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

by Rebecca Ellis This article was originally published on my blog on November 2017. It begins to lay out my thoughts for re-visioning permaculture as part of larger anti/despite/post-capitalist movements. … Continue reading Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

Planning for Spring, Part 3: Growing Veggies!

Growing and eating your own vegetables is one of the delights of having a garden. Not only can you grow delicious, interesting, and nutritious food but engaging in the work … Continue reading Planning for Spring, Part 3: Growing Veggies!

Sleeping winged beauties: helping pollinators survive the winter

It is mid November in Southwestern Ontario and wild bees and butterflies have mostly gone into hibernation or some sort of winter rest. For those of us who love spending … Continue reading Sleeping winged beauties: helping pollinators survive the winter

A vegan perspective on bees

I am so proud of my interview with the Vegan Vanguard, an excellent vegan podcast. In this podcast, Mexie and I have a wide-ranging discussion about capitalist industrial agriculture, bee … Continue reading A vegan perspective on bees

Strategies for accessing land in cities

Lack of access to land is often raised as a barrier to participation in permaculture. Land ownership in North America — both rural and urban — is prohibitively expensive for many people but many … Continue reading Strategies for accessing land in cities

Do bees have a right to the city?

by Rebecca Ellis This is the written version of a talk I delivered at Minding Animals 4 in Mexico City on January 23, 2018. Bees are experiencing declining populations and/or … Continue reading Do bees have a right to the city?

Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible

Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible As I explored in an earlier blog post, the lawn remains a powerful symbol of class domination, racism, and colonialism. Understanding … Continue reading Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible