Tonight was talking architecture with my brother, my cousin Aaron and his father Dan. We all want such similar things. He wants to build “a mud house” — cob or so — and starting to live green. Thomas (my brother) wants to build an ecologic apartment complex, and use inexpensive materials (straw and cob, probably on metal or timber frame) to make green apartments affordable.

We all agree that permaculture thinks too small and doesn’t often involve engineers and investors. If we’re gonna make this earth a better place, we’re going to have to start integrating into the mother culture here. We can make steps — large steps, but not leaps — to make things better.

Anyone want to start a green complex on a section in a city? Maybe the idea’s time has come.