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Proximity to food

It is clear then that for around 99.9% of our existence, the human species operated just like every other biological organism, and lived in close proximity to its food. This is the normal state of being for all living things, … Continue reading

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A better way to grow

The introduction of large scale farming geared towards world production on the shoulders of a relatively small number of producers, was a recipe for a degraded and highly travelled food supply. This movement virtually guaranteed that food quality would become … Continue reading

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Restoration vs. exploitation

We have tens of thousands of abandoned homes without people and tens of thousands of abandoned people without homes. We have failed bankers advising failed regulators on how to save failed assets. Think about this: we are the only species … Continue reading

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Listening to what Nature says

Gardeners must dance with feedback, play with results, turn as they learn. Learning to think as a gardener is inseparable from the acts of gardening. Learning how to garden is learning how to slow down. Wise is the person whose … Continue reading

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A different economy

We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy: one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security. – Paul Hawken

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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. – Socrates

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What good is it?

The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, ‘What good is it?’ If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If … Continue reading

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The big question

“Is it all worth it? If we do our best to heal the Earth and make our place in her a sustainable one, is there a good chance that we will succeed?…to my mind that’s the wrong question. Even if … Continue reading

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More shots from Barrell Mill Pond

Some scenes from my morning walk. These were taken 9/12/13 with my trusty iPhone.

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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. — Nelson Henderson

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