Words from Ernest Hemingway

Excerpt from The Green Hills of Africa, which must include one of the longest sentences in literary history: If you serve time for society, democracy, and the other things quite young, and declining any further enlistment make yourself responsible only to yourself, you exchange the pleasant, comforting stench of comrades for something you can never … Continue reading

Permaculture Research Institute Australia

Link to the PRI’s website about the Nsumbi project.  Old news, new link. http://permaculture.org.au/author/Prentiss%20Darden/ *photo unrelated to post, just bringing in some color*

thanks to david frierman!

Big thanks to David Frierman for a donation he made to the Stepping Stones permaculture garden.  David is trained and practices as a Chinese Medical Doctor.  I met him while volunteering in the acupuncture clinic at Outside In (clinic and social services organization for homeless youth) in Portland, Oregon.  He is an entertaining, intelligent, and … Continue reading

exploring namibia: joseph and the san bushmen

*photos credited to ty burns* I have just returned from a 25 day road trip with a good friend, Ty Burns, into the wilds of Namibia.  The impetus of the trip was to visit our friend Joseph who we met at a Permaculture Design Course last October in Harare, Zimbabwe.  Joseph is from the San … Continue reading

cassia abbreviata may help people with hiv

I learned today of a plant- cassia abbreviata- that is thought to decrease viral loads for people with hiv. Basically, there is only anecdotal evidence, but researchers met with a traditional healer in Botswana, and they tested the plant, and the results show that it decreases the amount of the virus in a person’s body. … Continue reading