The Tipping Point Moment

 “Right now over  70% of the world population is convinced that something serious has to be done about the dangers facing the planet. …Most of humanity wants to know how to make the change. It’s one of those tipping-point times where things can change unbelievably fast…” ~ Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson, The Cultural Creatives Words of wisdom. Words of vision. The coming times; a glimpse of what’s to come. These times are infused with uncertainty and fear. Many people deal with this by switching off. The Tipping Point has arrived. Most of us know this to be…

Much Goodness…

The roses are in bloom on the veranda, resplendent with furniture cast-offs from friends! Standing by the back door, surrounded by such beauty, I have a heavy heart… I have lost my darling Che-Mousy Bear. He has passed. Bealtaine Cottage seems empty without him. Last week was difficult for me, as I struggle to come to terms with the loss of my mother. Losing Che seems to be a deeper grief…pets have a way of getting deep into the recesses of the human heart and clearing a space there. So, as you can imagine, I feel wounded. This much I…

Procul omen abesto! Ovid and the Days to Come…

Far be that fate from us…said Ovid over 2,000 years ago… It got me thinking of all I thought would not happen when I first took up growing… We would not destroy our lifeline, the soil, for all that is necessary for life lies within… And yet this is happening all over the developed world, and, everywhere else too! Did you see the gigantically terrifying Dust-cloud that enveloped Phoenix, Arizona? Reminiscent of the Dust-Bowl catastrophes of the hungry thirties… In Permaculture we mulch…and mulch and…mulch! Building up layers of soil and goodness. There is little need to dig, disturbing the…