i salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. for when you are at that centre within you and i am at that place within me, we shall be one. - chief crazy horse, oglala sioux, 1877

Thursday, September 16, 2010

starhawk on permaculture

i have been curious and excited by starhawk's variety of work and teachings for twenty years. here again, she and i "meet" in understanding the importance of this complex system of designing and using biodiversity!!

1 comment:

  1. When you boil it down, the principle is to simplify your life and give back. It has been said a million ways, in different ways. A fantastic quote from Dr. Martin Luther King - "We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered. A nation can flounder as readily in the face of moral and spiritual bankruptcy as it can through financial bankruptcy."

    Anti-Consumerism is not a new idea, and yet so many have viewed this movement as "the dreaded tree huggers" and various other negative condentations are mass barriers to people allowing themselves to live in a state of happieness. Big corporations, including the government, want us to believe that we need to buy more as we sell less. (External debt USA 94%, Canada 64%)
    Proof comes in the form of the economy and debt crisis that not only countries are facing but the rate of personal debt and financial ruin.

    People do not realize the snake that eats its own tail. Yes we need to buy food, but do what you can to grow your own. Buy at local farms. Buy quality instead of quantity.
    Small things add up! Recycle your cardboard, jugs, bottles, papers. Why is this concept so hard to grasp?

    Feed the Earth, and She will Feed you. Take care of the footprint you leave behind you.