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Opportunity: Permaculture Garden Co-Manager

Organization: Greenshire Eco Farms
Location: Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

Greenshire Eco Farms (est. 2009) of Lindsay, Ontario is looking for one or two people to co-manage our award-winning permaculture gardens. The successful candidate(s) will live on the farm (unless you live close enough to commute regularly). Responsibilities will include but are not limited to all garden tasks, giving tours, attending Greenshire operations meetings, going to farmers’ markets, exhibiting at events and selling/delivering to restaurants.

This position does not pay a cash salary. In return for a commitment and completion of labour during the 2014 growing season we are offering a 3.0% ownership in our 100-acre property and business.* A further 0.25% ownership may be offered each year for the next 4 years to new partners signing stewardship commitments beyond their probationary period. Greenshire land and business have been valued at $500,000 and your 3% ownership share has a value of $15,000. All hours worked will count as sweat equity towards your $15,000 partnership share. Sweat equity is calculated at minimum wage. Payment for labour logged after completion of payment for ownership share will occur through profit-sharing based on percentage of total labour logged by all Greenshire partners.

Please apply ASAP. We are looking for someone to start in late April if possible but no later than May 1st.

• You are a graduate of a permaculture design course OR have equivalent experience. This opportunity is perfect for those who want to own land but can’t afford to on their own, and would like to join an existing permaculture operation and burgeoning eco-community with tailored payment options.
• You embrace the idea of living in a sociable community and the concept of ‘tiny houses’ as you will share housing with another partner and her toddler, an intern who is a potential partner, as well as a renter and his two sons on weekends only. (Unless you live off the farm.)
• You are organized and log garden data for further analysis.
• You are clean and tidy (your self and your habits).
• You are a team player but you also work well on your own.
• You have a passion for clean food, soil, water and air.
• You know your strengths and weaknesses, and are willing to contribute through strengths and work on your weak areas.
• You will have taken a food safety course OR be willing to do one.
• You are enthusiastic and take initiative.

Please visit our website:

Send your cover letter, resume and references to:

Questions? Contact:

Cindy MacDonald or Michelle Nickerson


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will massively boost corporate power at the expense of our climate and environment, human and workers’ rights, sovereignty and democracy. We strongly urge you to publish the text of the TPP as it stands now, reject proposals that would undermine your regulatory power and oppose this corporate power-grab

Why is this important?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive and expansive free trade agreement between the United States and twelve Pacific Rim countries, including Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. Leaked text reveals that the TPP would empower corporations to directly sue governments in private and non-transparent trade tribunals over laws and policies that corporations allege reduce their profits. 

Legislation designed to address climate change, curb fossil fuel expansion and reduce air pollution could all be subject to attack by corporations as a result of TPP. Additionally, the deal could criminalize internet use, undermine workers’ and human rights, manipulate copyright laws, restrict government regulation of food labeling and adversely impact subsidized healthcare.

The movement we are building locally, nationally and globally to move beyond fossil fuels and create a safe climate future is growing by the day and the fossil fuel industry is getting scared of the uncertainty ahead. The TPP is a symptom of this fear – a massive bid to overthrow any restrictions we might throw at them. But we can stop this. The might of our movement is greater than their money or manipulation.

Sign this petition to show our governments that we won’t stand for foreign corporations disabling our sovereignty, democratic processes or the right to a safe future.

This Gorgeous Freediving Video Will Take Your Breath Away—No, Seriously

Via The Atlantic

A short film follows an underwater freediver as he swims among dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks.

"In recent years, underwater freediving—diving without breathing equipment—has found new popularity. Dating back thousands of years, it’s an ancient tradition and a recognized sport, but for Carlos Eyles, freediving is a way of life.

In the short documentary Still, Eyles, a freediver and photographer based in Hawaii, floats through coral reefs photographing dolphins and sea turtles. Eyles says, “the ocean exists as a fundamental reality of the earth. Through that mirror, you can see the fundamental reality of yourself.” Eyles has currently written ten books based around the ocean.

The film was shot over a month in Hawaii, with most of the footage coming from five days of underwater shooting. According to Michael Barth, one of the filmmakers of Still, “[Eyles] really is a Mr. Miyagi of the sea … Sometimes he felt like swimming in the sea longer than any of us young guns could keep up and other days he just needed a day off to play his bongos.”

Still is a film by Michael Barth, José Tadeu Bijos, Pasqual Gutierrez, and Ruby Stocking. Additional underwater footage was captured by Tom Lyon and Sarah Lee.

To see more work from Carlos Eyles, including photography, books, and more, please visit his website."

A New Project in the works...

The vision is to create a place that many call home. A place of sharing, of bounty, of intrigue and community.

Lets create a place that may be a living example for many of the profound changes we wish to see in this world, in the context of equality, resourcefulness, sustainability, livability, and harmonious co-existence with all of nature and mankind alike.

A technical description for this place exists. One that includes the many facets of sustainability, including economics, governance, design, production, social evolution and the points of interconnection between the heart space and our world outside.

Because this is a community endeavour, we wish to invite the community to endeavour. And this is where we welcome you, to participate in this co-creation as a unique expression of the individuality that you are. ..and to bring forth the skills, resources, and experiences that may aid this collective evolution.

Our target piece of property is currently located in the South Ontario region of Canada. More details will be made available soon. Please feel free to contact us for more information on how to get involved! We are planning to make 2014 another special year for Project Rejuvenation. <3  

More to come and hope to see you there :)

Rejuvenation Summer

Here, near right out of the depths of the winter solstice, we again look forward to the coming spring and summer. To help with that here are a few select pictures from Rejuvenation networks summer of 2013. Enjoy :)

Climate pollution: 140 nations vs Alberta's tar sands

Via the Vancouver Observer

Today, the climate damage caused by extracting and burning the tarry bitumen from Alberta's oil sands exceeds the combined CO2 emissions from over 100 nations.

The industry plans to double their rate of bitumen extraction within a decade. By 2020 the climate pollution from extracting and burning all this bitumen will exceed the combined CO2 emission from over 140 nations -- home to more than one billion people.

In just the next eight years, the oil sands industry's expansion plans will cause an increase in the annual climate pollution from Alberta's bitumen equal to the combined CO2 emissions from:

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Yemen, Western Sahara, Wake Island, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands,  U.S., Vanuatu, Uruguay, Uganda, U.S. Pacific Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tunisia, Tonga, Togo, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Tanzania, Tajikistan, Swaziland, Suriname, Sudan and South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Slovenia, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, Saint Vincent/Grenadines, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Helena, Rwanda, Reunion, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Palestinian Territories, Niue, Niger, Nicaragua, New Caledonia, Netherlands Antilles, Nepal, Nauru, Namibia, Mozambique, Montserrat, Montenegro, Mongolia, Moldova, Mauritius, Mauritania, Martinique, Malta, Mali, Maldives, Malawi, Madagascar, Macedonia, Macau, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati and Kenya.

And that is just a start. The Alberta oil sands industry has already announced specific project plans that would quadruple today's bitumen extraction capacity. Neither the industry nor the Alberta government have set any limits on how much carbon they will try to extract. The Canadian government has yet to impose any regulations of any kind on the climate pollution from the industry.

This incredibly rapid expansion of high-climate-polluting oil is taking place against a backdrop of increasingly dramatic climate changes. In the last couple years, major global institutions -- like the United Nations, the International Energy Agency, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and international financial giants like Citi, HSBC, and UBC -- have stepped forward to say loud and clear that the extraction and burning of fossil fuels needs to ramp down quickly if humanity hopes to preserve a safe climate system.

My chart below compares the CO2 emission from extracting and burning Alberta bitumen to all the fossil fuel burning by more than a billion people in 140 nations.