Tag Archives forPosts written in 2020

Regenerative Farming and Gardening

Regenerative Farming and Gardening

(2 - 3 minute read)

Growing food regeneratively means growing food in ecosystems, not mono-cultures. And it means doing so with an intention not just to feed people, but to build soils, care for ecology, and leave the surrounding web of life stronger, richer, more complex and more resilient after our growing systems are in place, than it was before.

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Rungi – Rainforest Floor Vegetable

Rungi - Rainforest Floor Vegetable

About a 3 minute read

A vegetable from the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea, rungi is an attractive, edible, nutritious year-round ground cover for the tropics and semi-tropics that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.

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Sweet Violet – Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

Sweet Violet - Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

A 3-4 minute read

There is a little plant I've been on the look-out for, and I'm delighted to have finally found her. 

Please allow me to introduce you to Sweet Violet (Viola odorata), a delicate, beautiful little ground-covering plant with a super-long list of nutritive, medicinal, and sense-pleasing attributes.

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When “Do Something” Fails, There is Another Way

When "Do Something" Fails, There Is Another Way

About a 3 minute read

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

Expanding on the Grandmother Effect

About an 18 minute read. Download the free PDF here.

The “Grandmother Hypothesis,” or Grandmother Effect, is the idea that the presence of grandmothers helping in the care of their grand-offspring has been an important factor in human survival and evolution. 

I think that the powers of older women extend far beyond babysitting (valuable as that is), and I think we need their contributions more now than ever before. Here's why.

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Through the Lenses of Separation vs Interbeing

Through the Lenses of Separation and Interbeing

About a 2 minute read

Logical, rational thinking understandably sees things as separate. 'I am me; that is something "other" than me.'

The “other” can be another person, another group separate from the group to which I belong, or a non-human entity like a river or a forest.

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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Supermarket Food is Like a Tiger in a Zoo

Supermarket Food is Like a Tiger in a Zoo

This post is about a 2 minute read

Real food is more expensive than supermarket food if you measure only in dollars. But here’s the thing: if you can measure its value in dollars, it’s not really real food.

The value of food was never meant to be measured. To measure something, you have to separate it out from the other things it’s connected to. As soon as you do that, it becomes a hollow copy of what it was before it was isolated.

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Carbon Accounting Isn’t Working

Carbon Accounting Isn't Working

This post is about a 2 minute read

The climate movement is engaging the world in the wrong discussion1.

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 as usual and everything will be ok.

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