Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Permaculture, Christmas Trees and Gratitude at American Thanksgiving

Hello everyone!

I hope this day finds you well.  Enjoying the sunshine and mild temperatures if you are in Southwestern Ontario (my vicinity).  I'm resisting planting more tulip bulbs.

Got an email this evening from Wildcraft Permaculture.  I happen to know its founder, Jessica Roder Robertson.  I like her.  She's smart, and straightforward and certainly doing her share to renew the Earth through her work ... and she and her husband have a new baby who won't be quite 4 months old this first Christmas.  Wow! That something to celebrate!  Well, Jessie's newsletter had a wonderful idea: to pick a favorite tree in a park nearby and do a bit of decorating of it "for the birds" - an edible Christmas tree!  And on the date of your choosing - whether that be Christmas December 25th or Solstice on December 21 or another day ... go visit that tree with family and friends and have a picnic, or raise a toast, or sing a song for the tree and each other, or just close your eyes together and be silent.  I love that idea.  There's something deep and important in that that I've been missing. Thanks Jessie!

And if you, dear reader, are interested in learning about permaculture or having a consultation about your own grounds or having work done, please visit Jessie's website, and learn about Wildcraft Permaculture's services.

This is not a commercial.  This is a moment of gratitude.  Quite coincidentally on the eve of American Thanksgiving, I've found several things to be thankful for.

Best regards, and thanks to all of you,

Why's Woman

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