Saturday, 8 September 2018

Blossom, buds and bees

Today's working bee was a joyous celebration for these inconspicuous seedlings. We worked for three hours preparing and sharing and learning and gifting, to make the earth just right for their arrival.

We brought straw bales.

We brought new soil.

We brought creativity

and danger.

We made connections.

We sang songs.

We showed off.

We made friends.

We laughed.

We loved.

We brought gifts to share.

We shared.

We were generous.

We rested.

We welcomed the seedlings into our family and were welcomed, lovingly, in return.

Friday, 22 June 2018

June working bee

Despite the cold, we turned up.

Despite the chill, we warmed ourselves,

we took responsibility for our actions,

we dug holes to plant more life,

we got down and dirty,

we worked together,

we laughed,

we shared,

we taught,

we learned,

we looked deep into the future,

we planted,

we explored,

we held hands and joined in,

we pondered,

we uncovered secrets,

we shared longings,

we dreamed,

we united,

we restored,

and we were wondrous.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

May Bee, Baby...

What does community resilience look like on a wet autumn day?

It looks like Mara's enthusiasm for being a participant in life.

It looks like Patrick's drive to make organic food accessible for everyone.

It looks like Woody's wanting to create the world he wants to live in now and when he's older.

It looks like Meg celebrating all that is free in the world.

It looks like Cam encouraging his sons Otto and Rennie to be gift makers in the community that supports them, and Joseph (left) distributing broad beans for future meals.

It looks like a healthy being like Zero, (who has never eaten food from a packet or can).

It looks like Ian, in his 70s, who has come along to share his elder wisdom with us all.

It looks like non-monetised gifts shared from Mara's home garden.

It looks like a place of learning, participation, sharing and belonging.

It looks like a place of quiet contemplation, where everyone is welcomed and accepted.

It looks like a place where skills are shared.

It looks like Kirsten's home grown seeds + seedlings that were loved into being and will continue to spread love in the world.

It looks like an artwork where creativity is expressed and hopes for the future will sprout.