Author: Michele Mitchell

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How Critical Race Theory Explains Inequality in America’s Institutions

Can you acknowledge there is inequality inherent in the medical, housing, labor, educational, legal, and criminal justice systems that we use in America?

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The Power of a Seed in Fertile Ground

As permaculture designers, we find ourselves having to answer two questions very frequently: how can we have impact? And, how can we make permaculture guarantee successful harvests? I will explore these questions by exploring one of humanity’s oldest activities: agriculture. Agriculture is essential for human survival and well-being. As permaculturists our work is inherently about soil stewardship; what better place to start than with soil itself? Agriculture based on appropriate technology – principally, farmers know about seeds, soils and water – has been around for millennia. It is not my intent to provide an exhaustive history here but rather focus on current practices of growing crops in soils and draw lessons from them to understand ways that permaculture design principles could be integrated into farming practices to increase sustainability.

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Cancel Culture; Does It Affect You?

Cancel culture, or the idea that someone’s past actions should be grounds for boycotting them, has been all over the news lately. The debate started when James Gunn was fired from Disney after old tweets of his resurfaced where he made controversial comments about pedophilia and rape. Now, many other celebrities are being forced to deal with cancel culture on a daily basis as their past actions are brought to light through social media. But what exactly is cancel culture? How do you know if you should give into it or if you should fight back? And how can you avoid becoming the victim of cancel culture?

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