Permaculture Flower

David Holmgren, the co-originator of permaculture says “The permaculture flower shows key domains that require transformation to create a sustainable culture.” That is, each petal (or domain) represents a category into which we can apply permaculture in the world. But if you try to use the flower as a directional compass to orient yourself in …

Intro to Permaculture

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 …

Rocket Stove Workshop 2020

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, …

Connect to the Ground

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 …