Seems this adventure that has led me away from the islands to California is proving very beneficial for long term goals. Awakenings Tribal Convergence has led to me meeting a host of good folks to know, for what I want to get going on the farmland my family owns in Oregon. One of whom is trying to network all the positive energy/spiritual/community farms/land on the west coast, as well as other urban farming movements (see humanbein.org)… another of whom has land, along with a building he’s turning into a community space, in Mendocino that we and others from the convergence are currently on, and might be on for a bit.
I though I’d be simply learning more of the direct farming aspects, in my time in the islands… leading to learning more about the managerial, ecotourist, etc… but I find myself already learning what works and doesn’t with ecotourism, from the time at Mystic Gardens… learning more about cutting edge free/environmentally friendly energy in Kaua’i, community gathering, tribe building, and great connections in the Redwoods of California, and now in Mendocino a mix of it all.
If we’re not going right back, hmmm… wonder if I can turn it into an Oregon trip before heading back….