The Backyard

                        Backyard. I often wonder at this term. Is it something we cannot see like our own anatomical rears? Must we hold up a mirror to catch a glimpse of it somewhat like a wart or mole...

April 26, 2015

              What about spring? Or the earth’s movement Along the ecliptic? Or autumn’s eyes on the Southern Hemisphere? Leaves burning into multifarious colors Flowers blooming on apple, cherry, persimmon, Trillium?   What...

Advanced Permaculture Design at Kinstone Academy Continued

We are coming into the home stretch at our advanced design course at Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture. The students have been doing an incredible job of delineating the upper ridge here at Kinstone. We will be merging all of their work into a new iteration of...

The Plant

The plant throws off its body every year, Peels itself back to seed. Unencumbered by its skin, The plant perpetuates the species, From before the before, To after the after. The plant is primary: to our existence, To the matrix of the life of the soil, From the ground...

Carbon

              Bill Mollison has stated repeatedly that the “the problem is the solution”. Buried beneath a veil that looks to human perception as a constraint, whether uncontrollable or the reverse, lies the opposite of a constraint,...

What is the Origin of a Farm?

              What is the origin of a “farm”? How is it defined? From whence does the “farm” arise? And why are we so accustomed to reliance on farmers for our nutritional needs? What is it, really, that has played into the...