My continuation of Sharon Astyk’s now-completed “Independence Days” project (June-Aug 2022), which offered a framework for recognising how we’re building resiliency, community, and accountability that


I followed along with Sharon Astyk’s now-completed “Independence Days” project, which ran for 10 weeks, from 17 June to 26 August 2022 as an “exercise [to build]

Book Notes: The Permaculture Handbook :: Chapter Eight

Here are my highly personal notes on Chapter Eight: Labor — Can You Lend A Helping Hand? in Peter Bane’s The Permaculture Handbook (2012). Any misrepresentations of

Wednesday Vignette

This is me for the next few months. On Monday, with the last of the snow having completely melted two days before, I started the

Spring Garden Work

With spring comes back-aching work in the yard, and great exercise for hamstrings if you bend down a lot like I do. So far this

Of micro-weeding, stick cutting, weed mimicry, and willow salvaging

“Most folks probably think that gardens only get tended when they’re blooming. But most folks would be wrong.” ― Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember *