Here is the link to a face book page I created to share news from around the net. These are examples of technology helping ecological and ethical learning.
Friday, 27 February 2015
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
My dog Nanook leaned about pigs and chickens and trips up into the mountains. One this alpine traverse Nanook learned not to try to eat a porky pine. I pulled quills with my leather man for over an hour and then we spent the night in the rain. After walking all day, I put my exhausted dog in a boat and then a car and took her straight to an emergency animal clinic.
The next photo is her the next day, laying on a rock I am trying to raise from the yard. The neighbors dog and my cat both wanted to check on Nanook and hear her stories of journeying to the wild and coming back to tell the tail.
While some things have to be learned first hand, being prepared for that moment is something we do mentally when we hear other peoples stories. Lately I have been thinking about the power of a story and practicing telling stories about nature as part of my regular ecological identity work.
The animals teach me all sorts of things. Mostly
about the joy of little things. Sometimes it makes me sad when I think how happy my pigs were but mostly it makes me happy. I built a new chicken coop out of rocks and mill ends, so that the Turkeys could have a separate coop. The chickens still enjoy the deluxe new accommodations.
There is only one turkey left in my freezer but I came to a new respect for these interesting creatures. One of the things I feel I have learned is that it is good to learn things like farming and rock staking by doing it. So starting thinking about your infrastructure.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
investing so much in traditional education, I found this kind of self directed learning very rewarding. Sometimes it is up to the learner to develop a balance of practical and academic skills.