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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Images of a Farm

What images does the term farm evoke for you? I'm amazed how many different ways people respond to this question. Most don't see an intimate relationship with the earth. They see hundreds of acres of industrialized row crops. The image I have of farm and the image I have of fond food memories are about one in the same. Above is a photo of the homestead my grandparents and great-grandparents farmed. While they were alive it was 120 acres of rotated organic grain crops, well-maintained wetlands, and free-range livestock. The shelter belt of trees, which actually enclosed the fields but isn't seen from this aerial shot, was added by the land conservation service sometime in the late 1930's. As an idealist and advocate of Kin Domains, I envision this in the future as an eco-village. I hold firm that the answer to feeding billions of people sustainably, responsibly, and reverently is there for those willing to change.


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