What was, isn’t what always remains. Evolution is a feedback process that allows for expansion and growth. Roots continue to grow for me here in Northern Kentucky and this blog shares a bit of that and what is coming. Enjoy!
Stoked to be back teaching with my partner in crime Abby Artemisia. I really enjoy our dynamic flow of meeting permaculture with the herbalism/ foraging world. Masculine and feminine. Cultivating and foraging, learning and doing this time. She only comes into town every once in awhile, catch her while you can!
TreeYo EDU: This article focuses on examining the depth of electricity in our current lives and how to produce it renewably, as well as conversion and storage. Electricity is everywhere in our lives and one of the main design considerations for a regenerative homestead. Create edge in the cultural landscape through breaking up centralized control over this resource. https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/appropriate-technology/renewable-electricity-production-conversion-and-storage/
I have been penpaling with a past student of mine Carolien from the Netherlands lately. She asked about the insect decline problem and humanities failure to respond. So here is my response cause i thought you might want to read it as well. Philosophical and holistic is the blog. https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/2019/02/11/insect-decline-blog-a-letter-back-to-a-student-who-asked-about-this-vital-topic/
EDU Earthly Vlog from Treasure Lake, KY: I get the fortunate timing of seeing a big work of stream repair over a two day period, high flow and medium flow to highlight several techniques in restoring natural hydrology. Quite pleased with the work and thankful for all who helped with it. Play with rocks in a creek like you are a kid again and well…. be the beaver! Express the run, riffle, pool pattern.
As the debate rages on whether we should be eating meat or not, I publish my latest article within the animals chapter to present another key facet to holistic animal management; Cut and Carry. Its a traditional technique that has been adapted by Permaculturists to ensure healthier animals and pastures. Read about it here and the nuances of it all. meanwhile enjoy the wonderful new header art from my dear friend and fellow permie, Joana Amorim. https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/animal-systems/cut-and-carry/
“You can’t go from grid entangled to off the grid over night.” In this new chapter with the TreeYo EDU online book, I get philosophical on what energy consumption and reliance on the grid is all about. I finish with a call for action, another quote from the article, ” Thus I challenge you to map your energy usage, see where you can complete cycles, and begin to incorporate biology and localism to emerge from reliance to independence energetically.” BTW, new look to website, same great info. https://treeyopermacultureedu.com/appropriate-technology/
This is really where the fun comes in because the analytics of previous steps let the information and imagination flow into creating the dreams of what could be. https://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com/design-process-3/conceptual-and-master-planning-idea-generation-and-refinement/
2. Switch from google to Ecosia: we do web searches not “google it” as the cultural phrase dictates. By switching to the tree planting search engine Ecosia, we redistribute surplus away from a behemoth company to one that funnels resources into reforestation programs. They have unlocked a clever trick to plant trees, will you?