December 22, 2013

Covert action in Colombia: U.S. intelligence, GPS bomb kits help Latin American nation cripple rebel forces


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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


December 20, 2013

Coolbot: Make your own walk-in cooler with a window air-conditioner.

http://www.storeitcold.com

--

"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


Tethering Goats

http://www.goatworld.com/articles/goatslife/tethering.shtml

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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


Square Foot Gardening

In one of the documents, Futuresend, Fred Ho shared with me about his current organization included high praise for Fukuoaka, whose One Straw Revolution was one of the first books I read about farming, during my second or third season in the midwest if my memory serves me correctly.  Though I enjoyed the book, I was somewhat skeptical since it dealt with citrus farming and advocated using a homemade petroleum based pesticide.  I haven't read anymore of his work since then.  

Further into the document, another form of agriculture is described and seems to be more relevant:  "Mel Bartholomew's 'square foot gardening' principles and proposals (www.squarefootgardening.com) have guided the socialist gardening project of the Scientific Soul Sessions (www.scientificsoulsessions.com) project of a group of 'people of color' revolutionaries based in Harlem, New York City. According to Bartholomew, for urban settings, four square feet is all that is needed
to grow vegetable gardens to feed two adults year-round.  Roof tops, sidewalks, parks, front and backyards, common areas of buildings, could all become food growing sources with minimal alteration and cost." 

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Card weaving: http://www.hollowtop.com/spt_html/weaving.htm

http://theloomybin.com/cw/index.html

"When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out." --Ho Chi Minh

December 17, 2013

Scientific Soul Sessions

In the process of beginning a new writing project, this one being about Shin'ya Ono, a Japanese radical who had been a member of the Weather faction of Students for a Democratic Society, I started corresponding with another Asian-American radical, Eco-Socialist and musician, Fred Ho, who edited two books that have influenced the direction my work has taken the last few years, particularly the time I've spent in California.  Legacy to Liberation and Afro Asia.  Please take a look at his organization's website:   

http://www.scientificsoulsessions.com

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Card weaving: http://www.hollowtop.com/spt_html/weaving.htm

http://theloomybin.com/cw/index.html

"When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out." --Ho Chi Minh

December 02, 2013

Energy, Equity and Land Struggles.

When I Eddie and I first started farming together one of the books he lent me was Energy and Equity by Ivan Illichhttp://www.ecotopia.com/webpress/energyEquity/

I was recently able to spend more time on Black Mesa where this is a particularly relevant.  While there I met a couple film makers working on a new documentary about the land struggle.

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/11/film-trailer-black-mesa-film.html

November 16, 2013

True Confessions: How I Became A Poverty Pimp

http://newamericamedia.org/2011/06/true-confessions-how-i-became-a-poverty-pimp.php

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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


November 02, 2013

Dia De Los Muertos-Pale Blue Dot



Life is incredibly fragile, we are all just specks of dust floating in the cosmos. In honoring the memory of our loved ones who have passed on, we should live our lives as fully and well lived as possible, con fuerza.

October 21, 2013

The Second Annual East Bay Anarchist Conversation & Book Event

Sorry I seem to have put the cart before the horse.  There's an Anarchist Book Fair happening right here in the East Bay nearly a month before A Fire To The Mountain in Flagstaff.  Here's the info!
 
The event will be held at the Humanist Hall (http://humanisthall.net/wp/) 390 27th Street, Oakland, CA, 94612-3104 on October 26th. It will include conversations and books during the day and something yet to be determined in the evening. The event will be a "dress up" (think Halloween) occasion.  http://eastbayanarchist.com/
 
For those of you who aren't familiar with Flagstaff and any of the Northern Arizona land struggles such as those on Black Mesa and the San Fransisco Peaks, please check out this article:  http://peoplenotprofit.net/people-of-color/flagstaff-and-northern-arizona-land-struggles/ and if you have the chance, watch this movie about Black Mesa:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S0klYkKseI
 
Writing of Black Mesa I feel obligated to post a cute sheep picture from the land.

October 10, 2013

East Bay Card Weaving Workshop

Tuesday Oct. 15 at 6PM, the Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA. 94705, tele - (510) 540-0751.
 
Please join us for a free workshop in the ancient art of card weaving, also known as tablet weaving.  A technique for weaving straps used as belts, bracelets, headbands and much more!  Some materials will be provided, but if you can, please bring yarn!
For more info, please check:  http://thelonghaul.org
 
 
Photo by Dale at Xerocraft, the Tucson Hacker Space.

October 08, 2013

ny times article about organic ag in baja california and the rebuttal at grist

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/science/earth/questions-about-organic-produce-and-sustainability.html?_r=0

http://grist.org/food/2012-01-04-what-the-times-organic-tomato-story-missed-golf-courses/



--

"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


September 25, 2013

Bayer Farm Harvest Fest, September 28th (Santa Rosa)

Bf Poster Vamos

--

"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


September 19, 2013

Guerrilla Gardening in Oakland!

Tuesday our comrade Ayer took me to Biblioteca Popular, a guerrilla garden that came out of a one day occupation of an abandoned library at East 15th St. and Miller Ave. in Oakland.
 
Hopefully more soon at http://apoclove.wordpress.com
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People Not Profit: http://www.peoplenotprofit.net

September 13, 2013

Aquaponics setup @ heirloom expo

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    <Shoshin farmin>  

Teo at the heirloom festival, ayer

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    <Shoshin farmin>  

September 08, 2013

Alex the Weaver, Fiber Artist




http://alextheweaver.deviantart.com

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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


September 07, 2013

Barhi dates

Sent from my mobile. Enjoy.
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   From Pato*s Dream.  Thank*s Sam!  

August 31, 2013

A basic cart (una carretia basica)

Sent from my mobile. Enjoy.
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   Me cuesto $15 por la craigslist. Muy bueno para mover varias cosas/ Cost me $15 on craigslist, moves lots of things around <Shoshin farming>  

August 21, 2013

For a Great Kefir Water in Santa Rosa

http://arlenefranciscenter.org/

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Cuatro Caminos Collective

*Meaningful Work,
*Wholesome Local Food,
*Appropriate Technology,
*Intergenerational/Cross-Cultural Dialogue and 
 Cooperation

ivcaminos.blogspot.com
707-595-0757


Fwd: [Seed Bank] Next Seed Gathering- Aug 31st

West County Community Seed Exchange August Gathering
Learn How to Clean and Process Dry Seeds
Saturday August 31st-  
Class is from 11am to Noon

West County Community Seed Exchange

Work Party in the Seed Garden from 9 to 10:30- come help us care for the seeds
Seed Library open for seed check out from 9 to 11am- lots of variety, think about fall planting
Free- donations accepted

Join members of the West County Seed Exchange for a hands on class about  processing dry seeds. We will work with the abundance of seeds that have been collected in the Seed Garden over the summer.
Learn about tools needed for seed saving, techniques and safe seed storage.



St Stephen's Church
500 Robinson Rd.
Sebastopol, Ca

westcountyseedbank.blogspot.com

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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


vine ripe Heirloom tomatoes

Sent from my mobile. Enjoy.
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    <Shoshin farming>  

Produce transport

Sent from my mobile. Enjoy.
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   Dumpstered crates, bottom crates bolted on, top crates have notches to lock on to bottom ones       <Shoshin farming>  

August 19, 2013

Rad Dad

http://raddadbook.com/book/Welcome.html

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Cuatro Caminos Collective

*Meaningful Work,
*Wholesome Local Food,
*Appropriate Technology,
*Intergenerational/Cross-Cultural Dialogue and 
 Cooperation

ivcaminos.blogspot.com
707-595-0757


Right 2 Dream Too

http://apoclove.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/right-2-dream-too/

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Cuatro Caminos Collective

*Meaningful Work,
*Wholesome Local Food,
*Appropriate Technology,
*Intergenerational/Cross-Cultural Dialogue and 
 Cooperation

ivcaminos.blogspot.com
707-595-0757


Grant Information (from Alex)

I found these two websites for searching grants:  http://www.foundationcenter.org andhttp://www.grantspace.org in Grow:  How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job! by Eleanor C. Whitney.  I'm not sure if the book would be helpful for people whose projects are as far along as Cuatro Caminos or Tan Line, but there are some aspects like these websites that I think you all might be interested in.

Cuatro Caminos folks:  last time I was in Tucson I went to a pretty amazing grant workshop at the public library.  It turned out they had membership with two grants databases that were huge and you could access from their computers.  I'm not sure how normal that is.

Comradely,

Alex

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People Not Profit:  http://www.peoplenotprofit.net

The New Connections Manifesto:  http://zinelibrary.info/new-connections-manifesto
 

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*Meaningful Work,
*Wholesome Local Food,
*Appropriate Technology,
*Intergenerational/Cross-Cultural Dialogue and 
 Cooperation

ivcaminos.blogspot.com
707-595-0757


Jardineria En Bicicleta

 
Usando una bicicleta de "cargo" es posible cargar casi todos los instrumentos y materiales necesario para hacer un trabajo de jardineria o de campo.



shoshin (a beginners mind) gardening and farming
707-595-0757
shoshin.farming@gmail.com
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Late Summer Harvest

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   Heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, chard, collard greens, trombetta squash  

August 14, 2013

Small farms increase, big dollar farms decline in 2010


By CAROL RYAN DUMAS
Capital Press

There were 25,700 farms and ranches in Idaho in 2010, up 200 from the year before, according to a USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report released Feb. 11.

August 03, 2013

Segunda vuelta

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July 19, 2013

1st Run with the Yuba Mundo

Dumpstered Crates are stackable and lock together (also nesting). Need to balance out bike with crates on other side, and may have to lash bottom crate onto frame to secure cargo better (only secured with a piece of wood used as batting with carriage bolts and wing nuts that go thru wood, crate,deck wood, and out the bottom).

17 bunches of greens (kale, papalo, basil, collards) and one floral arrangement.
Cuatro Caminos Collective
ivcaminos@gmail.com
ivcaminos.blogspot.com
707-595-0757

July 17, 2013

Looking Ahead: Yuba Mundo Cargo Bike

Teo with the newest addition to the CCC fleet

S.A.Y Sunflower Community Garden, Santa Rosa

Sunflower forest down main garden path, mostly volunteer plants

sub-irrigated native plant area with artwork from a youth in another S.A.Y program

keyhole beds planted out with greens, pepper grass and Three Sisters planting

polyculture planting of greens





July 02, 2013

Papalo Quelite, Santa Rosá

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   Plantas, Semillas, y Manojos.  

May 30, 2013

Polyculturally planted Keyhole raised beds with hybrid drip-microsprinkler irrigation setup

Garden In A Pail: Serially Connected Earthbuckets

These planters are all watered from below via polytubing and with the aid of an automatic timer (sometimes). Experimenting with different soil configurations/ ingredients to lower cost per bucket (adding wicking material in the form of recycled cotton)

May 24, 2013

Fw: [Seed Bank] Global March against Monsanto this Saturday May 25th in Santa Rosa

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Subject: [Seed Bank] Global March against Monsanto this Saturday May 25th in
Santa Rosa

Due to the importance of this international event we are cancelling
the West County Community Seed Exchange's class at 11 to encourage
people to join with people all over the world to protest Monsanto's
take over of our food and demand labeling of GMO's.

Saturday May 25th
Gather at Julliard Park in Santa Rosa at 11am
Permitted March from Julliard Park to Courthouse Square for a rally
and speakers.

There are hundreds of protests happening around the world on this day
at the same time.


You can also protest GMO's and Monsanto by getting involved with us-
we are creating the alternative and protecting our seed- join us
Saturday morning in the seed garden for our work party from 9 to
10:30 then head over to Santa Rosa to stand against Monsanto.


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May 23, 2013

March Contra Monsanto, 25 de Mayo

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/p/informacion-en-espanol.html

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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


May 20, 2013

Fwd: [Seed Bank] Seed Exchange May 25th- Quinoa and Amaranth!

May 25th  West County Community Seed Exchange Monthly Gathering

Join us for a full morning of helping in the seed garden to finish planting our summer crops and then learn about growing and processing the sacred grains amaranth and quinoa.

9 to 10:30-  Work in the Seed Garden, please bring tools and gloves

9 to 11- Seed Library open for seed check out- lots of seed available!

11 to 12- Class on Growing and Processing  Quinoa and Amaranth - two pseudo grains that grow great in our climate, are really good for you and just take a little work to make them edible. Both the greens and the grain of these are edible and they are beautiful also!

St Stephen's Church
500 Robinson Rd, Sebastopol


 
--

"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


April 23, 2013

April 11, 2013

In Memoriam: Tomas Vitela Casarez







On April 9, 2013 Tomas Vitela Casarez passed away in Sanger, California at the age 87. Tomas was born on December 29, 1925 in El Ranchito, near Jalpa, Zacatecas, Mexico to Antonio Casarez and Ma. Refugio Vitela.

Tomas migrated north from Mexico in the 1950’s to work as a farm laborer in Texas and other parts of the United States, eventually settling in Sanger, California in the 1970’s. On November 10th, 1980 Tomas became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Tomas loved gardening, planting roses, fruits, vegetables and especially sunflowers.   He was a fountain of knowledge regarding the customs, foods, and plants of Mexico.  He enjoyed daily walks to Sanger Park where he would pass time by playing cards with his friends. His humor and laughter were intoxicating. He was very kind and welcoming to all who came to his home.

Tomas is survived by his two brothers and three sisters. Also, his wife Sara, nine children: Julieta, Lorena, Silvia, Minerva, Miguel, Julian, Cristina, Eddie, and Tomas Jr,  18 grandchildren: Francisco Jr, Gustavo Jr, Michael, Vanessa, Adriana, Desiree, Jonathan, Edgar, Natali, Bianca, Mark David, Victor Jr, Yngwie, Anahi, Kimberly, Ashley, Teo and one great grandchild, Lily.


We hold you in our hearts and memories until the day we meet again beloved 
husband, father, abuelito, amigo y gran maestro.




February 26, 2013

Power Balls Recipe from "The Male Herbal" by James Green

from the book...

"The following recipe manifests a collection of ingredients that help provide a man with a continual store of energy.  It contains nutrients that are supportive for the male yang energy and is formulated to nourish and tone the male reproductive system over time.

  Combine the following powders in a bowl:
2 tablespoons  Siberian Ginseng powder
2 tablespoons Ginseng powder
1 tablespoon Ginger powder
4 tablespoons bee pollen
6 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (ground)
1 tablespoons sesame seeds (ground)
1 to 2 tablespoons spirulina (a fresh water alga)

Combine in another bowl:
3/4 cup Sesame seed, almond, or peanut butter
1/4 cup honey

Gradually add the first mixture to the second and knead the resulting mixture into a paste.  Add roasted carob powder and, if you like, lightly roasted shredded coconut to sweeten and flavor.  Roll into walnut-size balls and each day eat one before and one after your daily exercises.

Sonoma County Seed Swap this Thursday night/ Intercambio de Semillas este jueves en Sonoma!

Sonoma County Seed Swap

Calling seed savers and gardeners to come together and share seed, plants and resources, and create a network of seed savers.  Join with other gardeners to share and protect diversity and create a local source for seeds. 


Thursday February 28
Sebastopol Grange
6000 Hwy 12, Sebastopol
Free

6:30pm  seed swap early entrance for those bringing seed
please join us at 7 for  an Opening Circle
7- 8:30pm   open to the general public,

Please bring seed you have saved, excess commercial seed you can share, plants and resources you want to share with other gardeners.  Remember to label your seed well so people know what they are getting and when and how it was grown.
You don't have to bring seed to participate but we hope you will save seed to bring back next year.

Sponsored by West County Community Seed Exchange, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Daily Acts

For more info
westcountyseedbank@gmail.com
www.westcountyseedbank.blogspot.com

Sow Seeds  Save Seeds  Swap Seeds

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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


February 24, 2013

Hessel Grower's Exchange Winter Potluck, Sunday March 3rd 12:30-3:30p

The Hessel Grower's Exchange is planning a Winter Potluck on Sunday, March 3rd 12:30-3:30, to be hosted by Andrea and Cameron Park, at their residence, 4750 Paulsen Ln, off of Hessel.   Bring your favorite potluck dish and whatever beverage you prefer.  Plates and utensils will be provided.  Please park on the property, off the road.   
 
Call or e-mail Andrea if you have any questions.  andrea@bellasol.org415-509-4497.
 
Looking forward to seeing you all and catching up.....
 
Jeannine




February 20, 2013

February 23rd Seed Exchange Monthly Gathering and Class (Sebastopol)


West County Community Seed Exchange
Monthly Gathering
Saturday, February 23, 2013
9 - 10:30 - Work in the Seed Garden
9 - 11 - Seed Library OPEN
11 - 12 - Class: Calorie Crops for the Home Garden
You are invited to get FREE SEED from the 200+ varieties of
vegetables, flowers, herbs, and grains in our Seed Library. All
seeds were grown out in our Seed Garden or in other parts of
Sonoma County. We hope you will grow some of this stock
out to seed and return it to us next year. If you are already a
seed saver, please consider donating some of your seeds to us.
St. Stephen's Church
500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol
off Bodega Hwy just west of downtown

--

"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


February 12, 2013

What Happened at Dos Erres?


[Seed Bank] Sonoma County Seed Swap- Feb. 28th

Sonoma County Seed Swap

Calling seed savers and gardeners to come together and share seed, plants and resources, and create a network of seed savers.  Join with other gardeners to share and protect diversity and create a local source for seeds. 

Thursday February 28

Sebastopol Grange

6000 Hwy 12, Sebastopol

Free

 

6:30 seed swap early entrance for those bringing seed

7- 8:30  open to the general public,

please join us at 7 for  an Opening Circle

You don't have to bring seed to participate but we hope you will save seed to bring back next year. 

 

 

Please bring seed you have saved, excess commercial seed you can share, plants and resources you want to share with other gardeners.  Remember to label your seed well so people know what they are getting and when and how it was grown. 

 

Seed experts will be available for questions, seed cleaning demonstrations

 

Sponsored by West County Community Seed Exchange, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Daily Acts

 

For more info westcountyseedbank@gmail.com

www.westcountyseedbank.blogspot.com

 

Sow Seeds  Save Seeds  Swap Seeds

 

January 27, 2013

Employee Gardens Provide a Low-Cost Way to Boost Camaraderie and Ensure a Healthier Workforce

Winning Workplaces features three innovative companies that have employee gardens.

http://www.winningworkplaces.org/library/features/employee_gardens_healthier_workforce.php

Soothing Beginnings Doula Services


Stephanie Knol, CD(Dona)
Birth and Postpartum Doula
doulastep@soothingbeginnings.com
707-595-0161

Pregnancy, labor, birth, and new motherhood are life changing events that will be remembered for a lifetime. Childbirth is the beginning of a new phase of life for the parents, whether it is the first baby or the fifth. During such a profound journey into the unknown, the support of a birth doula, or professional labor companion can be very comforting and helpful. Whether you choose to give birth in a hospital, birth center, or at home, using pain medications, “naturally”, or surgically, a doula can help make the experience a positive one by helping you relax and be more comfortable, giving encouragement and support, and helping you clarify your own needs and desires. After the baby is born, the support of a postpartum doula can be invaluable in recovering from the birth and transitioning through the postpartum period into this new phase of life. A postpartum doula can help both parents have time for bonding, resting, and self-care, while giving invaluable tips and education on babycare, breastfeeding, local resources, and more.

As a doula, I am dedicated to helping women and their partners feel empowered, listened to, and supported, physically and emotionally, during their birth experience and postpartum. I also hope to help parents understand their choices for birth and postpartum so that they can make informed decisions for themselves and their baby.  I look forward to working with women and couples of all ages, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Serving Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, and the surrounding areas in Sonoma and Marin Counties.




The Cult of Done Manifesto


The Cult of Done Manifesto
  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you're doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you're doing even if you don't and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you're done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  11. Destruction is a variant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.

Teaching Urban Farming teaches us to be self-sustaining

Farming came to me by accident. I was originally trained in commercial photography, working in studios either shooting food or products.

January 25, 2013

Seed Exchange, Saturday January 26, Sebastopol

West County Community Seed Exchange
Monthly Gathering
Saturday, January 26, 2013
9 - 10:30 - Work in the Seed Garden
9 - 11 - Seed Library OPEN ( new hours)
11 - 12 - Class: Cleaning & Storing Harvested Seed
You are invited to get FREE SEED from the 200+ varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, and grains in our Seed Library. All seeds were grown out in our Seed Garden or in other parts of Sonoma County. We hope you will grow some of this stock out to seed and return it to us. If you are already a seed saver, please consider donating some of your seeds to us.

Attached is the flyer for the event- you can print it and spread the word if you like.

St. Stephen's Church
500 Robinson Road, off Bodega Hwy (just west of downtown), Sebastopol


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"la accion es la madre de la esperanza."

-Pablo Neruda

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."

-Anatole France

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."

 -Seneca


Scion Exchange, Saturday January 26th, Santa Rosa


California Rare Fruit Growers

Redwood Empire Chapter


Scion Exchange


Saturday, January 26, 2013

10:00 a.m. To 2:00 p.m.

Members get in at 9:00 a.m. - you can join at the door – see below! Membership includes admittance.


Santa Rosa Veterans' Building

Across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds

1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA


Free cuttings for grafting – often over 500 varieties!

Grafting demonstrations by expert grafters.

Various rootstocks available for sale.

Custom trees grafted at your request (limited).

Fruit experts available to answer your questions.

Tree sales, bee blocks, crafts, preserves, honey!


Bring big baggies, tape to write on, and a "Sharpie" pen for cuttings.


CRFG is a non-profit "hobbyist" organization.

Come to the Scion Exchange and join!


 

$5.00 donation gratefully accepted at the door.

Local chapter membership is only $5.00 per year, plus between $25.00

and $56.00 for general membership, depending on how one receives the

'Fruit Gardener' magazine. General membership is requires to join the

local chapter. Total dues are $30.00 to $61.00 per year.




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