Permaculture Design -HHA

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  • Evon Saavedra says:

    Loved this video. So much to learn when observing nature. Just like most of today’s world, we can get caught up in the illusion and not stay focused to the most important issues we as a collective people should be focusing on. I was once told by a friend, who travelled with me to Spain and Portugal, that “Your observational skills are amazing. You have a gift. Where might you use your gift?” LOOK WHERE I AM AT TODAY! Only The Spirit can allude to things like that.

  • Ashley Hall says:

    Observing without bias is very much mindfulness. Love it! And the monkey business video 🙂

  • Adreena Carr says:

    It’s a blessing that my mom and I observe the land almost every morning, simply because we always have a new furry or winged visitor that teaches us how much our garden is growing or changing. This year, the ecology has almost completely shifted towards attracting more insects, specifically pollinators, and hummingbirds. The video was a great visual exercise but I’m wondering what techniques will be used to incorporate full body and mind observation when studying the land.

  • Laci says:

    I did see the gorilla but only once it was in the middle, i didn’t see it enter the group or the black team member leave, or the color change of the curtain. It makes me wonder how much i would’ve caught if i wasn’t focused on counting the number of ball passes. The pass i missed was when i noticed the gorilla.
    But i definitely see where bias applies to this exercise. The focus on counting ball passes is like having bias and leaves you focused on one thing to the point where you miss SO MUCH MORE. Very good exercise… eye opening.

  • Shizuka Ushinohama says:

    I’ve seen the gorilla experiment video before so I caught the gorilla but not the lady with black T-shirt leaving the scene or curtain color change.

  • Carien says:

    The monkey video made me wonder what all I’ve missed in my life. I like your comment: observing without bias. Sounds like a good life skill to develop and applying it wider than just gardening, to observe without bias (ego). Love it !

  • Amanda Koza says:

    I love just sitting and watching the animls and plants in the forest or even at the local drainage ponds. if you sit quiet enough wild birds will actually land on you or things like dragonflies. If you are as calm as my daughter you can go a whole walk with a dragonfly resting on your finger

  • Jennifer Hadley says:

    I have never been a very observant person. In fact, it is an ongoing joke between my me and my partner. I’ve always said that I hope I never witness a crime because I will be the worst witness. This is something I will definitely need to work hard on every day. I have noticed that I am slightly more aware of nature, especially edges, since I began this course. I will definitely work more diligently, from now on, on my observation skills!

  • susan tupper says:

    haha! I totally missed the gorilla


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