Planting Trees

It’s been several months since last I posted on our blog site.  To those who follow our blog, I apologize.  This spring, we chose to undertake a large project – to clear land and plant a permaculture food forest.  We were probably more than a little overly optimistic about what we would be able to accomplish.  As a result, I had to make some choices about what things would get done and what things would have to go on the back burner.  Unfortunately, our blog ended up on the low priority list.  We are finally slowing down, and here is an abbreviated summary of our spring spent clearing and planting trees …

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The Aspen Proposal

I came across the Aspen Proposal a day or so ago in one of my web browsing moments. It resonated very strongly with me, and I can agree with all of the points that it raises. We all need to consider what we are doing to this planet, our home, and how we can ensure that the generations to follow, and all the other living organisms that share this planet with us, still have a place worth living in for the millennia that are to come. This proposal, a global vision for the future, is meant as a place to start the discussion about the type of future we want. I am posting it here so that we can all begin that discussion. Please share it if you feel that is can help the necessary engagement with the future that must come.

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