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Eating Is Alchemy

This amazing article by Liz Blake, guest writer for Wake Up World lays out in 11 points just how different the idea and act of eating is in a world full of respect, companionship, symbiosis, transmogrification, love, sharing and co-creation. What a contrast this world is to the one of manipulations and profit-based calculations of Big Agriculture on how to feed us for less with food that is ‘Generally Recognised as Safe’ instead of true and natural foods. NO wonder it is so impossible for the two worlds to be able to communicate, much less understand each other. One is living, changeable and vibrant, the other is restricted, dead and toxic.

The Alchemy of Food

At the heart of Alchemy is the dynamic relationship between psyche and matter. We access our transformational potential, both for the individual and the collective, by cultivating an alchemical relationship with our food. By eating intentionally, we generate the abilities to co-create ourselves and our world.

1 .:. Eating is an ACT OF CREATION.

You are, quite literally, what you eat. Eating the fruits of the earth is a beautiful becoming, an elevation of matter, as they integrate into your conscious being. The fruit is conscious itself. Molecules of the earth’s creation are re-organized and integrated into your physical and subtle energetic bodies, directing and framing your conscious experience. Becoming aware of this molecular consciousness allows you to actively co-create with the molecules you are made of. They are gifts of the earth. Create yourself with love.

Transition Town Movement

Transition Town Movement

I think I discovered the Transition Town movement through reading Small is Beautiful, or maybe it was while I was living in New Zealand...I'm not sure. Vancouver, BC's community site Village Vancouver is a really helpful resource, and has helped get the Underground Market in Vancouver going. Check o ...

Make Your Own Seed Bombs!

Make Your Own Seed Bombs!

It's that time of year to seed bomb the city! I found this basic recipe for seed balls on Heavy Petal, last year and it works great: 5 parts dry red clay* 3 parts dry organic compost 1 part seed** 1 – 2 parts water We used a 16oz. plastic cup as a measure, which made enough for approx ...

A Country of Women

A Country of Women

Incredible article of the spirit and warmth of hearth and soul. I highly recommend reading the full article here. Twenty-five years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, More visits a hardy community of women who’ve made a home in Chernobyl’s desolate, radioactive surroundings. Why they ...

Grow Vegetables Encoded With Your Own DNA

Grow Vegetables Encoded With Your Own DNA

Beautiful information about planting a garden that is in tune with your own personal DNA. Source: Amazing Seed Planting Secret explore a world full of meaning and connection. A very special gateway to the Green World we are all desperately dreaming of and working towards. I will quote ...

Natural Diet – Masanobu Fukuoka

Natural Diet – Masanobu Fukuoka

The One-Straw Revolution is Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about natural food and farming. It is a collection of short essays that were translated from Japanese. Masanobu was trained as a scientist, but rejected modern agribusiness and centuries of agriculture lore. He perfected what he called the ...

History & Resources – On Guerrilla Gardening

History & Resources – On Guerrilla Gardening

The 17th of April is the International Day of Peasant Struggle. On April 17 1997, after three months of protest for the defence of Mother Earth and for the cultivation of the coca leaf in Bolivia, seven indigenous peasants, including a child and its mother, were massacred. Today is the day, around ...

Seedy Saturday 2010

Seedy Saturday 2010

I have been wanting to go to Seedy Saturday for the past couple years, but somehow missed it each time. This year I was determined to get there, and so I rushed off after my last day of work. It was a sad morning as we got news of the earthquake in Chile and three of the ladies in the kitchen are fr ...

Mowed – Greenway Guerrilla Garden

Mowed – Greenway Guerrilla Garden

On the evening of August 20th 2009, I took my 20 minute walk, laden with water for my garden. It was the night of the black moon but I was happy loping down the hill the my little bit of greenspace. When I arrived and realized the garden had been mowed to the ground I was in such a state of shock, I ...

Guerrilla Gardening by the Skytrain

Guerrilla Gardening by the Skytrain

After waiting for residency for more than a year, wondering how much longer I would be an illegitimate person was starting to wear on me. But, as they say, when the planets are in line everything falls into place. The full rose moon of June 7th, 2009 was such a day. I finally got my Canadian residen ...