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Welcome to The EarthKinnection Kollective; a growing collection of wisdom and knowledge pasted on from kin to kin, zine to zine and elder to youth… A kollaboration between loving plantheads.

Our goals are to spread the knowledge on the abundant earth around us, exploring the native flora and fauna, the world of edible weeds and their medicinal and magickal uses… the encouragement and archiving of independent and collective zine publications focusing on hrrbalism, sustainable practices, raw food and raising frequencies… And sharing ours and others own journeys on cultivating a blissful independent existence!

Sustaining our future, ethically and independently! Wildcrafting, dumpstering and growing our way back to ecological balance!

Experiment, empower, evolve!


VI Steps to Starting A Community Garden!

A plethora of unused lots and open spaces exist in many US and international cities. When I see them in the places I visit, I wonder why food is not grown in those spaces; free food for the community. Community gardens provide limitless benefits like diversification within communities, land stewardship, youth skills, leadership, and community cohesion. With many various regulations and systems set up within cities and suburbs, you can start with small steps and an organized plan to begin and maintain a fruitful community garden in your neighborhood.  Here is a comprehensive  guide on how to create a thriving community garden:

I. Test the Waters!

Volunteer your free time with a local community garden to gain the skills of running and sustaining your own garden. The experience will also help you determine whether or not you have the time and energy for the commitment. To find a community garden in your area, check out The American Community Gardening Association, or you can Google “Community Garden” with your city or neighborhood.

II. Build Your Posse

Now that you’ve decided take a leadership role in your community, recruit a reliable team. A community garden team might consist of aspiring gardeners in your neighborhood, a youth church group, a university club, a committee at a senior center, or simply a group of pals who are passionate about local food.  

Also, consider creating a Meet Up or Facebook group to recruit members to your initial get-together. The bigger your team, the better! People with experience in permaculture are also a plus. In certain areas, you will find that including members who are a part of an already-financially stable community organization can be an advantage to the success of your community garden.

III. Rendezvous!

Organize an initial casual meeting with your potential group. Host a potluck, a picnic in the park, or better yet, at the community garden site where you volunteered. During your meeting, get a feel for the experience, passion, commitment, and organization level of each person. Include people with gardening skills and organizational skills. Not everyone is going to have both. People who are experienced with outreach, building email lists, or creating a website and promotional material are just as important as builders and gardeners. Some potential roles and committees with tasks to be filled are:

Umbrella Organization (Neighborhood Organization): These entities can participate in the planning by motivating others to get involved, enlisting support of other community organizations, fundraising, and approving garden events and activities. They may or may not need to be as active as other Garden Team members, but they need to be on board to assist as support for the project.

Coordinator or Co-organizers: This person or committee will beliaisons to the umbrella organization, coordinate garden activities, schedule meetings, lead the creation of garden plans, recruit gardeners, secure city plots, and manage legal documents. They’ll also recruit and manage garden members.

Fundraising Director:  The director oversees and develops the fundraising campaign by working with the Education and Events coordinator to implement funding streams.

Education and Events Coordinator: This person or committee develops and coordinates events and educational activities, coordinates presenters, displays topics and updates at the garden, and organizes the promotion and outreach of activities.

Lead Design and Gardener: This person or committee is responsible for storing and distributing information about plants and gardening techniques, coordinating care and maintenance of common areas like compost, paths, and borders and coordinating and facilitating garden work-days.

Community Outreach, Promotion & Public Relations: This person or team sets up social media accounts, creates and manages a newsletter, writes press releases, connects with local media, documents with photos and videos, and maintains the website.

Tool / Structure Maintenance and Repair: Maintenance and Repair people are responsible for sourcing recycled material, soliciting donations for structures, tools, equipment, benches, hoses, and other equipment. They also inventory and, as well as repair tools and equipment.

Seed Manager: The Seed Manager’s responsibilities includesecuring seeds, soliciting seed donations, coordinating seed saving, and keeping seed inventory.

Pest and Weed Monitor & Control: Pest and Weed Controlpersonnel monitors, reports, and treats pest problems (organically, of course) and maintains weed control.

IV. Resource!

Being resourceful is the first way to exercise sustainability. Encouraging each member to share their resources, such as their professional networks, skills, hobbies, beneficial contacts, and relationships broadens the scope of the project. You can even create a fun and engaging game or activity out of this, to keep it light-hearted.

For example; someone who likes to draw as a hobby can design flyers or garden art. Doing an exercise like this encourages creativity and empowers leadership. With your group, start by making a list and brainstorm all the skills and resources your garden team already has.

Find an up-cycle warehouse in your area by using Craigslist or Free-Cycle, These are also excellent places to find free or cheap “junk” that could be useful while building your garden.

     

V. Scheme and Dream!

Come up with a name for your garden, build a plan, and determine the goals, mission and vision of your emerging organization. Think about these questions when writing your mission and vision statement: Who do you serve? What do you serve? How will you serve? Why do you serve?

You will also want to brainstorm a list of your communities’ potential supporters and partners such as neighbors, experts, the school district, farmers, growers, or other parks and recreation agencies. A great resource for a more intensive guide to planning your community garden is the National Recreation & Park Association.

Next, create a fundraising plan or campaign. When starting your fundraising plan, think about ideas such as community events, hosting workshops, plant sales, certified farmers markets, farm-to-school programs, food co-ops, sponsors and grants.

Check out  Rebel Tomato’s fundraising tips, strategies, grant sources and resources. It’s helpful to craft a project timeline that coincides with the deadlines of your goals. Zoho or Trello are excellent tools for project management and collaboration for your team.

VI. Pick a Plot

The fun part! The easiest and most direct route to finding an open space for your community garden is to find out if an organization in your area manages open spaces. For example, Neighbor-Space in Chicago, Baltimore Green Space, and New Haven Land Trust are all land-trust organizations that preserve and sustain community gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. 

The Land Trust Alliance provides a database of land trusts around the United States. A more obvious way to find plots of land in your community is to simply get on your bike, ride around, and find open spaces like empty lots. Then, just do some digging to find out who owns the space and how you can acquire it for building a community garden.

Don’t rule out sites that are not park land or contiguous to a park. Look into partnering with your city or a private individual to lease vacant land, if necessary.


The tricky part! Once you find a few potential spaces, consider the quality of the soil (soil test for possible pollutants), the amount of sunshine (most vegetables need at least six hours of sunlight a day), water availability, and ease of access for trucks, the community, and garden workers.

By Shayna Gladstone; 

Project Manager and Fellow Erth’Nerd at Project Nuevo Mundo!

— 1 month ago with 2 notes

#community garden  #project nuevo mundo  #gardening  #permaculture 

Seeding Common.Unity!

Wanting to go beyond dreaming up projects and beginning designing beyond paper?

SketchUp provides a base to begin drawing up 3D blueprints and designs for your multi tiered garden, earth built caracol home, land community or even mobile wild’krafting bike? Go as far as your imagination takes!

… For some ideas and incredible open source designs, One Community provides free-shared blueprints, aimed at providing for positive and permanent global transformation. Find open source hubs on Food DesignEnergy Design, Housing Design, Society Design, among much more…

These hubs not only contain designs but concise information on how to implement and sustain such systems… For instance, check out the wisdom about Aquapini and Walipini Planting and Harvesting, a technique of food production providing incredibly high yields and year round abundance…  As well the hub about Establishing a Botanic Garden, encouraging the continuance of biodiversity and earth regenerative practices. 

We have the ability to regenerate the Earth’s biodiversity. The worldwide rate of deforestation and loss of global plant life is staggering because some of these forests harbor the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. For example, a single tree in the Amazon basin may support dozens of species of bromeliads, orchids and other epiphytes, mosses, etc. and in turn these secondary species may be home to countless types of birds, frogs, lizards and insects. All of this disappears with the felling of a single tree and we, as conscious stewards, have the ability to begin the regenerative process right now and in our own backyards.

By building self-contained food producing and recreational environments we can bring biodiversity where it normally would not be able to exist and be a part of the preservation and regenerative process.’

More amazing topicz to explore… Soon to be added to the Erth’Archive ( let’z seeee );

Large group Consensus Decision Making;  

Natural Building….

Earth Bag Village Design; Includes 3D SketchUp designs and in depth explanations. 

Geo City Centre Hub Designs; ‘Investing resources in shared space’

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May these inspire and catalyze your own kreations and explorationz about what is possible in a free, earth regenerative society! Through actively seeking new ways to live and thrive, we are seeding a flourishing future…

In ever appreciation of abundance,
Charlie Tide!

— 1 month ago

#natural building  #earth archive  #consensus  #community  #open source 

Jungle’Rootz Update;

… reflectionz leaving the landz of the lush, winding jungles of Costa Rica;

After travelling through the diverse landz of Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica y Panama; hiking through mountains and jungle valleys to explore land, project and kin’ship, I find myself in total gratitude for what is, and what has been of this years Earthern’Adventurez. 

From the birth of the Jungle Rootz idea, to collaborations with Project Nuevo Mundo, GeoParadise’s Tribal Gathering and the wealth of permaculture projects, ecovillages, gatherings, incredible indigenous communities and activist hubs, ‘014 has already shown the power of a regenerative kin.munity force not so hidden in the world. 

Already, it has shown us, how much different one can make, with an intention to purify self, land and kin. How far one can go in the balance of intention and direct action! 

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Now, where for the Jungle Rootz explorations?

Feeling called back to the rich, biodiverse lands of Guatemala and Mexico, Earth Kinnection Kollective will be taking rootz and work on the writings of more ‘kin.munity reflectionz’; checking back with projectz in Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala and then focalizing of love and its incredible reflectionz in the lands of Mexico! ^__-

In the meantime,
Experiment, Empower, Evolve!

Earth Kinnection Kollective

— 1 month ago with 1 note

#costa rica  #project nuevo mundo  #geoparadise  #intention  #direct action 

Jungle Root’z ‘014
Erthern’Adventurez Update…

Since departing the Maya highlands o’ Guatemala, Earth Kinnection Kollective collaborated with the incredible crew at Project Nuevo Mundo to take part in GeoParadise’ Tribal Gathering… 

Take a peak into the incredible world of conscious though complex collaborations between different worldz;


GeoParadise Tribal Gathering

Bridging festival culture with ancestral wisdom;

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Located in the lush carribean lands of Palenque, Panama, GeoParadises ‘Tribal Gathering’ was a coming together of the tribes, old and new.  Exploring the potential of harmonious exchange between cultures, members of Project Nuevo Mundo had the incredible experience of assisting in the facilitation and flow of the global village; a space which saw over 8 tribes living together for the duration of the week…

The global village, otherwise known as an ‘Inter Tribal Symposium, each day held a cultural ‘encuentro’ ; a space in which a different tribe would share their culture and heritage, their struggles and their hopes with the future of their lands. These ‘meetings’ provided a space for us to share and explore in a culture different to our own, and also to the potential of how we can be in solidarity with these ancient cultures.

We heard from the Terraba tribe, and their struggle against the building of what would have been Central America’s largest hydroelectric plant, in the heart of their jungle lands of Costa Rica. We listened to their stories, and learnt that through solidarity and strength between passionate tribal leaders and young passionate activists, the campaign was successful and their lands were protected.

The majority of the tribes traveling to the festival came from the lands of Costa Rica and Panama, though the gathering also saw representatives of the Shipibo from Ucayali land of Peru, as well as the Kaqchikel Maya from Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala.

Among the Guatemaya representatives, were Tato Pedro and Shuni, Kaqchikel Maya elders who held the sacred fire and ceremony throughout the duration of the celebrations; as well as Micaela, representing the traditional weavers and natural dyers from the ‘pueblo’ of San Juan, Lago de Atitlan; and Gregory and Ronnie Lec, permaculturists and ecological educators from IMAP; Instituto Mesoamericano de Permaculture.

Throughout the many days, Gregory and Ronnie bridged the world of permaculture and festival culture, catalysing the growth of regenerative, earth based festivals… where celebration and sustenance are one. There were in depth workshops, held by Gregoria, working with ‘Herb Spirals’, ‘Mandala Gardens’, Compost and ‘Grey Water Filtration Systems…

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These workshops, encouraged the festival goers to step outside of the traditional activities and forage materials to create the these informative herb gardens and filtration systems. Mid week, saw enthusiastic kids lugging young coconut trees found on the lush beach location, and planting them out in a traditional ‘banana circle’ pattern. This circle of trees, filled in with dense, organic material will serve to clean and repurpose the grey water from the festival hand washing station.


Photo; Over Grow The System

As well the creations of the garden, Ronnie held incredible interactive talks on the depths of Mayan Cosmology and Agriculture, Permaculture Practice and Seed Sovereignty. 

The constant workshops, talks and communal eating practice that surrounded the Global Village, had us, in Project Nuevo Mundo, provoked and inspired to further explore this concept of ‘regenerative festival culture’ and thus an indepth forum and an interactive workshop was held. Clayton Gaar, earth odyssey econaut and event organizer at the ‘Tribal Council’, led a visioning  space, exploring the ‘Catching and Storing of Festival Energy’ … seeding the collective ideas of how to sustain and regenerate the resources of a ‘transformative festival’ and ‘conscious event’.

 Individuals talked of permanent garden sites, foraging practices, the brewing of herbal beers and ciders in order to reduce waste, on site habitat regeneration, as well as the weaving of old traditional ways of medicine and celebration into these events.

Coming to the last days of the festival, which begun to feel like a lifestyle for many, we sat through sweat lodges under the bright moon, tended the plants in the herb spiral, and celebrated with the Kuna island style. A celebration chicha was prepared, fermented with maize, cacao y café, and ensured that the fiestas went well into the night!

To gather, the experiences of living communally together in this global village near 10 days, catalyzed a true beacon of solidarity. We struggled together, we smiled together, we celebrated together, regardless of the vast degrees of cultures, lands and roots.

“ In listening humbly to the traditions of these native peoples, we remember who we once were and what we still can be; we can experience once again the naked divine truth of the natural world and can learn from that experience to respect the laws of nature. “ – Andrew Harvey and Anne Baring

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— 1 month ago

#tribal gathering  #geoparadise  #panama  #boruca  #bri bri  #embera  #wounan  #symbiosis  #permaculture  #workshops  #herb spiral  #collaboration 
Wizdom appropriated from The Chaikuni Institute… Catalyzing a Regenerative Movement!

Wizdom appropriated from The Chaikuni Institute… Catalyzing a Regenerative Movement!

— 2 months ago with 2 notes

#wisdom  #knowledge  #regeneration  #peru  #permaculture  #iquitos  #remediation 

Featured Kollective; 

A rewilding and land based collective from the forests of Canado, ‘KLR’ is a hub for exploring the depths of deep ecology and its kinnection with the resistance movement. 

As the KLR collective, we seek to ally with these healing lands by connecting with and learning from wild spaces, while also pushing back against the capitalist and colonial systems that continue to profit from their destruction.

We are inspired by conservation and naturalist groups because of their deep, place-specific ecological knowledge. We are also inspired by movements for social and ecological justice, with their strong commitment to identifying and challenging the power structures that attack our communities and the health of the land. We are especially inspired by groups that seek to bridge these two traditions: herbalists, midwives, land defenders, Indigenous warriors, and anti-colonial allies.

We believe that by merging the place-based knowledge of naturalists with the systemic analysis of social justice movements, we can create opportunities to decolonize ourselves and better act in defense of the wild. This means learning to see the ways non-human life engages with the city space, to understand the ways this land is habitat. It means building a watershed-scale view of the health of the land, in which every piece of land, be it a parking lot or a conservation area, is just as important to the well-being of the whole system. We root our struggle locally, committing to listen to the land we live on and allying with wild spaces as they seek to heal from the carnage of settler occupation.’

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'As a collective, we seek to share the skills, knowledge, and perspectives we’ve found while playing in the forest by inspiring others to get out into their local wild spaces as well. In the two years that Knowing the Land is Resistance (KLR) has existed, our two main projects have been writing articles and facilitating workshops. ' 

KLR is an incredible resource for article series, open source zines and book recommendations. Check out their 'Book Club', as well as their 'Deepening our Connection' Article Series at www.knowingtheland.com!

We hope this kollective inspires you as it has inspired us, and the seeds of kollaboration can spread, landscape by landscape! 
Earth Kinnection Kollective
Febrero ‘014

— 2 months ago

#rewilding  #collective  #ecology  #bioremediation  #mycelium 

Featured Kollective; 
Tribal Convergence Network

'Weaving The Web Of Conscious Culture'

The Tribal Convergence Network is an interkinnected network of passionate individuals and ‘visionary leaders’ spreading the world of conscious communication and community organisation. Inspired by modes of Social Permaculture and Consensus-Based Collaboration, The Tribal Convergence Network has kreated an abundant source of resources based on co-operative leadership and personal empowerment within community organisations such as;

The Guild Model of Collaborative Leadership…

Directly applying the principals of Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Wheel of Co-Creation’ and Social Permaculturist’ StarHawks approaches to collective work, TCN’s Guild explores the vital aspects of community such as; ErthStewardship, Conscious Enterprise, Village Infrastructure, Wellness, CouncilShip, Artz and More… 

Community Organizing Information! Including essential information on Consensus Decision Making, InterCultural Organising and Online Community Archives… 

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'We use the tools of facilitated council meetings, community focused workshops, networking opportunities, skillshares, leadership training, celebration and ritual. We cultivate tribal alliances, share passions and experience, and envision possibilities for the future. 

We gather to be inspired, yet also to integrate our experience into a new way of being. We activate practice tools for more sustainable and regenerative living practices, and then use technology to continue that connection.’

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Beyond their kreations of ‘Conscious Communication’ resources and and transformation festivals, TCN holds a series of ‘TribeTalks’ … Held within festivals and gatherings, Tribe Talks serves as a platform to present ‘wisdom offerings to the community in an intimate and cafe like environment’… The talks are recorded and posted on the TCN site, encouraging global interaction between people and projects. Find some inspiring TribeTalks online here!

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'As we learn and discover through the mutual exploration of how to co create collaborator art filled living… we gain new insights about how to ensure inclusivity, integrity, tolerance, respect, adaptability, compassion and innovation.'

Keep an eye out for Tribal Convergence Network’s release of resources and empowering events… 

May they inspire your own community-building and collective process!

Experiment, Empower, Evolve!

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— 2 months ago

#tribal convergence network  #consensus  #starhawk  #guild  #collaborative leadership  #community 

Jungle Rootz!
Erthern’ Explorationz;

Featured People and Projectz!

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As part of our Jungle Rootz ‘014 Erthern’Adventurez, Earth Kinnection Kollective will be sharing what inspired us, what led to become nomadic explorers with the intent to radically change the earth we so humbly inhabit!    

Each week will see a different project or collective, that is doing its part to influence the world in a positive, radical way. These projects, collectives and hub will focus on erthern’topics such as permacultural evolution, radical social transformation, deep ecology and community living. 

Our intention iz that by sharing directly the resources that have inspired us, we can spread the message of regenerative re evolution and help to evolve the status quo of what is truly possible. For if every seven that read this, one comes to truly believe in the possibility for radical social and ecological change, then our work is worth it! May all kin know the land, and may all kin know themselves…

So keep a look out for our ever growing Erth’Archive, a series of earthern empowerment resources for all those in search of a better world. 

In the name of re-evolution, Charlie Tide…

Monday 21st January 2014

— 2 months ago with 1 note

#jungle  #roots  #earth  #adventure  #permaculture  #regeneration  #sharing  #evolution  #revolution  #deep ecology  #ecology  #social transformation  #collective 

Jungle Rootz ‘014 
Erthern’ Explorationz;

Beginning the Journey, sporing the evolutionz!

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Infinite amounts o’ apologies for the lack o’ information sharing these past few weekz, though all iz for beautiful reason. Charlie, the dreamer behind this evolution o’ Earth Kinnection Kollective, has been deep in the fertile soil o’ erth’wisdom and passionate’networking, fixing her feet in collaboration and coconuts in the lands o’ Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

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Kollaborating with the incredible crew at Project Neuvo Mundo on their Earth Odyssey Bus Tour for a week long intensive ‘Village Building Fundamentals Workshop’, the likes of near 33 kin learnt and explored the realms o’ ecovillage design, permacultural evolution, conscious communication, post monetary trade systems, social governance techniques, appropriate technology and social-ecological activism; all tied in by the constants o’ yoga, good food, lakeside contemplation and by what i can only refer to as; constant evolutionary explorationz!

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Artwork by Jessica Perlstein, one of the amazing econautz and artists on the Earth Odyssey Tour. 

It was a week for sharing some of the almost lost knowledge that can liberate us from our hamster wheel. The skills needed to live of ourselves, for each other.” – Matt Zimmick

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So after teaming up with the kin at Project Neuvo Mundo and becoming nomadic ‘econautz’, we feel empowered and inspired to take part in numerous projects, indigenous communities, and activist hubs in the regions o’ Guatemala, Panama, and South America. We will be updating incrementally along the journey, giving highlights and sharing resources within the realmz of regenerative common.unities; those represented within indigenous living systems and current progressive projects and centres. 

These placez, known as ‘Impact Centres’ by Project Neuvo Mundo, are sites ‘catalysing planetary growth’… These Impact Centres, are connected with, and empowered by passionate individuals, known as ‘econauts’… Econauts are passionate individuals interested in exploring the new frontiers of the world, they are shifting the world, volunteering, dreaming, and ko-kreating a new world.  This synergy of passionate individual effort, and evolutionary impact centres, is changing the world, millimetre by millimetre.

To find out how you can play a more positive impact on our collective future, become part of the Project Nuevo Mundo social networking platform… launching any moment now! 

Written by Charlie Tide,
Fellow erth’nerd and ko’kreative

Earth Kinnection Kollective
21st January 2014

— 2 months ago with 1 note

#project nuevo mundo  #earth odyssey  #village building  #permaculture  #post monetary  #social governance  #appropriate technology  #yoga  #guatemala  #panama 
Featured Kollektive, from the Jungle Rootz;The Beehive Design Collective… The Beehive is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist art collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. Working as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with folks from affected communities. Using cartoons and storytelling to break down big issues from the overwhelming world we live in, connecting the dots between social and environmental issues, and cultural and ecological diversity.’ After raising over 100,000 in their recent KickStarter Campaign, The Beehive Collective is now booking fall tour dates for their newest ‘MesoAmerica Resiste’ Campaign, nine yearz in the making! Want to host the Hive? The Collective is now booking tour stops all over the eastern half of the US, with the potentiality to travel anywhere from the Northeast to the Southeast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Empower your city, town, school, community centre or backyard and host this graphical storytelling event, exploring economics and ecology, connecting the dots between social and enviromental strugglez. Find out more about hosting a hive presentation here;www.beehivecollective.org/tours-booking/workshops-and-presentations/… Experiment, Empower, Evolve…Charlie, ErthNerd and KoPollinatorat ze EarthKInnectionKollective!^__-

Featured Kollektive, from the Jungle Rootz;

The Beehive Design Collective… The Beehive is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist art collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. 

Working as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with folks from affected communities. Using cartoons and storytelling to break down big issues from the overwhelming world we live in, connecting the dots between social and environmental issues, and cultural and ecological diversity.’ 

After raising over 100,000 in their recent KickStarter Campaign, The Beehive Collective is now booking fall tour dates for their newest ‘MesoAmerica Resiste’ Campaign, nine yearz in the making! 

Want to host the Hive? The Collective is now booking tour stops all over the eastern half of the US, with the potentiality to travel anywhere from the Northeast to the Southeast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. 

Empower your city, town, school, community centre or backyard and host this graphical storytelling event, exploring economics and ecology, connecting the dots between social and enviromental strugglez. 

Find out more about hosting a hive presentation here;www.beehivecollective.org/tours-booking/workshops-and-presentations/

… Experiment, Empower, Evolve…
Charlie, ErthNerd and KoPollinator
at ze EarthKInnectionKollective!

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— 2 months ago

Permaculture Practice and Itz Integration with Indigineous Communitiez!

It is important to understand that the indigenous people know more than many of us about sustainability, but with the advent of globalization and the continuous attacks on their traditional way of life, the knowledge is being lost or invalidated. In that sense, permaculture often brings people back to what they used to know, validates their cultural practices, and introduces methods that are effective in todays world.

For indigenous people, forests used to be their cultivated garden, where fruit, medicine and food were abundant in their carefully managed and mapped environment. With the loss of indigenous lands, deforestation and pollution, those practices no longer work.

Permaculture introduces techniques for reforestation, community organizing around land issues, methods of building soils and creating productive environments within the existing land management patterns. -

'In the Indigenous Territories' … Permaculture.Org

— 4 months ago

#permaculture  #indigenous  #community 
To contribute, collaborate and create… Contact charlie@earthkinnection.org!

To contribute, collaborate and create… Contact charlie@earthkinnection.org!

— 4 months ago with 4 notes