Monday, April 30, 2012
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." - Carl Jung
For the past few months (from January to April), of course we have been busy with different things related to gardening and other personal matters. There were many productive things happened and our heads were floating in the cloud. Some of the tasks we've accomplished were:
1. Growing and transplanting of passion fruit, sunflower, cayenne pepper, bell pepper, tomato, eggplant, corn, ginger, onion chives, string beans, okra, sugar peas, oregano and other strong herbs for the insects not to invade easily
2. Building the temporary fence made of bamboo
3. Collected few containers for the indoor gardening project
4. Prepared a compost from cow dung and other organic materials
5. Managed the weeds in a natural way and many more...
Onion Chives. Okra. Calypso Pop Corn. Passion fruit.
“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.” - Rudolf Steiner
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
DIRT! The Movie--directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow--takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, "dirt is very much alive." Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. "Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt."
DIRT! the Movie--narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis--brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
DIRT! the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of what dirt is. The movie teaches us: "When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked." But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action.
"The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again."
What we've destroyed, we can heal
Bread Homes Sharing Gardens is looking for volunteers who want to help in working, experimenting, and developing the gardens. We are also open for facilitators/speakers/teachers interested in conducting workshops, art lessons, cooking lessons, music lessons, environmental games for children and any activity that deals with issues about ecology, alternative community, sustainable agriculture, natural health, and organic living. We look forward to working with you in creating a stronger and healthier community.
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