Plukrijp Newsletter – 2023 week 14

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Upside-down the good newsletter

2023 – week  14

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

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:

With the first sunny days, Plukrijp was honored to receive the help of two additional volunteers this week. This allowed us to do more work than we had planned. A big thank-you Anouk & Elly Lisa!

We raked the low long beds at Hei and seeded them with parsnip and carrots (with radish as markers).

In open tunnel 5, we weeded and scratched the left side and the center bed. We did the same in the center bed of open tunnel 4. This way we gave the chickens lots of vitamin-filled weeds to keep them healthy and happy.

We weeded and scratched also the right side of open tunnel 1.

We finished the weeding of the Elephant garlic in between open tunnel 4 & 5.

We removed the spontaneous cereals and weeds between closed tunnel 3 and open tunnel 4 and scratched.

Because we didn’t have enough wood chips to cover the entire length between closed tunnel 1 & 2 , we finished the line with straw.

In the greenhouse, Bram repaired the seedling chamber which allowed us to sow courgettes there. Thanks Bram! We scratched between the salad, coriander and mustard on the left side. Because the spinach we seeded before didn’t come up, we reseeded and scratched it in. We keep watering the seedlings.

We observe that the herding of the ducks in the Food Forest into their coop at night becomes easier with time and trust. Instead of chasing them into the coop and then feed them, we are now able to come with the food and they follow us into the coop calmly and smoothly. Can we learn from these creatures that with compassionate consistency, we create a bond of trust as opposed to one of fear?

A regular from Plukrijp offered us her garden house for the children. Bram and Tom have gone to dismantle it and it is waiting to find its place in the garden. Big thank you Anja for this wonderful gift!

Jojo made a specialty from South Africa: rusks. This is a classic very dry bakery that was taken on long journeys. These delicious biscuits are usually accompanied by a rooibos tea. Thanks Jojo!

Inspiring Movie

The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

From award-winning documentary filmmaker, Stacy Peralta comes Patagonia’s The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez, a film that lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes. While “Mr. Pipeline” is famously known for his calm demeanor in the tube, Gerry built his early career on cutthroat, aggressive surfing. Gerry is as radical as he is Zen; he transcends categorization. He’s one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time, an entrepreneur, a family man, a movie star, and a lifelong yogi who brought surfing to new frontiers. His influence on modern surfing is immeasurable, and his story is being told in full for the first time.

Inspiring Videos


How Rabbits and Eggs Came to Symbolize New Life

Easter is one of the most misunderstood and varied holidays celebrated today. How did a story of resurrection become associated with rabbits and chocolate eggs? The pagan origins of these ancient traditions may surprise you!

This is Ancient Origins, and today we’ll be exploring the surprising origins of the Easter celebration.

How Plants Cool the Planet

One function of water is as a vehicle of heat transport, part of the physiology of this living planet. Please watch this brand new animated video about how plants influence local and global temperatures through the movement of water.

This video, along with companion pieces on the biotic pump and hydrology, comes from an emerging understanding among many environmentalists that we have made a scientific, strategic, rhetorical, and political error by reducing the ecological crisis to climate, and the climate crisis to carbon. Earth is best understood as a living being with a complex physiology, whose health depends on the health of her constituent organs.

Inspiring Link

How to forgive yourself

by Nathaniel Wade & Marilyn Cornish

Finding it hard to move past a hurtful mistake? With these steps toward repair and renewal, you can do and feel better

Inspiring Book

What is the soul, and how do we come to know it? What is its journey in life, and what stages and obstacles are encountered along the way? These questions are explored here in detail according to the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that combines systematic inquiry into personal experience, the practice of traditional spiritual methods, and the application of modern psychological research. The Inner Journey Home is the centerpiece of the Diamond Approach literature, providing a complete overview of the teaching with references to the author’s other books for more details on certain topics.


You can cut all the flowers
but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
– Pablo Neruda


Forgiveness is the only way to neutralize judgment

When you say: “I forgive you for not believing in me”. No, you don’t!

Say instead:

I forgive myself for judging myself as not being who I need to be”

When you say: “I forgive my father for leaving me”. No you don’t!

Say instead:

I forgive myself for believing my father needed to stay in order for me to be happy.”

This is a total different energy.

Iyanla Vanzant

Inspiring Text

‘The Woman who has Herself’

When a woman has herself

you can enter or leave her life

you can flatter or judge her

and she, she will receive or say goodbye to you kindly

and she will thank you and understand your shadows

because she already knows hers.

You probably won’t tolerate it and at the same time

you want to own it and you will end up walking away

from her if you don’t have the courage to respect her.

When a woman has herself

the Universe Dances at her feet, and She rises.

She becomes compassionate.

She chooses.

She is aware.

She gives and receives Love.

It is easy to recognize it.

The woman who has herself

she smiles in the sun as in the storm.

She celebrates life and understands death.

She lives and dances the processes.

She doesn’t have a hue, she’s a rainbow.

–Maria Harchanan Kaur

Art | Emily Balivet

Inspiring Music

Keith Jarrett – Radiance

Jazz music is rightly understood to have deep roots in the Blues and Gospel tradition. But slowly we are coming to understand the role of Hinduism in the music of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, the role of Islam among musicians such as Art Blakey and McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie’s own Baha’i faith tradition, and even the place of Scientology in the work of artists like Chick Corea and Anthony Braxton. s Western Esotericism manifests itself in the music of John Zorn, Sonny Rollins, Charles Lloyd and Keith Jarrett.

Humor (?)



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