Happy, happy International Permaculture Day! !
Have you been doing anything to celebrate (maybe even if you didn’t know it was today)?
I feel like my whole day was a celebration and it all started with a locally sourced breakfast.
I am so thankful for another season of farmers’ markets and truly FRESH local food! YEAH!
This afternoon, I continued to celebrate by attending a Permablitz (a gathering of permaculture enthusiasts to do a lot of work in a little time) where we were installing a food forest in a family’s front yard. I didn’t actually do all that much installing (the hard parts were already done!), but I did help plant a few things. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, and a GREAT project, even if they still have a little convincing to do with their neighbors… Someday they’ll all understand!
The event also helped me to feel a little more centered. Lately, there have been times I feel that I’m floating away from my purpose – it’s so easy to try to go with the flow of things and temporarily lose sight of one’s larger calling. But…it always comes back. I felt it strongly today as it seemed that I was truly valued for my skills and knowledge. I have a lot to share, I’m just not always around very many people who care to talk about it! But I suppose that’s why I keep pursuing this larger dream, so that I can get to a place where I am teaching and sharing these skills more frequently and with more people.
I continued to celebrate when I returned home with more gardening. My raised beds aren’t quite looking photo-ready yet, but it feels great to get everything started. Soon, there will be lettuce, carrots, and a greater bounty of herbs!
The perennials are also coming along nicely…I just love this bleeding heart plant…
It’s quite a beautiful Spring day – a perfect one to celebrate the promise of permaculture!