Monday, 17 September 2018

Home

We are home.


It is male. 


It is female.


Home is we.



Home is a place of many makings,


and scratchings,


and gifts.



We are young ones,


learning to make,


an array,


of goodly things.



We are older ones,


who brew fire and broth,


preserve all manner of sweet things,


throw together weedy and sprouted lentil salads,


clean and dry nutritious weeds for storing,


sift the char from the potash and use both in different applications,


build ritual places to cry out the old life,


and recycle our mammalian wastes to ferment into humanure.



Our various productions require planning ahead,


in order to create abundance,


and turn such treasure into medicine,


and all before lunchtime,


which is before playtime,


and more play,


before siesta time.



The afternoon's homemaking sees us expanding the food commons,


bow making with gleaned timbers,


and then on to the tip to bring back more glass frames,


to extend the growing season,


and to make another story of economy,


that is active and accountable,


and love treasuring,


and making.


Thank you Gabrielle Connole for all the wonderful photos above, and the 24 hours we shared together.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Creatures of place

In March of this year, Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films came and spent a few days with us to talk ideas, share food and labours, and film us going about our daily makings. The result is this beautiful short video, Creatures of Place.


If you are reading this in your inbox, you will need to click through to our blog to view it. And if you haven't seen their films, we highly recommend you check them out.

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In other news:

* For those interested in seeing up close how we live you can now book for one of our spring house and garden tours.

*And for those wanting to hear the audio version of Patrick's re:)Fermenting culture you can now listen by clicking on the 'pop out' on the sidebar, or listen to it on our YouTube channel.

*Thanks to everybody who applied for our first three Permaculture Living Courses (PLCs). We received over 50 applications, which were all inspiring to read. This has made selecting just 9 people (for the three courses) very challenging. We'll introduce them to you after the winter break.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Telling our story

This week saw Patrick telling two versions of our story. At Melbourne Free University Patrick speaks about why we use the term neopeasant, and how this term found us and what it means in the context of conquest, dispossessions, stolen land and climate change.

The word peasant is from the Latin pagus meaning country or land.


Earlier in the week he was in conversation with Bushy, Adam and Ged on 3RRR's show Greening the Apocalypse.

 

Both these talks here are audio only.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Permaculture Living Course, Applied School of Neopeasantry

From the packaging-free food we consume,


including walked-for mushrooms,


to the manure from this food we make,


and the house and garden tours we take,


to the things we grow and store,


inside the cellar door,


to the fun we've bean,


and the community fun team,


to the things we (carbon-positively) transport,


and the abundance we nurture and support,


to the regenerative knowledges we teach,


and the people we introduce having the biggest reach,


from our elders who inspire,


to the politics we fire,


To the life we raise,


and the life we soberly erase (in both grief and praise),


to the insects we hive,


and the pragmatic skills we use to thrive,


to other skills we tend,


and the species we plant and teach to defend,


Come learn with us through life's full force,


at our 2-week Permaculture Living Course:


Applications are extended! (please note the first course dates have been ammended).

Applications now due on June 15. Come get your skin microbiome very unclean. 

Places announced June 30. Neopeasant education is 100% non-monetary!