Management and Design

                  As a designer of small to large acreage I know that pretty pictures and scintillating narratives do not a comprehensive Permaculture design make. It does not end here. Nature has an intriguing way of...

Design

            A point may sit at the very center of a circle, or assymetrically off toward an edge, somewhere in the enclosure of the circumference of the circular. When centered it seems stable, focalized, focused, with all eyes looking...

Carbon Pathways

              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,...

Eat and Be Eaten: the Organic Realm

Winter creeps in slowly here in Southern Illinois. Everything is breaking down, being eaten by all kinds of critters and fungi. These boots were placed on this fence a year ago and they have turned an elegant shade of...

The Oak

Oak Tree I was three years old then. They planted that young oak tree in front of my house in suburban New Jersey. I was small and the oak seemed a mighty giant, its pointed leaves and unusually shaped fruits, a delight to a child’s passionate eye. It became a...