Moving from Control Toward Intelligent Interaction, in Gardening and in Life

​What gardeners do ​is somewhere on a continuum from controlling the ​life (and death) cycles in the garden, to managing them, to interacting intelligently with them. We tend to default to ​control because of our culturally ingrained assumption that without control there will be chaos and anarchy.

​​This has implications far beyond the garden. How do our ​​assumptions about the need for control shape our world?

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The ​3 ​Skill Sets ​​​We Need for a ​​Kinder Culture

There are 3 core skill sets that I believe can help us live together in more compassionate, just, sustainable, and enjoyable ways. I call them: Internal Self-parenting Skills, Sustainable Living Skills, and Relationship Skills.

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