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Happy Meat, Happy Ecosystems, Happy People

Cattle standing under trees

Happy Meat, Happy Ecosystems, Happy People

About a 10 minute read
21st Feb, 2022

What is "happy meat?"

Is meat-eating inherently destructive, or can we have “happy ecosystems” along with happy meat?

What does meat-eating mean for human health on a more-than physical levelAnd what about avoiding eating animal products because you care about animals' welfare?

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

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

About a 10 minute read
31st January, 2022

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 Dark Moon – Realigning Ourselves With the Rhythm of Life

The Dark Moon - Realigning Ourselves with the Rhythm of Life

about a 6 to 7 minute read
2nd October, 2021

To me, the dark of the moon used to just mean that I didn't need an eye mask to in order to sleep deeply. But, turns out, there's more to my deep, peaceful sleep during the dark of the moon than just the lack of light. 

The moon is known to influence the ocean and its tides, the flow of sap and the life force in our gardens, and the behavior of many different birds, animals, and crustaceans. I'm learning that if we choose to pay attention, it can also indicate ways that we humans can align ourselves with the rhythms and cycles of life in our efforts to bring ourselves back into harmony with nature.

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