Author Archives: Laura Grace Weldon

About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of "Free Range Learning," a handbook of natural learning and "Tending," a poetry collection. She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she's a barely useful farm wench. Although she has deadlines to meet she often wanders from the computer to preach hope, snort with laughter, cook subversively, ponder life’s deeper meaning, talk to chickens and cows, sing to bees, hide in books, walk dogs, concoct tinctures, watch foreign films, and make messy art. Blog: lauragraceweldon.com/blog-2/ FB: facebook.com/FreeRangeLearningCommunity FB: facebook.com/SubversiveCooking FB: facebook.com/laura.euphoria Twitter: @earnestdrollery

Seeds from Cyprus = Heavenly Squash

Seed saving story that ends with a disaster averted, plus three recipes perfect for any winter squash. Continue reading

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Laws of Morals as of Botany: Emerson

“I have confidence in the laws of morals as of botany. I have planted maize in my field every June for seventeen years and I never knew it come up strychnine. My parsley, beet, turnip, carrot, buck-thorn, chestnut, acorn, are … Continue reading

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Pipeline Protest

Awakening shows us a million ways to climb past despair. Continue reading

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Saving A Desperate Creature

I picture its dark desperate eyes. Maybe it’s trapped or injured. I slow. The squeaks are harder to hear. Poor wary little thing, I must be close. Continue reading

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Outing Oneself

The only place where I’m free to be myself out loud, politically and otherwise, is on social media. Continue reading

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There’s Something About Stacking Stones

“The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.” ~ Bertrand Russell Continue reading

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The Method Is The Mindset

After all these years of the most gentle approach possible, I seem to be shedding the hairshirt of idealism that has always made gardening so difficult. It’s pretty obvious that these methods are easier. Much, much easier. Continue reading

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