wholesystems Photos & Videos

5 days ago

In time it all will come. I’m over here like can I just be the herb lady? Sell greens and veggies at abundant times? I bought a produce scale and invoice sheets feeling like I leveled up. 72 basil plants are growing in my kitchen, their rows are ready (mostly already have a buyer)Going to sow about 50 dill plants too. In the coming years I’ll have wild flowers planted on the electric companies right of way, then I can have a good chance of being certified organic. In the far future we hope to buy up the land around us, I’ve spoken to the owner already. He said well if you buy this from me you might as well buy that too, it’s zoned together. #manifestationbabe #growfoodnotlawns #herblady #basil #agriculture #biodynamicfarming #gardening #organic #wholesystems #asheville #growing #findingmynicheinlife

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2 weeks ago

Glad to be back @sensicmontana in Billings, Montana! We've had great pleasure and collective success in working with these amazing clients in Montana. They are a small, grassroots, self made, family business striving to serve Montana MMJ cardholders with clean, safe, sustainably cultivated, organic cannabis- grown in #arlosystems !🧙🏽‍♂️🔥Always a pleasure working collectively with our dear friends @buildasoil and @rootwisesoildynamics on projects like these🤙The 8th #notill cycle begins tomorrow and this team keeps slaying! #notill #arlosystems #sensicaremt #livingsoil #dynamicsystems #appliedpemaculture #wholesystems #systemsthinking #love #light #montana # #mmj #timeisnow

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3 weeks ago

Grateful to be part of Re.Alliance, an emerging circle of regenerative “aid” and “development” practitioners from across various forms of engagements for resilience and regeneration around the world. We are ready to shift the narrative of change expanding paradigms from vulnerability to resilience, from survivors to thrivers, from sustainable to regenerative. Behind us is a map of oh so many regeneration initiatives, projects, and programs around the world. It only shows that so much has already been done and can be done if we can see the big picture and unite together. Thanks @ruthbellatrix , @jhatherton for gathering us together!!! 🙌🏽🦋🕸🌱🌀 #regeneration #newstory #ecovillages #permaculture #designwithnature #wholesystems #earthrepair #inclusivedevelopment #doingdevelopmentdifferently

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1 month ago

Bristly Matilija Poppy 💛💛💛💛💛💛💘 Romneya trichocalyx, the bristly Matilija poppy or hairy Matilija poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family. This poppy is native to San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties in California, as well as Baja California, Mexico, where it grows in dry canyons in chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities.Like its relative Romneya coulteri, it is used as an ornamental plant, kept for its large, showy flowers.

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Papaver nudicaule Iceland poppy,is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia The Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule) plant provides showy blossoms in late spring and early summer. flower attracts birds, butterflies and bees. The flowers of the Iceland poppy plant are usually orange and reach 2 feet in height and the same in spread.

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1 month ago

⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ #repost @wildsenses_ ⁣ ⁣__________________⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Over the moon to open the post and receive @visionary_permaculture labour of love: an in-depth Permaculture Design Card Deck.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣This box contains over 15 years of deep research and practise with leading teachers in the Permaculture realm. It is a non-commercial, not-for-profit design deck that shares the largest collection of permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods in the world.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Delvin Solkinson collected these principles and core concepts at over 25 different Permaculture Advanced Courses and Teacher Trainings. The deck features original text from Delvin, sharing permaculture design core concepts learned from: Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Susan Weed, Robin Clayfield, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. With additional contributions from many others.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣As a gift to the World Community, a version of the cards is available as a free download at printable resolution. Cards were printed on responsably forested & recycled paper with eco-friendly ink. Support in the Global Permaculture Community is welcomed by sharing word of this amazing deck that can be downloaded for free or purchased here: www.visionarypermaculture.com/designdeck⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣With deep Gratitude and Permie Love 🙏🏻💛⁣ ⁣Artwork by @brenna_quinlan ✨⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣ @cosm_journal ⁣ ⁣ #billmollison ⁣ ⁣ #rosemarymorrow ⁣ ⁣ @judeahobbs ⁣ ⁣ #davidholmgren ⁣ ⁣ @geofflawtononline ⁣ ⁣ #michaelbecker ⁣ ⁣ #tobyhemenway ⁣ ⁣ @larrysantoyo ⁣ ⁣ @susan_weed ⁣ ⁣ @clayfieldrobin ⁣ ⁣ #tomward ⁣ ⁣ @starhawk_spiral ⁣ ⁣ @loobymacnamara ⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣ #permaculture #permacultura #coreconcepts #permaculturedesign #permaculturecards #gardensolutions #tools #holisticdesigns #delvinsolkinson #ecoeducation #climateaction #ethics #principles #strategies #learningtools #teachingtools #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #wholesystems #thenatureprinciple #cocreation #community

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1 month ago

@wildsenses_ 🌿 . Happy International Permaculture Day 🌼 Over the moon to open the post and receive @visionary_permaculture labour of love: an in-depth Permaculture Design Card Deck. . This box contains over 15 years of deep research and practise with leading teachers in the Permaculture realm. It is a non-commercial, not-for-profit design deck that shares the largest collection of permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods in the world. . Delvin Solkinson collected these principles and core concepts at over 25 different Permaculture Advanced Courses and Teacher Trainings. The deck features original text from Delvin, sharing permaculture design core concepts learned from: Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Susan Weed, Robin Clayfield, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. With additional contributions from many others. . As a gift to the World Community, a version of the cards is available as a free download at printable resolution. Cards were printed on responsably forested & recycled paper with eco-friendly ink. Support in the Global Permaculture Community is welcomed by sharing word of this amazing deck that can be downloaded for free or purchased here: www.visionarypermaculture.com/designdeck With deep Gratitude and Permie Love 🙏🏻💛 Artwork by @brenna_quinlan ✨ . @visionary_permaculture @cosm_journal #billmollison #rosemarymorrow @judeahobbs #davidholmgren @geofflawtononline #tobyhemenway @larrysantoyo @susunsweed @clayfieldrobin @judeahobbs @starhawk_spiral @loobymacnamara . #permaculture #permacultura #coreconcepts #permaculturedesign #permaculturecards #gardensolutions #tools #holisticdesigns #delvinsolkinson #ecoeducation #climateaction #ethics #principles #strategies #methods #learningtools #teachingtools #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #wholesystems #thenatureprinciple #cocreation #community #internationalpermacultureday

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1 month ago

Over the moon to open the post and receive @visionary_permaculture labour of love: an in-depth Permaculture Design Card Deck. . This box contains over 15 years of deep research and practise with leading teachers in the Permaculture realm. It is a non-commercial, not-for-profit design deck that shares the largest collection of permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods in the world. . Delvin Solkinson collected these principles and core concepts at over 25 different Permaculture Advanced Courses and Teacher Trainings. The deck features original text from Delvin, sharing permaculture design core concepts learned from: Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Susan Weed, Robin Clayfield, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. With additional contributions from many others. . As a gift to the World Community, a version of the cards is available as a free download at printable resolution. Cards were printed on responsably forested & recycled paper with eco-friendly ink. Support in the Global Permaculture Community is welcomed by sharing word of this amazing deck that can be downloaded for free or purchased here: www.visionarypermaculture.com/designdeck With deep Gratitude and Permie Love 🙏🏻💛 Artwork by @brenna_quinlan ✨ . @visionary_permaculture @cosm_journal #billmollison #rosemarymorrow @judeahobbs #davidholmgren @geofflawtononline #michaelbecker #tobyhemenway @larrysantoyo @susunsweed @clayfieldrobin #tomward @judeahobbs @starhawk_spiral @loobymacnamara . #permaculture #permacultura #coreconcepts #permaculturedesign #permaculturecards #gardensolutions #tools #holisticdesigns #delvinsolkinson #ecoeducation #climateaction #ethics #principles #strategies #methods #learningtools #teachingtools #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #wholesystems #thenatureprinciple #cocreation #community

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1 month ago

Dream big. A pyramid in Japan's Tokyo Bay. Crazy. A pyramid in the Egyptian desert 4600 years ago. Crazier. But, let's talk about Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao's proposed Tetrahedron City Project. The designers were concerned with two perennial headaches: construction costs and land acquisition. Their tetrahedral solution was an architectural aspirin. An aluminum truss system made it economical. By floating at sea, land costs 86'ed. Each side measured two miles. It was designed to house 1,000,000 citizens in 300,000 apartments. Bold. We haven't built a pyramid yet. But, we should talk about your dream. #buckminsterfuller #shojisadao #tetrahedroncity #tetrahedron #criticalpath #tetrahedral #triangularpyramid #tetrahedrons #pyramid #japan #paradigmshift #interconnections #playboymagazine #playboy #architecture #minimalism #design #designinspiration #floatingpyramid #doingmorewithless #integrity #wholesystems #buckyfullerinst #conceptual #conceptualdrawing #trusses #trusssystem #outthere

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1 month ago

We try to waste as little as possible, including heat...or old water pressure tanks. These pictures are from the big trial we started about two months ago, cooking a variety of foods in the compost pile we make from our manures and bedding anyway. It only required a little modification to the old tank, and ten extra minutes of equipment operation, but we got two weeks of over 170 and three weeks of over 160 degrees in the tank. We wanted to see how many types of food could have something like the blackening process for black garlic happen. As you can imagine, some of it was mush after that amount of time, and some tasted downright burnt. Some we didn’t dare taste. But the garlic, shallots and leeks had potential, along with peanuts and apples, so we started another round today on a compost pile we built last week...I just forgot to take pictures. #wastenotwantnot #compost #heat #blackgarlic #wholesystems #onfarmcooking #compostcooking #funk #flavor #agroecology #cycles

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1 month ago

California flannelbush (Fremontodendron californicum) 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌞 The plant is a flowering evergreen hardwood shrub or small multi-trunked tree, growing from 8-18 feet (2.4-5.5 m) in height and 6-10 feet (1.8-3.0 m) in width. The 1-5 centimetres (0.39-1.97 in) leaves are olive to gray-green, fuzzy and flannel-like, palmately to pinnately lobed. The hairs covering the leaves are easily brushed off in human contact, and can be a skin and eye irritant. The large flowers are 35-60 millimetres (1.4-2.4 in) in diameter, a rich yellow, sometimes with orange, coppery, or reddish margins. They blossoms are borne in great showy masses, and tend to bloom one at a time. Each petal has an attractive, curved shape that comes to a point.

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2 months ago

Working with the local schools and greenhouses to educate our next generation about #compost and the #soilfoodweb . Did you know? In this complex living system, compost provides a whole thriving community of organisms in the soil that help allow healthy plant functions like nutrient cycling, growth and reproduction. These beneficial microbes improve a plants access to essential nutrients and it’s resistance to pests and disease. . . . #funfacts #education #outreach #didyouknow #composting #healthysoil #healthylifestyle #heathymind #sustainability #sustainableeducation #sustainableliving #regenerativeagriculture #zerowaste #reusereducerecycle #generationofchange #wholesystems #vailvalley #eaglecounty #vaillive #loveyourhome #loveyourgarden

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2 months ago

Great Folks with Brains 🧠 Full of Knowledge!! Big thanks to everyone who came out to Learn this weekend!

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2 months ago

Amazing Earth Activism & Social Permaculture Course coming up with @starhawk_spiral , Alfred Decker and the lovely team at La Loma Viva Permaculture Project, and La Bolina, Permaculture for Refugee’s in Granada. See you there @somewhereallthetime @nennynuut . #socialpermaculture #peoplecare #earthactivism #climateaction #deeproots #transformation #holisticdesign #wholesystems #designforchange #syntropicagroforestry #nutrients #solutions #starhawk #alfreddecker #alexkruger #lalomaviva #permaculturecourse #permaculture #permacultura

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2 months ago

After our needs assessment, we dove deeper into the priorities identified by our IDP partners from Marawi - livelihood and food security. Core to our process in designing regenerative resettlements is engaging the community as active partners in the design of the solutions offered to them. Our Co-Founder and Executive Director Sarah Queblatin led this week’s session using creative tools for resilience and resource mapping. This involved the community in designing solutions in response to the different layers that shape their challenges which we also mapped, down to the belief system that shaped them. Apart from external assistance needed, we were inspired by what emerged- their inner and outer resources, something that they know, do, and are, that they can use to meet their needs, despite their loss and damages from the Marawi siege in 2017. We then engaged the community with the ecovillage playing cards, by our partner, the Global Ecovillage Network, to expand the mapping of local needs and strengths based on cultural, social, economic, and ecological dimensions of an ecovillage. We appreciated having these indicators translated into Maranao by our community organizer Saliha Saaduddin who joined us this week! Thank you Saliha! #wholesystems #inclusivedevelopment #ecovillagedesign #permacultureaid 📷 Saliha Saaduddin and Sarah Queblatin

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2 months ago

🌱 “Permaculture came into my life and awakened in me a creative life force. I have found it to be full of inspiration, magic and common sense.” - Looby Macnamara This is the first book to explore how to use permaculture design and principles for people - to restore personal, social and planetary well-being. People & Permaculture widens the definition of permaculture from being mainly about land-based systems to include our own lives, relationships and society. This book provides a framework to help each of us improve our ability to care for ourselves, our friends, families and for the Earth. It is also a clear guide for those who may be new to permaculture, who may not even have a garden, but who wish to be involved in making changes to their lives and living more creative, low carbon lives. @loobymacnamara #socialpermaculture #loobymacnamara #peoplecare #wellbeing #culturalshift #culturalemergence #systemschange #socialstructures #collectives #supportnetworks #wholesystems #positiveaction #communities #narratives #newstory #activation #designforpeople #permaculture #kindness

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2 months ago

To better design regenerative solutions with our displaced community partner, we engaged the IDP and host community residents of Pantaon in Marawi City in a needs assessment activity last week. The interactive session was led by our Co-Founder and Programs Director Terence Osorio to map out the short term and long term priorities of the community. We are grateful for the community’s trust to share their stories of loss and hope in the process. Shukran! 📷 by Jaff Abdulwahab #regenerativesolutions #permacultureaid #ecovillagedesign #wholesystems #inclusivedevelopment

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2 months ago

My little 20seconds of YouTube fame. I tried to edit this yesterday but I needed Harry, ya girl is so bad a technology. But the digital homesteading class I took with Jason was so good. I enjoy the organic growers school so much, I’m glad I was able to make it this year. ❤️💪🏽✊🏼 And really guys my DM is open ask all the questions. I don’t til and I do things as cheap or free as possible. Get those hands dirty and have fun with it. #gardening #biodynamicfarming #free #upcycle #recycle #mushrooms #livingwiththeland #wholesystems

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3 months ago

IKIGAI: “Reason for being” . Used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. . Each individual's ikigai is personal to them and specific to their lives, values and beliefs. It reflects the inner self of an individual and expresses that faithfully, while simultaneously creating a mental state in which the individual feels at ease. Activities that allow one to feel ikigai are never forced on an individual; they are often spontaneous, and always undertaken willingly, giving the individual satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life. A reminder to live encompassing what you love. . #ikigai #purpose #passion #whatyoulove #calling #fulfillment #patterns #spiral #mandala #ignite #findwhatyouloveandletitkillyou #learn #teach #play #fromtheheart #wholesystems #sacredgeometry #flowstate #hygge #regenerative #lifedesign #art #nature #permaculturedesign #permaculture

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3 months ago

A check-in call with the local governments of Dumingag in Zamboanga Del Sur, Lambunao in Iloilo, Bayawan in Negros Oriental, and Sagada in Mountain Province supporting existing best practices regenerative agriculture, social entrepreneurship, cultural heritage, and ecotourism as part of our Regeneration Philippines team. We are inspired to journey with them along with other communities activating regeneration across governments, civil societies, and businesses for social good in the Philippines as part of the Societal Transformation Lab of the Presencing Institute. ✨ #RegenerativeDevelopment #Philippines #WholeSystems #EcovillageDevelopment #Permaculture #ZeroWaste #OrganicFarming #InclusiveGovernance #DoingDevelopmentDifferently #CommunityLed

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3 months ago

○ Observe ○ . Walking amongst the indigenous trees, noticing the lay of the land, smelling the soil as it sits in my hands, feeling the change in humidity, listening to the Fish Eagle and the monkeys, watching the rain as it moves through the land. . It is so vital to Observe ones surroundings when planning, mapping, designing and even creating rough drafts for the implementation of an eco-system or simple garden. Afterall, this is the first principle in Permaculture. There is so much to consider before even thinking about leaving any human trace on a piece of land or property. Whether the space you'll be working in is pristine or already manipulated by man, you need to be aware of what impact you'll be creating. Inevitably you will be making a mark, and you want this to be for the best. . Take your time. Listen to the land. Truly connect with the space and what it needs. Note every little present and future possibility, no matter how trivial it may seem. Feel the movements of your inner landscape too. The wild energy. . This is what it means to Observe. . • Align the Internal with the External • . . . #observe #observations #permaculture #permacultureprinciples #ethics #permaculturedesign #design #mapping #wildenergy #wildinfluences #listentotheland #ecosystem #ecosistema #wholesystemdesign #wholesystems #agroforestry #agrofloresta #lawsofnature #permaculturemozambique #permacultureafrica #subtropical #subtropics #farming #gardening #mozambique #internallandscape #externallandscape #syntropicfarming

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3 months ago

We are committed to empowering our partner community leaders to lead in regenerative design and development for the long term. Actually, they are already empowered on their own on many levels. They already have their local wisdom and tacit knowing to source best practices from. We are just here to support them where there is an opportunity for their practices to be highlighted, enhanced, and shared for replication and wider impact. We are looking for an experienced Inclusive Leadership Guide for our Kalinga community partners for a short term capacity. We would like to work with someone based in the Cordillera Region and can speak Kalinga or Ilokano. Thank you 🍃 Email us for the TOR via newstory.greenreleaf[@]gmail.com #inclusiveleadership #indigenouswisdom #climateresilience #regenerativedevelopment #communitysolutions #powerofcommunity #ecovillages #permaculture #wholesystems

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3 months ago

Indigenous people are key to restoring ecosystems for climate resilience. We look back at our first workshop on engaging indigenous wisdom in community based disaster risk reduction in 2016. This visioning and action planning was facilitated by Sarah Queblatin with local culture bearer Dom An Macagne with Sagada elders and leaders. We look forward to revisiting our work in Sagada soon! Here’s the story of the workshop which was held on Indigenous Peoples Day: http://bit.ly/2Effo7f You can read a simple update on how the community used their outputs for an evaluation of an emergency livelihood response project here: http://bit.ly/2NLTQSx #climateresilience #indigenouswisdom #drr #regeneration #wholesystems #greenreleaf #oldbutnewstory #communitymandalas #soilsoulstory

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3 months ago

return to what’s essential for you to embody :: ⁣ ⁣ balance⁣ harmony⁣ clarity⁣ open⁣ness flow⁣ availability⁣ strength respect healing love⁣ consciousness relaxation passion creativity pleasure⁣ comfort⁣ safe⁣ty complete⁣ness connection confidence⁣ empowerment whole⁣ness {insert soul’s desire here}.............⁣ ⁣ ⁣ and then design your whole-being to support that.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #essentialism #essential #soulsdesire #simplicity #wholebeing #consciousbeing #dailypractice #embodiment #embodimentcoach #consciousconnection #innerwisdom #mindfulness #innertruth #intuition #wholeself #bridger #bridgeworker #makeconnections #wellbeing #iamwellandgood #mindfulbeing #wholedeisgn #designforwholeness #designforessentialism #systemscoach #systemsdesign # #systemsperspective #perspective #wholesystems

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3 months ago

In 2011, I wrote a song called The River Underground. Something compelled me to write these strange lyrics about a “living land” (here’s a minute from the 2013 recording). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I never really knew what the song was about or why I gave it that title. All I knew was that it was important somehow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ None of it made any sense until 2017, when I found myself attending community events at this amazing property in the Sierra foothills and the owner told me a “river flows underground” beneath the property, partly accounting for its otherworldly energies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remembered the song and wondered if there was some connection. Later that day, I experienced a number of sacred events, many of which were forecast precisely in the lyrics I had written years before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some high strangeness indeed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the last five months, I’ve been living on the property that sits atop the river underground. I’ve been getting charged up each day by this high desert, subterranean vortex. I bet you could tell if you ran into me in town... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Wow, Jacob, have you been dwelling in a geodesic dome atop a hidden holy river, tucked away from the miseries of the world?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The answer is yes, yes I have. I’ve had an entire three-story dome all to myself for five months. It’s been epic! I honored the land as best I could. I enjoyed hosting my incredible partner in this space. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m headed elsewhere now, which of course makes me sad. But the signs are telling me it is time to go. Excited for the next residents, several of whom are people I know and love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Magic is real, my friends.

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3 months ago

Look at how much our teams have grown !! . The OneLife Suffolk team are together today to learn about whole systems. . Please be aware our office is closed due to this training. If you need to get in touch please just leave us a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible. . #onelifesuffolk #growingteam #suffolk #wholesystems

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3 months ago

⁣ ⁣ “I noticed the palanquin, an umbrella, the stupa painted with jewels the Colours of the four directions – ⁣ Amber for generosity, green for karmic works, I noticed the white for Buddha, red for the heart –⁣ ⁣ Thirteen worlds on the stupa hat, noticed the bell handle and umbrella, the empty head of the white cement bell –⁣ ⁣ Noticed morning students sat cross legged before their books, chanting devotional mantras, Gesturing mysterious fingers, bells and brass thunderbolts in their hands, ⁣ I noticed flames rising above flags and wires and umbrellas and painted orange poles, ⁣ I noticed, I noticed the sky, noticed the sun, a rainbow around the sun, light misty clouds drifting over the sun – ⁣ I noticed my own heart beating, breath passing through my nostrils ⁣ My feet walking, eyes seeing,⁣ ⁣ I noticed the sea, I noticed the music – I wanted to dance.”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Allen Ginsberg On Cremation of Chögyam Trungpa, Vidyadhara.⁣ ⁣ Image: photograph by Flickr user Moyan Brenn

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“The brilliance of scientific research and the revelations of modern genetics have affirmed in an astonishing way the essential connectedness of humanity. We share a sacred endowment, a common history written in our bones. It follows. . . that the myriad of cultures in the world are not failed attempts at modernity, let alone failed attempts to be us. They are unique expressions of the human imagination and heart, unique answers to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? When asked this question, the cultures of the world respond in 7000 different voices, and these collectively comprise our human repertoire for dealing with all the challenges that will confront us as a species over the next 2500 generations, even as we continue this never-ending journey." -Wade Davis, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World 🌏👣 We are inherently, biologically, spiritually connected & intertwined with all life on this planet, not only our fellow humans. We literally all could have evolved out of the most minute particles of seaweed... from the tiniest little slimy, single-celled organisms, all the diversity of life exploded 💥🦒🐊🐕🌾🐇🦜🦏🐋🌿🦀🌻🦋🐒🌸🦅🐅🍄🍁🦖🕷🐡🐁🐚🐞🐘🐫🌺🦆🌹🦂🦇🦓🌲🦍🦚🦎🦌🌵🐓🦔 Through realizing this simple but profound reality, maybe we can learn to come to terms with our role within the global ecosystem. We have vi$ciously pu$hed & $hoved our way up to our current $tatu$ as an “apex $pecie$”, believing ourselves to be superior to all other life forms, willing & eager to extract all that we can from the Earth. We know we’ve surpassed sustainability long ago. We know we are consuming beyond the planet’s capacity. We just need to take the active steps to change our ways, reverse the trend. Build ourselves back into harmony with the rest of life, a part of an interconnected web of life, not at the top of the proverbial pyramid. It calls upon the ancient ways of our ancestors, but in a new world, in a new way. We aren’t retreating to some idealistic past, but combining different world views to design a new modernity, where we can live & thrive within our means, & help heal the ecological damage we’ve caused.

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4 months ago

○ Mulch ○ . I've been spending a few hours most days chopping up this local thatch. Why would I be spending so much of my time doing this? Well, the answer is Mulch. I feel that this thatch grass isn't necessarily the ideal mulch material, but it was gifted to us, so I'm making use of it. . This carbon ground cover is being used in the Machamba to protect the soil from harsh sunlight as well as to maintain moisture in the soil. This saves water and protects the microorganisms in the top-soil. {Yes, I want to be water wise in a climate that recieves ample rain, because a natural resource is a finite resource. Nothing is permanent or guaranteed.} . The most common mulch used is straw, but various plant matter can be used as mulch. Depending on what nutrients you wish to fix into your soil determines what plant matter you will use. It is also viable to grow living mulch amongst your crops or home garden, so that it can be cut back and left where it's fallen as mulch. . It's imperative to keep your top-soil protected, so as to maintain the health of your soil. . • Healthy Soil equals Healthy Plants • . . . #mulch #mulchlife #plantmatter #permaculture #permacultura #permacultureafrica #permaculturemozambique #ecosystem #ecosistema #sustainablesolutions #wholesystems #healthysoil #healthyplants #machamba #gardening #farming #agroforest #agrofloresta #foodforest #carbonfixer #subtropics #subtropical #mamaafrika #lowimpactliving #growyourown #wasteisaresource #mozambique

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4 months ago

We had a fun and meaningful afternoon yesterday to explore regenerative design and development with social entrepreneurs, grassroots activists, development consultants, and organic farmers. Our co-founder and Executive Director Sarah Queblatin facilitated a deep dialogue on the power of community inclusive and led development. We were inspired by the deep insights that emerged such as: climate grief and climate hope, creating spaces for collaboration, empowering unheard voices, and incorporating well being in our design for climate solutions. As a climate vulnerable nation and having participated at the UN Climate talks with the Global Ecovillage Network, we screened the webinar of former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. This event is our local part in a global screening of webinars with key speakers and experts on this field through GEN called the Power of Community: Climate Change and Consciousness Summit. It was such a rich discussion that we ended up using the ecovillage playing cards to map answers to our inquiries and solutions. The ecovillage playing cards is a game with indicators for whole systems design for communities. We thank the Active Citizens program of the British Council Philippines for the generous hosting of this event! Active Citizens is British Council's social leadership training programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. #regeneration #regenerativedevelopment #wholesystems #systemsthinking #inclusivedevelopment #climatechange #doingdevelopmentdifferently

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Green Releaf is inspired to participate with the Societal Transformation Lab of the Presencing Institute as one of the ten teams under u.lab-S Kapwa, the Philippine hub for the lab. We will be journeying with several local governments and civil society partners who are activating regeneration in their communities through our upcoming Regeneration Philippines project. We aim to model and set regenerative standards beyond sustainable development through social threefolding. The five month journey concludes in May preparing us to launch the project in June with our partners. Are you a community led initiative engaging your government, civil society, and businesses in regeneration? Let us know how we can journey together for a regenerative Philippines. 🍃 #beyondsustainability #RegenerationPhilippines #wholesystems #regeneration #inclusivegovernance #collectiveleadership #systemsthinking #TheoryU #regenerativedevelopment Image 1: u.lab-S Kapwa lab participants Image 2: Gratitude circle closing our planning session for ecovillage development with government and community leaders in Balawag vIllage, Kalinga province.

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We continue re-telling and catching up on our posts. One of our flagship initiatives is called Living Food Releaf, where we engage people in donating fresh, organic produce to displaced communities as healthy and nutritious short term food security support while we set up a garden at an evacuation camp or shelter. In this process, we also support local farmers and social enterprises. In this image, we partnered with Organiko, a social enterprise in Iligan City and invited people to donate 1 -2 packs per family per week for displaced people from the Marawi Siege in 2017. Plus, the packaging is plastic-free! We look forward to replicating this more and more in relief operations when needed. Contact us to be a living food releaf supporter. 🍃 Follow us on Instagram @newstory.greenreleaf or on Facebook.com/GreenReleafInitiative to read more about our stories. #wholesystems #organic #permacultureaid #livingfood

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I get questioned often about “why organic”? Even by people I love and deeply respect, like my parents. To me, organic is not just about what we put IN our body, but our broader impacts on our planet. When we buy organic, we are supporting conscious, often small, local farmers who want the best for people, profit AND planet. Organic farming enhances the soil and protects water quality of local streams so the fish are not as harmed by runoff, it attempts to reduce pollution, provide safe, healthy livestock habitats, avoids as much as possible the use of pesticides, insecticides and synthetic fertilizers, and is often sold more locally so reduces the carbon footprint of transporting the food half way across the world, keeping it fresh and full of the maximum amount of nutrients. To me, “organic” is not a cliche, over-priced, sales tactic only for the wealthy that people often suggest. Organic foods should be accessible for ALL, they should be the MOST affordable, easiest to access food we can give our families, our children’s with growing minds. It’s time to vote with our dollar, make a statement towards our own health and the health of the planet. When you buy organic you are doing so much more than just spending a few more cents, your impact has a massive grassroots ripple effect around the country and our world and it’s so refreshing to see big stores and restaurants and communities and individuals stepping up their efforts! #goorganic #votewithyourdollar

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How can we engage community inclusively in designing regenerative and whole systems solutions together? Join us for a discussion on community-led development using permaculture and ecovillage design with Green Releaf, an Active Citizen initiative. Green Releaf is working in areas recovering from emergencies (natural disasters and conflict) and with model communities activating regeneration in the Philippines. This session will also feature former UNFCCC Secretary Christiana Figueres via webinar from the Power of Community Summit. Active Citizens is British Council's social leadership training programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. This event is part of the Power of Community: Climate Change and Consciousness Online Summit by the Global Ecovillage Network. Visit www.summit.ecovillage.org for the full listing of speakers and schedules. PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED on or before Friday, 8 February, 2019. RSVP via https://goo.gl/forms/BryqFpBD3YInzP1L2 #philippines #climatechange #resilience #regeneration #regenerativedevelopment #permaculture #ecovillages #wholesystems

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Nature is my biggest teacher... specifically the Jungle. I have been living deep in the Rain forest of Belize for 5 years now.. and the endless lessons that she offers have brought my soul back Home, back to its organic state of being, back to acceptance and deeper understanding of the one breath we are part of. And of course, the biggest inspiration for my Art 💚 . . . . . . 📸 @shoptwiga _____________________________________________ #sacredportals #naturelover #jungleliving #mandala #mandaladesigns #masterdesigner #natureishealing #healingart #naturemedicine #organiclifestyle #backtonature #inspiredbynature #artasmedicine #artist #beautyfromwithin #learningfromthebest #lifeofanartist #sacredart #mandalaartist #interconnection #wholistic #wholesystems #wholisticdesigner

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Beauty in flow. The nature of going forward into being. Recognizing patterns in nature creates a map for locating yourself in change, and anticipation of what is yet to come. The universe wants you to flow. . #richardlouv #thenatureprinciple #permaculture #permaculturedesign #permacultura #wholesystems #livingsystems #biomimicry #energy #airflow #designprinciples #naturespatterns #resonance #earthworks #socialdesign #holisticdesign #sacredgeometry #patterns #authenticity #breathwork #healing #motherearth #pachamama

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4 months ago

like preparing for the inevitable storms of winter, illness is one of those parts of life one really ought to see coming. in permaculture, it’s the principle of having multiple ways of fulfilling critical functions. on our smallholding we were tested this week. now, my family does have skills in this area, having faced down two rounds of major surgery in my recent history. they know how to pull together to keep the household running and the animals tended, everyone fed, the fire hot. we duplicate more and more of each other’s skills (see child with ladder skills. she can read that tree and tell me what to cut, and now just needs to learn to use the tools.) our eldest cycles to the shops and handles much of the cooking, learning new methods dictated from the sickbed, nursing the ill (yours truly) while my sweetheart is busy all day working from home. this time she even helped him with the toilet composting. our youngest collects in the kindling he splits and she can carry plenty of logs up from the barrow he delivers. she can mind the wood stove, bring rounds of tea, give the animals attention, soak oats for porridge, keep the sourdough culture fed. they all do beautifully. nevertheless, i was unprepared. as we are carless in the countryside, we need to be sure to have more staples squirreled away. as we have food sensitivities, avoid plastic, and value cooking and baking from scratch, it would be wise to support that with frozen dough, a store of meals cooked in triples and frozen in jars, broths at the ready. we had a crock of sauerkraut, yes. we had home remedies, yes. there was enough food for the animals, and enough wood, certainly. we even still own a clothes dryer, when it is just too much to cope with hanging every load as we have for over a year. a stash of crackers and homemade soup would’ve eased the days, though our pantry otherwise supported us very well. the trick now, as with backups and redundancies in case of a storm, is to put them in place while the sun is shining and we are all well again! do you have meals stored away for a rainy day? can your household take over your usual tasks with equanimity?

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4 months ago

“We are sufficient to do everything possible to heal this Earth. It’s a revolution. But it’s the sort of revolution that no one will notice. It might get a little shadier. Buildings might function better. You might have less money to earn because your food is all around you and you don’t have any energy costs. Giant amounts of money might be freed up in society so that we can provide for ourselves better. So it’s a revolution. But permaculture is anti-political. There is no room for politicians or administrators or priests. And there are no laws either. The only ethics we obey are: care of the earth, care of people, and reinvestment in those ends. The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves. True wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world.” .................................................................................... Bill Mollison - Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. “The father of permaculture” Beautiful artwork by Mycologist Martin Bridge @martinbridgeart . #billmollison #permaculture #permacultura #designersmanual #earthcare #peoplecare #fairshare #climateaction #climatejustice #naturalworld #earthhealing #ecologicalrestoration #ecologicaldesign #ethicaldesign #wholesystems #farmtotable #greeningthedesert #sustainableliving #regenerativeagriculture #holisticdesign #community #goodhealth #invisiblestructures #davidholmgren #masanobufukuoka #geofflawton #veganism #plantmedicine #indigenouswisdom #pinealgland

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5 months ago

@buckyfullerinst "there is only one revolution tolerable to all men, all societies, all political systems: revolution by design and invention" Core #intellireefs principles. We were accepted into Buckminster Fuller Catalyst program in 2017 for Advanced #tech #designs #openinnovation #invention #technology #nano #science for #ocean #ocean_lovers_united #reeflifeblue #oceanic #infrastructure #geodesicdome #synergy #wholesystems #doingmorewithless #earth #rise #earthrise #bucky #tensegrity #integrity #catalyst

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5 months ago

Huge news--the HABG Community Gardens and Farm is a WINNER of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Grant, 2018-2021, awarded $32,000! In 2017, the Warren County Conservation District began this initiative by sponsoring the farm with the Housing Authority; that summer they hired me and Farm Manager Steve Anderson to coordinate it with resident and refugee farmers, and the HABG staff: our farm system is holistically managed by all these participants. Here's some of our 2017-18 accomplishments; 2019-2021 goals: Resident community gardeners increased to 40 families, community gardens expanded to 2 acres. We also installed 2 acres in terraced agroforestry and planted several hundred tree crops. Agroforestry to expand 2019. Currently 4 acres in production. • We used HABG greenhouse for education with students of the HABG Learning Center, and for farm transplants. • Built up number of refugee/resident farmers for market sales to 9 families, numbering 40-50 individuals. • Beginning spring 2019, begin stocking the new HABG Food Truck for distribution throughout residential complexes. • We signed up at Soky Marketplace Farmers Market. Gives us access to market, plus their Crop Shop, the local food co-op; also their commercial kitchen with professional canning and bottling for value-added products. • We plan to be a model for socially, economically, institutionally integrated urban agroforestry in the US. • We will Incorporate poultry into the system 2019, for eggs and meat, also weed control, nutrient-cycling, etc. Animals are an important component of this whole system. • We now have KTAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program) workers employed to help with regular labor. Finally, we will begin HABG education programs on cooking and consuming our crops as required by KDA Specialty Crop Grant 2018-2021. #cooperative #regenerativeagriculture #holisticmanagement #wholesystems #agroforestry #specialtycrops #fooddesert #urbanfarm #commercialfarm #residentfarmers #refugees #accesstoland #accesstomarkets #urbanconservation #kentuckydepartmentofagriculture #bowlinggreenky #warrencounty #kentucky #meanwhileinkentucky #KyAg365

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Design is a practice of presence, whole-system thinking and attention to details... when drawing a complexed mandala I move my perspective from micro to macro, micro to macro... to keep the whole vision aligned within the right relationship of the million little things that make it. . . . . This practice is reflective of a wholistic and integrative engagement within the expansive, multi-layered system of our human experience. . Staying present with every breath, and keep a clear vision of where we are going 🌹 . . . . . ____________________________________________ #creativesoul #mandalaartist #portals #visionary #wholisticdesign #wholesystems #mandala #meditation #artreflection #beautyfromwithin #ecoconscious #micromacro #artishealing #regenerative #design #wholedesigns #womanartist #presence #details #focus #clearvision #artasmetaphor #practice #spiritualpractice

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💚 What we are teaching you is not how to do it, but how to think about doing it.” ~ Bill Mollison . One of the most important things about permaculture is that it is founded on a series of principles that can be applied to any circumstance - agriculture, urban design, or the art of living. The core of the principles is the working relationships and connections between all things. . Thankful for all teachers and friends. . #permaculture #permacultureteachertraining #permaculturedesign #wholesystems #community #collaboration #ecology #landscape #water #soil #plants #forests #foodforests #gardendesign #solutionaries #climatecrisis #natureprovides #judehobbs #ricozook #davidholmgren #billmollison #eachoneteachone #transformation #grateful

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7 months ago

Stewarding ourselves, our communities, and Mother Earth to reverse global warming; accelerate restoration; and maximize regeneration requires Cocreators to work together in effective groups that are sub-grouped as a Whole Earth Nation/Community undivided, prioritizing critical issues within certain geographical regions... We are not here to compete with one another. We are here in this New Paradigm time to cocreate together by bring everyone into the Circle of sharing their gifts and powers to work together thereby Cocreating a Regenerative Wheel of accelerated growth... New Paradigm solutions are the blueprints and principles to Whole Person, Whole Systems, Whole Earth integrity, and can be understood and learned from the spectrum of books and article on the New Paradigm and New Earth, emerging in all parts of the globe and in the hearts of all wanting to solve the global warming crisis 🌈💗🙏🏽 #stephaniemark #globalwarming #solutions #newparadigm #globalvillages #wholeperson #holistic #wholesystems

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