I selected not to receive the physicall DVD but to have instead online access to the 3DVD "world domination gardening" (i did nor provide adres but selected virgin islands)
I havent received the physicall DVD (thats ok), but I can not see the 3DVD world domination gardening in "my stuff" section where all the other videos are located.
Can you please check it?
Thanks in advance
Moises Lopez Colomer
I think what happened is that everybody else put "WDG" so jocelyn gave me a report of all those. Yours says "NO THANKS, I dont want physicall DVD, I prefer WDG" - so maybe jocelyn should have searched for "contains WDG" instead of "is WDG".
We had an unusually dry summer so my wild flax did not get very tall and plants far from the ponds did not even bloom. I broadcast a thick layer of golden flax i one of the ponds. It sprouted and grew in the water much like the wild flax. When the pond dried out it stopped growing and produced one flower at the top which matured small seed heads. I left it standing until the ponds refilled and then checked the seed: it was sprouting in the head so I bent the stems over into the water. I will see if it regrows on it's own. I will definitely plant more ponds next year and put the seed in earlier. The golden flax is a daily part of my diet so if I can produce my own it will be a food security for me.
No problem. 5" of rain in the last week I figure I'll treat them like a new tree and give them water if it hasn't rained significantly for 7 days. Unless that's not enough? I have sandy loam soil that drains overly well.
I have listened to and read most of what I can find on the internet and permies forums in a search for elaborations on Smits' integrated methodology for planning his projects. I would love to learn many more details about this methodology, a methodology that includes his use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to apply many different data sets to models that can be tweaked to show particular regions -- or even farmers -- what recipe (of crop species and layouts, etc.) has what economic, labor, and environmental implications. He appears to use the resulting 25-year plans to generate business plans.
My next attempt will be his talk with Peter Hirst at Permaculture Voices 1, "Permaculture in a half million-acre forest concession in Indonesia", in the hopes that he may reveal more about his methodology there.
Does anyone know if there are methodological details in that talk and/or what other places I can look for such details?
Benjamin Sizemore wrote:
Oh I almost forgot the TOP SECRET reason why hippy, er planned communities fail. That is that most people lie to themselves a lot of the time about a lot of things and this enables them to lie to other people very convincingly. When on the subject of a person's deep-seated goals and aspirations, *and their willingness to WORK to achieve them and endure all manner of hardships,* you will find a lot of friends, spouses and random folks say "oh hell yes, I'd love to do something like that, you can count on me no matter WHAT!! THIS MEANS A LOT TO ME!!!" Then, when you wake them up at 4 am and say "The backhoe is broken and it's gonna rain tomorrow, so we gotta dig a 300 foot swale by hand today... Well, see how many times they show up enthusiastic about that. Right? This trickles down to the most mundane subject such as doing your goddam dirty dishes, etc.
Thesis: Re-evaluate the land scale of your concept of "community."
Benjamin, so far, you make me want you next door.
"DIVERSITY" or...lack of it and keeping your focus on the top goals. (Even if the way to reach them is not as you first thought.)
During a chat with an up-and-running village resident, I made the suggestion that they open an already existing (currently empty) home to a wheelchair user.
"How would they use a shovel and rake?"
"What work could THEY do to further our goals?"
"LOL< are you KIDDING me???"
...were some of the replies.
The place I speak of lived half the year on food stamps.
They had a huge issue with income.
There was a program that would have paid attendants to assist the "proposed wheelchair-using disabled person" with daily needs (dressing/bathing/house-needs) bringing about $400 a week in assured income to the village.
(This would have made a huge difference for them.)
(It made no difference the person was a Botanist. All they heard, was "cripple.")
This example, IMO, lost sight of the 'diversity' they originally yearned for.
We rarely get exactly what we want. The best plan has to be flexible.
I lost track of checking in on the dailyish for a while due to family/ living situation stress, and I have to say coming back to a more frequent check in, the format is great, especially off grid on slow internet. Cassie I would KISS you if it didn't freak people out being KISSed by strangers from northern California.
Thanks Paul and Jocelyn, for the clarification. I found that, as listening, I interpreted 'obligation' as 'responsibility' and 'poison' as 'resentment'. If I remember the intentional communities gal, whose name I forget ;), she said something about using 'I'. As in "I am beginning to resent the fact that I'm paying the bill, but you're not delivering the pictures. Do you feel any responsibility for your end of our deal? Do you need technical help? Subject suggestions? Or?" But, then again, you've bent over backwards repeatedly, only to end up horribly contorted, and taken advantage of. (sorry about that dangling preposition :)
In fact, I think I'd better do a lot more practicing sharing my own 'poison' this way ;)
Kudos to both of you again, on shouldering the responsibilities, and continuing to research ways for others to share it, equitably. Out here in 'ignorance is bliss' land, it looks like you've accomplished a tremendous amount of good, nay thrilling, stuff ;) (I hope Kadence can get out there one way or another ;)
When I go through a rough patch, I try to remember it's like seasons - a kind of pattern. There will always be an up to the down, a yin to the yang. I just have to practice my patience (and compassion, as you mention), and KNOW the change will come. It always does.
I guess this is how age can create wisdom. It's one thing for someone to tell you about it, and quite another to live through the patterns.