[permaculture] CANCER /Toby Hemenway

christopher nesbitt christopher.nesbitt at mmrfbz.org
Wed Feb 15 09:35:52 EST 2017


I have a lot of pictures of Toby from 2006. I would like to share them with
his wife, Kiel. Does anyone have her email address?

_____________________________

Christopher Nesbitt


Maya Mountain Research Farm

San Pedro Columbia, Toledo

PO 153 Punta Gorda Town, Toledo

BELIZE,

Central America


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On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM, <scott at permaculture.org> wrote:

> It is with deep regret that I hear of Toby's passing on the darkest day of
> the year.  For me this darkness is increased by the loss of the great light
> born by Toby.
>
> I met Toby in 1996 at Fossil Rim Texas where Bill Mollison and I had
> convened a Permaculture Design Course.  It was being held at a wildlife
> refuge that had as a primary purpose the rescue of the White Lipped Rhino.
> The class was, as usual, a very rambunctious group full of themselves and
> dreams of a greener future.  Toby fit right in to this emerging family of
> pioneer radicals.
>
> I was struck by the intense intellect that Toby brought to the class and
> his immediate understanding of what permaculture was all about.  In a very
> short time Toby had created a rural property and written a book.  His book
> Gaia's Garden was and is the best seller of permaculture design books.  I
> very soon looked to Toby as my own sounding board on issues that I was
> struggling with in the organizational structure of permaculture as well as
> the deeper philosophical questions that are inevitable if one is serious
> about the implications of permacutlure.  Toby was always willing to enter
> into discussions of depth and he obviously thought a lot about permaculture
> and the patterns of permaculture.
>
> I will miss this fellow traveler and his sagacity I will also miss the
> twinkle in his eye and the shy boy that lay just under the surface of his
> smile.  I look forward to our next meeting in a better place that I am sure
> Toby will be a major part of its design.
>
> I pray that my love will find you well and in peace.
>
> Scott Pittman
> Director
> Permaculture Institute America
>
> >  -------Original Message-------
> >  From: Jacqueline Greenleaf <jacque at book-woman.net>
> >  To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> >  Subject: Re: [permaculture] CANCER /Toby Hemenway
> >  Sent: Dec 20 '16 17:35
> >
> >  "It’s with the deepest grief that I tell you that Toby passed away
> early this morning, Tuesday, Dec. 20. We were both so very moved by the
> outpouring of love and support from all of you. Before we settled down for
> the night, Toby was looking at your messages and the notifications of
> donations. He was touched beyond belief. Those were the last moments that I
> saw him alive—bathed in your love and appreciation. I couldn’t have wanted
> a better end for him.
> >
> >  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget your
> love.
> >
> >  I will use your donations to pay for his hospice care this past week,
> as well as cremation and service (details are yet to be worked out) and to
> help me with living expenses while I start a new life. We will close this
> site [YouCaring page] soon. If you feel moved to make further donations for
> my support during this transition, it would be deeply appreciated. But
> please know that your love and support have blessed Toby’s and my life
> forever. We are so grateful.
> >
> >  May Toby’s legacy be carried forward by all you good people.
> >
> >  Blessings and gratitude,
> >
> >  Kiel Hemenway”
> >
> >  https://permies.com/t/41999/Official-Toby-Hemenway-Thread#520728
> >
> >
> >
> >  > On Dec 20, 2016, at 4:14 PM, Jacqueline Greenleaf <
> jacque at book-woman.net> wrote:
> >  >
> >  > Toby died this morning.
> >  >
> >  >
> >  >> On Dec 20, 2016, at 3:45 PM, Steve Hart <
> stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  >>
> >  >> I read with sadness this story, also with degrees of anger of what
> the
> >  >> conventional world is laying on people in our family. Health has
> been a big
> >  >> issue in my life where I enjoy searching for solutions that deliver
> best
> >  >> results. Cancer is atop of the list. There are many many stories out
> there.
> >  >> A close work associate  "G" has a long time school buddy in the
> exact same
> >  >> position as Toby..cancer via pancreas spreading to liver. G dropped
> >  >> everything and visited his buddy with procedures to flush all the
> poisons
> >  >> out through enemas and strict raw diets, aloe vera, hyrdrogen
> peroxide and
> >  >> terpentine. He has had an amazing recovery and full turn around
> within 3
> >  >> months. Thrown away the conventional medical industry and their
> >  >> chemotherapy. There are many similar stories. So its welcoming and
> >  >> heartening to know there are positive options which are never too
> late. I
> >  >> hope Toby you do have these same  / similar support networks
> available for
> >  >> you. If not just do feel free to say so and we will jump into gear
> to be
> >  >> there....Then we will see another book on the library...Steve Hart
> >  >>
> >  >> TOBY HEMENWAY – PERMACULTURE CRUSADER – NEEDS YOUR HELP
> >  >> DECEMBER 20, 2016 BY THE PERMACULTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
> >  >> <http://permaculturenews.org/author/editor/> & FILED UNDER GENERAL
> >  >> <http://permaculturenews.org/category/general/>
> >  >>
> >  >> [image: Toby_Hemenway_01]
> >  >> For years, Toby Hemenway has been a crusader for permaculture and
> other
> >  >> ecological issues within the United States. At first a very talented
> >  >> researcher in the fields of genetics and immunology, Toby has
> transformed
> >  >> into a pioneer of permaculture over the course of his life. The
> author of
> >  >> multiple books (including the best-selling permaculture book in the
> >  >> world,*Gaia’s
> >  >> Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture*), as well as a scholar
> >  >> representing a handful of universities, he currently acts as a
> director at
> >  >> the U.S. Permaculture Institute. His latest book, on urban
> permaculture, *The
> >  >> Permaculture City*, came out last year. Toby has taught more than 60
> >  >> 72-hour permaculture design courses and consistently speaks at
> >  >> sustainability conferences and events. He is the founder of urban
> >  >> sustainability resources in Portland, and of a rural permaculture
> site in
> >  >> southern Oregon.
> >  >>
> >  >> Sadly, tragedy struck Toby and his family in 2015. In the fall of
> that
> >  >> year, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After undergoing
> >  >> chemotherapy, he was nevertheless told that his cancer had spread
> from his
> >  >> pancreas to his liver. While Toby had recently begun his second
> round of
> >  >> chemo in October, he developed septic shock just last month. Septic
> shock
> >  >> occurs when an immune system weakened by cancer allows for a
> widespread
> >  >> infection in the blood, as well as dangerously low blood pressure.
> Since,
> >  >> additional scans show the cancer continues to spread. As of last
> week, Toby
> >  >> has signed up for home hospice.
> >  >> [image: Toby_Hemenway_02]
> >  >> Obviously, Toby is unable to work in his condition, and his wife has
> >  >> dedicated herself to caring for him full time. During this difficult
> >  >> season, the family continues to require the basic necessities for
> >  >> day-to-day life and caregiving. Currently, Toby and his family have
> set up
> >  >> a crowdfunding account on YouCaring to assist them with their primary
> >  >> needs. With a $25,000 goal, they’re on their way to covering their
> >  >> expenses, but still need your help.
> >  >>
> >  >> [image: Koanga Banner 2]
> >  >> <https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/the-
> seed-campaign--3>
> >  >>
> >  >> The Permaculture Research Institute encourages the permaculture
> community
> >  >> to rally behind Toby and his family in this very trying time, to
> show love
> >  >> and support whatever comes their way. During the upcoming holidays,
> as most
> >  >> of us are spending time with our families and appreciating our many
> >  >> blessings, take a moment to remember those who have been hit with
> >  >> unexpected misfortune, and help in however you’re equipped.
> Donations of
> >  >> any amount can be made on Toby’s YouCaring site,
> >  >> https://www.youcaring.com/tobyhemenway-718641, and every single
> donation is
> >  >> greatly appreciated.
> >  >>
> >  >> --
> >  >> Kia ora Ehoa
> >  >>
> >  >> [image: Picture]
> >  >> *Steve Hart*
> >  >> *Ecology Architect*
> >  >> *Designer, Teacher, Builder of Ecologically Sustainable Resilient
> >  >> Environments, through Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape
> Architecture
> >  >> and Systems Ecology.​*
> >  >> Skype: tipenemanawa
> >  >> Phone: +64 220 75 62 11
> >  >>
> >  >> Permaculture Global Design:
> >  >> www.permacultureglobaldesign.org
> >  >>
> >  >> The Permaculture International College
> >  >> www.permaculturecollege.eu
> >  >> https://permaculturecollege.academia.edu/SteveHart
> >  >>
> >  >> GAPPS The Global Alliance for Permaculture Partnerships and
> Solutions.
> >  >> www.permaculturepartnerships.com
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