Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

This post started with a conversation I had with Rich Bowden from Permaculture Plus. We had just finished a Zoom interview for his upcoming online conference. We were both talking about Lis Bastian's amazing work with the Blue Mountains Pluriversity and Rich commented that he'd like to replicate it. I said something like this: I … Continue reading Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

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Subversive Darning

Let's start with the darning. Subversion to follow. First, find a sock worth darning. These are bamboo and cost about $25 a pair. In spite of that the heels have worn out of them. You're going to need something to put inside the sock. If you look online you'll find beautiful antique timber darning mushrooms … Continue reading Subversive Darning

The three most important responses to climate grief

My talented friend, Brenna Quinlan, posted this today. So many good ideas here: If the climate crisis is getting you down (and it should be) then focusing on the present and connecting with something aligned to your values are both great strategies, but there's a missing piece to this puzzle that's critical. Before you do … Continue reading The three most important responses to climate grief

Rethinking Food Gardens: Energy is Everything

The process for designing a home food garden typically starts with humans. What do people eat? What would they be prepared to eat? Sometimes it starts with what's available at the hardware store as plants or seedlings and sometimes it's influenced by a seed catalogue with enticing descriptions of abundant harvest. This is designing backwards.  … Continue reading Rethinking Food Gardens: Energy is Everything