Why You Need Whales And Wolves To Stabilize Climate For You

Can You Stabilize Climate?

image: wolves stabilize climateI don’t know about you, but I don’t have the capability to stabilize climate on a grand scale (so far beyond 55 acres).  I can’t add appropriate levels of organic nutrition to the ocean where needed and at the right time.  Like you, I also don’t have the time to guide wild deer and elk populations away from overeating young forests before saplings have a chance to regenerate.  (I can specify deer-resistant buffer zones, but that’s another story.)

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Two Ways To Help Plants Thrive And Make Money As An Urban Farmer

For those of you wanting more information on plants and the gardening aspects of managing your property, especially if you have a Permaculture master or consultation plan and are ready to take steps to implement, Continue reading Two Ways To Help Plants Thrive And Make Money As An Urban Farmer

Enter the Dragon

Chinese New Year decorated the hearts and minds of  hundreds of revelers last evening in Portland at the annual Threshold celebration in honor of China’s lunisolar new year, January 23, 2012.  This is considered an auspicious year, that of the water dragon.  In the excellent animated film ‘Spirited Away,’ spiritual beings come to an otherworldly spa to cleanse their energy bodies of the gunk of the world.  A white dragon spirit soars in loops after his visit, and the main character wades calf-deep out into a silvery lake to watch.

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The Zen of Dish Washing

A Buddhist monk once said something like, “There is so much to do Image: Thich Nhat Hanh washes dishes.and so little time to do it, we must take great care not to move too quickly.”  A great dishwasher I used to know once said, “There are so many dishes here before us, and lunchtime is approaching; thus, we must employ great speed.”

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