(Transcript) Courtney Brooke: One of the things I most love about living at Earthhaven is my commute to work a lot of times is you know a five-minute walk or a three minute walk.
Today it happens to be a three-minute walk in the rain.
Which is so nice and one of the other things that I love so much about having a land-based life is that I just get in the rain.
You know, I mean I can obviously go in if I’m getting too wet, but I just love getting a little bit of rain on me. When I lived like mostly indoors life then I kind of just like oh it’s raining I don’t go outside but here I’m kind of like well I’ll just walk in the rain a little bit or I’ll just work in the rain a little bit or you know just need to go borrow something from my neighbor and I’ll just go, you know it’s raining and it’s fine ….
So I’m celebrating that. Celebrating the walk in the rain and the sweet commute and the final thing I’m going to celebrate are these flowers…
Pretty sure these are goumi bush …they make these little tart red things and some people ferment them into like fermented ketchup.
Anyway, grateful for the rain, and the commute, and the berries.
Courtney Brooke (she/her) is an ancestor who was a Social Ecologist, Regenerative Designer, and educator whose work aims to reconnect people with a sense of belonging to place. Her work in the world aims to address the root cause of today’s overwhelming ecological challenges – that humans are starved of a sense of belonging to the places they live.
Courtney Brooke was raised on a small farm in North Georgia, and has been guided by a lifetime of living close to the land. Her greatest teachers have been the Appalachian Mountains, the land of Aotearoa, and Selu, the Corn Mother. She holds a degree in Ecology from the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, and has 10 years of experience facilitating earth-based education, ecological landscape design, women’s rites of passage, and cultural healing.
Courtney Brooke has taught and facilitated environmental education curriculum, Deep Ecology, Permaculture Design Courses, hands-on craft and farming workshops, and Holistic Management to a wide range of audiences in nine countries from toddlers to adults and everyone in between.
Deeply committed to spreading the healing that comes from belonging to the places we live, Courtney Brooke is passionate about designing learning opportunities that celebrate life. She lives at Earthaven Ecovillage where she tends the land, raises food, participates in communal ritual agriculture, swims in wild water, enjoys the mysterious blessing of being alive, and tends her own wild Hearth. She loves cooking home-grown and wild foraged foods, playing her flute to the sunrise, running on mountain trails, making compost piles, crafting from natural materials, and bringing people together to create beauty that feeds the holy.
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