[permaculture] Farewell beloved friend

fdnokes at hotmail.com fdnokes at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 20 03:45:59 EDT 2009


Hi Keith,

I met Frank in Costa Rica when he came through the organic farm where I was 
staying/working with a group that was touring with him.
Apparently, it was his mission to meditate with every species of plant.
His connection with plants was something memorable and inspiring.  I have 
mentioned him to many people recently.
His love of plants and their study seemed to come from both sides of his 
brain, sharing his immense enjoyment of both knowledge and relationship with 
them.

I did go to his facebook site and it all seems to have happened very quickly 
and recently as you say.

I was just saying to my partner, David, that we have no idea who is alive 
and who is dead these days... Thoughts of passing have been with me 
recently.
I guess that's the thing about growing older -- more and more people that 
you know have moved on.

We also met someone in Virginia -- Bruce -- a wonderful lover of trees --  
who was friends with Frank.

I'm still rather shocked, both at the event, and also at my happening to 
have heard about it -- only having joined the permaculture group in the last 
few days, thanks to a reference made on the Fukuoka group, asking people to 
refer certain discussions to the permaculture group.

I am grateful.

Frances

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From: "Keith Johnson" <keithdj at mindspring.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:32 PM
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Farewell beloved friend

> Frances,
> He was in Asheville and I think it was today or yesterday. I'm awaiting
> further details and will post them at the blog with an expanded obit. If
> you care to contribute I can add it.
> Keith
>
> fdnokes at hotmail.com wrote:
>> I am shocked and saddened.
>> I met Frank when he came to the organic farm in Costa Rica that we were
>> working on January-March 2008.
>> May I ask where he was at the time?
>>
>> Best wishes to Frank beyond the physical.
>> I am sorry that he is gone. Was just mentioning him to someone (here in 
>> the
>> Comox Valley where I've been resident just over one year), and of course,
>> will never forget him.
>>
>> When did he pass?
>>
>> Frances
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Keith Johnson" <keithdj at mindspring.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:29 PM
>> To: "Permaculture ibiblio" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Subject: [permaculture] Farewell beloved friend
>>
>>
>>>      Farewell beloved friend
>>>
>>> <http://kjpermaculture.blogspot.com/2009/08/farewell-beloved-friend.html>
>>>
>>>
>>> Frank Cook, friend and colleague, herbalist extraordinaire, has departed
>>> his physical form due to complications of a tropically acquired disease.
>>> He will be sorely missed.
>>> -- 
>>>
>>> Keith Johnson
>>> "Be fruitful and mulch apply."
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> -- 
>
> Keith Johnson
> "Be fruitful and mulch apply."
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> - Permaculture & Regenerative Design News Blog
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