"The process was more important than the plan itself."
We are (finally) completing La Huerta's 3-part Series.
Have you ever thought about how many people there are between your mouth, and your meals? There are growers, harvesters, packagers, shippers, sellers and, finally, the eater.
In this episode, the first part of my conversation with Pat gives a global glimpse into a primal and culinary connection to food. The journey curves to pick up knowledge in agroforestry, and then a paradigm-shifting permaculture design certification. Pat then brought all of that experience to her Master's level studies in urban planning, and in The Remediation Project that she led at La Huerta Roots and Rays Community Garden. Our conversation voices the potential, and challenges, of the community planning process. Pat is a tireless inspiration whose life and leadership reminds us that, "We can do it. We just need to work."
This project transformed contaminated land, it created multiple food systems, and it stimulated a number of close-knit communities. I trust it inspires in us a beautiful sense of what's possible.
The 7th Permaculture Design Principle.
To some degree, we are each the designer of our own life. So pay attention to the patterns that emerge in your relationships with others, your finances, your health and your happiness, and consider how you can design more ease, beauty or efficiency into the details.
What's a pattern in your life you'd like to redesign?