The Environmental Crisis: What We Can Do

Some of the reasons I am willing to suffer knowledge of my participation in climate change. The Environmental Crisis: What We Can Do When I think of the best approach to the issues we have created in our environment, I think of the old Buddhist adage: Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Detach from… Read more »

My Green May Be Your Red: Remembering How to See

Subtle energies are often captured by digital cameras. My Green May Be Your Red: Remembering How to See Many years ago when we were first learning Biodynamics we worked with a consultant who I’ve called B.B. in my recollection of that time (Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation. Soon to be republished by Leaping Goat… Read more »

Pilgrimage: Traveling with Leopold

Along the trail         Traveling with Aldo Leopold is a kind of pilgrimage, a focused awareness of what is present, and, once this is developed, feeling a participant with it. Hiking along one the most ancient pilgrimage trails on earth, Camino de Santiago (and only portions of it), I brought only one book,… Read more »

Book Review: Unplugging the Patriarchy: A Mystical Journey into the Heart of a New Age, by Lucia René

My spiritual teacher Norma T. would describe Lucia René’s Unplugging the Patriarchy: A Mystical Journey into the Heart of a New Age, as a teaching novel. René herself calls it  “fictionalized memoir,” part truth, part fiction. The storyline begins with the protagonist at loose ends, having lost both of her parents, and within a week of her father’s death,… Read more »

Biodynamic Preparation 505: Oak Bark

The bark of an old friend. Biodynamic Preparation 505: Oak Bark Our first introduction to Biodynamic Compost Preparation 505, Oak Bark, was as one of the ten sprays our biodynamic consultant used to ripen a failing mountain vineyard. It was already late September and the grapes were six weeks behind schedule. The winemaker informed us… Read more »