wholesystems Photos & Videos

1 week ago

Permaculture is not just about land management but engaging people and habitats in an integrated harmonious design. With our facilitator Drei Castillo, who has been working with Cordillera farmers for several years, we repaired the garden after Typhoon Mangkhut passed through last month and organised a clearer system for roles and collaboration among our partner community members for the completion of a regenerative agriculture demonstration site we began last year at Balawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga. This followed after testing collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid program beneficiaries for several months. We are inspired that after a series of dialogue, we are now preparing to enter a more formal partnership with local community gardeners and farmers through an MOA with the government agency. We trust that this would create a sustainable collaboration to address food security, chemical dependent farming, and livelihood challenges the community faces as climate change intensifies. #ecovillagdevelopment #wholesystems #regeneration #permaculture #climateresilience 📷 by Gumay Tenda

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Permaculture is not just about land management but engaging people and habitats in an integrated harmonious design. With our facilitator Drei Castillo, who has been working with Cordillera farmers for several years, we repaired the garden after Typhoon Mangkhut passed through last month and organised a clearer system for roles and collaboration among our partner community members for the completion of a regenerative agriculture demonstration site we began last year at Balawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga. This follows after testing collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid program beneficiaries for several months. We are inspired that after a series of dialogue, we are now preparing to enter a more formal partnership with local community gardeners and farmers through an MOA with the government agency. We trust that this would create a sustainable collaboration to address food security, chemical dependent farming, and livelihood challenges the community faces. #ecovillagdevelopment #wholesystems #regeneration #permaculture 📷 by Gumay Tenda

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Permaculture is not just about land management but engaging people and habitats in an integrated harmonious design. With our facilitator Drei Castillo, who has been working with Cordillera farmers for several years, we repaired the garden after Typhoon Mangkhut passed through last month and organised a clearer system for roles and collaboration among our partner community members for the completion of a regenerative agriculture demonstration site we began last year at Balawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga. This follows after testing collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid program beneficiaries for several months. We are inspired that after a series of dialogue, we are now preparing to enter a more formal partnership with local community gardeners and farmers through an MOA with the government agency. We trust that this would create a sustainable collaboration to address food security, chemical dependent farming, and livelihood challenges the community faces. #ecovillagdevelopment #wholesystems #regeneration #permaculture 📷 by Gumay Tenda

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2 weeks ago

I support #SusanRice in exploring a run for the Senate against @sensusancollins I encourage everyone to do the same. Maine has the unique history of being where #BuckminsterFuller vacationed (on Bear Island) and did a lot of his pioneering work in #sustainabledevelopment. His #WholeSystems approach to problem solving could transform the political dynamic in Washington if it found its way there through #SusanRice 's efforts. It's time for science to take its rightful place in America's future domestic and foreign policies!

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3 weeks ago

We thank Geelong Permaculture Australia and the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute for our Living Food Releaf for 90 affected families from our partner village of Balawag in Kalinga province after Super Typhoon Mangkhut swept through northern Luzon last week. We also thank the women volunteers of Balawag who helped us prepare for the relief distribution! Because the typhoon damaged crops and vegetables in the region, we sourced from local farmers and fishermen who produced dried fish, organic rice,and mungbean as offering to the economically affected families who have have large loss and damages, have single parents and large number of children. Each family was required to bring a container to receive 3 kilos of rice and 2 cups of munngbean and dried fish were wrapped in used paper sheets and calendars from the barangay hall. Living Food Releaf is part of our Garden to Garden Releaf response during relief and recovery stages to provide alternatives to processed food and plastic packaging based donations in evacuation centres, resettlements and affected areas. We aim to source the most available edible and medicinal food and plants from local organic producers and local economies while consciously packing them with alternatives to plastic packaging. With this design, we hope to activate a whole system understanding of the relationship of food, nutrition, medicine, waste management, and livelihood. We are studying how to support other Typhoon Mangkhut affected areas in Luzon including the landslide in Naga, Cebu. To support, please visit https://www.greenreleaf.org/support . Thank you for your generosity! 🍃🙏🏽💫 📷 by Gumay Tenda and Sarah Queblatin #greenreleaf #livingfood #wholesystems #regeneration #permaculture

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1 month ago

Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Lylee and Lindley (the latter of @livingedgewoodworking ) for welcoming us into their home in Bethel, VT. These two are so inspiring with the work they are doing in their small town, rehabbing an old building - “The Arnold Block” ( @arnoldblockvt ) - and bringing movement classes, meeting, coworking, and cooking spaces to their community. We are leaving feeling energized (and a bit like we want to stay, roll up our sleeves and get to work with them). Also, thanks to Moqui the dog for endless affection. . . . . . #growinghome #hosts #vermont #bethel #arnoldblock #wholesystems #community #inspiration #changemakers #moquithedog

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1 month ago

woodstacking partners. as i barrow away and stack the fir that cured all year in a pile, the chickens and ducks harvest insects that have taken up residence beneath the wood. the hens are particularly fond of ants nests. then they dig over the area fresh for sowing grasses, clovers and wildflowers.

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2 months ago

We took a field trip to Kosters island to visit some friends (old and new) @kosterstradgardar ✌️😍. We toured their permaculture garden, enjoyed a surprise serenade in the greenhouse under their grapevines and had a delicious lunch - thanks to everyone working on site 🙏| we found tons of inspiration and new ideas, it’s always invigorating to meet and talk with others about their dreams and projects.

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2 months ago

This is Danielle's story. My 60 day results are in & this girl is down 22lbs & has shed 57" all over my body! I am proof that there IS hope after Thyroid Cancer! My journey to a healthier me is not over yet...I have a lot of hard work ahead, but my hope is that I may inspire others who also suffer from Thyroid disease. #lifeafterthyroidcancer #workinprogress #letsdothis #neverfeltbetter

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2 months ago

Cleansing for Athletes! Written by David Gilks who is a body builder, athlete, coach & Isa Millionaire It seems that many athletes who are introduced to the concept of cleansing are 1) scared to lose hard won muscle 2) don’t think they need to cleanse 3) don’t want to take time off to cleanse as it messes with their training regime. To address the first concern we know from all the research available, if you are following a nutritional cleanse protocol properly you cannot lose muscle if you stick to the 48 hour time frame. That is due to the increase in growth hormone secreted and while GH is floating in our blood stream muscle is spared. I think where this fear comes from is the loss of strength that is experienced shortly after the cleanse day, which is due to a lack of blood glucose, which is only a temporary issue, not for a loss of muscle tissue. And as for athletes not needing to cleanse, well actually, due to the amount of oxygen (athletes take in more oxygen due to respiratory rate increase from exercise) athletes take in during exercise they are exposed to higher level of air born pollutants. Athletes also drink more water and are exposed to higher levels of water born contaminates, and athletes consume more calories and thus are susceptible to a higher level of food born contaminates. So with the goal of ultimate health and performance being the primary goals, cleansing for the athlete makes good sense. The other issue is that athletes don’t like their training regime messed with. The whole nutritional cleanse process if done properly will have the athlete cooling his heels for 6 days out of 31 days followed by a nightly cleanse (one to two scoops of cleanse powder before going to bed on regular days). Not a huge investment of time for the incredible benefits derived from the cleansing process and most athletes I have worked with could use the down time to recover from the incessant workload they put themselves under. In this toxic environment we now find ourselves in we can use any help we can get to ensure our bodies continue to function optimally, and cleansing is one of the amazing tools athletes can use.

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2 months ago

Pictured here is high CBD (under .3% THC) hemp grown in hugelkultur on our small homestead farm in Northern Colorado. We grow mostly food here and do a lot of R&D. By using the ethics, principles and processes of permaculture design, we are able to cultivate the highest grade, regenerative cannabis (in this case Hemp) at competitively low costs. We pride ourselves in good design and living soils that do the heavy lifting! 👉🌿👉If anyone is interested in our permaculture-style, Regenerative Cannabis consulting services for hemp or mmj/rec, we would love to chat! We offer services catered towards indoor no till living soil systems (commercial/private), greenhouse living soil cultivation and full sun growing from sea level to 9,000 ft elevation. We work with a network of other experts in the field in order to maximize and diversity our offering in any legal/rec/med/hemp state. 👉🦁👉Please feel free to contact us on the DM or by email at contact @arlosystems.com ! We look forward to hearing from you soon! #permaculture #arlosystems #french #english #livingsoil #wholesystems #walkthewalk

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2 months ago

The time spent over the last four days has been some of the most potent and accelerated I've ever experienced. In the heat of eclipses and auspicious alignments... Being a part of the UN braintrust working towards the environment and oceans, being immersed at Nexus and staying, playing & praying at the exquisite Assemblage in NYC. • Weaving with influencers from every sector, together legitimately tackling the largest issues of today. Alliances that will last a lifetime, opportunities to serve the whole. The inoculation of regenerative culture into the collective, bridging the old & the new... From inequality, to youth outreach, to ending sex trafficking and human slavery, to standing with our indigenous relatives around the rights of nature globally, & so so much more. Deep bows to everyone who was a part of this, new and ancient friends. • I am so f*cking inspired faith quadrupled within the clarity of purpose I bring to whole systems thinking and to continue to bring love, compassion, presence & embodied values of incorruptibility in the space of institutions, money, persona, community etc. the mission is clear & we must work together in the brief window of time we have to tip the scales. • Big big gracias to @alexisneely @davidtheweber @danielamoves @magdalenasartori & so many others for the opportunity to be with soul family and ceremony at this juncture in collective orchestration. I love you dearly. • • • #earth #wins #un #unity #unify #mission #purpose #together #wearenexus #nexus #nyc #causes #founders #creators #connector #alliance #meta #ecopreneur #artist #wholesystems #pollinate #magic

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3 months ago

“Kyushu is one of the southernmost islands of Japan, where there is evidence that grazing in forests has occurred since the thirteenth century. This region is characterized by wide seasonal variation in temperature and rainfall that totals well over 80 inches per year, and by its volcanic and mountainous terrain. These conditions set the stage for a set of agricultural practices that need to consider the dangers of soil erosion and take measures for soil conservation. In this context a production system combining farming, animal husbandry, and forestry has long persisted. In a region known as Oita, 80 percent of the land is in forest. Some farmers there have introduced a species of oak called Kunugi, using the logs from the trees for shiitake mushroom production. Sometimes, the forest is also used as woodland grazing land for cattle. In one report farmers said they derived 40 percent of their income from shiitake and 30 percent from cattle, making the integrated system a significant portion of their income.” From SILVOPASTURE by Steve Gabriel ( @wellspringforestfarmschool )

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4 months ago

“The state of being common is itself rare.. “ - K J Gaston Common Ecology. | Following the story of a plant fibre textile from soil to plant to fibre to textile to garment to wear & tear, durability & back to soil. The research journey has taken us to through the stories of the beautiful Boro Japanese mended & patchwork textiles (book Boro - Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan), Rag dealers, the Rag trade and the ‘Shame of Poverty’ Amartya Sen. Initially it was going to become a post but we’re delving further into the psychological aspects of this research. If you follow our posts you’ll know why this is important to our work. | Image: linen fibres from our 100% linen textiles heading to the compost. #plantfibres #plantbasedtextiles #research #process #development #sustainability #ecology #wholesystems #generational #organic

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4 months ago

Catch me @ The Pennsylvania Permaculture Convergence @stonehedgecollective this weekend // Then Atlanta on the 6th giving a talk to the Mushroom Club of Georgia

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4 months ago

Hot off the press! Advance copies of SILVOPASTURE by Steve Gabriel ( @wellspringforestfarmschool ) just arrived in ye olde office! In this how-to guide, Gabriel explores the philosophy and techniques behind silvopasture—the integration of trees, animals, and forages in a whole-system approach that creates a number of benefits for livestock, farmers, and the environment!

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4 months ago

So happy with #todaysharvest of beans, eggplants, longevity spinach, and the first tomato from the #hugelkultur 🍅🙂 🎥 I did a video walk through of the property this morning, showing our progress in the #foodforest and gardens. We've come such a long way since moving here last November, starting with just a couple herbs and seedling trees. 🌱 Now we have dozens of fruit trees, perennial vegetables and various support plants in the ground as well as a ton of annuals and some really cool experimental stuff going on. Super excited to be feeding ourselves, and to have this opportunity to practice #permaculture on a .18 acre city lot in #westpalmbeach. The video tour will be up on YouTube soon after some editing, I'm really looking forward to hearing your feedback! 😁🌴 #homestead #permaculturegarden #perennials #veggies #tropicalfruit #growyourownfood #urbanfarming #veggiegarden #backyardfoodforest #regenerativeagriculture #sustainable #wholesystems #natureisabundant

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4 months ago

An incredibly productive weekend in the books! Planted new trees, brewed a couple compost tea batches, finished a keyline design installation, built a large (hopefully) deer-proof tree nursery and garden space. We chopped and stacked a large amount of firewood, built a new wood rack and felled another tree for fish habitat. Next weekend I’ll be planting bare root perennials along the earthwork installation and doing more compost tea brews as we approach full leaf-out in the northwoods. Thanks for all the help friends of Earthmoon! We couldn’t have done it without you! @kylepoplar @bradleyquinn @james_gluth @tfqfam . . . . #permaculture #design #building #installation #fence #garden #northwoods #trees #swale #keyline #planting #firewood #chopping #spring #fishsticks #composttea #earthmoon #wisconsin #ecology #restoration #waterharvesting #ecosystem #wholesystems

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5 months ago

Gregory Bateson, ‘Steps to an Ecology of Mind’, Ballantine Books, New York, 1972 . “In this invaluable book, systemic intellectual clarity and moral clarity convene and evoke a convincing ethos of what is sacred, what is right for life. I owe more understanding than I know to Gregory Bateson and ‘Steps to an Ecology of Mind’”. - Stewart Brand . #gregorybateson #stewartbrand #stepstoanecologyofmind #ballantinebooks #anthropologie #anthropology #sociology #philosophy #spirituality #wholesystems #ecology #vintagepaperback #paperback #book #books #bookcover #bookcoverdesign #bookcollection #bookstagram

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5 months ago

Picking fresh greens and radishes from Grandma's garden. Part of The Permaculture Parent's teaching resources will be around how to involve young children in the family garden. My daughter at the age of three already knows many plants, herbs and vegetables. Another aspect of this teaching will be awareness that the ability to have a garden is a privilege and not everyone who might want to have a garden is able to or has access to one. A big part of permaculture is thinking systemically and wholistically and using many different teaching opportunities as entry points into other conversations. Connecting the dots and making visible, patterns and relationships. #wholesystems #systemsthinking #permaculture #PermieVibe #kidsandplants #ThePermacultureParent #growyourown #gardening #kidsandherbs

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5 months ago

I’ll be speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live tonight about the evidence given by the boss @jamieoliver and others to the Health Select Committee today on the government’s childhood obesity strategy and why we urgently need ‘chapter two’. #childhealth #adenough #bbc5live 📻

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5 months ago

As organisations transform, so too must leadership transform. . Our latest article delves into horizontal and vertical leadership and the shift required to lead outcomes for the entire organisation. Want to know more? Check out the link in our bio. . . . . . . #organisationalchange #businesstransformation #leading #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #facilitation #executivecoaching #businesspartnering #partnership #collaboration #agile #influencingskills #horizontalleadership #oneteam #wholesystems #systemsthinking

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6 months ago

(swipe left for more images) The 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. Based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers’ Manual, it provides skills and solid knowledge in Permaculture design as a science that can create #abundant #ecosystems #sustainably in the #backyard , a small farm or on a larger broad acre #landscape. . . We are offering YOU a variety of courses this year! We still have a few spots left for our upcoming 10 day Urban PDC in Nairobi starting Monday 16th! This course takes place at Milimani Primary School, becoming the first pioneer Permaculture in development school for the area! Help design edible gardens and learn the application of Permaculture principles to food production, home design, energy, and much much more! . . Enquire now at courses @pri -kenya.org | 0725 618 737 . . #permaculturekenya #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #urbanfarming #sustainablehomestead #kenya #permaculturelife #permaculturedesigncourse #Urbandevelopment #foodsecurity #foodfreedom #growfoodnotlawns #ediblegardens #foodfood #growfood #permaculturelife #kenya #growyourownfood #permaculturedeisgncertificationcourse #permaculturedeisgn #permaculturelife #applicable #schoolgardens #nutrition #wholesystems #agroecology

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6 months ago

This photo makes me happy this season! Effortless to have gotten so many people from different backgrounds!! Our first Intro to Permaculture course of the year @prikenya ! What a fantastic group of folk attending this one, ranging from different backgrounds and field of expertise, just wanting to learn about regenerative agriculture. The need for shift in lifestyle is growing exponentially! Everyone whose attended our workshops to date, all leave transformed! Not to mention, seeing it all in action too! . permaculture #permaculturekenya #prikenya #education #growfoodnotlawns #foodsecurity #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablelifestyles #fieldtime #nurisha #permaculturehomestead #permaculturelife #wholesystems #interconnectedness #mylifeforthelast8years

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6 months ago

There is something about amphibians that turns my heart to fluidity...They seem to emanate all the innocence and pureness of nature, reminding us of the fragility of Earth's systems. The health and abundance of amphibian populations are indicative of the health of the environment. They require clean habitats, both aquatic and terrestrial. Their skin is very permeable, which makes them highly sensitive toxic chemicals and their effects. This is true of most amphibians; one third of which are on the verge of extinction due to declining environmental health on the global scale. #ethicalflowers #sustainableflowers #notillage #noherbicide #nopesticides #amphibianlove #biodiversity #wholesystems #wholesystemsagriculture #amphibianlove #gaia #systemsthinking #ststemsapproachtofarming

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7 months ago

Coming soon: SILVOPASTURE by Steve Gabriel ( @wellspringforestfarmschool ). The concept of silvopasture challenges our notions of both modern agriculture and land use. Rather than separate field from forest, silvopasture systems integrate trees, animals, and forages in a whole-systems approach that offers a number of benefits to the farmer and the environment.

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7 months ago

:::: Michael Seiler + Liz Bucheit of @crown_trout_jewelers in Lanesboro, who I had the pleasure of talking with today about everything from the art and craft of jewelry, to belonging in a small town, to wholistic and repairative economies ... And the efficacy of googley eyes to make people love talking to your recording equipment. :::: Thanks you two, was lovely to meet you, got me thinking! :::: * * * #lanesboro #minnesota #mnartists #jewelry #creativeentrepreneur #wholesystems #googleyeyes #storytelling #mncreatives #bheremainst #exploremn #onlyinmn

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7 months ago

Singing to my babies down in the greenhouse, or rather skeleton of a greenhouse at the moment. That they will prevail through the freezing rains tonight. That they will feel my love and my song and it will carry them through. I'll be covering them and running propane heat down there tonight. Sweet warm and cozy dreams to all! Pay no mind to my buzzing plucking, i have a bandage on my finger...Cutting up those butternuts will getcha! #wholesystems #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist #thelanguageofflowers

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7 months ago

Ready for anything with this stoked tea box full of adaptogenic herbal tea bags. Been making my own tea blends for years and finally invested in some bagging supplies. I have to confess, tea bags are so convenient, I really prefer them to tea spoons and balls. WooooHoooo! . Adaptogens or adaptogenic substances, herbs or practices (like meditation) assist in stabilization of bodily and mental processes and promote of homeostasis, for example, decreased cellular sensitivity to stress and it's many manifestations in the body and mind . . Stress is sadly a hot topic these days and I think it's important to address the unsustainability of our lifestyles. Are we balanced in work and leisure? Are we biting off more than we can chew? Living on deadlines and glued to screens, that have been shown to increase the stress response. While herbs can be hugely helpful to balance the body and mind, they should be secondary to the real job of assessing and reballancing the structure of our lives, and our responses to stress. . . Take time for yourself. Take a break from your screens. Go to nature. Intentionally relax. Practice presence. Chanel creativity. And drink tea loves! ♡♡♡ . . #modernmedicine #stress #relaxation #balance #wholesystems #medicine #plantsheal #plantpeople #lifestyle

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8 months ago

if you are even mildly excited by this celery stalk rapidly rooting & sprouting after laying dormant in my crisper then please come to @sues_space_rules_ 7pm to see visual proof of how growers, city planners & scientists from around the world have been using practical applications of permaculture & whole systems thinking to improve OUR existence on a finite planet. hope to see ya there 🌿🤓🌿 #hopeforthefuture #planetaryplanting #wholesystems #permaculture #permaculturedesign #peecycler

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8 months ago

Listen to @didipershouse connect the dots between soil health and human health. Link to the full presentation in our bio✨ Écoutez Didi Pershouse faire les liens entre la santé des sols et la santé humaine. Lien pour la présentation complète dans notre bio ✨

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8 months ago

‘’While mankind is very intelligent in relation to other species, we have the intelligence of moss growing on a rock compared to nature as a whole.’’ #raydalio The first principle in permaculture is Observe and Interact👀 Observation is key to #permaculture and it is also key when it comes to your health. Becoming good at observing both your inner ecology (your body and mind) and your outer ecology (your behaviour, habits, interactions, personal environment and planet) is essential for designing healthy, high performing, resilient systems - in your body, lifestyle or landscape💫 But the truth is you have to know how nature works if you want to be able to work with it💫🌿💚🌳🦋🌴🍃🥑 . . . . . #naturesintelligence #workwithnature #connectwithnature #natureistheteacher #resilience #permaculture #permaculturedesign #lifedesign #highperformancehealth #innerecology #outerecology #ecology #ecologicalrestoration #observation #interact #wholehealth #wholesystems #betrue #beyou #designyourlife #abundance #longevity #circularnutrition

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8 months ago

Signs your gut is healing...👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 👉🏼Increased energy levels 👉🏼Stronger immune system 👉🏼Improved mental health 👉🏼Balanced hormones 👉🏼Easier weight loss 👉🏼Clearer skin If we don’t take care of our gut health, the rest of our body takes a serious hit. • • • • #guthealth #inflammation #candida #leakygut #wholesystems #diseasebeginsinthegut #hipprocrates #letfoodbethymedicine #heal #probiotics #prebiotics #anxiety #depression #gutbrainconnection #entericnervoussystem #centralnervoussystem #collagen #bonebroth #immunesystem #guthealthmatters ⭐️

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10 months ago

Have YOU wanted to learn to grow your own food and #veggiepatch using minimal resources in your own #backyard or #balcony !!? 🌱🌿🌳🥒 Take a one day Intro to ( #Urban and #biodynamic ) Permaculture Design Course on Saturday 9th December at Wells Fargo Security - Courier House on Mombasa road. Fargo house is a partner of the Permaculture Research Institute Kenya and models an amazingly abundant garden around its complex! Take this course with Fargo’s very own Langat Kipkemoi on Saturday 9th! 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 SECURE your spot NOW at: courses @pri -kenya.org | +254 725618737 🥒🥔🥕🥝🌶🍅🌽 Read more here too http://pri-kenya.org/?p=3227

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11 months ago

(Swipe left for all images) Our ongoing Permaculture Design Certificate Course in partnership with the Laikipia Permaculture Centre started off this week! We have a nice diverse group of people from all over East Africa and even Cyprus!

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11 months ago

We implemented another food forest at our Grow Your Own Food Workshop this past weekend 🌳🍎🥑! Perennial systems (eg shrubs and trees) tend to withstand drought much better than annual systems (eg vegetables), which is why we’re trying to incorporate much more fruit and nut trees into our systems. Shout out to the wonderful humans who pulled through for a weekend of deep connection and whole systems thinking, with a focus on the urban context where humans are a major and critical component of the ecosystem. May you all go forth and regenerate this mother 🌍🙌! Image by @joshua_tree_organics. #growyourownfood #urbanpermaculture #workshop #regenerate #wholesystems #syntropy #guerillahouse

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11 months ago

Question:::: has anyone reached out to you about using essential oils for a therapeutic benefit? Sure::: they smell good. BUT do you want to know specifically how you can use them? : : : If you are using essential oils::: who introduced you and what do you use them for?

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11 months ago

Talking shop on cultivating botanical medicines, such as yarrow, anise hyssop, chamomile, Sage, and more with the @sustaincofc social media team in the greenhouse last week. * * The process of working with these herbal species from seed, to garden, to harvest, to then ingesting and consuming them always yields unexpected lessons and special moments. * * 📸 by @sustaincofc social media manager, Nikki!🌝 #plantpower #plantmedicine #herbalism #herbalmedicine #wholesystems #holisitichealth #integrativemedicine #botanicalmedicine #herbs #growyourownmedicine #homegrownmedicine #clinicalherbalism #sustainableagriculture #nourish

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11 months ago

Continuing our takeover @designmuseum here is a glimpse at some of the books we have in our reading library. Here you will see that we really do work in a cross-sector approach. Whether it’s learning about the digital world, architecture, food, whole systems or the local vernacular; materials are what connects all sectors together. Having this interdisciplinary approach enables us to understand how materials can provide solutions to the issues that we’re facing locally and globally.

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11 months ago

Native vs Invasive Species • One of my favorite podcasts, @danielvitalis (Rewild Yourself), recently aired an episode with @wholesystemsdesign (Ben Falk / Whole Systems Design) talking about the debate around native vs invasive plants. . Both are amazing talents and have lots to offer on the topic - give a listen to this episode! . To me, the concept of an invasive plant is a human creation. Natural ecosystems are are always in flux and what used to be desert is now forest and vice versa. Nature has no definition for invasive. . I have ran into this discussion a lot in my work this year, doing a number of pond restoration jobs. . The cattails that take over ponds are only invasive because the land owner wants a pond. Not the nutrient rich meadow the cattails are trying to turn the pond into. . A pond is a garden. It needs to be tended to maintain itself as a body of water. Other natural environments are exactly the same. If we want them to remain the same then they HAVE to be tended. Otherwise they will absolutely change. It is the natural order. . Whether the plant that creates the change was introduced by humans, the wind, or animals is negligible. . The larger question is what is the plant doing there? How is it filling a niche in the ecosystem that wasn’t filled? . It’s only a matter of time before the mountains erode back into the sea and ecologic environments, in geologic time, are even more in flux. . Whats your thoughts on the native vs invasive topic? . #permaculture #cattails #pond #ponds #rewild #rewilding #wholesystems #rewildyourself #ecosystems #garden #homestead #nutrients #invasive #invasivespecies #meadow

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

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1 year ago

d e a t h helps us to appreciate life. It is the other side the dualistic universe that is our expreience. Through it, life is born again, there cannot be one without the other. Just as a flower cannot bloom without the decomposed organic matter from life past, we cannot feel truly happy without experiencing some kind of suffering. I find it strange and interesting that the human tendency is to deny and ignore the 'negative' half of the universe. We don't want to suffer, we don't want to think about our finite bodies, or the 'loss' of those we love. On that note I'd like to share a struggle of mine. My 81 year old dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 4 years ago. The past year has been especially difficult for him. Throuout my life, he has been my rock, my main confidant. Seeing his health deteriorate, and being his caretaker through it, has been very hard for me. Mainly on an emotional level. It's as though I grieve the loss of him in small pieces as he is able to do less and less. There is an attachment alive within me that wants him to stay healthy and vibrant forever, but this illusion is quickly deteriorating. Forcing me to look death deep in the eye. And there is a lot of fear there, but also beauty as well. It has upturned my life in a number of ways, but through the struggle there comes an understanding and ultimately acceptance. A greater wholeness to my experience here, that would not be possible without the struggle. And so, I think it is important and healthy to be open and honest about these things. With others, but especially with ourselves. #death #illness #life #health #wholness #wholesystems #bridgingthedual

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