Thomas Steininger talks with Joe Brewer
The crises that humanity faces are reaching a culmination point: pandemic, financial, wealth gap, food production, and climate. The fundamental life-systems that have supported us are being challenged and are under collapse. According to complexity researcher Joe Brewer, we have reached a point where the veil is finally lifting to reveal the root cause of this metacrisis. Using the very new but simultaneously very old form of agriculture that we now call “Permaculture,” Brewer helps us to understand the different mindset that will allow us to respond to this global emergency. Permaculture, according to Wikipedia, is a “set of design principles centered on whole systems thinking, simulating, or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems.” What does this mean for our human systems?
In this powerful conversation, Joe Brewer explains how we need to undergo a process of “re-indigenousation” of modern humanity. In his own global project called “Earth Regenerators,” he teaches both the conceptual frameworks and practical tools for regenerating Earth–both the planet and the soil.
In this week’s Radio evolve, Thomas Steininger talks with Joe Brewer about how “re-indigenousation” is an answer to the metacrisis.