Plukrijp Newsletter – 2022 week 10 vzw – Zetel: Trommelstraat 24 – B 2223 Schriek
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2022 – week 10

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:

We moved the chickens back to their old home (the chicken coop) by connecting the two homes with metal netting & guiding them peacefully with corn. Cooperating with animals is a rewarding part of any sustainable system.

To prepare the coop for the chickens, we made a new door, fixed the metal fencing already in place, replaced the stone pathway leading up to it, prepared their roosting & nesting spots (with ladders & comfy boxes), spread straw all around, & blocked any holes where they could escape from.

After moving the chickens, we observe the soil they left behind and see they gifted us with fertility. We accommodate its integration into the system by turning over the soil & scratching it in.

We put wood chips in the alleys to enrich the mushroom network underground & absorb more water.

We flooded the glasshouse & closed tunnels 2 & 3 to give life to the seeds waiting to germinate. We are careful to observe the temperature & its evolution to avoid water freezing in the pumps & pipes.

We covered the hops on the side of open tunnel 3 with nylon, straw, wood chips, & pots with compost so that the hops can die back before it gets to unmanageable & to create beauty by planting flower bulbs in the pots.


We continue to observe & hunt rats. They catch on to our ways of dealing with them, using cause & effect as their guiding principle. We adapt our techniques & are patient.

We scratched & rolled the Hei.

We weeded the open tunnels.

We seeded beans in closed tunnel 2 & 3.

We seeded peas in open tunnel 4 & 5.

We planted garlic & onion in the food forest.

We fixed pallets for Biofresh, sustaining a harmonious cooperation between human beings.

Carlos fixed & strengthened the closing mechanism for the garage door.

We repaired the holes present in the bags we received the wood chips in, so that we may give them back, etc. We take care to respect materials & tools. As they serve us, so should we serve them, especially in a feedback loop!

Jojo cleaned up the drying workshop, preparing a new season of preserving the smells, tastes, beauty, & medicinal properties of the plants growing around the farm. We observe that we were able to conserve the dried plants, but not to share them, so we evaluate & look for ways to create external value.

Interesting Movies & Documentaries

The World According to Garp


An adaptation of the John Irving best-selling novel, The World According To Garp is the story of a cute bastard who grows up in a world rocked by feminism.

As for Garp, his story is that of Jenny’s bastard son, three words that carry huge rewards and penalties. Thanks to his mother, Garp has no choice but to see the world through the newly enlightened eyes of men who will need to thrive alongside empowered women. Garp becomes the prototype, faults and all, for the men of the baby boom generation charting a course through a world where women are suddenly leaders rather than followers in social change.

The Cider House Rules


The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It was written by John Irving and is based on his 1985 novel of the same name. Its story follows Homer Wells, who lives in a World War II–era Maine orphanage run by a doctor who trained him, and his journey after leaving the orphanage.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)


The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic, philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde released in 1890. It is about a young, handsome man who, after getting his own painting, wishes that he doesn’t get old, but the painting does. And he does get exactly that which leads to torment and self-destruction. It’s a great story which is relatable to this day and age which made the movie very timeless and one of the most modern of its century.

The Door in the Floor (2004)


from the acclaimed novel “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving

Summoning the recluse

China’s young people who trade parties for peace at a mountainside hermitage

The pull to withdraw into the natural world for its beauty and simplicity is a centuries-old undercurrent of Chinese society – and in the age of steady urbanisation, social media, mass commerce and, in general, breakneck-paced change, it’s no surprise that it persists today.

An Inuit artist reflects on the mysteries of artistic inspiration

Perhaps the most widely celebrated Inuit artist of her time, Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) was born into a nomadic life in Canada’s far northeast, travelling by dogsled between camps with the seasons. Her artistic skills evolved from embroideries she worked on as a child. Back then, she surely couldn’t have imagined that the fantastical animals of her imagination would come to be seen as masterpieces by the ‘people from the south’ (or ‘Qallunaat’), or that she would travel alongside her work as it was displayed and celebrated around the world.

Franz Boas:The Shackles of Tradition

Edward Dowd on Future Recession, Shocking Findings in the CDC Covid Data and Democide

Fresh off a 7-day suspension from Twitter, BlackRock Whistleblower, Ed Dowd is back, with a horrifying report on Steve Bannon’s War Room.

Ed enlisted the help of an insurance industry expert to parse out the CDC Excess Deaths data. He says, “We were looking for other things but what we found was pretty shocking…He broke it down by age and he created a baselines for each age group to come up with excess mortality.

And the money chart is really Chart 4, which shows that the Millennial age group, 25 to 44 experienced an 84% increase in excess mortality into the fall. It’s the worst-ever excess mortality, I think, in history.

Millennials actually saw the highest increase in excess deaths of any other age group, due to the mandates imposed upon them, in order to keep their jobs – 7 times higher than the Silent Generation, (those aged 85+).

Inspiring Links

Pentagon Funded Bioweapons Labs in the Ukraine

In Georgia, leaked documents show that the US Embassy has been transporting deadly pathogens and human blood as diplomatic cargo, in a scheme where private US contractors working for three different US biolabs have been given diplomatic immunity to do so.

Ukraine – Four videos for perspective

We’re strung together four videos that address Ukraine starting with some advice given seven years ago in 2015.

Keeping the war going forever

US won’t let Ukraine negotiate – Total media blackout

The leader of Ukraine announced he wants to talk with Russia and is willing to drop the idea of joining NATO.

Guess what the power elite and their news media handmaidens are doing with this information?

You’ve Been LIED To About Why Ukraine War Began

How did a US-backed, far right–led revolution in Ukraine help bring us to the situation we find ourselves in today with regard to the Russian invasion?

A taste of the world after 2021

This Is What LONDON Looks Like (RIGHT NOW!). The end of consumerism&tourism&so much more nonsense

Murder most foul

The “scientist” who lied hundreds of thousands of people to death. The curtain pulled back on how it happened.

Inspiring Books

Laugh as a family, why not? Laugh at what we don’t usually laugh at, with joy. But laughing at this area that more often sows dread than hilarity: our unconscious? This is the bet that Christiane Olivier dares with this singular book.

Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America’s Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son.


A zen story:

The Warrior said, “I define myself in opposition and therefore when there is nothing to oppose I am nothing.”

Then the Warrior disintegrated into sand, and the sand blew four ways to the wind, spreading into nothingness.

Inspiring Texts

How To Navigate This Time Of Transition And The Birth Of A New Era

By Bernhard Guenther, March 9, 2022


We are in a Time of Transition

An Alchemical Process of Inner and Outer Purification

The Descent of the Supramental Consciousness

We’re In For A Wild Ride, And It Has Barely Begun

Do You Really Want To Awaken?

Wisdom from long ago

  1. Don’t let your education make you arrogant. Be humble when you talk to someone and assume they might have something to teach you, regardless of whether they’re more or less educated than you.

  2. If you get into an argument with someone older and wiser, don’t get angry. Keep your hands by your side and don’t speak aggressively or disagree. If they talk to you as if you were ignorant, your humility will change their mind.

  3. If you get into an argument with one of your peers, don’t stay silent if he says something you disagree with.

  4. If you get into an argument with someone less well-off or less wise, leave it alone. It would be a shame to confuse someone just because you wanted to vent the anger you feel in your heart.

  5. If you’re a leader, lead by example. You should trust in Truth, the law, and the wisdom passed on from father to son. By doing so, your own conduct will be good, and you’ll set a good example for others.

  6. Don’t rule by fear. If you cause others to be afraid, you yourself will become fearful.

  7. If you’re the guest of a good person, take whatever food they offer you, don’t stare at them, don’t start discussing a topic unless they initiate it, answer them when they ask you a question, and move as your soul guides you.

  8. If you’re asked to relay a message between two people, convey the message exactly, without distorting the truth or mixing in your own feelings.

  9. If you’ve ploughed a field, gather your harvest and be content with it. Don’t look to your neighbour’s table. Whether you had a bad harvest or whether you haven’t been able to have kids, you shouldn’t assume others have better lives than you, and you shouldn’t be envious of them.

  10. If you’re not doing well, find someone who is and work for them. Good things come to those who seek them out, but those who passively wait for good things to happen to them will not be rewarded.

  11. Follow your heart, and don’t work more than you need to. It’s important to give time to following your heart every day, after you’ve finished working. It keeps your soul at ease and allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

  12. You should have children if you can. Reward them if they behave, and discipline them if they don’t. Protect them from bad influences so that they don’t lose their bearings in life.

  13. If you work in an organisation, finish your tasks and don’t be late or absent. Organisations function according to rules, plans, and methods.

  14. If you’re with other people, make sure that love is the only desire of your heart which you act on. People will love you for it. If instead, when you’re with others, your heart obeys what your belly desires, you’ll become hated by other people.

  15. If you’re talking to your boss, report your actions without hiding anything.

  16. If you’re a leader, make sure your rules are followed, keep a long-term view, and don’t accept too many favours or people will become excessively servile with you.

  17. If you’re a leader, listen carefully to those who come to you with humble and earnest pleas for help. Set your intention to help them, and make sure they feel free to speak their mind.

  18. If you want to keep good relationships, whether it’s family or friends, beware of consorting with women. It’s easy to be tempted, and you could very well ruin your life in exchange for a quick pleasure, as short as a dream. It’s evil to disregard all laws and live only by gratifying your desires.

  19. If you want to be a good person, beware of envy. It’s like a serious mental illness. Envy can pit family members against each other and husbands against wives. Envy attracts all other evils to itself, it’s like a rope that fastens many wicked strands together.

  20. Don’t covet your neighbour’s property. If you do, you’ll feel empty when you’re around them and you won’t have anything persuasive to say to them. One regrets even a little covetousness when he cools down.

  21. Provide for your house and love your wife who’s in your arms. Make sure she’s adequately fed and clothed. Make her happy. Be gentle with her, not harsh. If she indicates to you in any way that she wants something, give it to her. That’s how you’ll keep her in your house.

  22. If you have servants, share what you have with them. Be generous with them. Peace never reigns in a place where the servants are not happy.

  23. Don’t listen to or repeat things which are said in anger. If someone repeats such a thing to you, it’s better to look at the ground and not talk about it.

  24. To be silent is better than to say too much.

  25. If you’re in a position of power, be knowledgeable and gentle. Speak with authority and don’t pretend to be humble or you’ll make mistakes. Don’t raise your own feelings about things to too high a rank, or they’ll be brought down to size. Don’t be silent, but beware of interrupting people and getting into heated discussions. If you work all day, you won’t have a happy moment. If you play all day, you won’t provide for your house. Balance, therefore, your aim.

  26. Don’t get in the way of a good person who’s busy, and don’t pile on to someone who’s already burdened.

  27. If you give advice, make sure it benefits the person you’re giving advice to and makes them popular with others.

  28. If you’re asked to resolve a conflict between two people, don’t favour one side, and be exact in your judgments.

  29. If someone wrongs you and then is silent about it, forgive them and forget about it. Don’t remind them of it, either.

  30. If you move up in life, and go from rags to riches, don’t hoard your riches. Remember that you’ve received a gift, and that you won’t be the last person this happens to.

  31. Keep your boss happy and don’t argue with them, because your livelihood depends on your boss.

  32. Exercise continence.

  33. If you want to find out the true nature of someone, don’t ask their friends, but spend time with them alone, so that you don’t mess up their affairs. Debate them, let them tell you their story, and tell them yours.

  34. Let your face be bright as long as you are alive, by doing good deeds. Food should be shared. He that doesn’t share food will himself go hungry, and he that causes problems for others will also create trouble for himself.

  35. Maintain a good reputation. One day, when you’re in trouble, your good repute will turn out to be your saving grace.

  36. If you’re going to correct people and instruct them, make sure you do it right. Someone who opposes others unnecessarily will create unnecessary conflict.

  37. If you ruin a woman’s reputation, be kind to her, don’t send her away, and give her food if she needs it.

  38. Obeying your parents is key. If you obey noble rules, you’ll be a good listener and a good speaker, you’ll create good-will with people, and you’ll learn from the experiences of others.

  39. Pay careful attention to the rules. If you pay attention and understand them, you’ll stick to them, but if you’re careless and foolish about rules, you won’t follow them and you’ll be crushed.

  40. The person who disobeys all rules, does nothing useful. He considers knowledge to be the same as ignorance, and beneficial things to be the same as harmful ones. He constantly makes mistakes and so he gets told off all the time. He’s eventually shunned by society, because of his sorry state of affairs.

  41. A son who knows how to listen is good, like a Follower of Horus. He grows old and earns the respect of others, then he passes on the things he learned from his father to his own sons and daughters. Children listen to their parents and learn from them, so make sure that what you say to your children implants true and just things in their lives. Be careful what you say and be exact in your speech.

  42. Let your heart freely overflow, but control your speech. Apply your heart to saying such things that when people listen to you, they say “what excellent thing is that which just came out of this guy’s mouth!”

  43. Do as your lord commands. What is asked of you is far less than what is done for you.

  44. Ptahhotep comments about his own rules: that their basic pattern will be applicable for all time, and that whoever listens to them will find success, good fortune, and contentedness.

Inspiring Music

Inspiring Image

Shadow sculpture (1997) by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Humor (?)

For women’s day: MAN SCRIPTS

How to Never Get In Trouble With Her Again

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