“I’m here to interview for the Soil & Compost Tech job!?” A Transition Jobs Vision by Willi Paul, permaculturexchange.com


 “I’m here to interview for the Soil & Compost Tech job! ?” A Transition Jobs Vision by Willi Paul, permaculturexchange.com

Together we create local services and swaps that build the job market in the transition.

What will the jobs be for as build through the Transition to the Permaculture Age? And what associated employment-related values will rise to replace the car mechanic and tax lawyer from the dust of our crumpled corporate landscape?

Can you offer up any new business models that might synch with the jobs they may create?

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“In Permaculture Jobs – Creating a Secure Future” , Bill Wilson tags David Holmgren’s list of future job roles, saying:

“Investing years of study and large amounts of money towards college degrees in our institutions of higher learning hold less and less of a guarantee of future employment, income or satisfying work. Learning practical life and people skills may not make someone rich, but they will make them a valued and treasured part of most families, neighborhoods and communities.”

Land & Nature Stewardship
Bio-intensive gardening, Forest gardening, Seed saving, Organic agriculture, Biodynamics, Natural Farming, Keyline water harvesting, Holistic rangeland management, Natural sequence farming, Agroforestry, Nature-based forestry, Integrated aquaculture, Wild harvesting & hunting, Gleaning

Passive solar design, Natural construction materials, Water harvesting & waste reuse, Biotecture, Earth sheltered construction, Natural disaster resistant construction, Owner building, Pattern Language

Tools & Technology
Reuse & creative recycling, Hand tools, Bicycles and electric bikes, Efficient & low pollution wood stoves, Fuels from organic wastes, Wood gasification, Bio-char from forest wastes, Co-generation, Micro-hydro & small scale wind, Grid-tied renewable power generation, Energy storage, Transition engineering

Education & Culture
Home schooling, Waldorf education, Montessori, Participatory arts and music, Social ecology, Action research, Transition culture

Health & Spiritual Well-Being
Home birth & breast feeding, Complementary & holistic medicine, Yoga, Tai Chi & other body/mind/spirit disciplines, Spirit of place, Indigenous cultural revival, Dying with dignity

Finances & Economics
Local and regional currencies, Carpooling, Ride sharing & Car share, Ethical investment, Fair trade, Farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), WWOOFing & similar networks, Tradable energy quotas, Life cycle analysis, Energy accounting

Land Tenure & Community Governance
Cooperatives & Body Corporates, Cohousing & ecovillages, Native title and traditional use rights, Open Space Technology & Consensus Decision Making

My initial list of “Gaia gigs” drills down Mr. Holmgren’s categories and reads like this:

  • Soil & Compost Tech
  • Materials Resourcer
  • Garden Manager
  • Seed Bank Director
  • Shelter Designer
  • Permaculture Designer
  • Vision-Healer
  • Water Resource Manager
  • Food & Beverage Coordinator
  • Storyteller
  • Conflict Manager


I am very interested in how we will educate our kids in the transition and if our competitive DNA can be replaced by something else by the “marketplace.”

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