night. The Winter Solstice
prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in
many cultures. It has been marked by festivals and rituals. It marked the
symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun. The seasonal significance of the winter
solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening
This, for us,
means it is time to plan for the spring ahead. Making sure we have the plants
and seeds we need. While it is still cool, time to maintain the system and
build new infrastructure to expand our plans.
It also means
time to plan for new journeys.
It is now time for me to leave the Laidley site after 8 years of working and building a system that
ultimately yielded over 3 ton of produce on a quarter of an acre. While some
have expressed sadness about this, I will admit that it will not be easy to
leave this place after so much time; it is also time for new beginnings.
and designed more significant acreage, worked, and created a suburban block, it
is now time to see and explore what can be done on a rental bringing the
permaculture mindset to that space.
This brings with
it a new excitement. We will be documenting and showing the what, how and when
for a rental space to add to the possibilities.
definitely a year of new beginnings
What are your
new adventures in "Making it Real"?