Sunday, April 8, 2012

Permaculture Blues

By Kathleen   

Permaculture is a special thing, it is at its heart about the interconnectedness of all life on Earth and on balancing those individual systems together for the common good. Putting on your “Permaculture glasses” means that you are looking at the world as an interconnected unit, and keeping the principles of Permaculture in mind. Every time I have had been involved with a class or a course or a workshop on or about Permaculture, strange things have happened to my brain.

This course has been no different, furniture is being moved in my head, I’m taking out old habits, examining their worthiness and keeping or discarding them. This course has been a bit challenging for me. Not for the obvious reasons, like sitting all day after being used to 9 hr work days outside, or getting my academic brain back on after being on the road for a while. It’s more subtle than that. It’s the frustration that occurs when you want to go deeper into something and are for whatever reason, prevented from doing so. It’s the excess energy that builds when you are excited but have no way of expressing it. It makes you a little crazy.

Still it is good for the mind to review basic principles again before getting into the main design of things next week. The land we are on is quite pretty, a campus of a Steiner school complete with natural buildings and gardens, compared to Panya it seems weirdly clean. But the food is good and so is the company.

Still don’t know what is happening with our car. Our buyer turned out to be a scammer and we haven’t had any more bites yet. Hopefully we’ll be able to move it quickly. But hey, I’m letting it go. It all works out in the end.

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