Nature Connection Inspiration 

Kale Mamá currently reading The Nature Principle by Richard Louv, looking for and finding inspiration. 🐝🌱🌻

#natureconnection #naturejournaling #careforpeople #nochildleftinside #childrenandnaturenetwork #aguadillapr

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Beautiful Evening, Beautiful Community

At the closing of La Potería campamento – Beautiful evening viewing all of the art (and friendships) created over the past month… and the studio was glowing!

Kale Mamá had the opportunity to collaborate with La Potería to create this urban garden, huerto comunitario; teaching about urban permaculture, food security, along with nature journaling.  Thanks to Start Your Garden for donated plants and AP Sketch Co. for our sign design!

Urban Farming Summer

What a joy it has been to collaborate during the summer with La Potería. A local creative workshop space where children and adults can relax and get in the mood to create.

Permaculture Ethics 

Photo: Teaching Permaculture ethics at a local summer camp.

Permaculture is a whole systems-based thinking / design process, which is guided by the following ethics: Caring for the earth, Caring for people, Sharing of our surplus resources. 

As I go through my day I notice examples of how I am using these ethics in my life.

I also notice how I would like to incorporate them more and ways that I could do so.

When I buy a locally grown watermelon, I am…
1. Caring for the earth:

-reducing pollution (buying locally grown, less transportation fuel)

-reducing waste (feeding rinds to chickens, saving seeds and growing sprouts for chickens)

-caring for soil (chicken manure enriches soil, local farmer caring for soil)
2. Caring for people:

-taking care of ourselves (eating healthy, whole foods, that are good for my body)

-taking care of our families, communities (produced locally -> supports local economy -> supports people in my community)
3. Sharing of our surplus resources:


  -taking what we need and sharing what we don’t need (taking what we can eat and giving half to a friend or neighbor, saving and sharing seeds)

How are you using Permaculture ethics in your life? 

Observing and Identifying

Kalemamá had a beautiful encounter with a Puerto Rican Tody  todus mexicanus while out hiking , returned home to sketch in my nature journal – from a field guide, but while out there, it allowed me to watch it and see its’ beautiful red throat for a few minutes!

It’s crazy how in that moment – I felt so connected, so alive, so happy to have chosen to get outside that day and explore and so inspired to continue to share nature activities with kids and others !

#conexionconlanaturaleza #natureconnection #birdsofinstagram #pajarosdepuertorico #biodiversidaddepuertorico #naturejournaling #gratitude