Lift Review: Small is possible
Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy
by Lyle Estill.
Although it's set in the USA, in North Carolina, it's highly relevant to developments here in Lyttelton. He tells of a huge number of projects in the area where he lives, which have started as bright ideas, small ventures, and gone through setbacks and made great progress.And it's so refreshing to read a writer who lightens his fascinating detail with wit and irony.
After describing the history of developments in his hometown area, he develops a chapter each on these topics: Connecting Ourselves; Feeding Ourselves; Housing Ourselves; Fueling Ourselves; Financing Ourselves; Educating Ourselves; Entertaining Ourselves; Healing Ourselves; Governing Ourselves.
An inspiring book for any reader who is looking at making changes in their lives, or joining in with groups working locally to strengthen their community.