What being creatively sustainable means to me is to be able to provide for your needs through use of any materials available to you. Use your imagination to create systems; systems that are built using readily available resources and that don’t produce waste that you can reuse.
Our goal here on the homestead is to be as creatively sustainable as possible. We try to solves problems using what we already have. We attempt to fill our needs through creating rather than buying. We strive to make use of all of the waste we may produce. Our overall system is far from perfect at this point, but we have many smaller systems around the homestead that function quite well to begin to provide for all our needs. This will be a lifetime project, but we are always getting closer, one little accomplishment at a time.