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Tumblr usefulness for Rosa Say which you’re welcome to get in on: Finds I’m reading, learning, and weaving into an ‘Imi ola life, with a good measure tracking my gardening hobby. For less: Follow @rosasay on Twitter or @rsay on Instagram. For more: Visit my blog continuing the conversations of Managing with Aloha.

Sep 17

hicockalorum:

Jerry Konanui on Kalo, Biodiversity, Ancient Wisdom, and Modern Science

 this man and the philosophy he shares makes my heart sing.

This video is terrific follow-up to our most recent discussion on Managing with Aloha in regard to knowing well: Managing with Aloha’s Learning Landscape: “Know well”

Please do yourself a favor, and carve out the time to watch it.

(via threfarthingstone)


New growth on an elder’s soul. #villagepowerwalk Day 119  (via Instagram at Waikōloa Village)

New growth on an elder’s soul. #villagepowerwalk Day 119 
(via Instagram at Waikōloa Village)


Sep 16
"I guess I’ll be square…" Mushroom spotted in one of my garden’s utility cinder blocks.

"I guess I’ll be square…" Mushroom spotted in one of my garden’s utility cinder blocks.


More proof that I need to stop fussing over my succulents and leave them to their own devices… These babies (top photo) are all hidden under the shading florets of a much larger mama plant (second photo). 
(In the garden)


Dandelion tenacity :)
Cultivation isn’t always best…let’s learn to garden without messing with nature (and I don’t mean we need more sidewalks.)

“Nature can live without man, but man cannot live without nature.”
-Prentice Bloedel

Dandelion tenacity :)

Cultivation isn’t always best…let’s learn to garden without messing with nature (and I don’t mean we need more sidewalks.)

“Nature can live without man, but man cannot live without nature.”

-Prentice Bloedel

(via simplelivingfarm)


cathyashford:

So my boyfriend just bought a house and it came with this dinky little glasshouse.Over the past couple of days I have been scavenging all the organic matter I could from around the property to make some nice hugelkultur-themed raised beds that will hopefully be functional and productive.

1. Harvested old bricks to build the walls.

2. Raided the kindling box for pinecones and small sticks.

3. Layered all the cardboard we had in the house for unpacking.

4. More kindling.

5. Added compost from the pile that was in varying stages of decomposition. Did a bit of weeding and chucked those in.

6. Began dismantling an ugly old camellia that was blocking the drive and added those bits plus some soil I stole from an outside bed.

7. Pruned a kowhai (native leguminous tree) and piled on the trimmings. Added another layer of bricks with gaps.

8. Discovered a bin full of two years’ worth of fallen leaves. On they went. Planted strawberries in the gaps in the walls.

9. Found a deep litter of needles under the one massive pine tree. Covered this with a generous sprinkling of lime to balance the p.H. and add calcium.

10. Finished it off with a thick layer of more soil borrowed from the tired old outdoors raised beds. Planted it with a first crop of salad greens and broad beans to help improve and stabilise the soil in preparation for summer when I will be planting tomatoes, basil, capsicums, chillis and aubergines.
Dobby the kitten approves.

Speaking of learning, hugelkultur has proved to be one of the most useful gardening techniques I have learned over the past year.

Love this, and the resourcefulness cathyashford shares with us. Mahalo nui to hqcreations for sharing. See an update of her first planting here.

(via hqcreations)


Image from Wikipedia: “An interpretation of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom.”
As the years have gone by, Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has proved to be one of the most useful concepts I learned of in college (or was it in highschool?) It’s good to review it yet again, and apply it: Managing with Aloha’s Learning Landscape: “Know well”

Image from Wikipedia: “An interpretation of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom.”

As the years have gone by, Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has proved to be one of the most useful concepts I learned of in college (or was it in highschool?) It’s good to review it yet again, and apply it: Managing with Aloha’s Learning Landscape: “Know well”



Shadows and sun stripes #villagepowerwalk Day 118 (via Instagram at Waikōloa Village)

Shadows and sun stripes #villagepowerwalk Day 118 
(via Instagram at Waikōloa Village)


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