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Friday, December 20, 2013

Documentary about Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

Here is a link you can use to view this interesting program about one of the most well-established Permaculture Homesteads and also a training institute in this country:


The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute offers workshops and certification programs in Permaculture.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wendell Berry to speak in New Haven this Saturday, 12/7/13

Wendell Berry is a famous writer among certain circles.  He is an avowed agrarian, poet, essayist and, in my book, a wise man. Some of his most well-known works may be "The Unsettling of America" and "The Art of the Commonplace" both of which are painful to read, in places.  Not a good recommendation, I know, but if we are to see through the BS we are regularly handed out, we have to be able to deal with the pain of what has happened to society during the 20th and 21st centuries.  Another beautiful little book of essays and literature, that I love, is "Imagination in Place".  Truly a lovely little book.

He will be speaking at a Yale University sponsored event at the Shubert Theater in New Haven on Saturday, 7 December 2013, at 2:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public but you must make a reservation.  The Theater is located at 247 College Street, New Haven.  You can call the box office to make reservations:  203-562-5666 or 888-736-2663.

Read Bill Duesing's essay on CT-NOFA's latest "Gleanings"

Bill Duesing is the founder and long serving President and more recently Executive Director (retired) of CT-NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers' Association).  Here is the link to his lovely essay in the latest edition of "Gleanings", an on-line newsletter published periodically by CT-NOFA.  Bill is one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable people I know in the field of food and agriculture.  His insights are valuable and clearly expressed.  The link is:


If you have trouble with the link, simply go to the CT-NOFA website and click through to "Gleanings".