The Land of Plenty
A quick bit of self promo, letting our friends and customers know that we’ve been featured in a couple of publications recently, and that we’re super stoked to have received some recognition of the large volumes of work we’ve put in to making a permaculture livelihood.
I feel I should caveat this promo by acknowledging that there is still a way to go in our journey, and like any normal person, I suffer from motivation during times of cold; drawn inside to the warmth; the screens; the convenience of the supermarket, and the inexplicable draw of the mountains – a long long way away.
Firstly; you can grab a copy of the July/August “Good Organic Gardener Mag”*, and find us featured on page 30! It’s a four page spread about what we’re up to, what we’ve created and some top gardening tips! I was especially humbled by the title: “A Land of Plenty”, which is the literal definition of my name; ‘Goshen’ being a fertile valley in a region of ancient Egypt.
Also, and even more humbling, is to be featured in a number of photos in David Holmgren’s fantastic new book: Retro Suburbia. We’ve also been featured as a case study on David Holmgren’s retro suburbia website.
The book is subtitled “The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future”, and I really do hope that’s exactly what we’re creating here in suburban Belmont. I’m still in the process of reading the (500+ page!) book itself, so won’t write much about it now, although there is a quick review of it by Transition Towns founder Rob Hopkins.
I don’t go blowing our trumpet very much at all; but in this case I think it’s worth a bit of tooting.