My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being
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My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being

It brings such joy to witness the Permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including myself, got to know this science from the desire to find a way to return to a natural and holistic lifestyle, integrating self-sustaining organic food production and natural building. This of […]

Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?
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Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?

Project Bona Fide is a 26-acre demonstrative farm and experience-based learning center that promotes food security and sustainable living systems on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua and throughout the larger bioregion. Using permaculture design, agroforestry, research, education, and community collaboration the project has grown to completely transform the landscape, form strong community ties, and share their […]

Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story
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Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story

Written by: Cynthia Tina (www.cynthiatina.com) Open sky, warm summer days, friendship, and adventure. The idealized “summer camp” has been enshrined for decades in movies, Uncle John’s yarns, and perhaps your own childhood memories. It serves as an adolescent’s wild escape from the boring confines of suburban neighborhoods and primary school, at least until “growing up” […]

Where Has the Soul of the American Woman Gone?
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Where Has the Soul of the American Woman Gone?

As American women, we really do have a lot of freedoms that women in many parts of the world don’t yet have. We have freedom to dress the way we want and travel wherever we want to go. We have freedom to express ourselves artistically and politically, equal opportunity to work in almost any field. […]

5 Ways to Access Your Fullest Creative Potential
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5 Ways to Access Your Fullest Creative Potential

I’m someone who has always been fascinated by the creative process. Growing up in the urban jungle of Las Vegas, NV, I constantly found myself surrounded by the misfits, artists, and counter-culture creators. At the time, I considered myself an arts advocate and supporter, but not a creative person. I mean, I rarely sat down […]

How I Transformed Drug Dependency into Creative Environmental Action
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How I Transformed Drug Dependency into Creative Environmental Action

A culture supportive of institutions, behaviors, and mindsets centering around drug and alcohol consumption is not sustainable. Therefore, if we are aiming to build or support sustainable community and lifestyle, we must look critically at how we intoxicate ourselves, become dependent on chemicals, and form addictions. Imagine if humans harnessed all the resources they spend […]

Envision Festival: A Transformational Gathering in Costa Rican Jungle Paradise
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Envision Festival: A Transformational Gathering in Costa Rican Jungle Paradise

All photos by Katia Alferova. Envision is a four-day outdoor transformational festival in the coastal Costa Rican jungle combining music, yoga, visionary art, natural building and sustainable practices.  Impressive handcrafted stages and art installations decorate the jungle in Uvita while thumping beats keep Envisioners dancing all night.  But it’s not just about electronic music. The […]