One of the great rules of design is do something basic right. Then everything gets much more right of itself. But if you do something basic wrong – if you make what I call a Type 1 error – you can get nothing else right. – Bill Mollison The quote above is something like how […]
What is permaculture? What is it to practice permaculture? How does it lead to positive outcomes? The way I’ve been practicing, I’d call it a philosophy. A way of being. I think you can see it most clearly in the choices I’ve made. It is a process. It is the adjacent possible. What is this […]
It’s always tricky to find the right situations in which you get to play with rocket stoves. Symbiosis Ranch, in Mt Pleasant, MI, is going to be that right such situation. This June we’ll be installing a batch box design in their Aircrete Dome. I’ll be teaching a 2-day workshop , June 27 & 28, […]
This site is experimental. I don’t always, or perhaps ever, know or do the right thing. What I do know is that I am committed to being a part of the place where I live. I am committed to this project called life. We are all ever increasing our awareness. As we grow and change […]
A new podcast is out. This time we’re talking about plant families. Rhonda was away at the Tracker School (I think), so we kept on going without her. It was shorter than we were shooting for but that’s OK, I think I’m very interested to see where we’ll be as the podcast matures. We’re getting […]
Watch this excellent description of bird language. Expand your awareness.
I see the need in my personal development to research different ways of walking and connecting to the ground. Here are some of the avenues I’m looking into right now. Fox-walking Tai Chi Yoga Barefoot Running Changing the way I walk after ~40 years of practice is not going to be easy. We’ll see where […]
A podcast, you say! Yes, with William Faith and Rhonda Baird. Much potential there. I sense that we have the ability to take permaculture somewhere with this. Certainly this is a new environment for us, as permaculturists we’re going to start with a little observation and interaction. The potential I see is that it is […]
Monster truck pirates = end times.