Regenerative Farming and Gardening

Regenerative gardening and farming has an intention to both feed people AND to leave the surrounding web of life stronger, richer, more complex and more resilient, rather than less so.

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Building Ecosystems as a Side-Effect of Growing Food

This post uses a pumpkin patch to illustrate how interrelated elements in a vegetable garden, an orchard, or any living system, are healthier and happier than isolated fragments of life existing alone.

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Rungi – Rainforest Floor Vegetable

A vegetable from the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea, rungi (Rungia klossii) is an attractive, edible, nutritious year-round ground cover for the tropics and semi-tropics.

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Sweet Violet – Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

Sweet Violet (Viola odorata), is a shade-tolerant, ground-covering edible plant with a long list of nutritive and medicinal uses.

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When “Do Something” Fails, There is Another Way

The logical mind wants to muscle its way to the results we want; when muscle is inadequate to the task, we think we’ve failed and we’re out of options.
The heart, on the other hand, is not afraid to invoke the results we want by the quality of our attention and the power of our desire to give what we don’t physically have to give.

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Expanding on the Grandmother Effect

How women, and older women in particular, can contribute to peace and well-being for families, communities, and the wider web of life.

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Through the Lenses of Separation vs Interbeing

Logical, rational thinking understandably sees things as separate. ‘I am me; everything else is something “other” than me.’ There is another way to see things. Through a lens of interbeing, I am still me, but now I recognize that I’m closely related to everything that the mindset of separation calls “other.”

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The Dominant Healthcare Approach vs Marginalized Alternatives

In our culture, control and separation are given more importance than compassion and relationship.
To illustrate what I mean, here’s a comparison between the dominant approach to healthcare and the marginalized, “alternative” approaches.

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Supermarket Food is Like a Tiger in a Zoo

Industrialized food is a commodity, a hollow copy of what it was before it was disconnected from the web of life that gifts it to us – just as a tiger in a zoo is a hollow copy of the real, wild thing.

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Carbon Accounting Isn’t Working

Carbon Accounting Isn’t Working This post is about a 2 minute readThe climate movement is engaging the world in the wrong discussion. The problem with focusing on carbon accounting is that it leads people on both sides of the debate into thinking that so long as we emit less carbon/sequester more carbon, business can otherwise continue

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