Visiting David Holmgren’s property as an intern I had a distinct experience of abundance and harmonizing with the seasons. This was specifically related to food and eating. Modern food culture is one of instant gratification, at any given moment those with access and money can have just about anything they want. I make this […]
My friends over in Denver have asked me to give a weekend workshop on gardening and permaculture in an urban setting. With a new baby in arms, they have a little less time and energy to get their spring garden in order. “Turning the Problem into the Solution” is a favorite permaculture catch phrase which applies very well to this […]
When I set out to change the settings for the default WordPress activation email subject, message and sender, I thought it would be a pretty obvious thing to change. I was wrong. Here’s what happens and how to customize it:
When a new user signs up a new WordPress account, they need to activate it and they receive a standard message […]
Creating the perfect, light fluffy and yummy pancake has been an ongoing goal of mine, one I now think I have perfected… and it happens to be gluten free.
I have been eating gluten-free for over 10 years after finding that I was sensitive to it. My energy levels increased dramatically. At first it was a pain reading labels, and figuring […]
Design and Consulting Outline
Step one: Questionnaire.
The design questionnaire is intended to gather as much information as possible about the clients vision, wants and needs.
Step two: Create base map and survey the site.
The base map contains only what is already existing on the site in as much detail as possible.
The mapping phase can include contour maps, geological maps, climate maps, etc.
Picking a theme can be daunting and even overwhelming for a beginning WordPresser. This article is an attempt to clarify the process.
Where Do I Find Themes?
There are tons of options both within WordPress in the ‘Appearance -> Themes’ section and out in the wild of the web. I’d love to say there is a super quick and easy way to […]
In this diagram I liken the design process to a living tree. The process starts with a ‘seed’ of inspiration and develops in complexity as it grows. The seed is expressed as a combination of the vision that reaches inward and a goal that reaches outward. Surrounding the seed are the three core ethics of […]
Its dark. You are surrounded by giant flesh eating amoebas. You can’t move very fast… Welcome to the world of the bacteria, the smallest but most abundant member of the soil food web. Often feared but essential, whether directly or indirectly, for the survival of almost all other living organisms on earth.
Good soil is alive soil. It’s texture is […]
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of finding a number of these amazing edible mushrooms, Boletus edulis, also known as Porcini. They are very meaty and delicious!
We saved half of them for fresh eating and dried the rest.
I paused for a moment in my forage for breakfast to watch the first ray of sun wash the mulberry tree in liquid marigold. It reminded me to eat a handful of the just-ripe berries. They tasted like honey. A cheeky robin, berry in beak, scolded me: “What are you doing eating my mulberries?” I said the same to him. […]