A new word: Symmathesy, from this long article. I think this is an interesting idea, to coin a new word. Or, even a bit presumptuous? It’s a move in the right direction. Perhaps the word itself will one day become quite functional. At the very least the author has captured the motion of life as […]
My work with the GLPDC has had a number of effects. One of the things that has happened is that we advanced how we each understand and explain Mollison’s idea of the core model. I’d like to take this opportunity to capture my interpretation of it and share it with the world. It starts as […]
A new project for the new year, a rocket stove! I’d like to build a rocket stove in a greenhouse with a batch box. So, the testing begins. The basic design is drawn from Peterburg Batch Box Dimensions and my working knowledge. It’s only got a 4” riser and with the box being 9” x 11.5” x […]
When we design, we are always building for future floods, future fires, future droughts, and planting a tree a few inches tall that will be future forest giants, throw future shadows. Future populations will need future soils and forest resources, shelter, security. So somebody needs to range ahead in time, scout out the next century. […]
I’m feeling really good about my new thinking on the permaculture flower, my thinking has congealed a bit since I first posted on it. All of a sudden I see what I previously perceived as a mundane categorization, as a valuable tool when examining and balancing any system. David Holmgren, the co-originator of permaculture says […]
I do this and then cry…
It’s not about “dropping out” of the system or removing yourself in any way. While that’s the end goal we actually need to “drop into” something first. What we need to do is create the things that will replace the system by meet our needs, from the place where we live. Only then will we […]
I had a small synchronicity leading up to and over the Thanksgiving holiday… First, I showed up to harvest microgreens Tuesday before Thanksgiving and ended up listening to J. H. Kunstler interview Chris Martenson. Kunstler is a bit of a cranky but eloquent old man, Chris Martenson is behind the Crash Course and has sort of […]
How would you change where you plant things if you knew the places that escape the first or second frost of the season? Little things can add up to make a big difference!
Are you just holding on till tomorrow? Or, are you taking a step, no matter how small, forward. The more steps we take the further we go. It’s a long journey ahead but we’ve committed to it, there’s no going back.