Venie Holmgren, the poet and mother of David Holmgren passed away recently. Together with his son and a friend, David made her coffin out of saved and salvaged wood, each piece with a memory and meaning. And then it was covered with poems.
I read somewhere that you can’t learn gardening from philosophy, but you can learn philosophy from gardening.
So, this “permaculture” with which I am so enraptured?
It is not just about gardening or sector analysis and zones. It is not just about ethics and principles and patterns and learning from ecosystems.
It is about a way of being: consciously assembling and creating the worlds we want to live in and at the same time collecting meaning and crafting it together so that the systems and objects we create are beautiful and are read as stories.