Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We're in the garden of Eden

The only job we have left on earth that can express our humanity, is to return other species to their place, and take our place, which is a small place in the total system.
Bill Mollison

In parts 5 and 6 of In danger of falling food, Bill Mollison takes us from a rain forest to an African desert plateau nearly completely denuded of vegetation, then to Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, and finally to a 67 year old garden he calls the garden of Eden.

Note: This is a continuation of the hour-long film In grave danger of falling food by 220 Productions. The segments stop and start mid-sentence. See May 19 and 20 posts for parts 1 and 2, 3 and 4, respectively.

[Permaculture] has to be the mainstream agriculture of any future society.
Bill Mollison

People say to me, will permaculture work? I say, will plants grow?
Bill Mollison
I give gratitude to 220 Productions for making this film available on YouTube and to Bill Mollison and the others of the Permaculture Research Institute for teaching us all how to recognize our place in the natural system. I give gratitude as well for their showing us how to build a world much like the Village of Ordinary.

Next: We'll take a break from the world as garden and I'll introduce you to two amazing men who sat across the table from one another, made eye contact, and shook hands. One of them spent 25 years in jail for shooting to kill the other. He nearly succeeded.


  1. An award for you, Grace. For a blog that I've only recently found, but already has made a difference in my internet reading experience. :-)

  2. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Your blogs are contributing to the reeducation of the world, one reader at a time - like the ripple effect. Just keep writing and people will find your work. koko

  3. Thank you Michelle. Your award was an unexpected surprise and boost at a much-needed moment. It was a joy to pass the award along to ten bloggers whose work I respect and admire. The hardest part was picking only ten. I just may have to do it again.

    Thank you, too, Koko, for your continued encouragement.

    Many blessings to you both.


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