"Share the surplus" is the most exciting of permaculture's design principles. Exciting because so many un-resourced dreams suddenly seem possible. It just takes a few seconds of creative thinking to realize all the surpluses out there, waiting for you to skillfully, responsibly claim them, and add value. Empty bedrooms in lonely houses, empty restaurants, long-parked cars, unused paint in garages.
How do you persuade a restaurant to give itself over to you?
There is a skill to claiming a whole restaurant though, in this case, Wabi-Sabi Salon in Collingwood
I suppose you would have to give the owners two things:
- Desire to support what you do, because its admirable and lovely
- Confidence that everything would be in perfect order, better than they left it, when they turn up for work the next day
On Sunday, I will ask the Millet Sisters and Maki exactly how they approached 'Wabi Sabi', and see if I can work out why the restaurant said "Yes". These are answers that have the power to make our lives amazing.
Where: Wabi Sabi Salon 94 Smith St Collingwood
Melway ref. 44 B5 or Tram 86 Stop 15
Pre-booking is not necessary but highly recommended.