Mandar Wilson

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Max and Jeremy of Chasing tomorrow travel to Central and South America to investigate the causes of deforestation and explore solutions. One of the groups they interview is Blacksheep (www.weareblacksheep.org) - a regenerative resource management company that is using Permaculture to reforest degraded landscapes.

Galadriel Freden wrote:

Mandar Wilson wrote:I was "no-poo" for three years. I used baking soda and vinegar. My hair (long and straight) never quite adjusted to it. Absolutely destroyed my hair. The ends got all crinkly and broke off and the roots never got quite clean - like it was coated with wax.

Overall it was a good experience though - I use biodegradable shampoo once a week (as opposed to shampooing every day like before I went "no-poo"), and the rest of the time I just wash with water. I use grape seed or coconut oil on the ends. Depending on where I've been and what I've been doing, honey water will clean my roots enough to make me feel and look clean.

I was using city water and then located to a place with very clean water. I had more "waxy" problems with the pristine mountain water - weird right?



I have read that the waxy residue can be caused by hard water. I just do water only--and I only wet my hair about once a month or less, as brushing my hair with a clean comb or pick keeps it nice. But our water is hard, and I was getting a waxy residue when I rinsed it often; however, a rinse of vinegar generally strips it off just fine. I use the cheapest supermarket vinegar (malt, in my case), and dilute it about 1 part vinegar, 5 parts water, pour it on my scalp, rub it in and let it sit for a minute or so, then rinse.



I actually used vinegar on my hair today

It then leaves it feeling a little greasy-looking at the roots and dry on the ends... maybe too much vinegar in the ratio?
3 years ago
I was "no-poo" for three years. I used baking soda and vinegar. My hair (long and straight) never quite adjusted to it. Absolutely destroyed my hair. The ends got all crinkly and broke off and the roots never got quite clean - like it was coated with wax.

Overall it was a good experience though - I use biodegradable shampoo once a week (as opposed to shampooing every day like before I went "no-poo"), and the rest of the time I just wash with water. I use grape seed or coconut oil on the ends. Depending on where I've been and what I've been doing, honey water will clean my roots enough to make me feel and look clean.

I was using city water and then located to a place with very clean water. I had more "waxy" problems with the pristine mountain water - weird right?
3 years ago
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
– JANUARY 11–31, 2016
– $1200 USD

– Includes a non-refundable $300 registration fee in addition to food and lodging.
– The first four people to pay the full $1200 before October 1 get private rooms for the duration of the class.
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Join us for a three-week intensive immersion course exploring the theories outlined in Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual in both hands-on and classroom settings. Curriculum revolves around sustainable and regenerative practices, as well as design theory and the basics of design consultation on a professional level.

Our course covers the agricultural as well as social/political facets of Permaculture. This includes composting, plant propagation, swale digging, land restoration and reforestation, hands-on practical design skills like map-making, land assessment and consultation, as well as alternative economies, community mobilization, activism and strategies for an Alternative Nation. A basic overview of biodynamic farming principles and practices will also be covered. And because our course takes place on both developed and undeveloped land, students not only have the opportunity to see the before and after of Permaculture design, but also a chance to put their newfound skills to work. Our course is perfect for beginners looking for an in-depth introduction to the principles of Permaculture, as well as intermediate students looking to sharpen their design skills and depth of knowledge with a hands-on design project.

Students will enjoy full use of VerdEnergia’s gorgeous grounds (beautiful vistas, swimming holes, jungle trails and a few humble waterfalls), facilities (open-air dormitories, a yoga/dance studio, library and a spring-fed swimming pool) as well as 3 delicious meals a day. Our workshop also includes an excursion to Mastatal (another local Permaculture farm) and Iguana Chocolate (a local Cacao farm). Most valuable of all, students will gain an intimate experience of life in a thriving Permaculture community!


Please go to our website for more information!

VerdEnergia Pacifica is a nine year old intentional permaculture community and reforestation project located in the rural mountains of Pursical, Costa Rica. We are repairing 64 acres of destroyed cattle land into a permaculture food and energy forest with a focus on ecosystem regeneration and alternative lifestyle creation in one of the most deforested areas in the country. Our area is not your typical tourist area. Although VerdEnergia is a cultural hub drawing together people from all over the world, our local community is largely untouched by tourism and exemplifies a refreshingly authentic Pura Vida lifestyle.

We are looking for helpers this upcoming April-December for a multitude of projects including gardening, tree loving, nursery building, tree planting, fermentation, aquaculture and natural building. We are looking for dedicated individuals who can jump in to our diverse community, work hard and have fun! Check out our website for more details. --> http://www.verdenergia.org/participation/

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We are also looking for a motivated, self-directed permaculturalist to implement and oversee the production of crops, including long-term plan development, on our community food forest farm. The Permaculture Production Manager is primarily responsible for maintaining and refining our pre-existing systems. This individual must be skilled at working with people and making things happen as they will work directly with the community and a supporting labor force including participants and employees.

Room and board are provided with the possibility of a stipend as farm productivity increases. We also provide the opportunity and resources to cultivate new skills in a number of different areas of thriving community living.

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3 years ago