Monthly Archives: November 2014

Poem: 7 Letter Secret

By Fire, Nature is Perfectly Renewed

And there’s a cue – to open one’s heart, to get ever onward with the start…Now & for ever

Apply fire and follow the smoke higher
And close to the most high, I.N.R.I., tap into the bird’s eye
Seeing the wood go below, know and grow toward brighter days

Burn slow ground cover reset regen to another
Crop non-stop to get a purer picture
A steady flowing fixture of food flourishing
Floods reliable and reassuring
Resilience of ecology? Sure thing – keep moving
‘Cause the stagnant waters toxic,
And the disconnect from nature’s rhythms…noxious
And as for time as the topic,
Hop on the beat and rhyme of nature’s elite success-ion
Applying fire via atoms and elements, nutrients and sediment, inspiration heaven-sent
Optimizing success via sequence and sentience, nourishing settlements, for One and All: betterment

Appalachian Agrobiodiversity; One’s Gift & Connecting to Place

Appalachia may be one of the poorest regions of the U.S., but when it comes to heirloom crops, it’s got the riches.

Says an NPR article called “On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia’s Bounty Of Heirloom Crops” that describes the bounty of agrobiodiversity existing in the midst of financial scarcity. It is gems like these that offer hope in restoring balance: The current financial-capital intensive economy does not support the life of Appalachia (and in many ways leads to exploitation of it), but finding and working with the forms of capital a region is rich in, such as living capital in Appalachia, reveals windows of opportunity for life to thrive. Continue reading →