I would imagine that I would have continued to grow my own food for these 10 years. I hope that I would have provided a bedrock of sustainability in my own area. With pods of people producing their own food, we are less reliant on the industrial oil complex.
I found Wayan Vota because of his posting of the tire rim barbecues on Afrigadget. He is the senior director of http://www.inveneo.org/. I was inspired by the simplicity and functionality if the tire rim barbecues. In his daily life he seems way more technologically inclined, which I also admire. I messaged him on FB, so we shall see.
What resonates with me the most is the need to listen to people. We don't design in a vacuum and we shouldn't try as designers or activists to force solutions onto people. Without collaboration and buy in we just will be designing as outsiders. We should share our experience and enthusiasm and evoke the same in others-- We're all learners together.