Your NameCreighton Hofeditz
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Cohort AssignmentCohort B (Americas)
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Getting perennial food systems and regenerative urban solutions on the ground, accepted and utilized by municipalities, and understood/operated by communities.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

I'm an educator, a skill builder, a project champion. I like to work hard and push projects through, while inspiring others to come along and learn with me as we go.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

I want to create something that grows on its own, that draws people in, that has a life and a succession beyond me.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Giving myself the time and permission to relax, to know when something is "enough", to enjoy what I've accomplished instead of worrying about what I haven't.

5. And for professional growth?

Better data tracking, better organization, creating processes that liberate others to help me instead of keeping everything in my head/small pieces of paper/emails.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

Over a decade of work and learning in permaculture, thousands of dollars in education, volunteer hours, late nights and unpaid hours, travel, reading, personal experimentation, failure and recalibration.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Permaculture; Peter Bane, Joel Glanzberg, Sam and Doug Bullock, Asia Dorsey, Jason Gerhardt, Robin Wall Kimmerer, many more. Meditation; Thich Nhat Hahn, S.N. Goenka, various mystics and writers. Trees; Akiva Silver, Richard Powers, Wendell Berry, many more.

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

"This is the story of how we begin to remember" - Paul Simon. "Peace is every step" - Thich Nhat Hahn "What we need is here" - Wendell Berry "Make green the shadow of my step" - Me

Everything that encourages life more broadly and holistically is tapping into the broader meaning and purpose of life in an individual sense. Humans have so much power to be the species that elevates, repairs, restores, heals. We were meant to live in harmony and we can do great things quickly when we are motivated to. We have everything we need to craft a regenerative society and world, and humans are not evil or bad, but merely like adolescents trying to find our way.

Date CreatedJune 9, 2022