Permaculture: Designing Outside the Box…and Into Nature

"Everything gardens, or has an effect on its environment"~ Bill Mollision, co-founder of permaculture Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplas I am one of the 40+ women co-teaching the first ever women-led online permaculture design certificate that officially opened last April 1st. We have now 150+ students, 30% of them with scholarships, coming from diverse backgrounds, … Continue reading Permaculture: Designing Outside the Box…and Into Nature

An Enchanted Life

“Ah, not to be cut off, Not through the slightest partition Shut out from the law of the stars The inner – what is it? If not intensified sky, Hurled through with birds and deep With the winds of homecoming” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke “To be an enchanted life is to be challenged, to be … Continue reading An Enchanted Life

Permaculture NOW

“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain. But you feel it. You felt it your entire life. That there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but its there. Like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.” —Morpheus, … Continue reading Permaculture NOW

What Do you Choose?

“The leading edge of evolution of the human species is our capacity to look at impossible repression and violence and to courageously and imaginatively bring compassion and the re-weaving of complex oneness to bear. That’s the hardest thing to do: to proclaim kinship and interdependence in the face off all that ugliness and win-lose thinking. … Continue reading What Do you Choose?

Women in Permaculture: Why an all-women-led PDC?

  "I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ―Malala Yousafzai There are many great women in the permaculture movement: they are pioneers like Rosemary Morrow who works with refugees and vulnerable communities; community warriors … Continue reading Women in Permaculture: Why an all-women-led PDC?

Growing Food in Small Spaces / Permaculture 101

Last Saturday I had the great opportunity (again) to teach “growing food in small spaces/permaculture 101” at UBC-Farm School of Sustainable Food Systems. It was a gorgeous day and even when my health has been playing games for a while, the sun and the place were enough to fill me with the joy of sharing … Continue reading Growing Food in Small Spaces / Permaculture 101

How to make the best of an Online PDC

#TogetherWeRise #permaculturewomen Let’s face it: if you have the chance to do your PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) with an inspiring, caring and experienced team of teachers and have enough time to learn at your own pace, share, ask questions, make connections and work on your design, it really doesn’t matter whether your PDC is in … Continue reading How to make the best of an Online PDC

How to make the best of an Online PDC

#TogetherWeRise #permaculturewomen Let’s face it: if you have the chance to do your PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) with an inspiring, caring and experienced team of teachers and have enough time to learn at your own pace, share, ask questions, make connections and work on your design, it really doesn’t matter whether your PDC is in … Continue reading How to make the best of an Online PDC

Revisiting the Ecological Imperative Through Right Livelihood Lenses

So many times we ask ourselves: “How can we engage people?”, “Why do people seem not to care, not to be aware of the same things I see happening in the world?” or “How can we possible share a vision when what I see is each one for her own (own business, causes, interests, goals, … Continue reading Revisiting the Ecological Imperative Through Right Livelihood Lenses