Why "Growing Edge?"

Earth Hey! Life is amazing and if you aren't paying attention, it just may be passing you by. Slow down! Observe what is around you. Plant a garden. Make your own food. Create Beauty.

Welcome to our blog. We love discovering what Earth has to teach anyone willing to be on the Growing Edge of life.

--Denise Rushing, New Story Center
--Loretta McCarthy aka EarthWalker, Soulwork Adventures

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


I do not remember last spring. Or summer or autumn for that matter. It has been a very long winter --seems like a very long one indeed.

But we live in a Universe of renewal, and spring does eventually come, doesn't it?

I wrote this poem after a weekend of beauty here. And I, overcome by it.


VIolets and jonquils
celebrate sunlight,
Mint and Marjoram,
your new leaves
sing aloud!
so quick and fleeting…
Did you remember her promise?
(She said you would come!)
a glimpse,
unexpected, brought

Song of Joy,
I thought you would not find me!
You remembered
My fragile heart.
Thank you for being here,
Thank you, Thank you
For being.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is an ecological design framework inspired by living systems. The ethics, root practices and principles in permaculture can be applied to the garden, the farm, and indeed any living system including human structures.