backtotheland Photos & Videos

11 hours ago

Get the delicious Goshen Smoothie at @hyattaruba (Kadushi Juice Bar), @matthewsbeachsiderestaurant and @santoscoffeewithsoul Made from the Aruban cucumber 🥒 from our farm, mixed with organically grown moringa (a super food) 🌿, mint 🍃, pineapple 🍍and banana 🍌 Refresh yourself and discover Aruba's tastes and delights! . . . . #goshenaruba #arubatourism #aruba #moringa #superfood #healthyfood #vegan #instafood #smoothie #organic #farmtotable #backtotheland #onehappyisland

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15 hours ago

Shoutout to @soulfirefarm for having us and being such gracious hosts, @naimainfinity for inviting us and hooking up our space so lovingly, And BIG THANK YOU to @gaetanomusic for this footage and for hooking up the sound with @tainaasili so lusciously! Such a viiiiiiiiiiiiiibe! "Chill" @d_frazier on drums @tilted8 on percussion @_deadwildin on guitar @johnnyfelic on bass @keenynomari on alto sax #TheArtofBalanceEP #hiphop #jazz #lyricism #bars #medicinemusic #instrumentalists #livemusic #composer #arranger #producer #lgbtq #backtotheland #thomanyneverleft #ancestors #tribe #community #solstice

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17 hours ago

Busy out here in the heartland researching barns and the pastoral life in preparation for the new BVHM Cross-Age Sanctuary and Working Farm Project. Calling all barn, fence, and chicken coop builders!! #backtotheland #loveearth #graciasmadre

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20 hours ago

My wonderful handy hubby has outdone himself again this time building us a farmhouse kitchen table from reclaimed wood 🥰🧡

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1 day ago

Our society is more connected to money than to nature. Yikes. Society values its relationship with money more than it does with the Earth. Yikes. Our reality is a reflection of our collective values. What’s lacking? The general populations lack of relationship to nature (where their food source comes from, spending time in nature, earth wisdom, plant medicine etc) ♻️ When we develop our relationship to the land, the flowers, the plants and the trees that give us life then we value them. If we do not know them why would we care? We pass strangers on the street in need all the time and look away when they ask us for help. Is the environmental crisis any different? Seeing nature as a stranger, our society turns a blind eye to its pain. Not seeing that an eye for an eye is operating here. We take the eye from ourselves. We are one. What is taken from nature is taken from us. 🌍 When society shifts it’s priority from being all about money over what gives us life then we will see a shift. Money cannot feed us. It’s the plants that do that. It’s the earth that does that. Money is an idea and it has consumed the minds of our society. Develop your connection to the land and you will remember what your ancestors wanted you to know. Ayni-reciprocity. You cannot take without giving back. There is always an exchange of energy. Everything is a relationship. Ours with nature is a relationship with ourselves. We have to take the time to develop it and then we will make sacrifices to protect it. Otherwise, our commitments will be shallow and we won’t have the stamina to make the changes our planet needs for humankind to remain here. 🦋 Nature = connection = you = life #rantaboutlife #naturelover #protectwhatyoulove #shamanicliving #shamanism #paganism #backtotheland #herbalism #livingwiththeland #relationshipwithnature #connectionwithnature #gratitude #society #environmentalism #shifthefocus #stamina #power #change #hawthorne #naturewalks #ancestors

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Looking Ahead ! The Autumn Programme for 2019 : 14th - 29th September. The working title and theme for this year’s autumn programme is “From this Land” - to include an archive exhibition of beautiful drawings and sketches by Harry Becker. More info about our re-formatted and new style autumn programme to follow soon - including a wool exhibition, basketry, writing residencies, artisan workshops, livestock, woodwork, farmyard permaculture gardens and our first ever foray into music on our launch weekend on the evening of Saturday 14th Sept with the amazing Sam Amidon + Chris Vatalaro followed by Trials of Cato .. “the Sex Pistols of folk music” .. ! With thanks to @penylanstudios. We will also be part of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Fringe Programme ... roll on September ! #harrybecker #inspiredbybeckerartsociety #trialsofcato #samamidon #chrisvatalaro #autumn #backtotheland #permaculture #handmade #wildfoods @the_suffolk_coast @aldeburghfood @penylanstudios

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I've slowly been pulling taps over the past couple of weeks, in-between canning syrup and making cream and sugar for the markets. With over 10,000 trees and 170+ acres to cover, it's very time consuming. In an ideal world I'd get these taps pulled BEFORE the ticks, black flies, mosquitoes, raspberry bushes, and beech leaves come out, so I could see what I was doing and where I was going without being attacked by thorns and blood sucking creatures. 😂😑 ••• Every spring we pull the taps out of the tree so the tree can heal, and we tap in a different part of the tree every time. In about 20 years the tree will have grown enough to tap in the same spot again. When these trees were tapped, Ian and his brother were standing on many feet of snow (and they're also a foot taller than me). Now that the snow has melted and the taps are way over my head, I come along with a 3 foot tap-puller so I can reach them. ••• This scene always pops into my head when people ask "why is this so expensive, doesn't the tree do all the work?" 😊 But that's one of the reasons why we love speaking to our customers daily about making maple syrup, to spread the awareness of what actually goes into making our liquid gold! ••• ••• ••• ••• #maplesyrup #maplefarm #vermont #welovevermont #ilovermont #ticks #livingofftheland #backtotheland #homestead #selfemployment #livingthedream #trees #nature #nomadicmovement #womeninbiz #getoutside #green #livingthebestlife #entrepreneur #homesteading

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2 days ago

This is what I like most about Mexico, the indigenous and how they still cling to their roots and customs. Although many indigenous languages are rapidly disappearing as young indigenous prefer to speak only Spanish. Here, biking to the market yesterday and still quite close to my home, I came across a man who was gathering nopales (prickly pear cactus leaves) to take home. Here he is cleaning them for transport and cooking, as they are covered in very long thorns which need to be removed. Nopales are high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber and can be eaten raw or cooked. I asked this man if I could photograph and surprisingly he said yes. He just went about his business quietly. We chatted and I showed him a picture of my tomato plants in my cell phone and one of the paper bead necklaces I make, which I happened to be wearing. Gloria is peering at me hopefully through the cactus leaves while on the back of my bike. #foodprepping #health #nutrition #sanmigueldeallende #mexico #indigenous #backtotheroots #sustainability #food #cuisine #nopales #nopal #cactus #gatherers #nature #countryside #cooking #landscape #backtotheland #thorns #livingofftheland #freefood #man #customs #tradition

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2 days ago

This is what I like most about Mexico, the indigenous and how they still cling to their roots and customs. Although many indigenous languages are rapidly disappearing as young indigenous prefer to speak only Spanish. Here, biking to the market yesterday and still quite close to my home, I came across a man who was gathering nopales (prickly pear cactus leaves) to take home. Here he is cleaning them for transport and cooking, as they are covered in very long thorns which need to be removed. Nopales are high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber and can be eaten raw or cooked. I asked this man if I could photograph and surprisingly he said yes. He just went about his business quietly. We chatted and I showed him a picture of my tomato plants in my cell phone and one of the paper bead necklaces I make, which I happened to be wearing. Gloria is peering at me hopefully through the cactus leaves while on the back of my bike. #foodprepping #sanmigueldeallende #mexico #indigenous #backtotheroots #sustainability #food #cuisine #nopales #nopal #cactus #gatherers #nature #countryside #cooking #landscape #backtotheland #thorns #livingofftheland #freefood #man

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2 days ago

Go back to the land and nature—It may seem a radical advice but the way to the will to power and happiness is made of radical resolutions. We need to live according to our authentic human nature, not in the alienation of modern society.

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New and rare bonsai additions coming in fresh weekly at The Bonsai Shop! 🌳🌲🌴 Discover new plant varieties you never new you needed in your life. All indoor easy care trees. And when in doubt, consult with any of our bonsai handlers who can recommend the perfect miniature tree for your home. • • #nycbonsai #easycarebonsai #thebonsaishopnyc #canalstreetmarket #indoorbonsai

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4 days ago

Mini-residency this weekend at the wonderfully preserved homestead of the late Helen and Scott Nearing. I’m here to notice their handiwork and to find clues about the way they spent their days in the details around me. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣They built this house of stone and wood when they were in their 70’s and 90’s, respectively, all by hand. And ran, while teaching younger folks how they might do the same, a nearly 140 acre homestead, largely subsistence farming. Many have been touched by their determination and creativity. Yuri and I have the joy of living in their home, now basically a living museum, and walking in their steps for the next few days. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣May many of my generation leave such a rich legacy to those who come after.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #helennearing #scottnearing #thegoodlife #thegoodlifecenter #backtotheland #woodenspoons #sketchallday

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4 days ago

Egyptian Walking Onions: a superb perennial allium. They proliferate by producing clusters of onion sets on the top of their stalk. These sets sometimes sprout, producing another cluster, and then another, until the plant is so top heavy with multiple generations of onions that it falls over, thus walking the plant to a new location. These sets can be harvested and eaten as small onion bulbs or planted in the ground, easily growing a new plant. They also form a clump of larger bulbs in the soil. The greens are one of the first foods to emerge in spring. They are easy to grow, delicious, have a long harvest window, easy to reproduce, and winter hardy, creating a low maintenance food source for years to come. We sell the top sets on our online nursery so you too can enjoy this lovely plant. Link below. Happy planting! https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p21/EgyptianWalkingOnions

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5 days ago

Community Garden Plot, day #1 Not a bad inheritance, I got Sorel, Fennel, sunflowers, strawberries, etc... Digging out the center and going to use the soil to raise up the beds and then I can work from the middle, lower down, and won’t have to bend over too much. know I’m planting tomatoes, garlic, melons, lettuce, and basil... any other ideas? requests? ons, lettuce, and basil... any other ideas? requests? #communitygarden #gardening #organic #natural #nature #growyourown #produce #backtotheland #instacool #instagood #organic #victorygarden #digging #planting #plant #dirt #soil #california #communitygardens

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5 days ago

Fun Fact💡: Did you know that the Southeast Asian Shay the Tea Tree is a medicinal plant where her leaves are used as tea to remedy stomach ailments? However she’s just way too pretty though to defoliate and use for tea. She also gets small white flowers throughout the year that hang like pendants, symbolizing courage and heart ❤️🏅 So don’t drink Shay for tea. Go have a Lipton instead. • • #teatreebonsai #bonsaisymbolism #nycbonsai #medicinalbonsai #tearemedy

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5 days ago

🌾🌾🌾 Driving South of Loveland toward Berthoud🌾🌾🌾

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5 days ago

Hoy jueves 20 de junio a las 19:00 tendremos en Molar a la mismísima Alicia Bay Laurel, con la que hablaremos del libro Viviendo en la Tierra y el proyecto de edición de Ser del Sol, ambos de Kachina Ediciones.Tras la presentación Alicia ofrecerá un concierto acústico, el precio de la entrada del concierto será de 7€. Viviendo en la Tierra, es la guía para la vida natural, bohemia y alternativa en el campo escrita por Alicia Bay Laurel en la comuna Wheeler Ranch a finales de los sesenta. La biblia del movimiento back-to-the-land y las comunas hippies que capturó el espíritu de toda una generación. #viviendoenlatierra #serdesol #aliciabaylaurel #backtotheland #kachinaediciones #molardiscosylibros concierto

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6 days ago

Check out the crazy root vigor on this #bluepineapple from @707seedbank. In the little hoop house we use for hardening off I had a few trays sitting in the ground. There was a small crack on the edge of a closed bottom nursery flat. When I started to pick up this little pot I felt a little resistance. All of these roots grew through that tiny crack and into the soil in about a week! This gal decided she’d get her own groceries! I love independent women! 😃 #roottastic #sungrown. . . #wintercreekseeds #naturalgardening #regenerativefarming #organicseeds #permaculture #okiegenetics #okiegrown #okmmj #ok420 #organicmeds #cleanmeds #backtotheland #cannabisseeds #hempseeds #highcbd #highthc #stankymeds #420life #420 #stonerequalspatient #freetheplant #stonernation #weedlife #cannabiscures #freedom

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6 days ago

With the season of plenty beginning to rain down edible variety for our nourishment, we offer gratitude for the food, the rain, the sun, rewarding us with the fruits of our labors. Chanterelles are emerging from the lush forest floor, and will pair delightfully with Summer squash and garlic scapes. Mush love!

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6 days ago

H🎉GE Congratulations to the Team from @ironoxfarm. They began harvesting their first crop of #favabeans this week. You guys did it!!! (Disclaimer - this photos was taken 10 days ago on a visit to the farm.).

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6 days ago

H🎉GE Congratulations to the Team from @ironoxfarm. They began harvesting their first crop of #favabeans this week. You guys did it!!! (Disclaimer - this photos was taken 10 days ago on a visit to the farm.).

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6 days ago

I’ve looked in two books and searched invasive, noxious and toxic weeds on the internet and can’t find what this is ... anyone? - It’s so beautiful. I know I’ll have to pull it. But wondering what it is before I do it. - The previous owners overgrazed and over-herbicided this land for years and we are seeing the effects in so many places. - Thank God for my journalism degree ... for a long time I thought my college experience was wasted because I wasn’t using it in my career. But the main thing it taught me is that given the time and the resources (like books, magazines, access to brilliant farmers and ranchers and, of course, google) I can learn anything. And so I have gratitude. - #weeds #noxiousweeds #invasiveplants #wildflowers #northernrockyweeds #prettybutpoisonous ? #ishouldhavestudiedbotany #regeneratingtheland #becomingthesteward #rebuildingusingorganicmethods #organicregeneration #permaculture #backtotheland

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6 days ago

Just over 400 tie on tags. The majority of them are very personal. Here are my rough numbers in a few categories. Youth 37 Humorous 30 Wisdom 130 + Tourist 25 Religious 10 About Mom’’s 35 Locals 75 + Political 5 Gay Pride 15 other categories are humorous, hateful, from men, personalized to Ruth and comments about race. Thank you to my sister Colleen and my daughter who helped throughout the process, repairing and stringing about 600 tags. www.ruthchase.com #IAmHer #IAmHere #Belonging #ruthchase #publicartinstallation #bridgingthegap #publicengagement #backtotheland #empoweringwomen #artistincommunities #nevadacity #nevadacityartist #nevadacounty #truckee #visitnevadacity

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1 week ago

I have been battling a few different garden enemies🤬 Maybe some birds and rabbits, hence the scarecrow and pie pans, but also rodents of some sort, and I’m fairly positive that I’m dealing with cut worms😩 They have been snipping my beautiful 1-2 inch corn shoots off at the ground!! A certain someone else ate all my Hopi black dye sunflower seed sprouts😡 so at this point I am not messing around. There are traps baited with peanut butter and diatomaceous earth sprinkled around the corn..Garden battle 2019 is ON!!!!! #gardenpests #imfightingback #homesteading #homestead #gardenlife #gardeningisnoteasy #scarecrow #garden #gardening #threesistersgarden #myhaliburtonhighlands #countrylife #countryliving #lifeonthefarm #historicfarm #growyourown #growyourownfood #backtotheland

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1 week ago

Bed of chestnut trees establishing nicely. The seed comes from a collection of high performing cultivars. We will harvest these trees bare root in fall for sale as well as planting on the farm. Chestnut is one of my favorite trees. It will be a staple food in the diet of temperate regions following an ecological transition. Happy planting!!! 🌳❤️

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Many people ask, what is bonsai? The literal translation means ‘tree in a pot.’ The art of bonsai however is achieved through artistic techniques, when a plant is shaped to resemble a stylized tree found in nature. This is often practiced through tree trimming, wiring, root pruning, and placement. 🌱🌳 • • #bonsai101 #whatisbonsai #nycbonsai #bonsaiworkshop #bonsaitechniques

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Was rediscovering the leeks yesterday amid an ocean of weeds and found this wiggly friend. Thank you to the folks who have reached out to help with weeding! It’s the point in the summer where you either push through and win the battle or they swallow you up. We will prevail! ⚔️

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I’ve been picking this book up & reading snippets for the past month, finally finished it this morning. We Were An Island is complied from the diaries of Art & Nan Kellam who purchased ‘Placentia’ Island off the Maine coast in the 1940s. They lived there, just the two of them, for more then 30 years~ building their home, taming the landscape, keeping track of the comings and goings of birds & fisherman & tides. A very solitary existence that made for a very strong marriage. Slow living at its finest. 🌿 From my Dad’s very extensive library of Maine books. Especially ones that involve #backtotheland 🌿 15/52 #52booksin52weeks #52books2019 #wewereanisland #mainecoast #mainestories #slowliving

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Cuantas personas saben identificar un naranjo sin la presencia de su fruta? 🍊 O una higuera sin sus higos? Ahí está el problema, en la desconexión con los alimentos y la sobreconexión con la moneda 💰 palabras que comparto de @alexatala en Fixing The Future Barcelona @atlasofthefuture ••• How many people can identify the orange tree without its fruit? 🍊Or a fig tree without its figs? There is the problem, we are disconnected from natural foods and over-connected with the coin 💰 words that I share by @alexatala at Fixing the Future Barcelona

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Sometimes you have to break the rules a bit to revolutionize the game. Here is my other ox yoke blank getting set up to be made into a size 5. This blank was lamented together using knotty white and red oaks which traditionally would be unusable in most woodworking projects, but for these peices, their holes have then been filled using vibrantly colored resin. As I grind away the yoke shape, each color will begin to streak through the wood, where the knot used to be. Cannot wait to see what this looks like in the end. #resin #resinpour #woodworking #wood #woodworker #oxen #ox #oldmeetsnew #art #youngfarmer #michiganfarm #draftpower #draftanimalpower #oak #newideas #homesteading #backtotheland

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When the good deeds and honest work comes around full circle ⭕️😄🙌🤜🤛🌟✨ An opportunity has presented itself that is literally divinely planned.... It encompasses ALL of our schooling and life experiences... eco-tourism, yoga, horses, meditation, farming, homesteading.... ALL of it. Everything we’ve ever done makes perfect sense. I don’t want to give too many details because there’s still much to discuss and build, but it’s going to be AWESOME!!! . . #levellingup #homesteading #opportunity #ecotourism #backtotheland

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Will Rogers looking beautiful in the wild. She wasn’t a great producers but oh the smell and flavor and magnificent high. #willrogerscultivar This is Will Rogers. She was a magnificent plant that has been lost to time and prohibition. #wintercreekseeds #naturalgardening #regenerativefarming #organicseeds #permaculture #okiegenetics #okiegrown #okmmj #ok420 #organicmeds #cleanmeds #backtotheland #420life #420 #stonerequalspatient #freetheplant #stonernation #weedlife #cannabiscures #freedom #growmagazine #cannabisculture #dank

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We had an amazing weekend getting #backtonature with the Permajam Fam🌿🔥🏕️🧘. Our intention was to attune to our own wild and gentle natures, connect with one another in a circle of shared responsibility and joy, and drop in to the subtle resonance of our Mother Earth. Such beautiful teachings and powerful moments. Thanks to everyone who showed up to do this powerful work together. #soulandbodyattunement #weekendcampout #permajam2019 #wildnaturefamily #harmony #backtotheland

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Apples were his his love, trees his children. He never let any of them get out of line...that is, until his daughter, Jolie, came along and started a cidery🤪Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there who help grow dreamers, doers, thinkers, and help create a better, more friendly world for all, with the tastiest apples 🍏 #mydadisawesome #fathersday

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