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
The Art of Shouting Quietly
Pete Mosely helped my first book be born. He midwifed it from conception, through pregnancy into the world, calmly, patiently, reassuring me just to take one breathe at a time.
Talking with Pete is like a slow stroll in a meadow speckled with a myriad of wild-flowers. He is so calm, considered, thoughtful. I want … Read more
Dwelling on the edge
Carol Shepherd is bi-sexual and Christian and proud of both and therein has been the thorny point of her explorations. How does someone who defines themselves as bi-sexual find belonging within the Christian world? Carol speaks with zeal and determination about the dilemma that many bi-sexual Christians face and her research has found such intersecting … Read more
When I became a mother,
I only had two,
I have been lucky to watch these babies grow, and stretch, and fill into
the young men they are becoming.
Their swelling, ripening,
shakes me off.
I am being phased out,
of the day-to-day mothering
which has been so consuming.
I feel … Read more
Listen to the land
I grew up in Kent, with parents who didn’t come from that area. Often during school holidays we would return home to where my mum grew up on the Welsh and Shropshire borders. It was evident, even as a young child, that this was where Mum felt was home.
As soon as I could drive, … Read more
How would it be if we started every day like this?
I have been reading ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ which is just one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long time. In it is Haudenosaunee Thanks Giving address or ‘The Words That Come Before All Else’ and I wonder how it would be if we all started our day with it, if we … Read more