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86-year-old Canadian Rancher Creates Template for Authentic Reconciliation

The photo says it all. Just glancing at his face, my eyes fill with tears. As they do anytime compassion spurs action to penetrate and dissolve inequalities formed by artificial, man-made boundaries. Rancher Gifts Land to First Nation during Title and Rights Ceremony … Continue reading

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Green Acres Village: And the aliveness just keeps ramping up!

Geez, you’d think that the way I segue suddenly from the awfulness (see previous post) to the glory (this one), that I’d be labeled schizophrenic! Well, maybe I am  schizophrenic! Certainly better than “normal.” In fact, somebody at a party way … Continue reading

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Blowback Time

Check this out — White House Finalizing 100 Billion Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia and Israel — and consider the implications, America’s Bloody Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows    

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Eliot Coleman contrasts Certified Old-Time Organic vs. USDA Certified Organic

Excerpt: “The USDA ”organic” standards have been co-opted by professional marketers. Passionate organic farmers no longer guide them. Many entities now “certified organic” are scamming the system, harming the environment, and defrauding the humans who consume their products.” Also check … Continue reading

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Mid-May: Life ramps up in Green Acres Village

Village Life Mid-May 2017: Bottling mead, seedlings for sale and planting, compost roof structure  

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Post-Mothers’ Day: WHO IS A MOTHER?

Yesterday, during our wonderful Mother’s Day lunch, I stupidly asked Iris, “Are you a mother?” She looked miffed, nodded yes, and pointed to her dog! OF COURSE! What got into me? Meanwhile, here’s an absolutely wonderful facebook post by my amazing … Continue reading

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I invite you to join us at The Farm in Tennessee for a weekend devoted to living in community with each other and the land.

I know this invitation is  “short notice.” But maybe instead let’s call it “spontaneous”? This idea especially possible if you live not so far away. Today, at our sweet Mother’s Day lunch with Iris, Mariella, Eva, their children, and Eva’s mother Wanda and … Continue reading

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How the Invention of the Stirrup Changed History

In reading this fascinating story, I’m reminded of permaculture principle #6: “Make the least change for the greatest effect.” Of course, permaculture design tries, in some way, to control, or at least anticipate outcomes. But who could possibly have imagined … Continue reading

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A.K. Reader: When Is Discipline Only Denial?

As I continue my ongoing project of unearthing and sharing old essays, both published and unpublished, I came across this piece which, I must admit, astonishes me, even now, thirty years later. One whole cycle of Saturn later! And what … Continue reading

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Green Acres Village PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Final Community Dinner of Spring Semester

Final Community Dinner of Spring Semester: Seafood paella, fire, and music!

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