"Basically the essential story of permaculture is that we are all at extreme risk if we don't radically address the issues of climate change, systemic and growing economic inequality, a collapsing biosphere, and an accelerating mass extinction," Kevin explained. "All of these problems are very real, and the actual survival of humanity and most of the rest of the natural world is what is at stake. Permaculture and other approaches like it hold the most promising solutions to this, our very real collective predicament. This is the story that motivates me."
As New York City and Staten Island move into the 21st Century and together we face all the challenges it will bring, we talked with Kevin about how combining new and yet old traditions of agricultural production will be more valuable than ever to our survival. We all acknowledged that urban farming and food production could be means to redevelop Staten Island— the historic bread basket of New York City—in a truly sustainable way." end snip