In fact, our first event may be held on or about April 30th, 2014 (date and location to be confirmed). Patricia Leger has approached us to present her story and experiences with shale gas exploration (also known as fracking) in her home town area. This promises to be an exiting evening. Stay tuned for updates!
I also met with Charles Theriault, the "Is Our Forest Really Ours?" guy. He presents a very eye opening story about our reality here in New Brunswick, one that all citizens should be aware of. If you haven't heard of him, I encourage everyone to visit his website and even go to one of his talks.
There appears to be a growing sense of concern about how our natural resources are being exploited and managed in our province and that the old arguments of "it's good for the economy", or, "it creates jobs" are just not good enough anymore, or plainly not true. I'm also convinced that by working together we can come up with better, cleaner solutions to protect our environment and prosper. The role that permaculture can play in this awakening is also very exciting.