Chuck Burr


Chuck Burr Is author of Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution 

He is founder of Restoration Seeds, the Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute (SOPI) the Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association (SOSGA). All are now handed off to their staff, board or teachers. Chuck was a vegetable plant breeder, organic seed farmer and permaculture teacher for 10 years. He is able to teach the entire 72 hours permaculture design course (PDC) from his 50,000 word curriculum. At the peak Chuck grew over 200 annual and perennial vegetable, medicinal herb and flower species per year. New vegetable varieties bred by Chuck have been pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) so that they may never be patented.

Chuck retired at age 39 as founder of ZPIX Software. He has interned in the Executive Office for the President Reagan in college and has worked inside Fortune 100 companies. He has an MBA in finance and BA in Accounting. He is Founder and CEO of Mycoin to make crypto investing, accounting and reporting easier and safer. Mycoin adds infrastructure to the movement to give people sovereignty over their own money.

Chuck was born enlightened. He knew before he could read and write that society made no sense and nature is the only true teacher. He is a alpinist, rock climber and yogi. He is transitioning to living the simple climber-vanlife in his lovingly restored 1984 Vanagon “Sunshine”.


CulturequakeFront03-16-10Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution (Book)

Synopsis: Why do we have to participate in the destruction of the earth to survive? Why do we have to work to buy food? Weren’t food and land free once? Is there a better way to live? Are we living our truth? Are there skills that we are not being taught? What changes will make a real difference?

Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution reveals our only long-term solutions by taking a hard look how we got here and why we may not be able to fix civilization. Chuck Burr shows better ways to live beyond modern consumer culture.

By seeing through whole-systems eyes, we can start living more in tune with our needs and more deeply connected to the earth. Don’t wait!—read this book and let us create a new culture together.

Reviews: Few books have caused me to rethink my entire view of human history and human culture as Culturequake has. — Larry Korn, editor and translator One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

While not everyone is ready to drop their current lifestyles, the idea that there is a different way to live that harmonizes our relations with all living beings is both comforting and exciting. Culturequake is a highly recommended read. — Kris Holstrom, New Community Coalition, San Miguel County Sustainability Coordinator, Telluride, Colorado.

Tying together the bits and pieces, the anecdotes, stories and flashes of recognition for the first time. — Marc Hurlbert

A thoroughly researched and well-indexed book. Great for those who are new to the idea of how people in our culture live beyond the human definition. It also serves as a great reference for those already “in” on the taker/leaver concept. Chuck writes in a simple, easy to read style without a lot of flowery conjecture. This is a fact-filled book that I believe I will use as a reference for years to come. — Eric Jergensen

As alarming world news is now, his fresh, brilliant, new message is that the answers that served humanity well for so long before these times can still serve us well. In fact, combining the best of both world’s, it could be so great, we’d look on the last few thousand years as a mere hiccup.
— John Cruickshank, the Sunny John and Hobbit House

Mission: To make the world a better place for all species through education.

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