Western Canadian Permaculture Convergence

Will the Third Alberta Permaculture Convergence Inspire, Inform, and Empower You and Your Community? Sure….And That’s Just the Beginning of the Impact This Event Will Have! When you get a group of passionate permaculture people together for an ad-hoc convergence — and each of them suddenly realizes I’m not swimming alone against the mainstream current! … More Western Canadian Permaculture Convergence

Rainwater Harvesting

Spring always gives me a boost. Everything starts to pop out of the half-frozen ground, signalling the beginning of another growing year. With the permaculture way, spring starts early, all the seedlings well on their way to becoming teenagers in the hoop house. This nice warm weather encourages everything to wake up and get ready … More Rainwater Harvesting

Birthing a passion

For those of you who have landed here from “Terra Cotta”, Welcome to our new vision. Sage Permaculture is a accumulation of years of gardening, earth care, people care and building community. The first seeds of permaculture were planted  fifteen years ago, when Robert returned from an international natural building conference in New Mexico. More … More Birthing a passion

Seeing with new eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. As I write, I realize I am unsure of how to articulate my thoughts from the last 6 months. I have been divinely guided in directions I couldn’t have imagined a year ago. As I struggled to reinvent myself … More Seeing with new eyes

Missing the boat

Missing the Boat It is not so much that the boat passed and you failed to notice it. It is more like the boat stopping directly outside your bedroom window, the captain blowing the signal-horn, the band playing a rousing march. The boat shouted, waving bright flags, its silver hull blinding in the sunlight. But … More Missing the boat

Rules of Dancing

Shall I lead or shall I follow? Lately folks have been curious as to our departure date. Me too. This has been one of the tougher lessons to learn, “things don’t always go as planned” The fence is a good example, “we’ll build that baby is 2 weeks!” Well it’s now been 2 months and … More Rules of Dancing

The Mexican Fisherman

An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.  Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna.  The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican … More The Mexican Fisherman