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Green Acres Village: Let Us Transform Life in the Suburbs

Puppy Shadow and I walked our usual four miles early this morning, and then were stopped on a corner two blocks away from home by an open-faced man, just rolling out of the driveway to a very pristine-lawned home. He asks, do you live there, pointing to another manicured lawn. “No, I live in the jungle up the street.”

 

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Life in Green Acres Permaculture Village, May 22, 2020

Our regular twice-a-week, two-hour work party began at 10:30 this morning, and everybody who could joined in, one or two at each task, all directed by Cherisse (Rebecca), our Farm Manager for seven years. Plus, this morning, a young man, Daniel, joined us. Here he is (on the right), directed by Andreas, who himself had…

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Life in Green Acres Village during CV Lockdown

Only one thing has decidedly changed: No more Thursday Community Dinners for the duration, since they inevitably draw way more than ten people. Otherwise, for we who are more in tune with nature than with the existing culture, not much changes here; or I should say, whatever massive, ongoing changes occur in the “outside world,”…

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Green Acres Village, late October: Friday work party — harvest, and cleanup

 

Time to pick goji berries, our first ever crop of this deliciousness, from the food forest in front of 2601 DeKist. An overnight friend of mine from California joined us. Little did she know she would get roped into our regular Friday work party! And to dig up potatoes. Here’s Charisse (Rebecca) showing us how…

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Green Acres Village LIVES on A Pale Blue Dot

Yesterday evening, at another magical Community Dinner — — this one graced beforehand with Daisy’s chalk art — — and of course before which, we began to gather for our newly inaugurated family grace — I then happened to eat dinner sitting with Sydney (seated, in pink shirt above), an astonishing crone who hasn’t been…

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