Nature — Humans — Civilization

Nature and its conditions are the arbiter of existence. In our living existence, Nature is what we must use as our guide to living and setting ourselves up in the Universe. Nature evolved all, don’t you see…? All and everyone and everything that’s here. There is no human superiority among the human types, period. None! […]

A Happy Future Is Possible

Fire, locusts, blizzard, flood, drought, and yet we are still here and there are even positive signs among the chaos. The devastation of this season has caused great suffering and I feel for the people who have lost their homes and entire ecological habitats to unstoppable walls of fire that could reach, apparently, 70 metres […]

Why I Use a Mattock and Scythe

My priority is to improve the environment, the human habitat of earth. Humanist environmentalism — the perfection of our surroundings for the benefit of human life. Of course, we know that human life thrives best in cooperation with the natural world. We are all a part of it. The human environment influences everything we do […]

Gardening / Farming

​My favourite farming techniques are called “do nothing natural farming” and “zero budget natural farming”. This is no joke, I researched and cited them thoroughly during my master of sustainability and after 15 mon​​ths on our land, I believe they are the most useful farming methods currently available. By farming I mean the focused production […]

Family Homesteads: More housing. More jobs. More growth.

14 May 2018 By Kemble WALKER A family homestead is a small plot of land, at least one hectare, that includes a house and a garden, a comfortable place for raising a family and for retiring in old age. It is a person’s homeland on Earth, supporting good health, scientific innovation and social well-being (Tsapkov 2016). It provides […]

Report from a living Rodoviye Pomestya

August 19, 2015. Vedrussiya, Krasnodar Krai Here at Vedrussiya village, there are more than two hundred rodovoye pomestie, arranged in about five glades of forty pomestie each. Some glades are larger, and some are smaller. They are interspersed with forest and connected by a dirt road. I have been on five rodovoye pomestie and seen […]

Our family homestead

Welcome to our family homestead in the Internet realm. We are Kemble and Sári. Here you can read, watch and see our ideas becoming reality. Start a conversation by leaving a comment or following the social links. We are making a good future for people and planet. What is a family homestead? One hectare of […]

Art and craft festival, Vedrussiya

August 19, 2015. Vedrussiya, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Here at Vedrussiya, there are more than two hundred ancestral places, which are the little homelands where a couple live and sleep. In Russian they are called rodoviye pomestya, and they are arranged in about five glades of forty pomestya each. The village was founded by readers of […]

Conversation with My Son

18 March 2015 The evening sun lit up the edge of some large, dark clouds. I’d watched them come from the South. First the wind, then the birds’ calls. The rain was coming, and a good thing too. The pond would be full for the autumn community festival. With clear water, our family would be […]