permies Photos & Videos

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✨✨Tropical mami and desert dadi. ✨✨Cold days in CO mean garden breaks, papayas, and an indoor tropical paradise #greenhouse at DBG. 🌺💜 I have a garden plot here and my little green babies are loving this cool weather ☺️ 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 #permaculture principle 1: OBSERVE and INTERACT 👁👁👁👁👁👁 Mmm reminds me of #yoga. My brother and I bought a house a year ago and so I’ve been observing and interacting with the environment around it, rather than anxiously beginning to design new systems. Not every problem and system will be solved immediately, it requires so much #patience . 🙏 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱💗 A few things that I have observed : existing systems, major weed and questionable invasive plant over growth, happy happy little critters, weather patterns, #microclimates , sun patterns, soil quality, cat visitors and so many other details. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 Year two will be about rebuilding the soil using methods like #solarization 🌞 (laying tarps over weeds for months at a time in the middle of the summer heat and sun), then #sheetmulching and #bioremediation (growing plants like sunflowers and hemp to remove heavy metals)...no need to use toxic chemicals like the 👿 evil #roundup spray that’s poisoning our planet and water (just google the lawsuits). 🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎 Rather than working against the earth in a destructive way, #permies , implement systems designed to #regenerate the earth and community to live seamlessly with the natural world... Now I can get behind that! 🌎 I believe #sustainable practices are not enough... #regenerativepractices are what I can get behind! . . . #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #loveyourmotherearth #loveyourmother #tropicalmami #bassman #permaculture #denverpermaculture

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Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path is a unique, multi-disciplinary course which explores the impact that the health of our environment has on our personal well-being, specifically working with and alongside medicinal plants. This 26 day course will cover regenerative lifestyle and design, integrated wellness and herbalism, and community and social awareness by working with living plants and living people to cultivate resilience. ⠀⠀ Join us this autumn at Lake Atitlan for this amazing opportunity! Details and sign-up in our profile link.

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I've not posted in a while..... The dreaded lurgy hit the house and I and lovely husband has been down and out for a best part of the week.... The munchkins however continued on quite happily..... Today, however, the youngest munchkins class got out to go for a walk at our towns wetlands, then went to the Te Aroha Vets for the lovely people there to show the kids what they do.... We had wanted to go to the climate protests. But experiences like this with peers are so important.... This time of year with all the autumn leaves is one of my favourites...and the munchkins get so much play experiences out of the too.... Who'd have guessed that this beautiful wetlands was once a rubbish dump... And our brave vets, letting in eleven, five to six year olds..... And providing a great session on bandaging, stethoscopes, caring for animals... All sorts of craziness!! Thank you for sharing with your community!! You're awesome!! #manawaruschool #tearohawetlands #tearohanz #tearohaadventures #TeAroha #tearohavets #schooltrips #kidsinnature #permaculturekids #permaculturenz #peoplecare #earthcare #animalcare #permaculturelife #permaculture #permies #sustainableliving #sustainability #liveyourbestlife #eventhoughyouhaveavirus #ThackraysHall

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The front yard food forest area is looking pretty good! I mean, there’s lots of weeds and such but eh... whatcha goin’ do? Staying on top of the weeds in a losing battle lately, lots of rain and lots of sun around here lately which means everything’s taking off. Just a few months ago this space was all grass. Now there are dozens of productive and edible plants living here. We traded a neighbor to till up the grass and then Taylor and I dug the swale. There’s a PVC pipe that’s underground that moves all the rainwater from our downspout into that swale. I’m very excited to see it grow and change! Like I said, this is only a couple months of growth. By next summer this whole space will be filled in and producing like crazy! #permaculture #foodforest #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #urbanpermaculture #permies #edibledesign #growfoodnotlawns #growfood #growsomeshit #urbangarden #urbanchickens #portland #portlandgardens #brentwooddarlington

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21 hours ago

Welcome home boys 🐓🐓🐓... not sure what your new neighbors think of you (both feathered and human) but hopefully you’ll settle in and quiet down 😆 I just brought these Roos home as a funded project by @awellfedworld 🧡 They were dumped at @ashevillehumane and waiting for a home. Most people think that roosters can’t be kept together happily, but we’ll prove them wrong! 💯 #farmsanctuarylife

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✨Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path ✨ ⠀⠀ A little taste of what awaits you’d: the workshops and field trips you’ll take part in include: 🌱Tour of @atitlanorganics 🌱Compost making, biofermentation, and micro-organisms 🌱Medicine making 🌱Wild crafting 🌱Permaculture design project focused on wellness 🌱Bio-char workshop 🌱Field trip to the @fungiacademy 🌱Plant prom! And more. . . ⠀⠀ Check out the full program on our website via the profile link!

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✨Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path ✨ ⠀⠀ A little taste of what awaits you’d: the workshops and field trips you’ll take part in include: 🌱Tour of @atitlanorganics 🌱Compost making, biofermentation, and micro-organisms 🌱Medicine making 🌱Wild crafting 🌱Permaculture design project focused on wellness 🌱Bio-char workshop 🌱Field trip to the @fungiacademy 🌱Plant prom! And more. . . ⠀⠀ Check out the full program on our website via the profile link!

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This is us. Getting married. Before our big adventure to Tasmania started. In love and wearing the fanciest of clothes. My mum made me this dress. We converted a 1950s pattern. #throwback #permies

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peek-a-boo 🍒

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Another day, another water haul 💦 Our well fundraiser is still active and y’all have been soOo amazingly generous! Did you see how far along we are now?! Go check it out, link in profile 🧡 #offgrid #farmsanctuarylife

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I ordered my flock unsexed, and will only be keeping a couple of roosters. This majestic gentleman (Who we aptly named Rhaegar Targaryen) is currently first contender for The Iron Perch. He's a crested cream legbar and carries the blue egg gene, which will add some beautiful color to my flock. He's also the first to fly out of the brooder when I remove the lid to feed them 😍👑🐓 . . . #52frames_lyingdown #52framesphotographers #52frames #homesteader #chickensofinstagram #rooster #roostersofinstagram #cockrel #chicken #permaculture #permaculturechickens #permies #homesteadlife #creamlegbar #crestedcreamlegbar #rainboweggs

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2 days ago

And so it begins... #okra

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2 days ago

Ever have an "easy" plant that just won't grow? I'm relocating my mulberry to this sunnier spot and crossing my fingers. Poor Mulberry! You've been through so much! 🌿😀🌿

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A Permaculture class can build sustaining deep new friendships... the @scampsoulpatch and I organized a 3 day immersion class, and here some of us gather by a waterfall in Rocky Glen Park... exploring our relationship with the land, with our ancestors, and the future! I am grateful for everyone who participated in this awesome experimental hands on approach to Permaculture education! - #scamp19 #soulpatch #permaculture #wakethefarmup #handsonlearning #peoria #earthtribe #forestpeople #permies - See highlights on bio for more glimpse of the 3day!

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If we could fit the complete bios of these two women here, trust us: you’d be blown away. In the spirit of brevity, here’s a few highlights: 19 years of clinical herbalism (Sarah) and biologist, botanist, herbalist and Permaculturalist (Lala). These two know their stuff! And the best part is: THEY WANT TO TEACH YOU! ⠀⠀ 🍄Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path is a unique course which addresses Permaculture through the lens of the herbalist. Over 4 weeks, participants will study topics such as: 🌱Soil Science/Human Microbiome🌳Plants & Trees/ Bronchial-Pulmonary System ✨Patterns in Nature/Patterns in Health and Disease. Spaces are filling fast but we’ve still got room for you! Check out the course through our profile link.

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3 days ago

Natural pest control! We try to keep the farm and space around it as natural as possible, leaving plenty of habitat for the natives. We love #snakes and #owls here at #squirmyheadquarters , between them and #weiner the rat population stays under control. #letitrot #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #urbanfarming #wormfarming #farmlife #hoo #barredowl #predators #environmental #savetheplanet #keepitgreen #sustainable #sustainableliving #farmfriends #naturetherapy #allnatural #organicfarming

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3 days ago

Ever tried this combination, persimmons and radishes? Today was all about experimenting with flavours from the school garden. Was a hit!!

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3 days ago

When a lil girl comes into your life cause she needed a home, someone to love her and some new friends. Meet #Caramel ❤ Caramel lost her cage mate recently. I have been advised she is 2 to 3 months old. She is however, half the size of my 2 and a smidge month old girls who are small cause they are #Charmanders babies. She is now on health watch, intensive nutrition supplementation and I am working towards her housing with my #permies for socialization and good mental health. Whilst Caramel is her own version of perfection. She is also a very good reason for purchasing your rats, and mice, from breeders registered through the #QueenslandRodentFanciers who are required to align with high standards of ethical breeding and animal welfare. Caramel deserved to have her life start in a heathy way. We just have to try a bit harder to make that her reality now. #AdminAlly #RachiesRatirementHome #fosterbabies #fostermum #rescuework #rescuebabies #mylittleloves #mylittleratbags #cutenessfordays #cutiepatooties

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4 days ago

First fruits! Rhubarb, kale and spinach are all finding their way into our kitchens this week ❤❤❤

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4 days ago

Gonna rename the #wormditch a #wienerdog ditch since someone seems to think it's a fortress for him... If you have a community garden or shared garden space and are interested in hosting a worm ditch workshop where we build one together for your space, send us a DM! #letitrot #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #urbanfarming #wormfarming #farmlife #entrepreneurs #sustainable #sustainableliving #composting #igotworms #zerowaste #allnatural #wormfarmer #vermiculture #vermicompost #recycle #compost #farmdog #weinerdogswag #wormfarming #communitygarden #palmbeach #soflo

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4 days ago

Worm lyfe. Biochar, and Greenhouse polycultures, in order; Rainbow cherry tomatoes with Genovese basil(just seeded), Cayenne peppers and cilantro, golden sweet peas and summer squash. Polycultures are more resilient and produce more yields in the same space. The peas fix nitrogen for the heavy feeding squash, the basil helps the tomatoes fend off pest and diseases, and the cilantro helps keep weeds shaded out and will produce much sooner than the peppers and when it goes to seed will help attract predatory wasps and other beneficial insects. I’m going back and forth on replacing every 3rd tomato with chives because I planted them very dense. (~12-14”) the tomatoes would go out into the spaces where the gophers have eaten my shallots.

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5 days ago

Y’all need to fry up some radishes. Like, now. For real. So easy. So tasty. Then, if you’re not already, grow them. They grow super fast. They are some of the most rewarding veggies to grow because they are ready to eat in about three weeks. Then, wash ‘em up and coarsely chop up the tops and fry ‘em all in a cast iron pan with a knob of butter, sea salt, and a few turns of the pepper grinder. Heaven. I served these atop a quinoa veggie bowl covered with an herb salad and shallot champagne vinaigrette and toasted ground pumpkin seeds. I about died from happiness. . . #radishesfordays #growyourfood #friedradishes #organicgardeningtips #hugelkultur #permies #permaculture #cookyourfood #cookathome #homemadefoodporn #womenwhofarm #oldfarmhouse #islandfarm #womenwhofarm

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5 days ago

Friends not food 🧡 Pippi is probably our most kid-tolerant bird on the farm. She’s an absolute gem and Stella is pretty smitten. #farmsanctuarylife

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5 days ago

The last remaining cabbages were beheaded this morning... 🔪

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5 days ago

I know I said we weren't going to build any more garden beds, but, then we did. Yay for another garden bed?

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6 days ago

My ‘muddy buddy’ Mosie, a real life unicorn and girls best friend. Saved from euthanasia and now lives his best life at my farm and animal sanctuary, @wildheart.nc ✨🦄✨ Beautiful photo taken by @appalachianofferings this morning. Thank you, Nate!

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6 days ago

For many of us, this has been a long, difficult week with heaviness in our hearts and a struggle to find a sense of faith and control in our constantly shifting reality. So, here’s to strength, resilience, and holding onto hope and big dreams for compassionate, honest care and love for all. Plant the seeds and keep planting. They will emerge one day. . @greenlight_garage . #followjoy #dreambigdreams #optimisticquotes #gardenhappy #followhappy #farmlifelove #feminist #strongwomenunite #strongwomen 💪 #permies #hugelkultur #dreamintoreality #womenmatter #emotionalresilience #hopegrows #hopegrowshere #hopequotes #dailyhope

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6 days ago

Farm pups 🧡🧡

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6 days ago

@appalachianofferings is out here this morning taking photos of the sanctuary animals as the sun rises ✨ Nate just commented that his usual problem with photographing animals is that they all run away, but here, they get too close because they’re all so friendly 🧡 go follow @appalachianofferings to see his visit at @wildheart.nc when he posts it.

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1 week ago

Ready for rain with some greens bed coverings and so. much. carbon!

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1 week ago

#gardendays 👨‍🌾 Na een paar weken veek tr hard werken op mijn werk was het vandaag weer tijd voor een echte #tuindag ! De meeste zorgen weer weg kunnen tuinieren. Tomaten en pepers in de kas gezet, artisjokken kunnen planten en aardappels poten 😊😊

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Digging up plants, dividing most of them because they are gynormous, weeding, mulching, enjoying our beautiful flower garden and catching toads.⁣ ⁣ All good things happening this week. We love plants and the more the merrier but we have been pulling out plants and sending them to new homes to make the gardens a lot more bare and manageable for people who come to see our house. ⁣ ⁣ The kids and I have met some wonderful people and I always say that plant people are the best people. Mateo wanted me to post his toadie pics. Their names are Tony, Fred & Wilma and they are not all family, because he deems them to be. ⁣Oh and the frog that is upside down is not dead 😂, he was just about to hop out of Mateo’s hand when I snapped the pic #notoadshurt ⁣ Do you like busy gardens full of plants or more simple looking landscape? It’s so hard to know what we should have while selling our house.

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Isn’t she lovely? 🥝

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Meet Ryan. Our first gosling. 🤣🤣 . @schoolhouseoils will share more about why we adopted a gaggle if geese, but I'm just over here thinking, 'these things are going to be giant'. 😬🐥🦢 . #schoolhousefarm

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Spending time in my greenhouse and doing some sowing.... My potting table is super untidy.... But I know where everything is??!!!..... So I've been seed saving my capsicums, from this gnarly old one in my greenhouse that is constantly forgotten about, but keeps chucking capsicums out even though it always looks on the verge of dying.... It's looked like this for over a year now..... So today I sowed some up, to see if my greenhouse is warm enough this time of year to germinate them.... I love experimenting!! But the basil and lettuce is taking off and the beans are starting to germinate... Now that I've remembered to water them!!!! #greenhouse #plantsthatrefusetodie #capsicum #humanswhogrowfood #growfoodnotlawns #growveggies #growehatyoueat #permaculturegarden #permaculturenz #permaculturelife #permaculturehomestead #permaculture #permies #homestead #homesteading #liveyourbestlife #ThackraysHall

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So my gnarly, randomly chucked in, tomatoes are still producing.... And I'm going to let them till they die back of their own accord... They are growing, flowering and giving me a nice load of tomatoes weekly... So happy girl... Isn't it supposed to be the official start of winter in two weeks ??..... Oh well while things grow, who am I to argue.... #tomatoes #winteriscoming #humanswhogrowfood #growfoodnotlawns #growveggies #vegetablegarden #veg #producegarden #permaculturegarden #permaculturenz #permaculturelife #permaculturehomestead #permaculture #permies #homestead #homesteading #growehatyoueat #vegpatch #eatyourveggies #liveyourbestlife #ThackraysHall

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Haskaps and currants in our hugelkulture. These hardy, fruit-bearing perennials are gorgeous shrubs and were the first to leaf out this spring! The grass is encroaching and we're weeding some, but have flower bulbs in there to help with cover while the shrubs grow up.

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::: Comfrey - A Garden Superstar ::: Comfrey is a wonderful all around plant to grow alongside your garden. It is prolific, easy to grow, and its lovely flowers attract all important pollinators. It’s roots dig deep down into the soil to help access nutrients and break up clay, plus it can be used as a green manure because its leaves have equal NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) values to chicken manure. Simply chop and drop the leaves, chop into fine pieces and work into your spring or fall garden as a free additive before planting or after harvest. You can even make a healing salve with the leaves - soothing and good for just about any external skin application. . . . . . . . . #homesteading #homesteading101 #organicgardening #organicallygrown #permaculture #permaculturegarden #comfrey #awesomeplants #offgridliving #rewilding #plantbased #gardening #greenmanure #growyourownfood #ecological #dreamitbuildit #growyourownfood #permies #biodynamics #pnw #olympicpeninsula #herbalmedicine

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We have TWO more #buildabin workshops coming up this summer. We have slightly tweaked our #bucket #wormbin design and are excited to teach more #sustainability warriors how to #compost with #worms ! Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale, you must preregister to guarantee we have enough supplies! #letitrot #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #urbanfarming #wormfarming #farmlife #entrepreneurs #sustainable #sustainableliving #composting #igotworms #zerowaste #allnatural #wormfarmer #vermiculture #vermicompost #recycle #wormfarm #wormfood #communitycomposting #wormcompost

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Brrrrr fresh mornings have begun in Bega. Check out our morning visita though!

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There is something magical about sharing the yard with bees. They can be so gentle, and the vast majority of the time they are. This lady used me as a perch as she came back to the hive at the end of the day. Thankful for them, I hope they do well this year.

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Crikey hasn't winter landed with a bump this year.... We have had our fire on a lot already.... But now I have a fire that works and heats the house well, I'm refusing to be cold..... Fluffbutt 2 is a mighty happy dog too.... It's her favourite place in the world at the mo!! But with the cold comes the condensation.... All that moisture we let out, or from our bathrooms has to go somewhere.... And that's usually the windows... But it makes things harder to heat up the house.... So lovely hubby got me a @karcher_newzealand window vac.... A bit of an outlay and I don't normally buy things like this... But wow it works... And so well... Worth the money... We take about two cups of water each morning of the windows.... In your winter proofing - don't forget to double line your curtains... We have fleece behind ours... Like popping a duvet on your windows and keeping the lovely warmness in.... Saves money too.... #winteriscoming #winter2019 #karcher #karcherwindowvac #condensation #winterproofing #doublelinedcurtains #insulate #fireplace #dogsofinstagram #permaculturenz #permaculturelife #permaculturehomestead #permaculture #permies #sustainableliving #sustainability #sustainable #warmhouse #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #ecohouse #liveyourbestlife #ThackraysHall

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Sacred Earth Festival • June 29th-30th @organiccompoundmn • Celebrating the summer solstice and our beautiful Earth, we gather in the spirit of community to care for the land & share skills for building regenerative lifestyles • see you there🙏

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Quick shoutout to Jack from @urbanabundancefl ! He's doing great work up here in #northcounty growing #organicveggies and selling them over at the @gardensgreenmarket , same place our friends @oneworldzerowaste can be found every weekend! Take a minute to go follow him and ask him how to get your hands on some #local #produce and get help setting up your garden next season! Support your neighbors, lets put the community back in #palmbeach !! #letitrot #wormqueen #thetrashywoman #permaculture #permies #staywoke #urbanfarming #wormfarming #farmlife #entrepreneurs #sustainable #sustainableliving #composting #igotworms #zerowaste #allnatural #wormfarmer #vermiculture #vermicompost #recycle #growfoodnotlawns #growagarden

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Apple tree guilds... We have 2 this one has a younger Apple tree, smaller bed and lupins in with the rhubarb. We love the lupins because they are beautiful, easy, and cover so much space between the edibles. The apple tree is still too young to produce, but is happy and growing in the corner of our compost bins, hugelkulture and the other apple tree guild. 🍎🍎🍎🍏🍏🍏 What have you done in a tree guild before?

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Happy mommy day! My gift to all mamas: elderberry -blackberry - native blueberry - mulberry - strawberry tree berries (red ones) ... love hanging the basket on my arm and foraging in our very own food forest ☺️☺️☺️ Living permaculture with our two permies in Orlando ... #wildschooling #family #zerowasteliving #homegrown #zerowastehome #permaculture #permies #permaculturedesign #organic #organicfood #organicskincare #organicgardening #backyardgarden #backyardchickens #food #foodforest #growyourownfood #grow #naturalliving #holistic #holisticliving #holistichealing #holistichealth #elderberry #elderberrysyrup #blackberries #blueberry

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When I was a kid, my parents went through a terrible divorce. My dad left us without food or money. We gathered coins from old coat pockets to buy food from our local grocer. . I worked full-time as a nanny when I was 12 and 13 years old, homeschooling with high school prep workbooks while the baby slept. My dad brought us old produce rescued from dumpsters. Then he drained my and my sister’s savings accounts that my parents had opened for us to house the savings we had earned through our family business. . After he left, when I was 9, I started selling cards door-to-door on our island. My sister started babysitting. My mom worked and got through intense anxiety and loss. We were a group of strong women banded together weathering the storm. . That experience has given me a will of steel. . It’s why I traveled, why I got a master’s, why I worked my way through high school and college and paid for all my clothes and sporting events and rent and expenses. It’s why my sister is a strong-willed, thoughtful VP. . It’s why I believe healing is possible, even if life has served up some serious traumas. It’s why I would rather do everything myself. It’s why I find respite from worry through hard work and getting my hands dirty in soil and soapy dishes and why I like to clean house and create oases of peace. . Every day is a new day. Every seed is a new possibility. . It’s why at my core I want to be completely self-sufficient. It’s why I want to grow food to give away to food banks, and it’s why I will always have giveaways through my blog and here. Because I know the storm passes. Because I will always be optimistic even in the face of harsh realities. Because I will always, always give back beyond expectation. Because I will continue to give and give and go on giving because my gratitude is boundless and I will never, ever take anything for granted. . Because life is beautiful and I am grateful to be alive. . . #womenwhofarm #willofsteel #feminist #strongwomen 💪 #traumarecovery #worktherapy #positivemindsetdaily #farmlifestyle #farmhouselife #oldfarmhouse #permies #organicgardeningmethods #glutenfreelife

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