On April 24 as part of the Earth Day celebrations at Mt. Shasta City Park, we held a visioning session for the city and surrounding area. While it’s always easy to say what we don’t want, this day was about naming and creating our common vision of a positive future.
The brainstorming exercise developed topics we can go deeper into during future eco-forums sponsored by the Ecology Center. We’re holding space for that – please feel free to leave your further thoughts and comments on our Facebook page or directly through our contact form. And of course, we welcome volunteers as we create and develop these forums with the help of our community.
Led by Board Member Andy Fusso and permaculture expert Jay Ma from Living Mandala, the session was an interactive discussion about becoming solutionaries.
Jay began with an introduction to permaculture principles, and how they apply to creating this vision. Based on these principles, Earth Day participants identified community assets and visualized what their ideal Mt. Shasta area could be like in 20 years. With Angelina Cook taking notes, the visioning considered several sectors.