Permaforest Trust Weekend[Previously I posted this on the permaforest trust website as an exchange for the use of their internet and computers.]

What is it about being in the country side that makes everything seem to change? Is it about being around all this nature that causes us to step back for a second and relax? Or perhaps just all the massive amounts of oxygen we are getting?

I doubt it. I honestly feel that there is something to be learned out here in the bush. Perhaps that as a permaculturalist (those taking courses and me observing them) I realise that they are watching patterns. Take things slower because food production isn’t about Mc Meals and rapid production but about quality, healthy, loving practices.

Communities can support this too. I think it happens in cities just as much as in the country. We just have to make that happen through community support, development, growth and nurturing. Think about it. We’d probably feel less stressed or rushed if we felt like things were going just a little slower. Or at the very least if you can find that beautiful get away each day or week to take for yourself – that’ll be a great start. Then invite a few friends, maybe make a pot luck meal, get some tunes, and it’ll all just meld. I think that’s the beauty of community gardens and other projects. It’s a momnent when people come together to work on some thing important and forget about all those fast moving ‘things’ that are in their lives.

Hope to see you at my next gathering, on the beach, in the surf or on a bike at a bike workshop.

Will miss you nutty peeps.

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