Ideal Situation for Renuable
We are able to utilize my Permaculture Design Certificate while designing a land recovery/restoration project, using bamboo’s amazing abilities to repair land, retain water, create soil, capture and store carbon, as well as stabilize eroding lands; and infuse a permaculture design that creates an overall healthier ecosystem on otherwise degraded land.
In the larger picture we want to create self-sufficient, carbon neutral (or even carbon negative) bamboo villages, where staff are housed on-site in solar, wind, and naturally energy efficient houses, and fed with food grown from a mixture of on-site aquaponic, hydroponic, and various in-soil permaculture gardening techniques.
Ideally there are humanitarian and research grants, investment opportunities, and philanthropists that are able to help financially in the initial acquisition and development of the project, and the before and after of carbon capture and overall health of our area will be a great story like “Gaviotas” or “Greening the Desert.”
Renüable will provide housing and jobs to veterans, people with special needs, the homeless, and people from various “at risk” communities throughout the United States.
Renüable's villages would provide areas for field trips, yoga and business retreats, “airbnb” style rentals, wedding venues, and workshops and educational classes for the public on how to live more symbiotically with nature, and what is possible in terms of the regeneration of soil and ecosystems.
Renuable can provide composting pick up and drop off options for customers who want to make a change, and eventually partner with city waste programs to reduce the total waste that goes to landfills and create a resource that will inspire a beneficial lifestyle change in our communities.
As another part of Renuüable's income stream, a branch of permaculture design, consulting, landscaping and maintenance could be opened in specific “hotspot” areas, as a way to increase our positive influence on ecosystem creation and support.
Renüable would like to provide a place for college thesis students to come study a wide range of applicable topics, including, but not limited to:
- Medicinal uses for bamboo
- Nutritional profiles of bamboo as agricultural feed
- Carbon sequestration capabilities of bamboo
- Soil Generation capabilities of bamboo
- Ecosystem repair capabilities of bamboo
- Renewable energies, including solar and wind, and tidal power
- Sustainable/ self-sufficient communities
- Bamboo manufacturing
- Bamboo architecture and building processes
Although bamboo species can be grown on land throughout most of the United States, the species of interest (Moso, Rubro, Vivax, ect.) that yield the most profitable commercial products (including food, textile, construction, and paper products) can be found in the following states:
- South Carolina
Potential Lands Of Interest
- Fertile Soil
- Larger bamboo yields will likely be the easiest to achieve on fertile soils, but leaves the land restoration benefits of bamboo mostly underutilized.
- Timber Land
- Managed or “Natural” timber land could be bought and the timber sold to recoup some, most, or all of the initial land costs. Managed Timber land is a form of monocropping and leads to nutrient depletion and biodiversity, and transitioning it to Renüable bamboo production would be a net benefit.
- “Cut Over” Land
- Previous Timber land after harvest is left exposed to the elements that cause further land destruction, and will lead to soil that has been depleted of nutrients due to the monocropping nature of the timber industry.