One thing I find particularly inspiring about working with the Golden Ears Transition Initiative is that its members are interested in the whole spectrum of community well-being. They recognize that a healthy and resilient community has many facets, not only those regarding energy, food security, transportation, education, etc.
I was proud to see …
…and the plants will take care of themselves.
It's easy to understand, when you dig your hands into rich, well-aerated soil, that soil itself is a living thing. There are the worms and bugs, of course, of an astonishing - and sometimes icky - variety and density. And there are many millions more creatures in any handful of healthy soil that are too small to see. There's the spongy, elastic feel of a…Continue
We've started a new Skill Sharing group that is intended to enable people in the community to teach each other how to do things. We're thinking small, kitchen-table-sized events, for example canning tomatoes, making bird-houses or silk-screening, not structure-building or…Continue
Added by Jennifer Zickerman on May 10, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments
On the one hand, there are many people - more and more all the time, it seems - who want to farm. Small-scale, local, organic, sustainable - many people have this dream.
I think the dream is also about having "real" work, work that makes your muscles tired at the end of the day, work that connects you to community and to nature.
Not that I…Continue
Added by Jennifer Zickerman on May 4, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments