A pointer to Colin's current permaculture focus.
Added by colin #442 on 2007-02-21. Last modified 2008-03-05 09:04. Originally created 2007-02-21. F0 License: Attribution
Location: Pueblo Watershed, Turtle Island, Earthcare Nation (since site software does not yet handle Earthcare Nation place names well)
Permaculture is what I'm orienting myself to now. If you read Permaculture: A Designers' Manual and Travels in Dreams by Bill Mollison you will understand why. I hope to explain more later.
- A garden
- TJ/SD Permaculture Gathering and also purl.oclc.org/net/j9k/pc.
- Being a cook during a permaculture design class in May at Quail Springs.
- Reading, in its entirety, Permaculture: A Designers' Manual. Chapter 14, "Strategies for an alternative (global) nation" was what first turned me on. I like the whole text.
- San Diego Food Not Lawns -- and all the incredible people--such as Paul Maschka --who I meet there. I hesitate to mention just one.
- Community Land Trusts for San Diego
Long term: I will stay here (4602 Seminole) until at least January 2007, honing gardening and permaculture skills. If my grandma dies, I may have to leave, and move to the family farm in TN. But I mean to help organize the permaculture gathering and may generate great connections here. I also feel drawn south (of the border, not to TN). I also feel drawn to stay in one place and make magic happen where I am, and experience the magic of others (foodnotlawns, electricwarriors), watching and helping this place transform. My time is my own these days (?). I make some cash working part time at the Kroc Center as a Challenge Course Facilitator. I pay no rent, no insurance, no (or minimal) income tax. That's the situation. A big challenge continues to be my inelegant way of eating, but growing more food here I think will help with that, and other joyful things: playing the violin, keyboard, singing, dance, enjoying more of the fun of the city: rainbow drumming, Balboa Park. We'll see. As long as I take time to do the Kata and meet with local friends, as well as the permaculture stuff, I keep loving living. When I get off the routine--stay up late, don't eat right, don't kata. . . then "I want to die" thoughts surface. This here to remind me, and to be honest. My way of living is not effortless, this place is not perfect, and I continue to entertain dreams of elsewhere, of other ways of living. But I believe that if we all cultivate our garden, as per Voltaire--wounded, damaged, hindered, weathered, rotted, diseased, distracted (and still living!) though we may be--we'll see beauty. The Pueblo Watershed and the human culture here can benefit from human care. And land trusts.