Executive summary: Transformative adventures is a program for personal transformation, but hidden in the adventure is also a robust comprehensive plan to build a better world and address climate change, public health, biodiversity loss, soil loss, food system unsustainability, and … Continue reading The Transformative Adventures Plan for a Better World
Did you know that each year the US Government gifts 400 already-wealthy entities over a million dollars in farm subsidies each? No wonder it’s so hard for regenerative farms to compete. These recipients are mostly corporate agribusinesses based on land … Continue reading The Regional Food System Transformed
Many of my farmer, activist and artist friends are notorious for self exploitation. So, I want to give you all some ethical basis for why it’s okay to not die of self-imposed poverty in a gutter, and some activist reasons … Continue reading It’s okay to not die broke in a gutter. An ethical basis for making a living
(These are the shocking “pest” that cause problems, especially weeds in native gardens. Recognize them?) Last Spring, I went out to visit a large local “native prairie” garden around town and found landscapers there getting ready to till … Continue reading The #1 Most Shocking Reason for Weeds in Native Gardens:
Lillie House is a 1-acre Permaculture Homestead in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here, we work to live well, care for the earth, care for people, and respect … About Lillie House Continue reading About Lillie House
As a promoter of home and community herbalism as a holistic way of enhancing health, I wanted to weigh in on a general home herbalism program for dealing with coronavirus, as well as a few controversies going around, especially the elderberry controversy (some folks on social media are issuing dire warnings against taking it at this time.) So I would like to share and summarize a few resources that I have found helpful, which others more qualified and really know their stuff have already put together. So to start with, it is a good idea to know and follow the … Continue reading Holistic Health for Coronavirus and the Elderberry Controversy
If you’re fairly new to gardening, the herb spiral is one of the best begining gardening adventures! Creating one of these beautiful, functional pieces of landscape art will naturally teach you some of the most important gardening wisdom, wisdom that’s often left out of other “beginning gardening” classes and programs. If you’ve been gardening a few years growing ornamentals or annual vegetables, making an herb spiral might just transform the way you garden forever! This is a spiral garden bed design promoted by Bill Mollison, is a great model of what we’re aiming for with “Transformative Adventures,” a learning experience … Continue reading The Herb Spiral, An Adventure that Transforms your Gardening.
I’d like to invite you all to the first general meeting of the Transformative Adventures organization, the non-profit cooperative I’ve been working on forming to help support a “DIY Green New Deal.” The mission of the organization is to support … Continue reading Transformative Adventures Meeting Tonight
Winter 2020-2021 December – March Monday/Wednesday evenings, 6-9 PM, EST. Want to become a leader in building a more just and sustainable society? Want to make a real career doing it? What we need is a DIY Green New Deal, … Continue reading Announcing: The Transformative Adventures Permaculture Design Certificate Course.
If we want to grow food, heal ecosystems, get healthy, or interact in pretty much any biological system (which includes human communities) probably the single most useful thing we can understand is the 80/20 principle, or the Pareto curve. Simply … Continue reading How to Learn What to Learn: The Pareto Principle