Published 427 days later than I intended, but here is my Costa Rican adventure recap! In light of the recent passing of Bill Mollison, 'father of permaculture', I am further motivated to share my story. This man will forever live on in the hearts of students and teachers everywhere. Rest in Peace Bill, knowing there … Continue reading Backpacking in Costa Rica: Part 1
Subtropical Paradise An entire month spent on the Hawaiian Islands proved fruitful indeed. I went for the knowledge and experience of a farm internship, yet also discovered the serenity of midnight swimming in dormant lava tubes. One of my closest friends had piqued my interest in aquaponics and alternative growing methods this time … Continue reading Aquaponic Adventures
Aristotle once expressed a vital observation, saying "Worms are the intestines of the Earth." Consider for a moment the soil we walk on. It appears a solid mass. Yet underneath the surface is a labyrinth of plant roots, animals, microbes, mycelium, minerals, water and air. Generally speaking, plants thrive in conditions where the soil composition … Continue reading Wonderful World of Worms
Radiation Levels on Earth Rising? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9lquok4Pdk Fact: There have been over 2000 recorded nuclear detonations from 1945-1998, which continue to this day. Fact: Radioactive isotopes constantly bombard the atmosphere, referred to as 'natural' background radiation. This really only began with above ground nuclear testing. Fact: The unstable region of Fukushima Daiichi houses 4 core reactors … Continue reading Radiation Protection in a Nuclear World
52 hours via train + 4 hours driving, crossing 1 international + 7 state borders = roughly 3,500 km This year I embarked on an adventure from Vancouver, BC to Rutledge, Missouri. I stumbled upon a natural building opportunity while researching the idea of transitional communities; in fact I was looking at this list when … Continue reading Ecovillage Enlightenment
“If something exists it must be possible.” Amy Lovins
An inspirational short about the permaculture movement. This is a beacon of hope for a better way to change the ‘tragedy of the commons’. Personal and community insight may just be what we need to live differently, and in harmony with our surrounding resources.