Permapoesis is the portmanteau for permanent making. A term I've developed, incorporating permaculture principles and indigenous thinking, to help reclaim locavore sensibilities and rethink economies of material accountability and regard.
My name is Patrick Jones. I live in Daylesford, Australia on a quarter acre permaculture plot with my girlfriend Meg Ulman, two sons Zephyr and Blackwood and our dog, Zero. Together, as Artist as Family, we live simply, requiring little money. We are participants of an informal community gift economy, we grow much of our food, we forage for the old medicine weeds of our ancestors, snare rabbits, catch fish, ride bikes and love being car-free and we don't fly. We give nothing to Coles or Woolworths. Our book The Art of Free Travel came out in 2015. It was short-listed for an ABIA in 2016.
Here are my books. The bottom two can be purchased from me direct (just click the 'Contact Me' tab above), however if you're moving to a non-monetary existence I'll post you one free of charge. The Art of Free Travel can be found in public libraries and all good bookshops in Australia and NZ, and is available as an ebook and an audio book worldwide.