It is now 6 weeks ago that the WHO proclaimed Covid-19 to be a pandemic. In the meantime, probably everyone in our 4 returns community has been affected by the virus and/or the associated crisis to some degree. This made me wonder about two things.
First of all: How is everyone doing? How has Covid-19 affected your own life, and possibly your landscape restoration initiative/work? Did any activities get cancelled, what is are the financial implications for your project and what is going on in the landscape’s social community?
Secondly: how do you think that this crisis will affect our work on building thriving communities and landscapes around the world? Do you think the damage will be long-lasting? Or might the crisis become a lever for fundamental change, for example to start building a “Spaceman Economy”, as proposed by Thomas Lovett in this article?
I’m interested in hearing your experiences (please mention where you’re from). Any thoughts are welcome!