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No. 7 The End of Seedzen

Every end is just another beginning, all beginnings presage their end. And so the world goes. Telling other stories, those that are lithe and light and can adequately respond to the world today, this must now be the work. I … Continue reading

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Forest Thoughts

After the rain Mist rising Forest thoughts. This is the story of the forested hills of La Garrotxa and what they say to the world. These hills have been worked for centuries. Even here, on the high ridges, low terracing … Continue reading

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Natives Versus Aliens

I am working on a large-scale Seedballing project (of which more at another time – however if you happen to have a barren valley, particularly if it is of a single watershed and would like it to be reforested by … Continue reading

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Opening the Way

Sitting on the bench, upon the decking, looking out from the sharp drop of Red Cliff, touched by the rising thermal from Falgo, I wonder at the many birds using the uplift to pass through the Collet de Trentinya nearby. … Continue reading

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A Deeper Permaculture: Fukuoka’s Koan

We still tell ourselves the story of how human reason emerged out of the twilit world of myth 2500 years ago in Ancient Greece, to then spread around the world so that today there is nowhere that the writ of … Continue reading

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Seedballs

Over the years there has been much excited chatter about the power of seedballs (also known as clay pellets, nendo dango, clayballs), so much so that the idea seems to have evolved into a superstition. However, seedballs are an eminently … Continue reading

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Seedballing Deserts

This is a part from the old masters last book (The One-Straw Revolution: A Recapitulation), giving detailed instructions (philosophically and practically) of how to go about turning deserts green. A. Desert Revegetation According to the Theory of Non-causality When we … Continue reading

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Why Seedballs

Seedballs are an eminently practical way of starting seeds of all varieties. 1)stops birds and insects feeding on the seeds 2)stops ants carrying the seeds away – I once broadcast alfalfa seeds on an old vineyard and came back a … Continue reading

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