Hello from the future!

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Amadou

You will not belive how the gravity well is doing! At first we didn’t have hopes for any rainfall but thanks to the local water harvesting and permaculture collective, the watershed is coming back to this desert rock!

Rea

It would look lush and green and bright. It would smell like fresh air on the first spring day, or after some delightful rain. We would feel proud to accomplish such an achievement.

Dyani

The pollen is gettin’ crazy now that the winds are blowing in. Keeps blocking the air intake to the tether generators. But someone forked the original design that you uploaded and fixed it! Here it is, the brand spanking new tethergen! The ecorestoration circle has been working on this

Guadalupe

A bunch of storms rolled through last week in the valley. The water collection system you made has been in overdrive after the trees were able to quench their thirst. You can see the overflow indicator is finally red! Wild that we used to hate floods. Now we depend

Luiza Mitrache

I live in symbiosis with nature. I hear water birds and cracking trees. I see many nuances of green, brown and yellow. I plant and grow my own food. I produce my own energy.

Sorrel

The central Willamette Valley’s old grass seed farms are now overgrown with wildflowers and blackberry brambles. And the huge five square mile food forest we began planting a decade ago is really coming into its own. I’ve been taking my turn at aerial turbine maintenance. The first time I strapped

Silvie

I had to trudge through snow in -5 degrees last week to fix a problem with the wind power distribution system. The electricity was there, but we couldn’t get enough juice flowing to power both garden heaters and homes. We had to act fast; in the freezing Cascadian mountains

Ronon

The future here in the eastern Cascadian smells lush and sweet. Big improvements in water harvesting technology are not only a huge relief, but have been a game changer here for communities in the high desert. It’s meant we have plenty of drinking water, and there’s even been an

Arrow

Life in the Crooked Creek gets better everyday as we continue learning how to create homes and communities that work in cooperation with the surrounding environment, rather than exploiting it. Efforts to reverse local desertification continue, and have already resulted in an explosion of life throughout our grasslands ecosystem.

Azubuike

Soaked to the bone today, the atmospheric water generators have been working overtime with the humidity. Feels like a real rainstorm in the food forest, almost like the old days. The plants don’t care if it’s a storm or the AWG’s, they are just thirsty!

Nye

The chinampa project is finally up and running! Just powered on the flood generator last week. Finally getting power to our camp and pretty soon gonna have some amazing fish spawns. Crazy this is all just floating out in the water, like a little private island.

Katerina

Alexi, we finally got the oranges to come in. Been -24 for the past couple of days but the geothermal heat is still rockin’ and making sure everything stays alive. Research is coming along, though I wish I didn’t have to walk to the grow chambers in the snow!