For those of you interested in Intentional Community this essay is about two such communities. The Permaculture Institute has presented the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Lama Foundation over the past 7 years, and will begin teaching the PDC at Sat Yoga Ashram next year. Lama Foundation was formed in 1967 and is one of the few remaining intentional communities from that era. Lama was founded around spiritual growth and has been the home and […]Read More
Permaculture is a powerful and practical answer if your goal is to become more sustainable. Embracing permaculture practices in your life is an exciting proposition, but it quickly becomes overwhelming if you don’t avoid common mistakes. Look at this list of 7 steps that help you succeed in your permaculture journey.
All Souls Day upon us, the day of remembering ancestors, about their experiences in life, their understanding of nature, seasons, family life. In the Autumn chill, I think about kindling the fire of warmth in our home and beyond. What acts help us build a life that is slower, simpler, imbued with meaning and beauty, that is restorative, caring and nurturing for the generations before and after us? How does my commitment to sustainable living […]Read More
I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer.
Following is a story told by Durga, a friend, a former student, and now a teacher of permaculture. Durga is native to Costa Rica, where she shepherds many permaculture projects and initiatives and lives at Sat Yoga Ashram. Durga is co-teacher of our annual Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica. Being a Seed My first roots started to grow at Sat Yoga Ashram in 2012, before that I was a nomadic seed, an active ecologist […]Read More