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Living and Embodying the Great Turning

Welcome to my “phase 2.0” of my blog! You will see this series both here (livingthegreatturning.com) as well at my now “on hold” Mainstream Permaculture (mainstreampermaculture.com) blogs… My plan is to eventually merge all my blogs and sites into one, so be patient! If…

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The end of Mainstream Permaculture

Hi! If you are reading this post, I want you to know that this blog is no longer active. I started a few years ago with a blog named “Living as if Others Really Mattered”, where I blogged about my own observations, reactions and…

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The People’s Hub: Re-generators Urban Ecovillage Cooperative

This is just a dream, but my commitment with the Great Turning, if you are called, please answer, any contribution (from idea to resources to your friendly support however it looks like) will be well received: I live in Surrey, a wonderful place with…

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Permaculture Online at your Pace/ Amazing Team

Have you planned to take a permaculture course but never have time? Can’t take time off from family, school or work? Do you want to go deeper than the usual PDC and have life-long access to the materials, including updates? Studying online has its…

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Food Sovereignty Series – Hire Me!

“The quest for food security can be the common thread that links the different challenges we face and helps build a sustainable future.” ~José Graziano da Silva, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General “Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy…

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Emergency Preparedness: The Time is NOW!

“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” ~ Different Seasons, Stephen King “Knowledge is the key to survival, the real beauty of that is that it doesn’t weigh anything.” ~ Ray Mears While I’m comfortable…

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Why I Voted – Canada Elections 2015

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” ~ Alan Moore, V for Vendetta I was born in a country where meetings of more than two people would be considered suspicious and voting and civil rights were temporary banned in…

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Windstorm in Vancouver – How Well Prepared Are You?

Last Saturday weather was a big surprise for most people in the Metro Vancouver/Lower Mainland areas: at around 11 am, we had a big wind storm that pulled entire trees from the ground, smashed branches, fences and even roofs: thousands were without power for…

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

Great initiative to expand the knowledge of what’s happening already in the world and how these skills are being shared and tested… I do believe what the opening says: that the only responsible and realistic response to all the challenges and predicaments we currently…

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Full Standard First Aid Certification Course!!!

The full certification Standard First Aid at OUR Ecovillage is on and will take place on the weekend of September 26 and 27. They still have some spots available, if you always dreamt to know this wonderful Permaculture-Educational-Homesteading Experiment and its amazing people and…

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Women (and Supporting Men)’s Talk.

“Nothing in our society-with the exception of violence and fear-has been more effective in keeping women in their place than the degradation of the menstrual cycle.”  ~ Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup “How might your life have been different for you if,…

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Permaculture: Use It or Lose It

What’s the Purpose of Learning Permaculture? “There is no longer time to waste nor any need to accumulate more evidence of disasters; the time for action is here” ~ Bill Mollison (Permaculture, a designers’ manual, p. 1) “The only ethical decision is to take…

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