Tag: gardening wisdom

  • full circle

    full circle

    During times in our life when we feel stuck or uncertain, there is a practice called “Full Circle” that can be used to navigate and guide us. This simple practice is inspired by nature’s cycle of the seasons and offers a universal way to reflect and explore new possibilities. The Full Circle practice allows us…

  • a bug’s life

    a bug’s life

    Insect[s] are dancing in the sunbeams, burrowing in the ground, diving, swimming, a cloud of witnesses telling Nature’s joy. – John Muir Unedited pictures taken this morning in my garden. If you were a bug, which of these would you want to be?

  • urban farming

    urban farming

    A post from our friends at Milkwood with a handy guidebook on urban farming. [Click image to download guide] For anyone living in Washington DC, I will be attending a free all-day urban gardening event called Rooting DC on Saturday Feb 23rd. A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it…

  • harmony: a letter to my brother

    harmony: a letter to my brother

    Letter written on January 16, 2013 to my brother Will: “Engineering and design in the clean energy and transport sectors have, in recent years, shown us the vast potential that exists for working with the grain of Nature in meeting our energy needs.” – The Prince of Wales Dear Will, I recently read a book…

  • meaning in the green: six lessons from my garden

    meaning in the green: six lessons from my garden

    We are here for more than ourselves.  The groundhog is nourished by my jalapenos and tomatoes. The birds indulge on fat little worms or seeds in the garden beds. Not every plant or vegetable is for me. I feel grateful that I can contribute to their health, just as this garden contributes to mine. In giving, so…