"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, April 15, 2012

BBC Permaculture: Planning Planting

This weekend my youngest daughter suggested I watch a BBC 2009 Documentary, A Farm for the Future
Since I had just purchased some plants which my family helped me plant, I was keen to watch it and found it very thought provoking and inspiring.
I dare say watching it has forever changed my way of gardening and attitude toward gardening, and sustaining life locally and globally.
Some of the plants I took pictures of have lived a very long time. Some of the rocks I took pictures of are petrified wood that has existed a very, very long time.
I do not have the words to describe all that I see around me.
I do not always understand how to support and sustain life.
But I am learning, and I am appreciating life more.


  1. That movies sounds like something I would be interested in seeing!!!
    Lovely photos!
    Have a great day!

  2. I love the photographs of your garden and the landscape :) I have seen the programme that your daughter recommended - in fact I live in the area where most of it was filmed, and it is very thought provoking! I am quite into permaculture (and also bio-dynamic gardening) and try to apply the principles to my gardening. Your garden looks lovely x x

    1. You live in such a lovely area,Sarah! Do you have any suggestions for further reading for us to learn more about permaculture and bio-dynamic gardening?

  3. Such a beautiful garden and yard, Gracie. I especially love your own plants and flowers. Gardening is such a peaceful, thoughtful, joyful thing... I'm with you - wondering how to take better care of what's around us. Maybe just paying attention, wasting less, caring more - just showing more love to the earth. We are its caretakers, after all. :) You are a true inspiration to me, Gracie.

  4. Hi Gracie, maybe you can tell me more about that next time we have lunch. Our garden is just plain pretty wild, all we do is mow around things and hope for the best. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I look forward to exploring the topic with you when we ge together next! As I understand the principles of it so far, I think you are well on your way to practicing it already with your wild garden approach. (-: <3


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