Gaia’s Garden Forever

On December 20, 2016,  Toby Hemenway the author of Gaia's Garden and The Permaculture City died from cancer. Hemenway was an important voice within the permaculture movement for many reasons but I believe his most important contribution was his belief in and promotion of suburban and urban permaculture. I had heard about permaculture for many years before I … Continue reading Gaia’s Garden Forever

The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

January is a time for gardeners (in the Northern Hemisphere) to dream. It's a time to think about what you want to do with your garden this coming year - and maybe to also think about what community projects and initiatives you want to create or join. It is a great idea to keep a … Continue reading The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

Radical Roundup – Week of January 9

What a week! As people and movements get ready to confront a Trump presidency, here are some of my favourite reads this week. A call for Marxist Identity Politics by activist Albert L. Terry, that highlights how crucial it is for Marxists - and other radical activists - to take race not only seriously but to put … Continue reading Radical Roundup – Week of January 9

Choosing hope

It may seem wild to propose that we have hope in 2017. Many of us who believe in social and environmental justice are at our most hopeless. Climate change is worsening at rates faster than most scientists predicted; neoliberalism - which I like to think of as capitalism on steroids - is continuing to have … Continue reading Choosing hope