Practicing Reciprocity

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Call for Submissions: Ukiah Haiku Festival

Photo by Suzy Miller  The deadline for haiku submissions for the 13th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival is March 21, 2015.  Nine categories are reserved for poets from Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, and Humboldt counties with divisions by age and topic, and with two categories in Spanish. 
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Forest Restoration and Stewardship Small Diameter Pole Utilization Class in Greenfield on June 14th+15th!!!

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Robinson Creek restoration project in May 2013
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Being Here in Ecotopia

The big news is pickles.  4 Quarts of Bread and Butter on Thursday....7 Quarts of Dill last Tuesday.  One of those satisfying activities that sets us up for enjoying summers abundance next winter.  We're keeping the long long vines of pumpkins and kuri squash well watered as the days are simmering past 100 degrees.  The capillary action of a twenty foot branch of cinderella pumpkin
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HOBNEELCH FOR HENDY WOODS

*HOBNEELCH FOR HENDY WOODS Grab your *applehead, get a new *hedge, and get out of that *can kicky mood! We're having a *tidrick and it's gonna be a *beemsch.Dance to Clan Dyken & the MermenSaturday, June 16, 8pm, $20Anderson Valley Solar Grange, Hwy 128, Philo,CALocal Beer and Wine and homemade foods*Boontling Translation KeyHobneelch - Saturday night danceapplehead - girl friendhedge - haircutcan
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Your Ecovillage Awaits

Our friend Tom Wodetski is very kind and very intelligent.  He recently announced that the commune that he helped found in the 70's is for sale.  Since this blog is about living in community I would like to give you the opportunity to gather your affinity group together to think about coming up with a down payment in order to acquire this very desirable homestead.   Here is what
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Flower Moon Pot Luck

At a MendoDragon meeting a couple of months ago we decided to schedule a pot luck dinner on the first Friday of each month. Serendipitously, this months first Friday, April 4, was also the full moon, always a good reason to celebrate. By word of mouth and through email we invite folks to join us for food and music, never knowing who will come. Not only the food, but who appears contributes to the
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Spring Equinox

I'm flummoxed about how time escaped me and I have fallen out of my lunar cycle about blogging. I can offer excuses like losing track of the phase of the moon in Ecuador, it always hiding above the cloud blanket, or having been down with the flu for a couple of weeks but in reality it takes a strong will to accomplish any intention no matter what the circumstances and of course the competition of
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Full Moon at the Equator

Monday I blew out of Mendocino County with helter skelter winds seemingly ushering in rain clouds but I´ve since heard that it was a mere skiff of moisture that actually touched ground. My full moon was actually spent in the air between SF and Dallas enroute to Ecuador. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of luna from my window seat but she did not make herself obvious.Tuesday between 6 and 7 pm I landed
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