The longest night. The Winter Solstice
Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures. It has been marked by festivals and rituals. It marked the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.
This, for us, means it is time to plan for the spring ahead. Making sure we have the plants and seeds we need. While it is still cool, time to maintain the system and build new infrastructure to expand our plans.
It also means time to plan for new journeys.
It is now time for me to leave the Laidley site after 8 years of working and building a system that ultimately yielded over 3 ton of produce on a quarter of an acre. While some have expressed sadness about this, I will admit that it will not be easy to leave this place after so much time; it is also time for new beginnings.
Having worked and designed more significant acreage, worked, and created a suburban block, it is now time to see and explore what can be done on a rental bringing the permaculture mindset to that space.
This brings with it a new excitement. We will be documenting and showing the what, how and when for a rental space to add to the possibilities.
2021 is definitely a year of new beginnings
What are your new adventures in “Making it Real”?

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