- The purpose + vision of this podcast is to: (1) affirm our humanity by speaking from the heart as honestly as possible; and (2) share the weekly learnings of a woman aligning her life according to her values. *Includes PoeticFlow + StorySharing woven throughout.
- Received early inspiration from my pioneering Grandfather. He was a practicing permaculturist before the term had been coined in 1978. He planted the seeds of biophilia in me at an early age.
- Muriel Rukeyser, poet + political activist.
- Victor Lebow's strategy of hyperconsumption.
- To unplug from the consumer-culture mindset, to become inhospitable to cultural insanity, you have to be able to stand against the current stream. So that's why helping myself and others develop personal authority is so important to me.
- Engage with me + other listeners! CALL-IN your topically-related comment or question -- about rewilding yourself, being heart-directed or practicing personal authority -- to * 206-202-0217 *. Thanks for keeping your voicemail under 5 minutes :-)
- Am part of the 20%-25% of living organisms born with a sensitive nervous system. This is called sensory processing sensitivity.
- The Empathic Writing Journey is a four-step creative process that is helping me decolonize years of oppressive beliefs.
- Geoff Lawton has defined permaculture as "an ethical system of design that provides all the needs of humanity in a way that benefits the environment."
- The seminal work for the field of permaculture is titled: "Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual," written Bill Mollison in 1978.
- One of the most recent bestsellers in the permaculture category is: "Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture," Toby Hemenway, 2001
- Permaculture combines three key ASPECTS:
(2) Understandings of how nature works; and
(3) A design approach.
- Permaculture has three key ETHICS:
(2) People-Care; and
- Permaculture has twelve key DESIGN PRINCIPLES, articulated by David Holmgren in Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability:
- Observe and interact: By taking time to engage with nature we can design solutions that suit our particular situation.
- Catch and store energy: By developing systems that collect resources at peak abundance, we can use them in times of need.
- Obtain a yield: Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing.
- Apply self-regulation and accept feedback: We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well.
- Use and value renewable resources and services: Make the best use of nature's abundance to reduce our consumptive behavior and dependence on non-renewable resources.
- Produce no waste: By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.
- Design from patterns to details: By stepping back, we can observe patterns in nature and society. These can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go.
- Integrate rather than segregate: By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other.
- Use small and slow solutions: Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes.
- Use and value diversity: Diversity reduces vulnerability to a variety of threats and takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides.
- Use edges and value the marginal: The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place. These are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system.
- Creatively use and respond to change: We can have a positive impact on inevitable change by carefully observing, and then intervening at the right time.
She is brutalized, for our supersized
existence. Big houses, cars and closets
to ease the pain of shrunken meaning and ALIVENESS.
But it doesn’t work. The pain of separation is still there.
So we continue our bubbly chatter
Turn, and stuff, our faces.
nom-nom-nom… let’s think of new places
to pillage, strip and chew to the bone.
Home, desolated home.