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What's the coolest thing you've ever seen?
...quite possibly Factor-e Farm
What's the coolest thing you've ever dreamed?
Freedom for the folk, food from the earth, less stress more love + positive accomplishment
About Me
Sister on a mission. Organic Gardener, Traveling researcher: Conceptual artist & spoken word poetess.
What I'm contributing to humanity and the planet
Voice, Action, Spirit, Food, Clothing, Beauty, Home-making.
Website
http://www.myspace.com/amatulhannan
Blog (some place with an RSS feed we can aggregate)
http://blogs.myspace.com/Modules/BlogV2/Pages/RssFeed.aspx?friendID...
Tell us about your project/s (please include project URLs)
Personal De-location & Agricultural Studies: currently exploring organic farming in America via WWOOF
http://www.wwoofusa.org

GAIA's Garden and Sustainable Landscapes
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/amatul/hannan

Boston Computer Society Virtual Reality Group (now defunct)- fully immersive virtual environments for SIGGRAPH 1993 - 97
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Computer_Society
Where are you located? (if you know LAT/LONG we will put this on a map later)
Ever changing till this years Internship begins. Currently in NC...
What specific skills, technologies or connections you would like to find among the Global Swadeshi Network members?
Organic Agriculture, Soil Chemistry and Biodynamics, Sustainable Farming, EcoVillage Construction, Team-Building, Diversity Embracers

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NC environmental restoration project : Alternative Spring Break!

Hello dear ones,

We are happily exhausted with digging & transplanting HUGE trees (so exciting, as they are American Chestnuts 75% mixed with 25% Chinese Chestnut, thus they are immune to the Blight that killed off our native chestnut long ago - AND THE NUTS ARE YUMMY)



This restoration effort is part of an Alternative Spring Break - environmental service with a group of students from Davidson College of NC, so while we wait to find out where we will Farm Intern for the 2009… Continue

Posted on March 6, 2009 at 4:59am

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 8:37am on March 4, 2009, Martin Rizzi said…
hola sister greetings from Guerrero mexico
At 9:25am on March 9, 2009, Joseph Zarr said…
Ashville to Summertown = 157 miles. Not far at all...How long are you in Ashville? I don't arrive in Summertown until the 23rd or so...my truck needed a rebuilt transmission...two days before i was to originally leave. SO...now my 'honey' and I will arrive together.

Yes, we must meet. Have hexayurt, will huddle = priceless. What are your plans for the year and soon thereafter?
At 7:55pm on March 9, 2009, larahna said…
That name is not familiar to me...but I will definately check it out!!!!!

Thanks,
Live life fully today!
LaRahna
At 5:07pm on March 10, 2009, Storm Mortlock said…
No, sorry. While the Cape looks small, it's got a wide range of folks and not all intermingle. A pity too if you ask me.
At 11:46pm on March 11, 2009, Joseph Zarr said…
Right on.

We're in the same boat. I keep lugging around my dreams of an evaporated debt-load, and a vibrant permaculture farm/educational center. I have no allegiances to a particular place and seem to wander where I can learn while attempting to find that 'community' thing. I don't know if it's in TN, with Marcin, in NE Ohio or back in the MN/WI biome...personally, I'm just letting it all go and simply focusing on the main thing: learning, connecting, breathing, and letting go of the mind. I've been reading a lot more bio-dynamic writings, Goethe, Stephen Harrod Buhner etc. - reminding myself that the Earth, a bio-diverse farm system, and the food community is where I am happiest...all else is 'icing on the cake'. Hopefully, along the way I can learn with and teach others.

I believe I'm continuing to improve spiritually BUT I still seek that landbase I yearn to connect to/with/and grow with etc. This requires that special community connection and the commitment on my/our part. To date, however, I am too conscientious to my debt load. This is a work in progress...because, at the same time, I'm fully aware that I could leave all of 'this' into thin air and walk down the road toward uncertainty...perfectly content and unattached to any single thing.

Essentially, I'm fully susceptible and encumbered by Goethe's concept of the 'polarity'. Like the plant and its dual world - below the earth and above - I am living a world both in our debt-driven economy and outside of it. It's no wonder I can't sleep.
At 10:40pm on March 12, 2009, Joseph Zarr said…
Some fairly interesting things in the MN/WI biome. At one time it was the furthest extent of the 'American' oak savannah biome...these are now remnants however (sigh)...pretty winters, very moderate summers, great watershed, good soils in areas, northern conifer blitz, SE MN/SW WI is gorgeous. Unglaciated remnants traversing the Mississipi/Wisconsin/St Croix river congruence.
At 4:37pm on March 16, 2009, Joseph Zarr said…
Roger...

Winters are very cold enough as of the present. However, as with any location, this is subject to change. Vast fresh water supply - MN, 'land of 10,000 lakes'. WI reportedly has more. The best areas for rain are in the SSE MN are/SW Wisconsin are. Ashland, WI is also reputedly a great location (on Superior) w/ shorter growing season but the 'capacity' to grow peaches and sweet cherries due to the lake effect. There is a wilderness survival school up that way as well. The Driftless of SW WI is a great area with a great community of folks. Organic Valley is based there...happily, I hope the community moves away from this regime...however, it serves the purpose of providing employment to many individuals. We almost bought 21 acres here...almost (as if we can afford that! HA!) with amazing sunsets, rolling hills and crisp air. Kickapoo river is prone to flooding so high ground is desirable. No Nuke plants that I'm aware of (one in central MN I believe just shy of St. Cloud). In Viroqua, WI (SW) they were disputing a coal dump...have no idea how that turned out. Two fresh springs still publicly accessible in the area. SW WI is the largest organic farm population per capita in the U.S. (or so I'm told) MN is much further behind in this regard. There's a folk school there, a Waldorf school, a home schooling network etc. Lots of Amish, lots of 'back to the landers', lots of spiritual communities, a couple remnant intentional communities...BUT, like any rural area it is in need of a full-on 'transition'. There simply aren't enough viable enjoyable jobs. Anyhow, we spent a year in the SW...it's beautiful and has vast potential. BUT, one would benefit from going in with an agenda and a network to work with and evolve with etc...Great great community. We would consider moving back. (i think) HA!
At 9:52pm on March 27, 2009, gmoke said…
I remember you from the BCS and CCTV and possibly Stone Soup Poets. Didn't know you were into gardening or had left the Boston area. Good to see you here.

Gardening, farming, farmers' markets, local agriculture, locavorism is Gandhi's idea of swadeshi, local production translated into our place and time. His example for India was the spinning wheel, charkha, and he himself set aside an hour a day for spinning thread. Our swadeshi is a garden swadeshi and, ultimately, a solar swadeshi.

Take care, have fun, and keep expermenting,
George Mokray
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