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As someone with a desire to enrich life, which is intertwined with my permaculture ethics to "care for people" and "care for the Earth", sometimes I ask myself "What can I do to make more of a difference?" With frustration sometimes, my inner critic, the "jackal voices" as we call them in read more...
Always keep a thick layer of newspaper on top! The first and most important tip I will give you today will avoid any odor and fruit flies problem. Your compost should always be covered by a thick layer of shredded newspaper. Every time you feed your worms you should have to lift a layer about 6 read more...
Published in The Humm, Ottawa - April 2009   For Earth Day, consider doing something fun and practical that you can keep re-using for the rest of the year. Learn valuable skills for eco-living.   On Saturday, April 18, EcoPerth will be hosting an EcoSkills Sampler - a fun day of mini-workshops on read more...
I was reminded in a workshop I gave last week, called "Inner Peace and Outer Nature", that observation is as much about paying attention to details as it is about opening our attention and allowing information to come in. I think meditation is a great example of effective, thoughtful observation in read more...
In Vermont Peak Oil Newsletter - January 2009 Last year, when my partner and I spent the winter in Vermont, we tried to buy only local foods that were IN SEASON. Perhaps you can imagine how challenging it was to find locally grown, organic food at a time of the year when there was snow on the read more...
Today, I'd like to share some personal reflections on climate change and local food.  I hope my story will bring us to a place where we feel motivated and inspired together; I invite you to have an open mind and heart as I begin with the part that I find the saddest. A few days ago, after reading a read more...
Happy Earth Day to all of you!  Hoping you find a moment sometime this week to pause, touch the Earth, breath deeply and smell a flower, or give thanks for a vegetable or fruit you are eating! In the interest of sharing inspiration and information, I'd like to pass on a few things to you. The first read more...
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