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.
Another book, this time from my childhood. How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen, by Russel Hoban and Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Very British, a boy who likes to fool around tries to avoid mutton and cabbage sog and reading off pages of the nautical almanac. I read it to my kids, you […]
Having young children I get the opportunity to read many different picture books. It’s a different experience then a book of only words, there’s a simplicity of story that I find I like. It’s like a storyteller sitting round the fire. When I Was Eight, by Christy Jordan-Fenton (Author), Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Author), Gabrielle Grimard (Illustrator) is […]
I’m really excited to be working with Rhonda Baird and William Faith on this one day workshop! As always it’s a chance to expand awareness of permaculture and to think critically about the problems we collectively face. I come away from these experiences feeling energised about what we’re able to do together. You can register […]
Behold: The next rocket stove design to test, a box rocket! Luckily consumer culture has just the thing to make a stovetop, a cast iron casserole pan. It burned reasonably well when the wind wasn’t knocking over the chimney. It burnt much better when we converted it to a standard J tube (sorry no pictures). […]
Always, always, always, we work in context with what is before us. When we design we work from the midst of someone else’s decisions as our starting point. We enter into the scale of permanence rather than defining it.