Dear Hettie: I would like to have backyard chickens. Is it really as easy as people say?~ Adrienne Well, Hettie says, “Haven’t you heard? Chickens are out. Ducks are in! You should really get yourself some Ducks!” I know what you’re thinking, of course Hettie prefers ducks – she IS a duck. How do I know […]

About LLL, Ask Hettie Quackers, Food and Farming

March 19, 2015

Day 4 :: Ducks are the New Chickens

The last couple days we’ve been focusing on Permaculture Ethics. Another very pervasive idea in Permaulture is the idea of zones. The kitchen garden is zone 1 and the back 40 is zone 5. That’s the basic idea. There has been, and still in, a lot of thinking about zones 1-5 and how to use […]

About LLL, Food and Farming, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

March 18, 2015

Day 3 :: Zone Zero :: site plan of the psyche

All human beings have needs and they are pretty much the same for everyone. The truth is that the vast majority of the world’s population, rich and poor, is not getting their needs met. The poor are most often the focus of “Fair Share” conversations in permaculture circles and beyond. It is certainly true that […]

About LLL, featured, Food and Farming

March 17, 2015

Day 2 :: fair share, self care and needs

One of the first things to know about Permaculture that makes it different from other paradigms of ecological and social reform is that it is rooted in 3 basic ethics. These 3 ethics form the foundation of what makes permaculture so unique. For example organic agriculture simply requires that one not use synthetic pesticides. Of […]

About LLL, Food and Farming

March 16, 2015

Day 1 :: Permaculture Ethics

Animus Mundi – the world soul is the concept where European philosophy echoes, meets and traces back to it’s own, and all, indigenous roots. The concept goes back in the western tradition at least as far back as Plato. Carl Jung, whose work has been pretty much exiled from the intellectual institutions of our times, […]

Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

September 23, 2014

Animus Mundi :: new moon invitation

I came to traditional foods and urban farming first through my slow-food Food Cart, Fold Crêperie way back in 2003-6. I was one of the first food-carts to use organic farm-based ingredients and Slow food principles in my cooking or to appear in a gourmet food magazine. When I was interviewed (without my knowing it of […]

About LLL, Constellation, Ancestors & Lineage Repair, Food and Farming, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

September 8, 2014

Makings of a Manifesto :: 5 Books that still inspire me

When I first started working with a writing intern I realized very quickly that the pressure of writing for me was going to seriously compromise my intern’s work. I told her that all she had to do was listen to me for 10 minutes and then barf out what she kinda thought she heard onto […]

Write to Save Yourself

August 28, 2014

Pen-Barfing :: how to write when you’re completely paralyzed

When I was about 23 I started a regular practice. Let’s call it the Daily Question. It did it every day in the shower. Now that I know about Permaculture and don’t shower every single day I do it first thing when I wake up ~ before anything else. It is really quite simple. Ask […]

Cultural Creativity & Financial Freedom, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 27, 2014

Daily Question :: the practice of humility in the age of “attraction”

Morning Poem This morning smoke curves up the hillside trees. And last night drifts across our faces like a poem. “Like smoke we take advantage of the wind,” you said. ~ Ron Talney I have some things to say about smoking. It’s been building up for awhile. While I do agree that pack a day […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 27, 2014

And the Skies Parted :: confessions of a ceremonial smoker

*note: This post had a very dynamic discussion thread over on Facebook where it was first published. I was just explaining to my husband why I don’t want a black car (we are looking for a used car right now as poor jeep-y is on her last legs) and especially not one with tinted windows. […]

Decoloniality & Liberation

August 17, 2014

Please, No Tinted Windows :: the aesthetics of privilege

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