We have recently started reading “The One-Straw Revolution” by Masanobu Fukuoka, who explores the limits of human knowledge and questions traditional and industrial understandings of farming and food. Through a more holistic understanding of our relationships with land and community, Fukuoka emphasizes that, “[I]f one fathoms deeply one’s own neighborhood and the everyday world in which he lives, the greatest of worlds will be revealed.”
This quote brought to mind a lovely photo that Rajan took of Treva and John, two community members who are deeply integrated into their neighbourhood and community.
As we begin our work with Spirit of the Land, we are excited to delve deeper into the wealth of knowledge and connection that this community has to share. While these “great worlds” may seem to be far in the distance, it is through actions of love, gratitude and simplicity that we can create positive and sustainable change.