Friday, June 6, 2008
Paddling the Buffalo
With so much to do and learn here at the Ecovillage it is some times hard to rip ourselves away from The Farm...
There is so much going on out in the world, and one of the central tenets of permaculture design is to spend time in nature gathering inspiration from the environment. The first step in being able to observe nature is to GET OUT IN IT!!
So in that vein we took a day canoe trip down the Buffalo River...getting swept down stream by a gentle current and gazing in awe at the lush green of the Tennessee hills.
The Buffalo river, according tot he locals, is one of the cleanest rivers in the country. This is due in part because of the efforts of the Swan Conservation Trust, and of course our friendly neighbors the Amish who have been living off the land and stewarding their corner of creation for quite some time now.