I've spent a lot of time here, pointing out our problems. I think it's time to start looking at solutions.
We are a diverse and eclectic group of people with bountiful skills. We all bought here because we believed in off-the-grid living. Maybe we were duped by the ‘Garbage Warrior’ into thinking Earthships were THE answer… but we’re here now and we need to make it work despite the deception and double standards.
So what is the answer? The answer is US! All of us put together, are way more resourceful, determined, and capable! Why? Because this isn’t just a job or just marketing, it’s our lives, it’s our homes, its our investment and it’s our future! We have way more at stake than Reynolds.
It’s time to look at all that we DO have and how we can work together with our neighbors to grow our community. That can be a simple group of neighbors getting together to discuss our issues, how to solve them and then work together on solutions. It can be as organized or not, as we want, but I think for now, we should keep things simple.
Honestly, the issues the board is currently addressing have been around for the past twenty years… the SAME issues. We can’t be any LESS effective than they have been, and I expect we can be substantially MORE effective if we have common goals and we give everyone who wants a voice, a chance to speak.
This is a quick list of issues that probably concern all of us:
Litter: trash on the roads, blowing building supplies
Roads: potholes, washboard bumps, speeding
Changing the LUC
Do you have anything to add to this list? Do you have any other ideas?
I believe these are all issues that we can discuss and solve ourselves.
Farmers don’t just quit working as winter approaches: they prepare for the spring. As the days get shorter, and we spend less time outside, we can use our time to reconnect with our neighbors, share some food and conversation… and plan our spring.
I think you’ll be impressed with what we can accomplish when we pool our resources and work for the common good. Then we will begin to realize the community we were looking for.
What do you think?
And thank you everyone, for listening here.