This being especially now, as food, energy and societal / cultural challenges face us down, when we can take a more simplified strategy to become intimately closer and connected to the land.
This is where the value set of this renewing paradigm is based on simplicity, reciprocity and organics - offering one means to that pathway with a very physical hands on approach, around community, the seeking of truth and the many virtues around being human, such as beauty, forgiveness and co-operation.
This change needs to be an individual and collective decision making process and not from a top down mechanism, for example, what type of society sprays chemical poisons on its food and then eats it?
There is a need, for us as modelers for a revitalised tomorrow to be far more conscious than this!
What is cultural intelligence? What is relationship? How do we align to the web of life? Brendan lucidly covers these topics and asks the question, can NZ provide leadership and not 'followship' in the months and years to come?