THE LAND

"The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, animals,

and humans, or collectively: the land" (Leopold, 1949)

All members of the land community are equal

 

                                       (Naess, 1979)

2015 - 2020

the Soul journey of an Earth protector

Wilderness and Nature wanders

Redkite Spirit animal
Redkite Spirit animal

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Wander
Wander

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white cliffs
white cliffs

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tending for the Land

Care for Earth and Companion Planting

Wild wanders practices and

conversations with the more than human

"To pray, you open your whole self

to sky, to earth, to sun, to moon

To one whole voice that is you.

And know that there is more

that you can't see, can't hear

Can't know, except in moments

steadily growing

and in languages that aren't always sound

But other circles of motion

like Eagle that Sunday morning

over Salt Lake

Circled in blue sky, in wind

Swept our hearts clean with sacred wings

We see you see ourselves 

and know that we must take

the utmost care and kindness

In All things

Breathe in knowing 

we are made of all of this"

excerpt of 'Eagle poem' by

Joy Harjo

Medicine garden

Flower essences and medicinal teas

marigold
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flower essence
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cedar
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lupine
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drying flowers
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dandelion and gorse
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flowers tea
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coriander
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2007 - 2015

from guerrilla gardening to permaculture and deep ecology

When I moved to London in 2007 I started growing herbs, tomatoes and flowers by the windows in my flat. Then I joined the Guerrilla gardening group in a few actions scattering sunflowers seeds around South London.

 

Guerrilla gardening is a direct action gardening practice, reclaiming land that is perceived to be in neglect or misused, without legal permission.

 

That was fun, sunflowers flowerished around town (pic on the right), it made the place look nicer and certainly put smiles on people's faces!


 

In 2012 I moved to a house with a garden. That was heaven to me, I had space to grow food and could take care of the plants over time. For nearly 4 years I grew herbs, flowers, tomatoes, salads, strawberries (see pics bellow). On the first summer in the house, I had an heart operation and spent a long time in stillness in the garden. I became one with the more-than-human, the plants, the trees, the animals (birds, a cat, squirrels, a fox, etc). I then started to find crystals, I found 4. The first one was a pink crystal, I sat down and hold it. I felt its powerful energy through me. When I looked it up I saw it relates with the heart. I then understood the universe was helping me to heal and we were not separate. The garden became my meditation place and my practice, I became intimate with all things. Later on, looking for sustainability and trying to understand this new spiritual connection and expansion, I studied Permaculture Design (see bellow) and came across the Deep Ecology movement. I joined a Deep ecology meditation group at the Buddhist Centre, where we gathered for a full day, listening deeply to Nature through meditative practices.

 

Deep ecology is an holistic approach to thinking, feeling, spirituality and action in the context of living systems. It involves seeing ourselves as a "not separate" part of the Earth, leading to a deeper connection with life, where the natural world is not other than who we are, and where we have a particular part to play. The Deep ecology movement is an environmental resistance movement that include philosophy and engaged political action in defense of the Earth, and applies its insights into everyday life.

 

It is living at one with the Earth and All beings. We are Nature.

Our garden, London 2012 - 2015

flowers and Buddha, meditation area
flowers and Buddha, meditation area
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herbs by the window
herbs by the window
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herbs
herbs
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rosemary and lavender
rosemary and lavender
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mint and herbs
mint and herbs
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rose
rose
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cat friend
cat friend
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2014-06-16 13.34.48_edited
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tomatoes plants
tomatoes plants
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improvised greenhouse
improvised greenhouse
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cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
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salads
salads
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sunflower
sunflower
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finding magic crystals in the garden
finding magic crystals in the garden
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elderflower
elderflower
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elderflower cordial making
elderflower cordial making
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roses
roses
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peppers
peppers
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spring
spring
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winter
winter
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tree-friend through the seasons, as seen from the window

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Meditating with tree-beings in new garden. autumn & winter 2015-2016

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cloud-tree in automn
cloud-tree in automn
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Meditations and rituals of connection with the Land community

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nature as healer, a book of meditations

As part of my healing journeys and deep connection with Nature, I take photographs and film those moments of interbeing, insights and deep connection. I call them photo or video meditations.

 

I am designing a book compiling photographs, poems and musings of meditations and conversations with the more than human world

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PERMACULTURE

is an ethical and sustainable way of living that follows the principles of 'earth care, people care, fair shares'. It is a system of agricultural and social design centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.

          Dial House | introduction to permaculture 2013 with Graham Burnett

Dial House
Dial House
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molching
molching
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hands on
hands on
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Penny Rimbaud and Gee
Penny Rimbaud and Gee
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japanese mini garden
japanese mini garden
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runner beans willow structure
runner beans willow structure
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permaculture zoning class
permaculture zoning class
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magic place
magic place
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yin yang
yin yang
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Landmatters, Devon | permaculture design course 2015 with Aranya

our classroom in the yurt
our classroom in the yurt
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field work
field work
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community garden
community garden
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stones
stones
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round house
round house
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visiting the bender
visiting the bender
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companion planting
companion planting
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hugging trees in the forest
hugging trees in the forest
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stream
stream
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politano
politano
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seedings
seedings
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chicken
chicken
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tree-sculpture
tree-sculpture
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walk not in order to arrive, but just for the joy of walking

 

when we practice walking meditation beautifully, we massage the Earth with our feet and plant seeds of joy and happiness with each step.

 

 

Thich Nhat Hanh

in The long road turns to joy

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NATURE VIDEO MEDITATIONS