In Defence of Littering

Littler waste is unveiling. As we find ourselves standing in garbage that we know is our own, we find also that it is garbage we have chosen to make, and having chosen to make it could choose not to make it. James p. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games To throw…

Last Week

Last week was the first week of Agile Learning Facilitation training. I've found myself in Charlotte, NC with a group of folks from here, NYC, and afar. Some have come from the former Manhattan Free School, now the NYC Agile Learning Center. They are sharing with the group what has…

Doughnut Crawl Portland, ME

Today I went out on a donut crawl around Portland Maine. We visited both Holy Donut locations starting with the one on Exchange street. We had a number of amazing Spud Nuts (donuts made with potatos). Pictured below: I really enjoyed the "Holy Cannoli" (center) and Mojito (far right) which…

Installing Irrigation System in Mama Dee's Garden

I got back into NYC the other day and met up with Leanna from Mama Dee's Community Garden. She was excitedly looking at YouTube videos about drip irrigation systems. She told me that they needed to replace a leaky hose running from the municipal water on the south east end…

A Glimpse of Twin Oak and Acorn; Intentional Income Sharing Egalitarian Communities

I drove up from Crow Forest Farm today into the unknown world of intentional income sharing communities to visit Twin Oaks and Acorn. These two places are, to undo their re-branding, communes. Twin oaks was established in 1967 while Acorn was establish in 1993 with help from Twin Oaks. Twin…

Crow Forset Farm

I got to spend the weekend visiting Crow Forest Farm. I drove in Saturday afternoon and found an exhausted Christina in the Octagon. She had just finished teaching a small class about Ukranian eggs, messages to the heavens. I got to meet her little chicks: After an early night we…