Category Archives: permaculture principles

Tim DeChristopher: First the anger, then the love. Overcoming generational anger to find the courage for the difficult work ahead

My Idaho activist friend Bill Chisholm has pointed me in the direction of Sarah Gelder’s YES! interview with Tim DeChristopher, which I read earlier, and then got waylaid by something else, or I would have posted it then. So difficult, … Continue reading

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GANG Garden/Urban Farmstead News: Work, Relationships, Timing, Glory

We’re now in the pre-op stage of a planned transformation of this eyesore that’s in front of my house, the stump of a beloved maple tree that I had to cut down maybe six years ago (because these fast-growing trees … Continue reading

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The entire local permaculture guild seems to be watching this video: How Beavers Build Dams

I’m exhausted after four busy-as-a-beaver hours this afternoon in the GANG garden. Will watch the video tomorrow! Here it is: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/leave-it-to-beavers/video-how-beavers-build-dams/8847/ “Beavers are devoted to their work as dam builders and they are born equipped and ready for the job. … Continue reading

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GANG Garden: Annual Plant Swap, plus assorted fabulous finds

Hey folks, I’m still re-entering from my time away, and just had to get this post up before I go back and discuss the Great Old Broads festivities. Plus, early this morning, neighbor Georgia called to remind me that I … Continue reading

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One of my “stories” from trip just got pre-empted! YES!

I was going to tell about the fine meal with Laura and David, plus my tour of her ambitious developing permaculture garden, but now I don’t need to. Laura told it first. Gratitude, Gardens, and Good Visit Only one thing … Continue reading

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In the GANG Garden on the day before Mother’s Day

Update, a few hours later: Victory! We just had our first neighbor stop by to purchase his starter plants! YES! Where we live, in central Indiana, supposedly now zone “6a,” it’s traditional not to plant outdoors until Mother’s Day, when … Continue reading

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Post-Chicago: Zany Mystic — Shadows in Community; Rainbow Farm — Shadow in Ecstasy

Oh wow, on return from my 5 day trip, I discover that the internet radio interview I did with Zany Mystic on April 26 is now available. Especially, if you are interested in cultural permaculture, and in the story of … Continue reading

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Towards revisioning and appreciating “ruderal” (abandoned) urban landscapes

This article addresses and elaborates the other side of the usual argument against “invasive plants” — which, rather like “illegal aliens” — tend to move about, depending on conditions. Did you realize that what determines the seriousness of ecosystem destruction … Continue reading

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