Women who Farm

Celebrating the Women who have developed and participated in Kibbutz Lotan & Center for Creative Ecology’s Green Apprenticeship Course & who have put Farming and food production into their lives and their communities: Freyja Jennifer ~ 10 Acres Flat,...

We used to love waste

This morning, while our Green Apprenticeship Permaculture students were doing independent work on their projects, Mike Kaplin led the staff of the Center for Creative Ecology on part 2 of our study of “Lean Farming”. We’ve built...

Gangsta Gardening in LA

Gangsta Gardening in LARon Finley got fed up with watching people dying from the food they were eating and decided that his urban sidewalk needed to become a fresh food forest:  Here’s some a summary of the talk using our favorites of Ron’s...

Why bother? It’s been done before!

Why bother making a curbside garden, a raised bed or grow herbs in window sill cans when they’ll never produce much food? Why make them beautiful? And why put out a sign or blog about your achievement? You’re not doing anything that others haven’t...

Every purchase is a political statement

One of the underlying tenets of the ecological / environmental / permaculture worldview is that we – all living creatures, and specifically people, are interconnected. There are numerous ways of looking at this. The Gaia Hypothesis/Theory...