Trusting Emergence and a Call to save our Barns and Dams!

Round and round and round she goes and where she stops, nobody knows! It’s been awhile since I have posted anything here. Unfinished blogs rest in my files, as do my thoughts about a life changing year 1 of a Masters degree. I am going through a process of emptying which requires a huge amountContinue reading “Trusting Emergence and a Call to save our Barns and Dams!”

Is Ag3.0 Life in Syntropy?

Syntropic Agriculture – “If we changed our perception and recognised nature as a great ally, a great inspiration, we would really change the way we behave towards the planet.”

International Year of Pulses 2016

By celebrating pulses in 2016, we can all help to increase public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses, how to use them as a good source of protein in our diet over meat, and encourage farm practices that use them in improved crop rotations to address soil health (last year’s International Year topic). AccordingContinue reading “International Year of Pulses 2016”

Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Kaytlyn is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming that uses traditional farming practices, and Agriculture 2.0 is industrial agriculture, which is creating seriousContinue reading “Publication of my Nuffield Study Report”

Is Cuban Agriculture a Model for Ag3.0?

Until 1989, Cuban agriculture was similar to what we would have seen in North America; modern equipment, monoculture and dependence on inputs. Cuba depended highly on an international market, with a good trade agreement for their sugar with Russia and other communist states, in exchange for food, and agrochemicals and fuel for agriculture. When tradeContinue reading “Is Cuban Agriculture a Model for Ag3.0?”

Thoughtful Thursday: Incorporating the Sacred in Agriculture

“If we devote ourselves to sacredness in our vocations, the world will rise to meet us.” – Joel Salatin All of us everyday are writing a life story and a legacy for our heritage and the next generation. But without sacredness, honour and nobility in our personal vocation, we are only doing the expedient thingContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Incorporating the Sacred in Agriculture”

Culture Shock

I went from small town villages with horse and cart to a toxic world where brand names rule, where people are selfish and drivers rude, where TV fills the space where one could be apreciating nature or doing other healthy pursuits, where there is constant noise and an insane busy-ness, for fear that we mightContinue reading “Culture Shock”

Wordless Wednesday: Traditional Food

I did not taste this platter, but the other was delicious. I found more pics here! http://www.google.hu/search?q=kocsonya&hl=hu&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=NAtdTt7NG8KF4gS6w6Ex&ved=0CCMQsAQ&biw=1645&bih=796

Thank You for Our Food

Potato seeds were stored over winter in the cellar. Then we planted each potato with intention, placing it with the sprouts pointing upwards as you would a bulb. We did our very best at this work. And now, we hand over control. It is no longer in our power to control the weather, plant growthContinue reading “Thank You for Our Food”