Category: Education

Head, hand, heart, earth

I was born learning.

We were all born learning.

A friend who is the deputy head of a large primary and junior school told me sadly that when the children arrive in the education system, they are like sponges; open, curious, questioning, learning is as air.  By the time they leave, they are bored, anxious … Read more

We serve no one when we play small

I was on a permaculture course,

Life changing;

The ideas, systems,

the people,

wise,

interested and interesting,

synthesising experience,

weaving webs of new understanding.

 

One of us,

post-doctoral researcher,

unsure,

if she could venture

into academia alone,

without

a university at her shoulder.

Keeping her voice small,

When her work,

is game changing,

life … Read more

Sustainable or regenerative?

Until I did my Permaculture Design Course with Steve Jones, I didn’t really pay attention to the words in the title.  In my head ‘sustainable’ and ‘regenerative’ were synonymous, I hadn’t bothered to unpack them until I started to listen to Steve and Ian Steele, whose farm the course was held on.

Sustainable agriculture … Read more

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