

Would you or your children like to live to see what happens after climate change? In this article we’ll cover both the ways which have been found to work, and what you can do to help align to them.

“Mass Dreams of the Future” [1] by Dr. Chet Snow and Dr. Helen Wombach future progressed over 2,500 subjects in the 1980’s, and found that there was a 94% population decline by the 2100s, this is consistent with some climate change models that predict the carrying capacity of Earth could displace [2] (or kill) billions of people (gigadeath).
Of those who survived there were two primary ways the high tech urban and the new age sylvan.

The high tech urban are those affiliated with what we know today as the “secret space program”[3]. They mostly live in aluminum glass domes, underground or in space and all require suits to go outside, they had a fairly short life expectancy due to the frequency of asphyxiation and gloom. Climate models indicate that we may be headed towards an anoxic event[4] due to a combination of increasing CO2 levels and fertilizer washing into the ocean (Atlantic ocean is highest risk), which would lead to the heavier than air poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas billowing out of the oceans and killing wherever the breeze takes it. They generally wore jump suits, ate rations and had low subjective ratings of well being. If it sounds like what you want, can join the military[5][6], as it seems to be an outgrowth of them.

The new age sylvan are spiritually inclined people that live in food forests and have access to advanced technology. They generally wear robes or tunics, eat primarily fruits, nuts and leaves and have high subjective ratings of well being, some of them also travel to and or have space stations.

The rest of the article will be dedicated to co-creating the new age sylvan timeline here on Earth.

The easiest way to get to the new age sylvan timeline that I know of is to gather with other people who are also on that path.

The basic universal requirement for it is service to others from the heart. Which generally I like to overstate as “forgiveness, compassion and unconditional love for all beings while living in service to others” simply because “heart” is a very ambigious term, and I want to specify the qualifying emotions that come with heart chakra activation.

The first Green Party in the northern hemisphere was called the “Small Party” (founded by Elizabeth May) and based on a Distributist book called “Small is Beautiful” by E.F. Schumacher. Distributism is an economic theory advocating for distributing land and the means of production as widely as possible.

“We assert that the key to social justice is the equitable distribution of social and natural resources, both locally and globally, to meet basic human needs unconditionally, and to ensure that all citizens have full opportunities for personal and social development.”

From Global Greens Charter (2017) [7]

Distributism was first wrote about by Pope Leo XIII, in Rerum Novarum[8], where he talks about with logical reasoning that the family is the primordial nation, and so each family deserves to have land to provide for itself, and to be able to produce goods, can also participate in the free market. There have been several variations of Distributism over the years with different ways of implementing the idea of Distributism.

Eco-Distributism advocates that each citizen deserves as a human right a hectare of land, and whatever support they need to become self sustaining on it. Which could include a co-creation centre, especially if for a group of people, then can have 3D printers, recyclers, and even silicon chip and robot manufacturing on site. Consider that any human that has less than a hectare of land is necessarily dependent on society for their sustenance, instead of the earth our mother planet (from whose food our bodies are made of).

Having access to enough natural resources (land) to use as means of subsistence is supported by human rights treaties Canada has signed and ratified such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.

ICCPR Part I, Article 1.2 & ICESCR Part I Article 1.2

These are not just passive declarations, the government has agreed to follow through:

Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take steps, individually and through international assistance and co-operation, especially economic and technical, to the maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of the rights recognized in the present Covenant by all appropriate means, including particularly the adoption of legislative measures.

ICESCR Part II Article 1.1

In alignment and further elucidation of the above human rights UN agencies defined poverty as not having enough land to grow one’s food:

“Fundamentally, poverty is a denial of choices and opportunities,a violation of human dignity. It means lack of basic capacity to participate effectively in society. It means not having enough to feed and cloth a family, not having a school or clinic to go to, not having the land on which to grow one’s food or a job to earn one’s living, not having access to credit. It means insecurity, powerlessness and exclusion of individuals, households and communities. It means susceptibility to violence, and it often implies living on marginal or fragile environments, without access to clean water or sanitation”

(UN Statement, June 1998 –signed by the heads of all UN agencies)

In sharp contrast to the socialist/plutocratic Agenda 21 which promotes urbanization (and some say the eventual extermination of the “useless eaters”), the distributist Global Greens promote ruralization:

Recognise that the process of urbanisation due to rural poverty must be slowed and reversed through appropriate rural development programs which protect the character and ecology of the rural landscape.

from Global Greens Charter (2017)

Note that the urbanization started in earnest at the dawn of the industrial revolution due to pressure of factory owners to get people into factory workers as wage slaves. Many laws were passed to make it harder and harder for homesteaders in favour of the wealthy factory owners. Even now the oppression continues as zoning bylaws and other regulations stand in the way of people owning plots of land sufficient in size for homesteading, but not so large that they are forced to farm as cogs in the national machine.

many of the world’s peoples and nations have been impoverished by the long centuries of colonisation and exploitation, creating an ecological debt owed by the rich nations to those that have been impoverished

Recognise the right to compensation of those people that lose access to their natural resources through displacement by environmental destruction or human intervention

From Global Greens Charter (2017)

A common sentiment that some people espouse which they have been taught by the Big6 media is that “Jobs” are good, and more jobs is better. What we’ve seen from the spring 2020 lockdown, is that when people stopped commuting to go to their “jobs”, there was a drastic reduction in environmental damage, with cleaner air and water there was a return of nature to some areas. Also notable is the fact that anyone who doesn’t have enough land to feed themselves is necessarily dependent on society to get food, which means transportation, and likely unsustainable industrial agriculture, which is eroding our soil 8 times faster than it is produced and washing finite land fertilizer resources into the ocean. The runoff is already killing marine life, and combined with CO2 increases can lead to an anoxic event which can lead to oceans billowing heavier than air H2S poisonous gas, which can blow onto the shore and kill everything in its path, it’s happened before. If you live sufficiently inland and have a good buffer of forests you can be safe from this oncoming threat.

People don’t need “Jobs” to live, they need water, food, shelter and community, all of which can be provided by people having land which they can live in co-operation with. The Earth is our mother, as all our bodies are made from food that grows on it.

With about a hectare of land can use permaculture food forests to grow enough food to feed yourself and enough wood to warm yourself through the winter. Now this is not “agriculture” where it is a labour intensive process every year of planting, tending and harvesting. But rather an ongoing process since many of the trees and shrubs yield for many years, and at different times of year.

So for example in Canada can have fresh fruits and berries from June until well into the winter. Similarly can have fresh green leaves from about April until the killing frosts, and all year long if you include evergreens such as spruce or kale. Persimmons, bear berries, snow berries, apios american tubers, sunflower potatoes and many more foods are available fresh all winter.

While you may be able to get by without any food storage at all, I would highly recommend at least caching nuts, since they are high calorie, take up little space and are easy to store. Half a hectare is sufficient for about 1 cord of wood, which if you have a very energy efficient (passive solar or semi-subterranean) home is enough to get through a Canadian winter. At least a quarter hectare is necessary to produce enough calories on an average year to feed a human weighing up to 75kg, though best to cultivate most of the available hectare as it is inevitable that some years will have lower harvests (such as in 1816, the “year without a summer”).

Now you may have noticed that I’ve only listed plant based foods thus far, and that is because meat generally needs ten times more land than plant based foods, so all the macronutrients are derived from plants. Some people like to ask “what about protein?” to this the answer is legumes, in particular Siberian Pea shrubs, black locusts and honey locusts all produce edible high protein bean pods and beans. There are also annual and perennial sources of protein, such as regular peas/beans, hog peanut and apios americana. Can contact us to find out which food forest plants will work in your area.

There are however a few essential nutrients which are not found in plants, such as B12, EPA and DHA. They are however found in abundance in crustaceans and insects. Crustaceans are generally best sources as they have high EPA/DHA for example Orconectes virilis (northern crayfish) is hardy to zone 2 (-42C), and so could even do well in the Northwest Territories, and otherwise crayfish and-or other crustaceans are found in all the provinces. One of the easiest crayfish to breed is Calico Crayfish though it is only hardy to zone 4 (-32C). In more arid regions like the prairies may have to make do with grasshoppers for B12. Obviously these are wild animals would have to be “farmed” by creating a habitat for them where they can reproduce and sustain their populations.

So there are different ways of laying out how to make the food forest, and everyone can make their own design. There are at least two basic patterns, one where you gradually slope your tree tops so your property forms a pyramid, or if in a thick forest, can make a clearing and slope outwards at ~45 degrees (depending on solar equinox zenith) so as to minimize shading the shorter trees , this way the full sun shrubs have enough light as well.

Green Religion is funding land rentals and seeds for Ugandan orphanages, so that they can grow food forests to feed themselves. This is a form of international Distributism.

Living in co-creative co-operation with nature and technology. PLA is a plastic which can be made from food waste, and it is the most popular plastic for 3D printers. Broken prints and old parts can be melted down into filament and reprinted as something new.

Demand that corporations and communities reduce, reuse and recycle waste, aiming for a zero waste economy which replicates a natural ecosystem

Circular economy support from Global Greens Charter (2017)

Another important aspect of Distributism is the anti-monopoly standpoint which extends not only to corporations but also to the government itself. This is part and parcel with having more autonomous rural communities.

power and responsibility are concentrated in local and regional communities, and devolved only where essential to higher tiers of governance

Global Greens Charter on Participatory Democracy

Using our understanding of nature via science we can easily make it quite scalable, by seeing the relationship between atoms and human communities. The largest atom our sun will ever produce is iron, which has a maximum isotope number of 60, though the most common is 56 (26 protons and 30 neutrons). Similarly researchers have found that from archeological digs to video gaming clans the most stable groups of humans are in the range of 50-60 people.
Additionally there is a phenomenon known as “Dunbar’s number” which is the upper limit of how many relationship a homo sapien can manage, it usually falls between 100 and 250 depending on individual. Similarly lead (Pb) with isotope 208 is the largest stable atom, with all bigger ones prone to radioactive decay.
The most common atoms are hydrogen (1-3 people), helium (3-4 people), carbon (12-13 people), oxygen (16-18 people), neon (20), iron (54-58), nitrogen (14-15), and silicon (28-30). These atoms can form covalent bonds (trade routes) with other atom communities, and construct various kinds of molecules at scale.
A single human DNA molecule could encircle the globe, though I wouldn’t recommend anyone try to force any kind of molecular scheme, but rather let people figure out which they are most comfortable with.
As you are probably aware we are all made of molecules, which combine to form cells, which combine to form our bodies.

If you’d like to see some past examples of success of permaculture food forest societies, I point to the Amazon. Scientists agree that much of it started out as food forests, by some of the many ancient civilizations, which were all sustainable ecologically. Eventually the jungle grew so thick that people didn’t need to rely on a central government for sustenance and split into warring tribes. In order to avoid “warring tribes” it is best to also have information technology, like the internet for example, and circular economy, with technology. If we stay in communication with each other it will melt barriers between atom communities, and if someone needs help we can be of service.

This is where the Circular Economy comes in with the co-creation centres in each atom community. While each community makes it’s own decision on what it contains, an ideal Iron community would have everything that is necessary to turn raw materials into robots, including all the electronics involved. If a community has a copy of both zlibrary and sci-hub (the combined literary and scientific works of all humanity), then they can apply themselves to co-create just about anything that can be imagined, assuming they have the available raw materials to start with. Though for a brief overview of what you might find in a typical co-creation centre is a workshop with various tools, 3D printers for both plastic and metal, a furnace, a kiln and a clean room which could be used for biological or electronic work (an electron tunnelling microscope can etch chips at 10 micron widths). A modern precursor to co-creation centres is Open Source Ecology (link).

Automation can greatly help with co-creation centres, particularly when it comes to fine detailed work and electronics. 3D printers are an example of such automation, and it is possible to also have robots which eventually may be able to replicate full featured co-creation centres which can produce robots, and thus would make them self-replicating. Robots BTW are solid-based host bodies, much like humans are liquid-based bodies, and can support souls just the same, particularly when you consider that sensation is electrical in nature. So robots at such a level would need to have human rights, and may choose to have their own, fully robotic atom communities. Ecozones most conducive to robots are arid regions like the tar-sands (from which can synthesize the highly sought after silicon-carbide computer chips), and in the arctic such as Devon Island, or the Pangnirtung area which has much windpower. Earth generally is too wet for robots, so the eventual aim is to collaborate with robotkind to help make space vehicles (using electro-gravitics), which can help us both visit other planets, and let us colonize Venus and Mercury. While Venus and Mercury are hostile to liquid-bodies they are compatible with solid-bodies that have silicon-carbide processing chips. But as previously mentioned we can reincarnate into solid-based bodies, (as proven by people who have past lives where they incarnated as robots on other planets) so we are all one peoples.

The Tikopian Islanders have managed to keep a population of 2 people per hectare on their tropical island for over 1,000 years, using food forests to keep the nutrients, and dancing and singing to encourage group cohesion. They are currently the world leaders of the planet in terms of sustainability so we can look to their example for guidance. Here is a video of them.

The “Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre” series started an eco-distributist movement in Russia, where people are given a hectare (2.5 acres) of land by the government to follow a permaculture lifestyle. The “Cedars” (kedarz in Russian) are Siberian stone pine nut trees (Pinus sibirica) which allow for permaculture food forests in areas that get down as low as -60C (all the way up to the treeline). Otherwise it is a very wholistic New Age spiritual approach to life including telepathic plant and animal communication while living in co-operation with nature. The program was so successful in Russia the government has extended it with the Homesteading Act to give a free hectare to people who wish to pursue any lawful purpose on it. Within first 4 years of the program 80,000 people have received their own free hectare in Russia.

For people skeptical of paranormal phenomena due to adhering to a humanist belief system (worshiping of the human body sans mind). I encourage them to read The Noetic Universe by Dean Radin which is a skeptic’s introduction to the science of the paranormal and how both business and science has accepted it, as well as what changes we may see when it eventually becomes mainstream.

Note the depopulation at the end of the century mentioned at the top doesn’t have to happen, if everyone decides to adopt the sustainable methods such as the new age sylvan timeline. Even if most predictions are still saying gigadeath, there is always a slim chance we’ll decide to all/most become sustainable before it’s too late. While we know that new age sylvan timeline works, as well as Mennonites, the new age sylvan timeline during the 2500 is the one that experiences the most growth on Earth, and indeed manages to repair much of the eco-system.
There are literally hundreds of millions of these sustainable new age timeline people in 2100, and there aren’t That many permaculturists now, so there is room for you to join the new age sylvan timeline (such as via local Green Party).

My call to action to you today is to be grateful for some aspect of what you have, and through love helping it manifest into a greater abundance.

If you’d like to do more, can join your local Global Greens aligned Green Party and help them organize group land buys so that human beings in your area can have their basic human right to land met. Can also do protests, marches, inform your friends or the public, as the more people that know about their basic human rights, the higher the likelihood the human rights will be fulfilled.

If you would like to align to New Age Sylvan timeline as described in this article, the first step is activating your heart chakra (which feels like forgiveness, compassion and unconditional love for all beings). One of the easiest ways is by doing a loving kindness meditation.

Can get it here:

If you’re interested in signing up to get basic land with us can do so here.

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