[permaculture] Anastasia - The Ringing Cedars
steved at ipa.net
Tue Jul 3 08:50:51 EDT 2007
This turned into a really nice permaculture workshop in
the remote Ozarks, in the tiny wayside town of Brixey.
[permaculture] Permaculture workshop: Anastasia, Ringing Cedars,
and Dacha Gardens in Russia
Sun Aug 21 23:07:56 EDT 2005
Leo and his wife and daughter were living in a nearby cabin
and managing "Ringing Cedars Press" while he completed his
graduate work at Univ of Missouri in agroforestry. They have
since returned to Russia to live on one of the eco-villages.
Dacha gardens in Russia were already very well established
and a central focus of many people's lives. The Anastasia
movement that has blossomed since the late 1990s has added
a spiritual/artistic dimension to the eco-village/dacha
garden experience that is uplifting and refreshing.
Ringing Cedars Press has since come out with six English
books in the Anastasia series.
One of the gardening methods that Anastasia described is
worth noting. Stand bare foot in the garden -- in good
spirits and with an open heart -- and place seeds (untreated!)
in your mouth to soak in saliva. Plant the seeds and push
and/or firm them in with your toes. Raise the plants and
keep the seeds, then repeat. As seeds are produced and
replanted through multi-generations, the needs and
DNA-terroir of the people and place become imprinted
in the DNA of the seeds. The plants respond and grow
with the right nutrition and energy that the people
living their need, they become extra adjusted to the
soils and place.
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