This is a great post about environmental education. lots of information. I became an environmental educator because of principle one of this post; empathy for all living things. Having empathy doesn’t mean that we don’t eat meat, it means that we give the animal we are going to eat the best possible life it can have and kill it quickly and as painlessly as possible and treat the sacrifice with the respect it deserves.
We have a grace we say which encompasses my philosophy perfectly;
“Great are the life forms that let us eat them, one day our bodies too will be food. Great is the Goddess that made things so yummy, and great are the hands that make them taste good.”
I love this idea!!! My partner is a solar installer and technician (and TV and computer guy) so he has pallets come in all the time, we have used them for flooring (temporary at best) and fire wood (D’oh) but this design looks good. I think I will trial it as a small paddock first though.
A few months ago a friend of mine shared an idea she had about hugelkultur, which is basically burying wood in soil and planting into it. At the time I filed it away for later research, then today I got to researching.