Re: [fukuoka_farming] Greetings !
- At Wednesday, 6 November 2002, Shahara wrote:
>Greetings !Hi Shahara,
>I am Shahara, in Wisconsin, usa, momma of 5, pagan, vegan, writer/poet.
Welcome to the group. In my youth I spent a lot of time messing about
in Wisconsin for various reasons. Always liked the people and the
places. What part are you in?
If you haven't already seen it, you might check out the website associated
with this mailing list. The links are after my signature.
You might also find Robert Hayes' site interesting. He's a participant
here, off the grid down in New Mexico, and into straw bale construction
amongst other things. His site is at
- Hello, Shahara,
Good to hear of the Deeply Rooted Community. Best wishes for
coming to an agreement with your partners to work co-creatively with
My local group is also fond of the stories from Perelandra. For
years we had been sharing our copies of the books Findhorn Garden &
Secret Life of Plants. We were surprised when we finally learned of
Perelandra through the book Behaving as if the God in All Life
Matters, because the nature research center is only two hours from us
in the Virginia countryside. One of the mothers in our cooperative is
a long-time student of Machaelle Small Wright who practices
Perelandra, uh...what is the voo-doo?..., kinesiology, in our
gardens. We have visited Perelandra as a school group twice. It is
as luscious as the photos with little watering, even through this past
The methods of Perelandra are not altogether 'do nothing', but are
deeply respectful of observation & cooperation with the land. The
spirit is warmly akin to Fukuoka-san, the voices differ. Deep mulch
eliminates much labor, but there seems to be plenty of tilling.
Although I have missed it if anyone else has submitted the Perelandra
website to this group before, I had never done so, mainly because it
begins commercially with the offers of books, videos, & flower
essences for sale. If the link below works, then it takes the reader
to the actual farm site.
Your links to the home birthing groups cycle around with the
Permaculture links, like a cousin to Fukuoka Natural Farming.
Permaculture founder Holmgren also connects with Steiner education &
homeschooling. In our 20-year-old co-op school, founded by
homeschoolers, we greatly admire much of Waldorf, by our own nature
are definitely more Reggio Emilia park project, & that coincidentally
brings us spiraling back around to a different Emilia of this group,
whose studies & video work pop up with the answers to many of our
questions about whadidiz & wheretastart.
As you happen into the discussion, one exciting bit of news that
has settled in as a subject of visualizing over the winter, Ms. Emilia
has made a preliminary note about her upcoming Fukuoka project (in
Switzerland I believe, without checking for sure), & internship
opportunities for 3 month to 9 month terms. For checking back to be
sure, & for delightful study, the archives & website of this group,
which Mr. Larry of the website has only modestly mentioned in his
welcome to you, are an earthy place to spend spare moments if you are
stuck inside near the computer.
> Greetings ![Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> I am Shahara, in Wisconsin, usa, momma of 5, pagan, vegan,
> Our intentional community is in north-central Wisconsin, called
> Deeply Rooted.
> It is a pagan church on about 40 acres of wild land, paid for, with
> 80 or so in DNR trust, as part of it is protected wetlands. We have
> smallish community center on the land, and my partner and I are
> building a
> Yurt (maily out of 'found' materials) and I will be living there
> full time
> Summer of 04, with 3 of 5 children (2 will be adults at that time).
> We are
> all organic, off-grid (solar and wind energy) and becoming as
> sustainable as
> we can.
> Most of our garden area is quackgrass (6 foot high) and crabgrass,
> we are
> working on this and hope to have a big garden next year. I want to
> work with
> the land, others want to get rid of whats 'in their way' and tame
> the land.
> Its under discussion, and we are becoming more educated as to
> modes of organic gardening. I've been a fan of Perelandra for many
> years, but
> haven't had a chance to put it to use. I've also recently heard
> about the
> work of Masanobu Fukuoka (last night!) and am excited to find so
> many people
> into healing/gardening.
> Any questions/comments are welcome !
> ~shahara lefay
> shahara lefay
> pagan priestess poet
> vegan homeschooling homesteaders
> radical momma of 5
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