Work in a gentle way doing work you love

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

[Happen Films]

Read more about Living the Change HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The creation of culture that is generous and abundant
  • An infrastructure of care, woven into neighborhoods
  • In the heart of Oxford
  • Go and do work in the community
  • Cover the costs
  • Pay urban gardeners to go out and mentor edible landscapes
  • We get to touch base with some of the pensioners
  • Have ears for what their knowledge base is
  • Providing a social contact for them
  • Share their knowledge around food gardening
  • We can engage in the conversations around that
  • Facilitates something that otherwise wouldn’t have been here
  • The kind of changes that need to be made in urban areas
  • Builds community
  • Affordable healthy food
  • Less reliant on unsustainable imported goods
  • Shipped from all over the world
  • The abundance of food that can be grown in an urban space
  • We’ve got huge amounts of food going here
  • Can be as self-sufficient as you want to be
  • Part of what we are working towards for ourselves
  • To live quite simply
  • Working really hard in some sort of frantic way
  • We can work in a gentle way doing work we love
  • Reduce our requirement for money
  • Then we can love life
  • Its far more fulfilling to be able to share that knowledge with people who don’t have it
  • I can see eatable areas, eatable landscapes
  • Sharing their food, sharing seeds, swapping seeds
  • This model taken into another town, and put in place
  • That would be a pretty significant success

 

 

It brings you totally back to what actually is

It brings you totally back to what actually is

Green Renaissance

‘If we don’t respect them… the animals are lost, and their loss is our loss.’ This is the message from Hendrik Mentz, who shares his experience of caring for some goats.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is nothing else
  • It’s just you in this goat world
  • They allow you to do it
  • I totally absolutely love those girls
  • Love is connection
  • That person connecting back
  • Deep deep deep stuff
  • Humans have lost respect for animals
  • Their loss is our loss
  • A pound of butter
  • What is going to steer us out of this mess
  • I haven’t had a moments worth of loneliness
  • Being grounded, the space, the place
  • The sense that actually it’s real here
  • It brings you totally back to what actually is
Choose the things you put in your heart

Choose the things you put in your heart

   Green Renaissance

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • On our own piece of land
  • Try and live as self-sufficient as possible, and be free
  • Create our own world
  • Just live it
  • I can spend my day creating something and people pay me for it
  • I do appreciate it everyday
  • Living sustainably, it’s pure
  • I think my inspiration as an artist comes from the beauty in life
  • You just need to train yourself to recognize it
  • We can choose the things we put in our heart
  • Choosing the reaction to someone’s words
  • The direction to look at 
  • It’s all the milliseconds in your life that steers you
  • If everyone does it, then obviously it’s going to make a huge difference
  • There should be much more beauty in the world

“This is a film about Joshua Miles doing his reduction block woodcuts. He works as an artist in the small town of Baardskeerdersbos in the Western Cape, South Africa. He and his family live off the grid and love  gardening. Joshua’s inspiration comes from the beauty he sees in the landscapes around him.”  [Green Renaissance]

View his art @  Joshua Miles 

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