The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
Chocolate Bliss Balls!
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp tahini
1 or 2 tbsp maple syrup
1 - 2 tbsp Cacao powder
2 tbsp desiccated coconut (to roll in afterwards - the balls…not you)
I blend up all the almonds first, then the dates, then all the wet type stuff, leaving the powders till last so that it blends best. Roll into balls then through the coconut.
Other things you can add: goji berries, acai powder, chia seeds, sesame seeds etc Experiment! yum
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How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Planet – but Not Civilization
How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Planet – but Not Civilization a talk given by Toby Hemenway, author of the book Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture.
What is Permaculture? How can it save the planet?
From the Stone Age to the Oil Age. From thousands of years of foraging or hunt-gathering and horticulture all the way up to the comparatively new agriculture event which shaped our world, our society and locked us in the trap we’re in. Focusing on the misinformation regarding agriculture, an event that pinpoints the beginning of “Civilization” as we know today, Toby Hemenway reveals how we can smoothly overcome this transition period and move on to the next culture event: Permaculture, the first step towards living totally off the grid.
You will see how agriculture is responsible for the demise of the whole enviroment in which it is implemented. Not only that but also how agriculture has taken society apart, isolating its members, forcing a whole new social structure that promotes detachment between the common people and their leaders thus creating burocracy.
It is also shown here the falacies, lies and misinformation regarding agriculture and agricultural peoples compared to the so underrated and overlooked horticulture event.
In this brilliant lecture you will see how Permaculture can save humanity and the Earth, but not civilization as we know it.
Watch the full video here:
Living in Perth (for City of Perth Residents)
For Perth residents there will be a community visioning workshop on Wed. 1st May 6-8.30pm at Council House, 27 St Georges Trce, Perth, The Reception Room. This is an important way to have your say as to how you would like your city to be. For City of Perth residents.
For bookings please contact email@example.com
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