I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by … Continue reading happy first day of fall
https://www.youtube.com/embed/d2IeIdTugsY Why are we running harder and faster just to keep a roof over our heads? Why is our food being flown around the world and back again? Why is the gap between rich and poor widening to obscene levels?… Because nation states are allowing global corporations to run the show. I mean, did you know this … Continue reading Double down on local, for resilience and repair of the world
I'm not sure what you're going to be doing on September 30th, the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, and Canada's newest public holiday. It feels like there's a powerful tension there - do you rest, recreate, take a day off, be with friends and family - or do you commit to rolling up … Continue reading This fall, make a pledge to decolonize yourself in some small way, to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day
https://www.youtube.com/embed/VD3AiJty4x8 These words, spoken by Adam Olsen, to the Legislative Assembly of BC, after the discovery of the first unmarked gravesite at Kamloops Indian Residential School, are worth lifting up, and hearing again. One of the concerns around a federal election being called has been the way it sidelined and distracted focus from the ongoing … Continue reading MLA Adam Olsen in the house
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uq_r2GgNads When the customers came to the Miller's farm, for the first time, at Slow Food Cycle Sunday, something amazing happened. People were able to connect with the source of their food. And the farmers were able to get an understanding of what people wanted to eat. Or drink. And so a seed was planted, … Continue reading Tradition meets innovation at the BeerFarmers: Slow Food Cycle Sunday’s latest video
Young women, you are the future matriarchs. Life will enter into the world, through you. Community will be built around you, through you. The most beautiful future we can imagine, will come about thanks to the work of your hands. To honour the young women of this land, and restore fluency in Ucwalmicwts, the language … Continue reading Last week for 13-18 year old young women to order your t-shirts! Free for N’Quatqua girls and just $14.95 for friends and allies.
There's something magic about this time of year... especially if you garden in a way that permits messiness... and you haven't deadheaded everything. (My speciality.) I love the wild abandon of my garden in the fall, and that I can stroll through and tickle the fading cosmos and calendulas and little clusters of seeds will … Continue reading Go save some seeds
I'm going to hazard a guess and suggest that most of us probably grew up under a power-over paradigm - ie there were people in your life who had authority over you, and you basically had to submit to them (or defy them), until you eventually became powerful enough that other people had to submit … Continue reading How do you get kids to do what you want them to?
Go for a run. Or a walk. Or a ride. On Sunday. Any where. Any way. Alone, or with a fundraising team. Do it in the memory of Terry Fox and in tribute to anyone you've known and loved who has had to stare down a cancer diagnosis, and cover some impossible terrain. Last year, … Continue reading Terry Fox run goes virtual, One Day. Your Way. on Sunday, September 19
On Thursday May 28, the chief of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation, Rosanne Casimir, shared news that ground-penetrating radar had revealed the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. In June, the House of Commons unanimously passed legislation to make September 30 a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day … Continue reading How do we mark Orange Shirt Day this year?