I just finished the latest book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, by farmer/author/educator extraordinaire Joel Salatin.
This book is overflowing with the type of contemplative life wisdom you’d expect from a Buddhist monk. Ponder this little gem:
Worms are industrious, tireless workers. Did you know worms never sleep? They eat our garbage and turn it into productive soil. Worms can be kept in a small bin with no odor in an apartment or small space. They are part of the solution to our collective nature deficit disorder. It’s no wonder that… Continue reading
English: A Blue Starfish (Linckia laevigata) resting on hard Acropora coral. Lighthouse, Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
June 8th is the day we set aside to honor the world’s oceans, because as Jean-Michel Cousteau
Yesterday was the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo, a big celebration in Northern New Mexico, as you can imagine.
It was also the 350.org ‘s Connect the Dots event with actions going on worldwide like this one of firefighters in the Santa Fe Forest remembering the largest wildfire in New Mexico history that was connected to climate change.
My family and I spent our day… Continue reading
What goes into the oceans, eventually ends up back in you. As the big brained-mammal at the top of the food chain, we can’t expect to kill off the bottom of the chain and still survive ourselves.
Surfrider has a campaign called… Continue reading
I like that the condo I am renting provides this junk mail and paper recycling bin at the mailboxes. It allows them to capture the recycling that might otherwise end up in the garbage. I know that so many times at my house junk mail would… Continue reading
Steven shows us vanilla seed pods.
The connectivity of life is easy to contemplate at New Chapter’s Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica. Nestled in the primary rainforest, Finca Luna Nueva is a 200 acre biodynamic organic farm and… Continue reading
On a recent visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica, I met Victor, a small coffee farmer and member of the Coopesanta Elena. Made up of 75 small coffee producers, the cooperative members are committed to growing their crops in harmony with nature.
Victor’s farm is in fact teeming with biodiversity. From sloths hanging… Continue reading
This photo is of the Sun Chips “World’s First 100% Compostable Chips Package” over one year after being composted in my Solar Cone aerobic digester in hot and humid South… Continue reading | 1 Comment
In our home, we’ve been slowly reducing our footprint for a long time. This hasn’t been easy. We are drowned in a plastic wrapped world. We’ve been taking our own reusable bags to stores for years for our purchases. My eight-year-old son asks for… Continue reading | 1 Comment