Since what we are going for is quite different than we have now, and since many would consider it very idealistic (which it is) I think any visualization has to be very realistic as opposed to fantastic. The other theme is “back to the future” drawing on the fact that our Native Hawaiian hosts were able to be fully-self sustaining with their ahupua’a system. There is a good visualization of this in a Kamehameha Schools poster that was on the wall at the retreat center. I also have a copy and a companion book if you are interested (I understand we are neighbors). Also check out the Polynesian voyaging art of Herb Kane and in a very different setting Diego Rivera.
Of course, we can not literally go back–we will have windmills, PV panels, electric vehicles, small value added manufacturing facilities, satellite dishes, a very diverse community with visitors from all over the world, lots of students and mentors, big farms, small farms, gardens, apartment gardens, hotel room gardens, and free-ranging chickens, ducks, cows, goats, etc. plus modern aquaponic fish farms. Most of all we will have diverse plantings lots of small different plots–see Craig Elevitch’s “Pathways to Abundant Gardens – A Pictorial Guide to Successful Organic Growing” out of the Big Island.