https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-permaculture-20110923,0,3932250.story and video Willoughby admits he lives at the extreme end of a spectrum of environmental awareness, that he lives as a survivalist surrounded by people who prefer to thrive. He pumps water from his own well. He piles his waste beside his garden beds, composting his own feces into the topsoil. In drums near his melon patch rest gallons of his urine, being converted by bacteria into ammonia fertilizer With his gaptoothed grin and his yard strewn with rusting machines, Willoughby knows how it looks. In the most genial way possible, he will tell you that you are the crazy one. "People are so damn ignorant about energy," he said.