Abandoned Planet

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  1. Caelan MacIntyre

    Caelan MacIntyre Junior Member

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    For different reasons, I sometimes like me a good ghost town or abandoned place, including even online virtual places, like forums or blogs, where, for example, the last entry might be something like March 12, 2006. And maybe they made, like, a total of 9 entries over 2 years. Or abandoned software or an interesting-thing-with-a-story, kicked to the curb. Or Pripyat. That kind of thing.
    The experience can be wonderfully reflective, melancholic and desolate.

    (It's looking like it's getting there here by the way, if it was any different, and makes me wonder what of permaculture and similar.)

    ...Or even people walking around in nature, yet looking intently at their cellphones. Or that famous (infamous?) Wuhan 'Bat Lady' in her virus-research bubble hazmat-like suit, like an astronaut. I can almost imagine her floating around in space like that guy HAL9000 decided to dispense with.

    Or like William Shatner or Elon Musk's car-in-space... or even people driving in their cars right here at home for that matter...

    Or even our professions and governments...
     
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    how about this?

    an abandoned permaculture project in the desert:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@29.5973545,35.6028765,602m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

    i still find it interesting to check out every few years what has happened to it.
     
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    What project was it and are there extra details online?

    Made me wonder about 'greening the desert' starting along the fringes/edges/contours of 'the green' (not [necessarily?] the irrigated ones along a river) rather than closer to the middle of nowhere.
     
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    Rum Organic(s) search on youtube and you may find some older Geoff Lawton videoes showing parts of the design and a few follow ups. Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum Organic(s) may also be interesting searches, I just did one using the terms: geoff lawton wadi rum organic and things do come up to investigate further.

    the problem is, if you look around the neighborhood you see a large design that was also put in and I'm not sure if some of the videos are that site or this one. It's not clear.

    it's too bad that Geoff doesn't comment here any longer or we could ask him. ;)

    ok, one thing mentions 10 acre site and that fits the measurements I just made, but there is a much larger site to the SW which is a designed space. I'm curious how that has been managed and if that is a permaculture inspired design.
     

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