Many Venezuelans have already begun producing their own food when possible because grocery store shelves have been empty for months.
The crisis in Venezuela continues to spiral out of control as the nation’s socialist policies come home to roost. Here are the statistics. In February 2015, there was an 80-90% shortage rate of milk (powdered and liquid), margarine, butter, sugar, beef, chicken, pasta, cheese, corn flour, wheat flour, oil, rice, coffee, toilet paper, diapers, laundry […]
by Lisa Depiano When teaching permaculture I often start out by doing a giant problems mind map. I ask students to brainstorm all of the major “problems” they see in the world to reflect on what brought them to study permaculture. Nine times out of ten the idea of overpopulation as a root “problem” in […]
What to do next? No one can do everything, but everyone can do something, so the saying goes. Every single parish can do something significant. Besides, it really doesn’t matter what others say or do, only what we say and do. If you have been reading these articles, and watching the videos included in them, then […]
by Fr. John A. Peck The answer is, what do you need? Every parish has its own needs. Think about it. You need food – fruits and vegetables to survive, but also for our liturgical and sacramental life – wheat for bread, wine, oil for lamps and anointing, wax for candles, eggs for iconography, incense […]
Back to Eden – the garden as our first profession Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Back To Eden gardens and orchards. This is a classic example […]
Would it surprise you to know that in Orthodox countries around the world, people are growing their own food, and doing so like crazy. They are producing massive amounts of food in small areas, which benefit themselves, their neighbors, and their economies on a broad scale.
This is the question that I get most when talking about Small Parish Permaculture – just what is Permaculture? It has variously been described as earth worship (so wrong), environmentalism gone haywire (false), and promoting pagan pantheism, despite the fact that the teachers of Permaculture have explicitly rejected any attempt to ascribe metaphysics to it. Permaculture is […]
by Fr. John A. Peck Many of you know that this year I was awarded the PDC by the Permaculture Research Institute at Zaytuna Farm in New South Wales, Australia under Geoff Lawton. (click on his name to see the free videos on his site). I cannot recommend his courses highly enough. That whole journey I […]
Permaculture really is the answer. by Nick Meyer Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural […]