A Message of Activism


Choose Small and Slow Solutions, Create Vision and Respond to Change, Cultivate Diversity, Earth Care, Fair Share, Integrate, Don't Segregate, Obtain a Yield, People Care, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

“If we don’t change our direction, we’re going to wind up where we’re headed” -Native American Saying I had the extreme pleasure of attending a lecture given by Starhawk last week.  I decided that her message was too important to keep to myself, so here are the salient points that I came away with… The […]

May 29, 2015

Children’s Crafts as Natural Building


Choose Small and Slow Solutions, Consumerism, Create Vision and Respond to Change, Cultivate Diversity, Earth Care, From Pattern to Details, Inner Permaculture, Life Choices, Make No Waste, People Care, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture for Children, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

I confess to shopping at the dollar store on occasion, usually to purchase craft supplies for my children.  But recently while sitting at my computer scrolling my way through Facebook’s skewed representation of the lives of other people, I  came across an article about crafts you can make from items purchased at the dollar store.  […]

May 27, 2015

Pushing out Processed Food


Choose Small and Slow Solutions, Consumerism, Earth Care, Food, Inner Permaculture, Life Choices, Make No Waste, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback

We have been on a journey to reduce the amount of processed food in our lives for quite some time now.  I have found that I have food sensitivities to just about everything processed (namely corn, wheat, sugar, and preservatives like sulphites or citric acid – which oddly enough is usually sourced from corn).  Because of […]

January 23, 2015

Elimination Communication


Earth Care, Life Choices, Make No Waste, Observe and Interact, Obtain a Yield, Parenting, People Care, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture for Children, Permaculture Principles

I spend a lot of my time dealing with the toiling of my little ones.  We still have 3 in diapers; my four year old wears one at night, the two year old is hit and miss during the day, sometimes opting for a diaper, sometimes underpants, and the baby is always in one, but thankfully […]

January 16, 2015

End of a Life


Catch and Store Energy, Choose Small and Slow Solutions, Earth Care, Forest Gardening, Integrate, Don't Segregate, Make No Waste, Obtain a Yield, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture for Children, Permaculture Principles, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

Yesterday we said goodbye to a well loved tree in our yard. The twin trunks supported a treehouse that was a favourite spot for play.  The shade from its leaves provided much needed refuge from the summer sun.  The branches have held my babies in swings since they were newborns.  Now it is in pieces all over […]

December 12, 2014

The Blessing of Being


Earth Care, From Pattern to Details, Inner Permaculture, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

I heard recently that the site where the events of Chernobyl’s nuclear meltdown unfolded were predicted to remain barren for a long time.  But with the absence of people’s influence, the site has regenerated itself despite the radiation.  Scientists are astounded at the amount of wildlife and plant growth on the site.  As a result of […]

November 27, 2014

More is Less


Consumerism, Earth Care, From Pattern to Details, Inner Permaculture, Life Choices, Make No Waste, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Self-Regulate and Accept Feedback

Because almost all of our non-food shopping is done at thrift stores, it is so tempting to buy more than I need.  I find that I easily fall into overconsumption because I’m privileged enough to not have to worry about price.  Perhaps to my detriment, I read once in a book about home organization that […]

November 25, 2014