Thoughts On Thrivability

A Climate of Curiosity

A Climate of Curiosity

[This article originally appeared in the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario November/December 2019 print newsletter, in advance of EFAO's annual conference at which I spoke. The theme of the conference was "A Climate of Curiosity."] What will it take to grow...

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Travel to Tomorrow: An Emerging Vision for the Tourism Industry

Travel to Tomorrow: An Emerging Vision for the Tourism Industry

“Could tourism possibly create more value with fewer visitors, giving them the space to discover the things we want to share, the things that make us unique?” This is the provocative question offered by Peter de Wilde, the director of regional tourism authority Visit...

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La création d’une organisation, moment béni

La création d’une organisation, moment béni

[This is the translation of a post called The Blessed Creation of an Organization. Traduction généreusement faite par Raphaël Souchier, auteur du livre Made in Local (en français)] J'aurais dû être très concentrée, me préparant pour l'événement que j'organiserais...

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Farmers on the Front Line

Farmers on the Front Line

I decided to take a chance and ask the group of farmers a bold opening question. These times call for boldness, I find. And overalls notwithstanding, I had reason to believe there was more to these particular men and women than popular stereotypes would suggest.  Some...

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Business Basics for the Brink of Extinction

Business Basics for the Brink of Extinction

I was a little surprised to see this text that a conference organizer “helpfully” added to the description of the workshop I would be offering at his event: “This is a practical course and not a discussion of theory. You exit this 90-minute Workshop with new...

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Living Soil and the Learning That’s Needed

Living Soil and the Learning That’s Needed

I’ve just come from co-hosting Regeneration Canada’s Living Soils Symposium. As tired as I feel right now at the end of the four-day gathering, there’s nowhere else I would have chosen to be. Regenerative approaches to agriculture and land management offer the most...

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Les sols vivants et les apprentissages essentiels

Les sols vivants et les apprentissages essentiels

[Traduction par la merveilleuse Aimée LeBreton de Traditions Global Expressions, avec des conseils et des encouragements généreux de Gene Bergeron] Je suis revenue depuis peu du Symposium Sols vivants organisé par Régénération Canada, auquel j’ai eu le privilège...

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