Last week, we (Kendra + Morgan) gave the first presentation of our EarthCare 101 webinar to a class of permaculture students. It was such a great experience!
We can’t wait to share this virtual hour with more people who want to understand what we mean when we talk about EarthCare, why it matters, and how it benefits the humans who practice it as much as it benefits Earth.
→ If you haven’t yet, let us know you want to join the waitlist by clicking here. We’ll notify you when we open registration for our first public EarthCare 101 class! It’s free =)
As we were preparing for the presentation, we got some valuable feedback from a colleague and realized we needed to add and discuss some things that just recently happened in eco-news.
The summer of 2022 has been the hottest on record since the Dust Bowl, which was hot enough to, well, cause the Dust Bowl…crazy to think about!
The monarch butterfly was officially added to the Endangered Species list, which means this beloved species is just two steps from extinction.
We’re starting a deeper conversation about monarchs, and will soon be sharing a new blog about the crisis facing them, and what we can do from an EarthCare perspective. Keep an eye on your inbox for more on that discussion.
For now, we just wanted to acknowledge that this is happening. In our own processing of grief, overwhelm and sometimes despair about the immense challenges facing our planet, we always find relief and grounding in this mantra:
Start from where you are. - Pema Chödrön
What we do on our own little patches of Earth really matters. In permaculture, we learn to work through slow, small changes (principle #9). The best way we’ve found to keep ourselves going - even when the weight of the issues can make us feel like we’ll collapse - is to come back to the land where we live, and grow deeper in our relationship with it.
How do we do this? What does an EarthCare practice really look like? How can you learn to listen to the land, honor its needs and care for it well?
We believe that you are the best steward of the land you’re already in relationship with - whether it’s land you own, rent, or simply visit frequently and care about. All you need is some guidance, an EarthCare plan created specifically for your unique landscape, and an ongoing relationship with your land where you’ll continuously observe + interact, adapt and grow.
And we’re here to support you.
→ Do you want to practice EarthCare where you are, but you’re still not sure what that means and how to do it? We would love to see you in our free EarthCare 101 class.
Ps. What questions do you have for us about EarthCare, and how to care for the land yourself? We’d love to hear from you as we put the finishing touches on our EarthCare 101 class. Hit reply and let us know what’s on your mind! We read every response =)