Bless the bees!

While preparing my talk for the IPC India Convergence, I came across some bee videos I took on my phone in the summer. I cannot wait until next spring when I am reunited with these lovely beings. Enjoy! Video # 1: A bumble bee and a sweat bee (?) on Blue Lobelia Video # 2: … Continue reading Bless the bees!

Off to India!

The blog will be quiet for a couple weeks as I am off to the International Permaculture Convergence in Hyderabad, India! You can follow me on Instagram for pictures of the IPC - @earthygrrrl. I will write a blog post about my experiences in December.

Why vegans should support backyard hens

First: a disclaimer: I would love to have hens in my backyard (currently prohibited in my city) but if I had hens, I would not eat their eggs. Not because they will become "baby chicks" - they won't be fertilized without a rooster so there would be no likelihood of that - but because I … Continue reading Why vegans should support backyard hens

Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/beyond/despite-capitalist movement

Permaculture is a philosophy and set of practices aimed at creating regenerative human spaces that mimic natural eco-systems. The concept was developed by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970s based on their observations of the ecological systems created by Indigenous and “traditional” communities around the world. The philosophy of permaculture offers … Continue reading Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/beyond/despite-capitalist movement