Geologist. Gardener. Exploratory sculptor.
Welcome to Episode 12. This is the first of a 3-part series, each featuring a visionary, action-taking young woman who faithfully volunteers at La Huerta Roots and Rays community garden in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
One of the reasons I started doing these interviews -- having simple, recorded conversations with people who are in conscious relationship with the planet they live on -- is because there really is something special about them. I respect their ability to notice and support cycles of life, in a technologically-dominated era. I value conversations that are centered around Life, or are full of Life. That's how I felt talking with this renaissance woman, Imogene Ellis. Here's our sensory-rich and playful chat.
In addition to Roots and Rays, here are a few more of Imogene's favorite resources:
- Chicago Wilderness' Greening Infrastructure
- Chicago Wilderness' Leave No Child Inside Initiative
- Garfield Park Conservatory
- Manhattan's Battery Urban Farm (Hi, Anna!)
Next Up: Permaculture Principle #4: "Apply self-regulation, and accept feedback."