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Our school is a small community that encourages children to develop healthy relationships and to become active agents in their own education. We provide a climate for growth in which children have opportunities through play and real work to explore their ideas and realize their capacities. Led by the Reggio Emilia method of teaching, children at Kids Place are immersed in an environment dense with potential that promotes literacy, numeracy, problem-solving collaboration, and respect.
"This is my vision for a future we as Druids can seek to build: a society emerging from the Long Emergency of the deindustrial age, enriched with green knowledge and Earth-honoring skills brought through by successors of 21st-century Druids who saw what was coming and took action while there was still time. Some people in the Druid community may not welcome such a vision; some may still believe in the mythology of perpetual progress, or imagine that infinite material growth is possible on a finite planet, or insist that there's nothing wrong with our present society that can't be fixed by getting one set of politicians out of power and another set in. I disagree, and offer this vision to those who may find it -- as I do -- a valid source of hope and possibility in a dark time." The Archdruid Report�
Earth Activist Training
"Start with permaculture as the foundation. "Permaculture" is regenerative design: a set of ethics, principles, and practices that create beneficial relationships and whole systems. Permacuture meets human needs sustainably and heals damaged natural systems. Permaculture works with nature, or rather, teaches us to "work as nature working."
Extend the principles and insights of permaculture into progressive political organizing, and explore strategies for change. Weave in threads of Earth-based spirituality, inclusive and non-dogmatic, to connect heart and soul to the work. Add nature awareness as the touchstone. This is Earth Activist Training, a rich array of solutions, tools, and strategies to redesign our world." Earth Activist Training
"Cordwood masonry is an old building technique whereby walls are constructed of short logs (log-ends) laid up widthwise in the wall within a special mortar matrix. The wall derives excellent insulation and thermal mass characteristics from insulation sandwiched between the inner and outer mortar joints. Cordwood houses are low in cost, use indigenous materials, and are easy and fun to build...." Rob Roy's Cordwood Construction
Hen and Harvest
At the Hen and Harvest Pub, we will help you relax with some home brewed reassurance. We will help you find your way out of the quagmire of lousy industrial food, greenwashing and polite lies that we can leave it all to ConAg and Congress. We all know that rising energy prices, a warming climate and a host of environmental and political problems mean we have to live differently and grow food and eat differently. The answer to our problems is a sustainable, local, lower energy life and local food sovereignty. The problem is that knowing the answer doesn’t make the rest of the questions go away – low energy living means that questions proliferate and you come up against new challenges every day. Hen and Harvest Blog�
Mosaic Voices and Michael Meade
"As nature rattles and culture unravels, mythic imagination tries to return to the world, for endings and beginnings are particularly mythic. When "the End" seems near, how people imagine the world becomes more important; how people imagine humanity becomes of the utmost importance. Meade shows how "myth makes meaning" and helps a person find the meaningful path through life. He mines a series of "re-creation" stories in which the earth renews itself just when all seems lost. When it appears that there's no time left, it isn't time that people need, but the touch of the eternal.
While explaining how culture renews itself from the dreams of youth and the visions of elders, Meade introduces the concept of becoming ancient again by connecting to the eternal youth and the old soul within. At one level, The World Behind the World is a guide for living at the ends of time. At another level, it's an introduction to "living myth" and it involves a re-imagination of culture at all levels." Michael Meade and Mosaic Voices�