Speak Stronger, Louder, More Inviting Truths. Audio Interview # 4 with Trathen Heckman from Daily Acts and Transition U.S. by Willi Paul

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Speak Stronger, Louder, More Inviting Truths. Audio Interview # 4 with Trathen Heckman from Daily Acts and Transition U.S.
by Willi Paul. Spirit Fuel by sacredpermaculture.net.

Enjoy our spirited “local to global conversation” by clicking here!

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There is unrest in the forest, there is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight and the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples, (and they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty and they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings if they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the Forest, and the Creatures all have fled,
As the Maples scream oppression, and the Oaks just shake their heads.

So the maples formed a union and demanded equal rights.
"These oaks are just too greedy; we will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression, for they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw.

-- RUSH, The Trees

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SHOW TOPICS

My Co-PDC teacher David Cody wants us to have fun in our new permaculture work life. Are we ready to get off the internet and burn fat in Nature?! Ref: http://planetshifter.com/node/1891

Do we have the amount of time that most permaculture designs require to change our relationships? Food sources?

Seems like more of a global crash than a transition now, Tra. How do you connect the Middle East uprisings with the riots in London? Can Daily Acts help these systems in crisis?

What is a food forest? Can I put one in the shady, dirt poor soil behind my condo building in Burlingame?!
Ref: http://dailyacts.org/component/content/article/383

How do you counsel folks on the “fear vs. patience and love” as political / religious separation, bankruptcies and crimes rise in towns like Petaluma?

Can permaculture work without land?

Can you find a job in permaculture after earning your permaculture design certificate up there?

Do you see the potential in permaculture’s ethics and principles to be the next macro social paradigm? Can permaculture scale-up? How do you see this?

Talk about our habits and/or values these days. What do we need to work on? What are the major challenges to implementing permaculture from this POV?

Competition , same say, is the basis of much evil in our world? Your thoughts?

“Think, read, luv, laugh, play,
buy, be and eat local,
grow your own,
seek the truth,
share, hope, dream, sing,
speak stronger, louder, more inviting truths” -- TH

Tell me about the new symbols, songs, poems and art that is growing from permaculture now.
Ref: http://planetshifter.com/node/1908

Share some stories that could be alchemical or metaphorical on a larger, global scale?

Will permaculture deliver new myths?
Ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuGQKFe_d4A&p=0FAEA97D12725FB0

Can a watershed be a mythic reservoir?

How is DailyActs.org teaching young children about permaculture’s ethics and principles, tools, and design processes?

Can we consider the land as sacred if we do not see our neighbors as such?
Ref: http://sacredpermaculture.net/

What is sacred to you?

Is DailyActs.org including a mystic, spiritual or sacred element in its work?

Where will the DailyActs.org + City of Petaluma partnership be in 10 – 20 years? What How will localization and local governments evolve in this time span? Ref: http://planetshifter.com/node/1911

Do you favor gov’t subsidies or tax incentives for permaculture?

Is DailyActs.org or Transition Towns writing a national permaculture declaration or design plan soon?

Can you look at my Permaculture Corps. model and offer feedback?
Ref: http://planetshifter.com/node/1918

DailyActs.org is redefining what it is to be a citizen in the world and the American Dream? Can you describe your personal journey and next goals herein?

Tra’s Biography -
Trathen Heckman is the founding director of Daily Acts, serves on the board of Transition U.S., and is a backyard farmer. With an emphasis on reverence for life, Trathen inspires, educates and collaborates with communities, business and municipal leaders to harness the power of nature and inspired action to restore the vitality of our lives and communities. He lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine, and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack.

Trathen Heckman is the founding director of Daily Acts, serves on the board of Transition U.S., and is a backyard farmer. With an emphasis on reverence for life, Trathen inspires, educates and collaborates with communities, business and municipal leaders to harness the power of nature and inspired action to restore the vitality of our lives and communities. He lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine, and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack.

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