Newsletter 2021 Week 2

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2021 – week 2

Upside down = instead of announcing what we plan to do
(& most often find out we do not need to do), we relate what we really did

Building communities of trust is fundamental
to healing our collective wound.
At Plukrijp, we offer spaces of transparency and solidarity.
The community allows people to encounter each other
in truth and so develop trust.
We do the garden for YOU
Plukrijp functions on your frequent visits & harvests. Take along for friends & neighbours, this way we recreate real networks between us all, breaking down the illusory restrictions that now still separate many of us from our fellow man = UBUNTU.
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” :
This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

First real week of 2021 with a continuation of mild, dry weather. Having broken all meteorological records in 2020, are we on our way to a still more extreme climate change for 2021 ? We are still 1-2m of rainfall short to catch up with what was lost during 5 years of heat an drought.


We did:


Repair our stock of “big bags” with needle & thread. Since wood is our fuel in winter, we have to stock big amounts of it during the other seasons. We use trolleys & big bags a lot when we are breaking/cutting pallets & other sources of firewood.


Steven brought us stuff to fill up the future stocking place at Hei & to level the road there. Good winter work, digging it, warms our muscles next week.


We went through our carrot harvest. Due to the summer drought they are not big, but delicious. Let us hope that 2021 will bring more & more evenly spread rainfall. Extreme heat we can manage on condition we can start with REAL spring weather to cover the soil with growing plants. The technique of keeping mustards & other green covers over winter into spring also works well. We were able to bring the right amounts of our quality compost and scratch them in where possible and the little rain that fell soaked into the top 15-25cm of aerobic humus, so we are ready for a new seeding/planting season. If the winter frosts do not damage the many spontaneous seedlings that came up in the closed tunnels during Indian summer, we also can start with celery, chives, dill, salads, endives, mustards & so many more young plants. Can anyone please tell us when & IF winter will come ? &How cold/snowy/long it will be ? Living in Schriek while expecting a Casablanca climate confronts the gardener wanting to plan seeding/planting with deep design questions. Frank’s experience in improvisation sure comes in handy.

We shared/watched:

We shared beautiful evenings of reading with a beautiful background music. We appreciate more and more the richness of our library. Our readings help us to better understand the world in which we live, to better understand ourselves and therefore to live better in conscience and in confidence. Knowledge is a good remedy for fear.

For the movies and documentaries: see below! We highly recommend the documentary on the life of David Icke
Interesting Movies & Documentaries

Renegade: The Life Story of David Icke


The first authorized documentary exploring the life of the famed conspiracy theorist David Icke, the “mad man” who has been proved right again and again.

David Icke has been warning for nearly 30 years of a coming global Orwellian state in which a tiny few would enslave humanity through control of finance, government, media, and a military-police Gestapo overseeing 24/7 surveillance of a microchipped population. He has said that “physical” reality is an illusion, and what we think is the “world” is a holographic simulation or “Matrix” created by a non-human force to entrap human perception in ongoing servitude.

They called him “crazy,” “insane,” a “lunatic,” and he was subjected to decades of ridicule, dismissal, and abuse. Oh, but how things have changed! Today his books are read all over the world and his speaking events are watched by thousands on every continent. Why? Because what he has been so derided for saying is now happening in world events and even mainstream scientists are concluding that reality is indeed a simulation.

Featuring: David Icke, Alice Walker, Ivan Pernar

After taking the “a myth of our time” online course last week, we were able to appreciate the depth of this trilogy.

One regret: too many battle scenes.

Jungle Mystery: Lost Kingdoms of the Amazon

Archaeologist and explorer Ella al-Shamahi heads for South America, in search of legendary cities and civilisations.

Inspiring Links

China’s Effort to Transform Deserts into Farmlands


All Things Chinese

I think what we really love is not of being “perfect in its imperfection” but the brutal honesty.


The trademark of political correctness is being dishonest to social reality. It’s a dangerous new age cult movement, designed to dictate how people should think, speak and act just like what church did in the dark ages.


Many journalists with low IQ but high self-esteem (as cult followers normally have exhibited) are the missionaries spreading the nuisance around the globe. They are the agents of the brain virus.


Art World

Archaeologists Just Discovered Tens of Thousands of Ultra-Realistic Ancient Rock Paintings in the Colombian Amazon

Inspiring Books

Extract on the “I create my own life” fallacy

Our difficulty in being present comes principally from the fact that WE DO NOT ACCEPT REALITY AS IT IS because we see neither its beauty nor its depth.

We wrongly imagine that life as we re-orchestrate it is more worthy of being lived.

Hence we LOSE CONSIDERABLE ENERGY wanting to transform reality so that it corresponds to our plans, ideals and beliefs.

Unfortunately reality is not made to conform to our desires.

Thus do we lose a lot of time in this absurd occupation.

This is the chief difficulty in living a more freely flowing, fluid life, one in which REALITY IS NO LOGER FROZEN BY THE MIND.

Every time we intervene in an attempt to cut off a sensation or an emotion that does not correspond to our desires, we paralyze, we block the natural flow of life.

Let’s take an example:

We meet someone whom we are attracted to.

From the first moments, our mind will set itself in motion, get itself going, and we will form a strategy, a plan, expectations, hopes.

Fears will immediately come into play.

The fear of being wronged or deceived, of being abandoned, will surge up very quickly.

We have not yet had the time to develop any real intimacy with the person and yet already our whole system has been put in a position of overabundance and failure.

The whole energy arena of encounter is already a MINEFIELD of strategies, which are all the more disconcertingly surprising and distracting because there are two of us elaborating them.

It can be said that this whole conceptual structure will minimize our chances of a TRUE MEETING, of a TRUE CONNECTION.

People are born princes and princesses,

until their parents turn them into FROGS”


– Eric Berne


Comment Frank:


Nowadays many children are not even raised by parents any more. Day care centers replacing home & family, kindergarten horizontal peer-group pressure & memory-oriented (often boring & clearly useless) schooling are the torture instruments used to reduce the

geniuses of today to helpless solipsist psychopaths.


How would we need to call children whose parents did scarcely notice their presence, so busy were they warding off financial problems or getting ahead socially ? Toads ?


Are they all awaiting being kissed by the prince ? Hence the couple-obsession they struggle with ?


Children as luggage ? As an excuse to stop living ?

Inspiring Song
Jacques Brel La Bastille French & English Subtitles


My friend who believes that everything must change, do you think you have the right to go and kill the bourgeois?
If you still believe that we have to go down In the streets to rise to power
If you still believe in the dream of the Great Evening and that our enemies, we must go and hang them

Tell yourself now, even if he is sincere, no dream ever deserves a war
We destroyed the Bastille and that didn’t help
We destroyed the Bastille when we had to love each other

My friend who believes that nothing should change
Do you think you have the right to live and think like a bourgeois
If you still believe that we must defend happiness acquired at the cost of other’s happiness
If you still think it’s because they’re afraid that people greet you rather than hang you

My friend, I believe that everything can be fine
Without cries, without fear
, even without insulting the bourgeois
The future depends on revolutionaries
But does not care about the little rebels
The future does not want fire, blood, or war
Don’t be one of those who will give them to us

Let’s hurry to hope
Let’s walk into the following day
Hold out a hand that is not closed
We destroyed the Bastille and that didn’t help
We destroyed the Bastille
Couldn’t we love each other?

Inspiring Images

No social distancing for planets ?



give us courage to change what must be altered,

serenity to accept what cannot be helped,

and the insight to know the one from the other.

– Reinhold Niebuhr –

Humor (?)
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