Newsletter 51

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2020 – week 51

The weekly interactive newsletter sent out by Plukrijp to its members50

For people living NOW the school of life

For YOU to send all your good news to

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

Plukrijp, YOUR open permaculture garden
The updated list of vegetables & fruit that can be harvested this week is available now on our website under the heading “Current Harvest” :
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.
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.
This week @ Plukrijp
We did:

Scratch in the ripe compost cover on our free beds so we can start seeding&planting immediately when days grow longer again. Of course the risk&probability of cold weather is there. But mixing topsoil superficially with ripe compost covers&encourages soil life while keeping any weed germination down. In our No Nonsense Plukrijp permaculture gardening techniques feeding the soil precedes by far any other activity because a dynamic soil life makes so many difficult aspects of gardening&agriculture superfluous. Weeds, pests, sicknesses, all fade away where our super-dynamic plants manifest themselves. The need for water for germination, growing&ripening diminishes. This is what we call real BIODYNAMICS.


Turn in the scrap iron collected this year. Little money, yes, but space for useful stuff. Is it not significant that as the global production economy collapses because of lack of possibility of profit for the big players, the absurd transport of scrap iron to China (whole merchant fleet&nearly new cruise paradises) reaches top levels. Transporting plastic waste to China has stopped, finally. Now what will our wasteful western economy do with the billions of tons of plastic pollution ? In the no-time-to-waste Plukrijp economy we count every item we can re-use or recycle as a victory.


Harvest the last lines of carrots&covered with extra compost. After the disastrous drought this summer&autumn we let this field do what it wanted&lo&behold, the carrots thrived on the little rain we got in November&December. A lesson for 2021 ? We will seed still earlier&later&let harvests “sit” on the field while they wait for rain. The taste&vitamin content of these sugar bombs of course goes up. Our client-harvesters by far prefer our real veggies to the watery, unripe-but-beautiful stuff available in shops&supermarkets. Are we building the future new clientele for a higher quality level ?


Place a 10.000l water cistern at Hei so we can give a little water in the worst moments of the clearly recurring droughts. Our neighbor Steve agreed to hang a gutter on his garage&let us connect it. We hope to construct a roof over our reserve big-bag place that can also collect some of the scarce waterfall. For 40 years this field was cultivated WITHOUT us adding WATER, in the Hopi tradition of dry farming. But the last 2 years the trees that used to provide shade&dew&recirculating humidity have sucked up the water deep in the soil, trying to survive. Bringing lots of compost&growing winter green cover crops no-dig was not sufficient to make the record harvests of onions, strawberries&celery we used to get return.

We shared/watched:

A visit by the pioneers of “Welenhoeck”, restarting this place full of potential (


The documentaries “Ring of Power” and “The Systems View of Life”.


The quality movies “O brother where art thou”, “Bagdad Cafe” and “Powaqqatsi”.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

O Brother Where Art Thou Movie Trailer

Earth Talk: Fritjof Capra – The Systems View of Life


A talk given at Schumacher College (UK), Dartington on May 7th 2014.


The great challenge of our time is to build and nurture sustainable communities, designed in such a manner that their ways of life, physical structures, and technologies do not interfere with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life. To do so, requires a new ecological understanding of life, as well as a new kind of “systemic” thinking.


In this lecture, Fritjof Capra describes that such a new understanding of life in terms of complexity, networks, and patterns of organization, has recently emerged at the forefront of science. He will emphasize, in particular, the new conception of the nature of mind and consciousness, which is one of the most radical philosophical implications of the systemic understanding of life; and the urgency of this new understanding for dealing with our global ecological crisis and protecting the continuation and flourishing of life on Earth.


Fritjof Capra was speaking as part of his short course running at Schumacher College.

Bagdad Cafe Official Trailer – Jack Palance Movie (1987)

Ring of Power – 2008, Mystery – 300 min

Although geographically separate, the city-states of London, the Vatican, and the District of Colombia are one interlocking empire called Empire of The City. The flag of Washington’s District of Colombia has three red stars, one for each city-state in the three city empire.

This Corporate Empire of three city-states controls the world economically through London’s inner-city, militarily through the District of Colombia, and spiritually through the Vatican. From the mystery religions of ancient Egypt to the Zionist role in 9/11, Ring Of Power unrevises 4000 years of revisionist human history with never – before – seen revelations.

Ring Of Power puzzles together the pieces of a giant puzzle into one BIG PICTURE documentary series. ABOUT THE PRODUCER: The Producer is an experienced, award winning documentary filmmaker who, as a child, learned that her father was a member of the secretive cult of Freemasonry.

She recalls many arguments between her parents over her father’s secret meetings and the exclusion of women from the brotherhood. The Masonic ring that her father wore had been passed down from father to son over the generations.

When she asked her father about the meaning of the letter “G” and the compass and square on his ring, she got no response. As an adult, she decided to investigate. That investigation grew into four years of intensive research into the identity and history of the diabolical globalists who she calls the “Ring Of Power”. Their goal is one World Empire and one world ruler.


Powaqqatsi – Trailer


Powaqqatsi (or Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation) is a 1988 American documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio and the sequel to Reggio’s experimental 1982 film, Koyaanisqatsi. It is the second film in the Qatsi trilogy.


Powaqqatsi is a Hopi neologism coined by Reggio meaning “parasitic way of life” or “life in transition”. While Koyaanisqatsi focused on modern life in industrial countries, Powaqqatsi, which similarly has no dialogue, focuses more on the conflict in Third World countries between traditional ways of life and the new ways of life introduced with industrialization.[3] As with Koyaanisqatsi and the third and final part of the ‘Qatsi’ trilogy, Naqoyqatsi, the film is strongly related to its soundtrack, written by Philip Glass.

Inspiring Link

Inspiring Book


No number has ever done it for us. Not a thousand, ten thousand, a hundred thousand. Even millions don’t do it, and so every single year we pay our legislators to come up with more.

But no matter how many prohibitions we come up with, they never do the trick, because no prohibited behavior has ever been eliminated by passing a law against it.

Every time someone is sent to prison or executed, this is said to be “sending a message” to miscreants, but for some strange reason the message never arrives, year after year, generation after generation, century after century.

Naturally, we consider this to be a very advanced system.”

― Daniel Quinn, If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways.


Critical thinking without hope is cynicism.

Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.

– Tich Nhat Hahn

Humor (?)

Interesting starting point for community

Our dream is to create a collective, intergenerational, educational, artistic micro-hamlet … respecting Nature, humans, animals, … and to launch a diversified agricultural activity, of the non-mechanized peasantry type.


It will be an abundant place: love, joy, production of fruits, vegetables, honey, flowers, eggs, processed products, medicinal plants, herbal teas, workshops, training,. …


We will manage our place with the principles of permaculture, biodynamics and agro-ecology. All these techniques go in the direction of respect for Nature, it is to seek to work with nature and no longer against it. We would like to produce  a wide range of different products and services in order to strive as much as possible towards the autonomy of the place, the village and its surroundings.


We would like above all to engage in a process of personal development, spiritual, of human permaculture. Many of us having already had collective experiences we realize how important it is to take care  of oneself above all.


In order to be in Harmony with Self, with our needs, our desires, our expectations, in order to be in harmony in our collective relationships in order to be able to build a new world afterwards. We therefore wish to “work” a lot on ourselves as a collective because  we think it’s stronger as a process. We wish to organize workshops, ceremonies, rituals, therapies, constellations, .. all together


We also want this place to be a place of experimentation, self-learning for young, old and even older (collective care for elders and children) rediscover a tribal spirit where everyone has their place, their importance in the community. I am enclosing two mind mappings of our vision, knowing that this is the beginning and that everything will be adapted according to the group that will be formed.


We are therefore on a farm in the province of Liège, near Anthisnes in the middle of the forest. There is 1000 square meters of building and more or less 3 / 4hectares of meadow. We planted an orchard, trunks for basketry, berries, ..


Currently we are three people to live on the place but we think we can accommodate ten family entities. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested and or to share the info.


Thanks to everyone I wish you a wonderful day filled with joy, love and peace And good road to all, let’s stay in peace and love


One Love

R.D. Laing – Psychiatry Knot (Anti-Psychiatry)

There must be something the matter with him

because he would not be acting as he does

unless there was.

Therefore he is acting as he is

because there is something the matter with him


He does not think there is anything the matter with him


one of the things

that is the matter with him

is that he does not think there is anything

the matter with him.


we have to help him realize that,

the fact that he does not think there is anything

the matter with him

is one of the things that is

the matter with him.


There is something the matter with him

because he thinks

there must be something the matter with us

for trying to help him see

that there must be something the matter with him

to think there must be something the matter with us

for trying to help him see that

we are helping him

to see that

we are not persecuting him

by helping him

to see we are not persecuting him

by helping him

to see that

he is refusing to see

to see that there is something the matter with


for not seeing there is something the matter

with him

for not being grateful to us

for at least trying to help him

to see that there is something the matter with


for not seeing that there must something the

matter with him

for not seeing that there must something the

matter with him

for not seeing that there is something the matter

with him

for not seeing that there is something the matter

with him

for not being grateful

that we never tried to make him

feel grateful

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