Category Archives: community

Permaculture – The Way of the Future

How do we treat mother earth? This is the one million $s question!

Permaculture, a term coined in the ’70s on Australian lands, which defines, in short, a form of harmonious interaction with the environment in which we operate, has aroused the interest of several years in Transylvania, Romania.

Among other things, the concept involves the creation, by various methods of a system that is self sufficient, which means less effort from the man. activities are reduced as far as possible that usually associated with farming , such as plowing or digging, being brought to the fore notions such as “mulching” – procedure that cover the earth with straw or leaves to keep moisture and prevent weed growth, or “companion plants” – who help each other. In permaculture, the farm is segmented based on the specific areas that need attention each, so that resource consumption is minimal, this is an example of the logic that governed the entire system. Though the world works designed by the principles of permaculture farms in Romania application information is still, in part, “to stage dream, “said Gaby D., one of permaculture practitioners in Romania. It wants to launch next year but the first commercial farm in Romania to apply the principles of permaculture.



What is permaculture?
Definition:
“They offered many definitions of permaculture. believe that the most relevant is: Permaculture is a design, architecture, for example, which aims to create sustainable human habitats in a beneficially environment. Through Sustainable understand something that last forever. That is the definition of “technical.” Some compare permaculture with a closet where you can hang most sciences or areas of the world in relation to each other. Romanians think and believe that  this definition fits in different situations. According to him, permaculture is, essentially, a system, a methodology or framework. Permaculture Principles 

Permaculture gives us a methodology to design farming systems suitable area where we are, but some principles apply everywhere, say practitionersNutrition includes elements perennials – especially trees and shrubs. We recognize the importance of trees in the creation and restoration of soil water and nutrients circuits, creating habitat and therefore biodiversity.

* Improve soil quality and quantity. A system can not be maintained for long periods each year if we lose the soil to erosion.

  • Capture and store / infiltrate water, particularly by creating soil that can store massive amounts of water. Thus, moderate drought and flood.
  • Obviously, we do not use chemicals that harm the environment, in our case the pesticide.
  • We recognize nature as a highly complex sum of ecosystems and private agricultural systems in the same way. Thus, we realize that if you change one element – they inevitably affect the other. So act carefully and adapt the “feedback” of the system.

* We use the resources we have, we adapt and we rely decisions based on them. Do not apply the standard recipes – recipes conducive apply to our situation.

Permaculture in Romania, from the dream stage experiments to reality

High interest in permaculture began to manifest in Romania after three or four years, but this concept is largely in a “dream stage”, though there are people who apply information. “In Bucharest, Cluj and the historical city of Brasov there are local initiatives, gardening, seed exchange, etc.., esp. in rural areas are about a dozen people applying permaculture principles, there are several websites dedicated to construction natural, and if all goes well, next year will be and the first commercial farming.”


Those interested can participate in various courses free or cost – as so-called “Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course”, after which I get a diploma permaculture designer. experiments to Strambeni In what concerns him, Saulic Grigore has learned this term in the winter of 2011, when he was studying in the UK, and in March 2012 decided to move to the country, in town Strambeni, in the locality of Arges. You bought an abandoned house and designed by the principles of permaculture land, “with many mistakes and crap made ​​of inexperience and over enthusiasm.” After two years of experiments, recently decided to go on a new adventure.
permaculture;


P-culture in Strambeni

“We stayed at Strambeni village for two years, during which time I acquired various skills, I attended and taught several courses. currently are part of the ‘staff’ on a farm based on permaculture principles in Sweden where I stand six months. ‘m here as a volunteer to gain experience in larger scale to meet new people to attend theoretical courses and to participate in the establishment of the first regenerative farms in Scandinavia, ” Sauliuc Greg said. At home in Strambeni will live meantime a couple that will take care of the land. “I’m interested in healthy food, a quiet life and has agreed rental price, so everybody wins. Rent is not large 300 lei / month,” said Cristian Bucur happily.

 P-culture Strambeni

They told us about the stage that is currently permaculture in the world . “term was coined in 1974 in Australia, and has since expanded in almost all countries on the planet. currently permaculture is used in social, environmental, agricultural, financial and so on there farms designed by permaculture principles, communities (the oldest being 38 years), ‘clubs’ passionate about permaculture and local initiatives. Much of the U.S. and Australia but in almost all Western European countries other part (that do not hear) in third world countries in Africa and Asia. Latin America do not know much, but I heard a few large projects there ” , concluded Iosefciuc Iuliu from Campulung la Tisa, from Maramures County.
—————————–

Now I will advise you to get a wonderful book to read this summer.

There’s nothing like finding a gripping novel to read on vacation. You know the kind of book that you just can’t put down, or you can’t wait to get back to? Well, a new book, Journey Into the Flame, by T.R. Williams, is one of those books.

Journey Into the Flame is a spiritual adventure full of suspense and mystery; much like The Da Vinci Code, but set in the future. While fictional, within its pages spiritual truths are revealed that have been kept within the walls of secret societies for centuries. Because the author of Journey Into the Flame has spent many years on a personal journey seeking the truth of life, he has cleverly woven his advanced knowledge of secret wisdom into a thrilling, fast-moving story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

As you turn its pages and become engulfed in its mystical story, you will find yourself asking: “Is this true, or is this fiction?”

Journey Into the Flame is the first part of a trilogy, so there’s more gripping adventure to come! You can pick up a copy now at any good book store or on Amazon.

Happy vacation reading!

 

LEARNING HOW TO STABILIZE YOUR SYSTEM: Don t Loose The LESSON: How To Survive a Disaster in Los Angeles, Counseling

4/23/14

What I Have Learned in the HAM Programs, the High Gain Project, and the Alcoholics Anonymous Experience

By Dr OLGA ANDREI

Drs LAZIN & WILKIE
Team teaching the UCLA SUMMER SESSION

In this essay I compare four approaches to recovering from alcoholism, approaches that I have been living, and highlight what each seeks to accomplish: The first is the Hospital experience, the second is the Morgue experience, the third is the High Gain Project, and the fourth takes up the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

I have learned from all of them on how alcoholism must be viewed from all of these vantage points, as we all seek to find a solution to the terrible societal problems caused by the excessive use of alcohol and other drugs.

Personally, I have learned how to implement my decision (made during my Metro Court date January 22, 2014) to stop drinking.
Fortunately I was sentenced to become seriously involved in the four programs above, and sine that date, I have not had even one drop of alcohol. Sadly, some in AA state that it is ok to drink but not to exceed one drink. But I argue that even a thimble full of alcohol can start a drinking binge, a fact which I have had seen in my own case.

What I learned from the Hospital experience was excellent, as we were exposed to brain biochemistry and such neuro-transmitters as Glutamine and Gaba. These two major neurotransmitters are greatly affected by even a small amount alcohol,, Creatimg an over-abundance of Gaba will slow our motor abilities, too often leading to horrific consequences– Dr. Troy, aptly demonstrated how neurotransmitters are linked to alcohol and drugs usage.

The second Program, the Morgue, at first I thought it was highly objectionable because of the way corpses were handled and treated, blood was spilled at my feet. The smell was overwhelming and I was in complete shock for two days after viewing the scene at the Morgue. I now realize that I was privileged to be able to see the reality of the autopsy and to have the forensic actually introduce me to the idea of Glutamine and Gaba balance.

At the Hospital Program, Dr. Troy followed up in depth on the electro-chemical system in the human body. He also analyezd the physical consequences of the speeding automotive impact if seae belts are not used for safety.

In the High Gain Project I attend every week group and private meetings with Sarah Wisdom (who is highly disciplined, and suggests substitution of activities and talks on major topics in our lives, such as (a) the why of drinking and (b) how to change that dynamic by substitute useful activiites to improve society. I especially appreciated Dennis Kenmore’s interesting explanation on how power and control drives us to do the wrong things in life, especially when we should DRIVE Sober, and have a meaningful life. The High Gain Project is a “boot camp” that helps us acknowledge the damages of drugs and alcohol in the human body. He supplements his lectures with interactive discussions and media.

The 100 + Alcoholic Anonymous meetings creates what I call “a non-alcoholic social group” where all addicts share their experiences in trying to stay sober. The AA people are in a sense wrong to encourage any consumption of alcohol at all. They are teaching us that we are forever alcoholics. I personally consider myself an alcoholic in long-term recovery, which is not the same idea that the fellowship is articulating.

In these programs I have learned how to be responsible for my actions, be of service and be dependable. I also have a daily blog on the national Movement against alcohol and drugs on http://olgalazin.wordpress.com a Blog dedicated to eradicate this societal problem.

In Conclusion, drawing from these four vantage points, I can clearly see a fifth path, or approach, based on preventive nutrition.
Rationality does not exist for the alcoholic because even one thimble of alcoholic drink can twist the alcoholic’s brain. No program alone can solve this problem, but if the fifth approach were expanded by Dr. Troy that further help us solve this long-term mental-health disease. It is my considered opinion that alcohol is a dangerous chemical neurotransmitter that should be banned.

The The Hospital Program (with expanded focus on nutrition to help prevent cravings, the Morgue Program, the High Gain Program, and the AA meetings should be introduced to youth before they drive, not only after they drive drunk and effectively “ruin their life.”

Dr Olga Andrei

Signature Dr LAZIN S OFFICIAL WEBPAGE

Drs LAZIN & WILKIE
Team teaching the UCLA SUMMER SESSION

 

Or e-mail: olazin@ucla.edu