Joanna Macy and Sustaining the Gaze

One of the many phrases that will stay with me from this week at Women’s Future First 2014 Congress is that of Joanna Macy: sustaining the gaze. Even though what we see in the world is frightening and enraging, it is so important we witness (not deny) what mankind has perpetrated upon our planet and to feel, to let ourselves have open hearts to… Read more »

Saving Seeds and Sovereignty of the Farmer

Harald Hoven demonstrating collecting lettuce seed.     One of the more important issues from Harald Hoven’s seed saving workshop at the Medicine for Earth and Man Biodynamic Conference this last weekend in Fair Oaks, California, was that of farmer sovereignty. In learning to grow and collect our own seed, we are exercising our human right to collect… Read more »

Learning Biodynamics from the Pros: Biodynamic Conference in August

Three volunteer bean plants originally planted from Biodynamic seeds provide enough beans for two of us. This is the third generation of this particular seed line. On August 14-16 will be a Biodynamic Conference at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA, Medicine for Earth and Man: The Earthworm, the Cow, and the Bee…. Read more »

First Light Farm CSA

Two of my favorite farmers: Jesse and Wesley     If you live in Sonoma or Marin County, you have access to a real deal!  Join the First Light Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and get a box of certified organic veggies every week from July 1 through December. Jesse Pizzitola and Nathan Boone have… Read more »

Glyphosate and Monsanto

Blogspot There are many David and Goliath stories these days, stories it seems we love to hear. Perhaps we are comforted to think our actions count, that we can really do something. Even the Dali Lama gets into it with the famous quote, If you think you are too small to make a difference, try… Read more »