Garden of Abundance

Our little garden has grown so much in the past couple of months. We started harvesting our beets and are using them to make borscht  for the falls spirit of the land course. We have had an abundant amount of salad greens and have started to plant our succession crop. Our pumpkins, squash and zucchini are

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Rediscovering Interdependence

We’ve been spending a lot of time in our garden lately, marveling at how much can be produced in such a small space. Seeing food grow out of soil is a daily reminder of our reliance on the bounty of Earth. While this dependence can be a bit frightening at times- what if you live

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The Cure for Desensitization

I have the BBC app on my phone, and have it set to receive notifications whenever there is breaking news. And lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of notifications. There has been so much violence lately, reaching all around the world and affecting people everywhere. It has been shocking and scary. I have been filled with sadness

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Aquaponics Resources

A couple of weeks ago we got together at the Camrose Public Library to talk about aquaponics. We delved into how to set up a system as well how to upkeep it and ensure it runs well. If you weren’t able to come to our event but wanted to learn more, I have attached our

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A Garden of Transformation

As the rainy days of spring slowly transition into the sunny days of summer, our community garden continues to grow well. It is always exciting to see a plot of soil and dirt transform into a bounty of produce in only a few short months. We’ve spent a lot time at our garden over the

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Illusions of Scarcity- Seeds for the Soul

Below is the link to Chapter 2 of Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Econmics- “The Illusions of Scarcity”. This excerpt will be discussed at the July 6th Seeds for the Soul event at the Camrose Public Library. We hope to see you there, and hear your thoughts.   Sacred Economics: Chapter 2, “The Illusion of Scarcity”  

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The Illusion of Scarcity

At our next “Seeds for the Soul” event next Wednesday, we will be discussing a chapter from one of the books that affected me the most during my time at Augustana, which is “Sacred Economics” by Charles Eisenstein. Eisenstein, although rather idealistic, ask some great questions about the way our economic system works in light

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Learning to Tend

During last year’s Spirit of the Land class, I stumbled across this quote in one of our readings: “We are recollecting the almost-lost knowledge of our great-grandparents, those most essential of human skill sets: how to tend to plants, how to tend to animals, and how to tend to ourselves.”  ~Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen,

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The Garden

One of the projects that we are working on this summer is a Spirit of the Land garden. Located at the community gardens near the fire hall, we hope to use this space to grow food for both SoL class meals and to donate to the food bank. We planted the garden about two weeks

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Prep Work at Reclaim

*I am posting this blog for Anderson, who is currently in Minnesota* A couple of weeks ago my fellow interns and I  had the opportunity to head up to Edmonton to learn from Ryan and Cathryn at Reclaim Urban Farms once again. Since it was my first time going up, I was excited to see

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Join us…

“Next Generation Thinking” conference begins Friday, November 3.

Everyone is welcome!