What is Permaculture?

Larry Korn, a permaculture teacher and advocator of natural farming the Fukuoka way, told a story about a radio interview with another permaculture activist.  The first question put to him was:  “What is permaculture?” Giving a succinct definition that would inspire anyone to engage with permaculture seems elusive.  Permaculture practitioners demonstrate what it is by doing. … More What is Permaculture?

The Zen of Scything

I’ve never watched Poldark, I’m not sure that I ever will.  But one single episode of the series very quickly became the subject of local gossip.  Rather than give a wordy explanation, I’ll give you a glimpse of what all the fuss was about: The scene also caused controversy.  The first was due to the sexism … More The Zen of Scything

The moral of today’s lesson: “Don’t do a do unless you know the undo.” (Irél)

“Don’t do a do until you know the undo.” I will, at some point in the future, share how Irél, archmage of the Caemantarii, came to share this particular lesson with her eager young students of sorcery.  Irél is an eccentric character I created some years back, and I’m hoping to revive her again as … More The moral of today’s lesson: “Don’t do a do unless you know the undo.” (Irél)

In Search of a Lost World

Nick Robson posted a beautifully constructed documentary short by Spencer Cathcart.  It is visually inspiring and the issues raised have formed the basis for Blisters, Bunions and Blarney.  However, like many similar documentaries and literature, it fails to address solutions.  It urges us to make a change, but neglects to advise how. Similarly, I wrote an article on the International … More In Search of a Lost World