Resilience refers to the ability of a system, whether it be individuals, small groups, communities or whole economies, to hold together and maintain their ability to function in the face of shocks from the outside.

For me specially it means:

  • Having the ability to grow at least some of our food and source some of our basic needs as locally as possible;
  • To be able to reduce our dependency on outside resources so that we can withstand impacts caused by disruption to food or energy supply chains;
  • To be able to do this in a way that is beneficial to our local wildlife, our neighbours and our community.

I’ve got a whole lot more to say about it but I’m still gathering my words.