Rainy Day Reflections

We got 2 inches of rain!
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The Search for Sustainability

This documentary series will feature Ampersand and our efforts to align our lifestyle with our values around caring for the Earth and creating right relationship.  It includes interviews with Amanda Bramble and 48 other teachers and experts in different facets of sustainability. 
The series is available for free online between November 1st to 12th

Here's the link to the trailer: Search for Sustainability Trailer
And here are excerpts from Episode 7 which focuses on Sustainable Art, Music, and Media: Sneak Preview


Nov 7  Simple Greywater Systems Class @ SFCC 
(see pg 16 of linked pdf schedule)


Rainy Day Reflections

Sometimes I forget how nature can swoop in and save the day. A good rain recharges not only my cisterns, but also my sense of abundance.

It started a couple days after our mushroom cultivation workshop. We had set up some oyster mushroom mycelium to grow out of coffee grounds indoors, and we also installed three storm-water-harvesting mushroom beds. I came out of the weekend a bit overwhelmed with all of my new responsibilities. Not just with learning to maintain the environments for our new growing creatures, but also dealing with the five syringes of liquid spore culture in my refrigerator. They need to be transferred to sterilized medium within the next couple weeks. Add that to the maintenance and repairs of going into winter on the homestead, and I assure you it’s a formidable list.

Then the rain came. It was a gentle one. Like music. I could hear the water seeping into the land, into the plants. It brought a deep sense of well being, and even relief. I’m not saying my list got any shorter, but watching the new mushroom beds fill with storm water was... (read more of this blog post)

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