The main problem with future´s self-reliant #ecotechnical communities is that there are very few paths to there from where we are: our industrial consumer civilization.
Reason is that you can not easily abandon the money economy because everything you do will have to produce enough excess to feed the huge upside down pyramid of banks, corps, bureaucracies, military, etc.
Its impossible to do that without fossil fuels and other traps of industrial civilization.
This means that we are locked-in, and basically we have to go through #collapse first.
In the worst scenario some lucky people, in some lucky locations might be able to do more than just survive living out of polluted soils.
(to be continued)