Doing a Powerful Thing to Mitigate Climate Change: RegenAG

To quote from the article reposted below: Agriculture is said to be one of the single biggest contributors to the destruction of the environment and rising CO2 emissions,” so as regenerative or restorative agriculture, “it is the single most powerful thing we can change to mitigate climate change. Soil biology is this perfect little symbioticContinue reading “Doing a Powerful Thing to Mitigate Climate Change: RegenAG”

Transforming the Practice and Culture of Agriculture: RegenAG

A regenerative era in Australian agriculture is emerging “More than a set of alternative farming practices, regenerative agriculture encourages an interdependent relationship between humans and the land, aiming to renew the health of ecosystems, the nutritional integrity of the food supply and the vitality of communities.”

Joanna Macy: “Declare Climate Emergency NOW”

Reposted from http://www.souland.org/blog/declare-climate-emergency-by-joanna-macy. #DeclareClimateEmergency NOW Note there is more information in a link at the end of this blog about the events we are encouraging folks to create, on the weekend of May 18/19. They are as children, playing with their toys in a house on fire.  ~ The Buddha An invitation to Dharma friendsContinue reading “Joanna Macy: “Declare Climate Emergency NOW””

So many Amazing Earth Wisdom Opportunities

There are just so many Earth-based and Soul-based opportunities, gatherings and circles that I am going to start keeping track of some of them here, as I just don’t know how to otherwise! I find these to be such important initiatives for our times. We all need access to these teachings. What does it meanContinue reading “So many Amazing Earth Wisdom Opportunities”

Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth

I received an email from a new Nuffield scholar, and immediately had to delve into the limitations of using the term “sustainability,” a popular word with the likes of Walmart and Bayer. The scholar wrote about inquiring into the quantitative aspects (ROCE, profit, cash flows etc.) and the qualitative aspects (carbon footprint, community contribution, enhancedContinue reading “Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth”

Thoughtful Thursday: Discerning True Calling

In reference to yesterday’s blog, I post a trailer from a movie that struct deep in my core earlier this year, that is a bit closer to what I would be capable of … what I am capable of.

Biodiversity matters in farmers’ fields too

Here, I re-post a press release from USC Canada. Diversity in food crops essential to a healthy planet Will our National Food Policy enhance agricultural biodiversity? Ottawa, July 24, 2017 – In its latest report, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society found Canada lags on its biodiversity pledges. Beyond wildlife, there is another urgent biodiversityContinue reading “Biodiversity matters in farmers’ fields too”

Canada is Stepping up to the Plate (for Food)

From a gloomy report in 2013 stating that Canada had some serious ‘right to food’ issues like those seen in developing countries to an IPES Food report this week “Putting agroecology on the agenda in Rome and Ottawa,” I am very encouraged in reading how consultations on developing a national food policy are underway andContinue reading “Canada is Stepping up to the Plate (for Food)”

More darkness? or Can we be the change?

I borrow this from the conclusion of a blog at resilience.org. In this blog, John Michael Greer reviews the predictions he made for 2016, also alerting us to the fact that air temperatures over the Arctic ice cap are 50°F warmer than usual for this time of year (December 2016). I worry about my friends,Continue reading “More darkness? or Can we be the change?”