In celebration of Masanobu Fukuoka's birthday a group of natural farmy friends in the Columbia Gorge is throwing a family friendly seed ball making party. While we're mostly inviting local folks if anyone is eager to join the fun feel free to PM me and I'll share more details. See the basics below and be encouraged to go forth and create your own local MF celebration.
Fellow Earth Dwellers;
Saturday Feb 2nd would be the 100th birthday of Masanobu Fukuoka. If you are unfamiliar with his name or work, he is among other things, credited with rediscovering and bringing attention to the ancient practice of making Seed Balls (also called Earth Balls). Here is a brief synopsis of Seed Balls from Wikipedia just to get you a little background:
For those of you who resonate with this, Feb 2nd is also Imbolc. Imbolc has been traditionally associated with the onset of lactation of ewes, soon to give birth to the Spring Lambs (in short Imbolc is the celebration of and preparation for the soon to come Spring).
In the Spirit of planting seeds for abundance come Spring, we would like to invite you to join us in Seed Ball making.
The ingredients that will need to be pulled together for this project are:
3) peat or possibly local forest duff
5) potluck snack food item
We ask that everyone bring at least one ingredient in addition to seeds.
May we all continue to put seeds in the ground in gratitude to our Mother Earth, and to share in the bounty of the beauty that we co-create with her through this process.
“When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Of course, I found a very beautiful couch. Definitely. And this tiny ad: