Crowdfunding for Permaculture Now! Article / Interview with Christian Shearer of WeTheTrees.com by Willi Paul, permaculture exchange
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“WeTheTrees is a crowdfunding platform for the Permaculture community. The platform is not, however, limited to only permaculture certified campaigns. WeTheTrees is open to campaigns that fall into any sustainability, environmental, social, or educational category, as long as they meet the ethics of permaculture.
The key is to work the edges. It is much more effective to work on something at the edge of your system and help it to be symbiotic with your system than to wander off to another area completely. There is an edge relationship between the permaculture community and related fields (like conservation, organic agriculture, social change movements, etc.), where there are actually overlapping elements. Our platform has an added function of connecting, exposing and educating those that may be positioned on the edge of permaculture. It may be through their use of our platform that they first recognize the deep solid base and active community of permaculture.”