Living Systems Require Stewards, not Masters

Living things require stewards, not masters. Why? Because living things cannot be mastered wholly – and attempts that are semi-successful ruin their objects. It is time that we gave up the idea that we can be in complete control of that which lives. Land, animals, societies and ourselves – we are far too complex to…

Back to the Land

I grew up in the era of back to the land, and there was never a home that we rented when I was a child that didn’t end up with a greenhouse, extra tree (or three), and a garden space. As an adult, I stumbled upon the concepts of permaculture and regenerative agriculture and was…

Hotel California

To love the land is to know the land. I was born here. Second generation Southern Californian. I have the salt, the surf, and the sage in my soul. This land has been badly damaged by the overpopulation and buildup that has come with its perfect weather. Southern California is not built to support the…