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February 2016–searching out a place to plant our proverbial roots– Camille and I set out on a cross country road trip to explore the country’s various landscapes, climates, and communities. Though we allotted ourselves a full year for travel, by … Continue reading
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Camille and I spent the first week of April (2016) volunteering at Circle T Farms in Brooksville, Florida–a newly forming 10 acre Permaculture Farm which (among other features) will include a large market garden, education center, and Forest Garden. Since … Continue reading
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Camille and I spent the first two weeks of March (2016) working at Blue Ridge Napping Institute in Moravian Falls, North Carolina. Our main task was to help (owner) Tom direct seed and transplant hardy and semi-hardy vegetables into his … Continue reading
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Today at Blue Ridge Napping Institute, Camille, our friend Jess, and I helped Tom open the flood gates on his pond in order to flush out two years worth of sediment. Before we opened the gates, the pond’s dam was … Continue reading
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I spent my second day at Blue Ridge Napping Institute searching the surrounding forest for wild daffodils, and then digging them up and transplanting them around the base of fruit trees in Tom’s small orchard. (Blue Ridge Napping Institute is … Continue reading
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I recently completed a Thai-Yoga Bodywork course taught by LMT Barry Cooper, of Living Room Yoga and Ayurvedic Massage and Yoga in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The course and the accompanying workbook was written by Vedic Conservatory founder Michael Buck–also known … Continue reading