Looking for a land-based community? Yupaichani (“gracias” in the Kichua language) has 3 more memberships available. 20 minute walk to vilcabamba Grow our own nutrition-packed organic produce Come together to create a producing farm Beautiful healthy bioconstruction homes Be a member of a sustainable education center that is a share-holder business For more information. If interested, speak to Zia & Roshni. Free talk at the Community Center on Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00-2:30 Or, visit the land on Wed, April 21th at 4:00.Meet at Finca Vida Verde. Directions at www.vidaverde.info/ Clic contacts.
WORKING WISELY WITH WEEDS JULY 15, 2016 BY JONATHON ENGELS & FILED UNDER PLANTS Weeds are the fighters of the plant world. They are the pioneers, setting off in uncharted territories and cutting new pathways into lands bare and scorched. Then again, they, too, are sometimes the most firmly rooted, digging themselves deep into the fabric of the soil or spreading out far and wide. Perhaps that is why they are also the most misunderstood, the wild and wily, regularly showing up where they are not wanted then simply refusing to leave. Ultimately, though, the term “weed” is a human construct, and it is [[read more]]
We need to recognize that developing a love-bond with the Earth is part of developing into a happy, balanced, healthy human being. In the 1950’s, psychologist Ashley Montague did research to establish that human touch is an actual need for healthy human development. His research showed that infants that don’t experience loving human touch have developmental problems. This work had a very important influence on Western culture at a time when white men in white coats in the profession of Western medicine had virtually usurped women’s choices in relation to breastfeeding, childbirth and infant care. Now, over 50 years later, I think we need to [[read more]]