How might a permaculturist view the COVID-19 pandemic?

Originally published in the SOIL (School of Integrated Living) Newsletter and Blog, here. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, many of us are eager to glean meaning arising from witnessing this complex phenomenon.  As anxiety mounts, noticeable attitudes of death-negativity and reductionist virus-as-enemy thinking are activated in the cultural narrative.  Fear has a way […]

Soil is Wealth

Originally published here in Capital at Play in May 2018.  The dictionary definition of wealth is “an abundance of valuable possessions or money,” or “the state of being rich; material prosperity.” In many modern cultures including ours, we equate wealth with the ability to buy the good life. And what is the good life? While […]

Soil = Health

New Dogwood Health Trust board needs agricultural advocates   Originally published by the Mountain Xpress here and here, on September 9, 2018 by Xpress Contributor   BY LEE WARREN The recent announcement about the proposed sale of Mission Health to for-profit hospital empire HCA Healthcare has the community abuzz with questions and concerns. The focus of attention […]