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Michael Levin's Blog – February 2012 Archive (19)

Sandor Katz remembers Frank Cook

http://www.eatweeds.co.uk - Sandor Katz was good friends with Frank Cook, with both running regular classes on wild food and wild fermentation. In…


Added by Michael Levin on February 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Don't Let the Screen Door Slam, by Shmal Ellenberg

Bob Sh’mal Ellenberg

34 Zaun Trail

Palm Coast, Fl. 32164


word count 3795


This story: I probably worked on more than any other. I wrote it orignally ten years ago. I'm not great with grammer and really need a editor, but for now, this is what I do.   …


Added by Michael Levin on February 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Strength and the Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron in flight

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have ~~ Unknown (via Samantha Prema Moksha ::: http://scrapsofthesoul.blogspot.com

I took this photo at Lake Island Park in Orlando,…


Added by Michael Levin on February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Translate Zoobird to Other Languages

There's a new tool on Zoobird that lets you translate the entire site to different languages. Give it a try! You will see it on the righthand column. Hope this helps all you non-English as a first language people. All the best, Michael

Added by Michael Levin on February 20, 2012 at 6:10am — No Comments

Mycol Stevens ::: Ethnobotany in the mountains of NC - Part 2

Mycol Stevens walks the trails at Pisgah Forest, outside Asheville, NC. Mycol is a degreed engineer specializing in habitat restoration with Florida Wildlife Commission. He's got a WWOOFer farm, teaches mycology and earth skills. More info about Finca Mycol, his off the grid haven in North Florida is at…


Added by Michael Levin on February 19, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Birding in Florida

Just having a little fun with the birds in Florida. Notice the Great Blue Heron in the background!


Added by Michael Levin on February 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Frank Cook - Flow

Frank Cook discusses a concept he calls flow, which is the interrelatedness of all things in the world. Frank's work has influenced many of the people here on Zoobird, particularly Mycol Stevens, Marc Williams and the folks at the Hostel in the Forest. You'll hear people at many of the botany related festivals and gatherings mention Frank Cook…


Added by Michael Levin on February 19, 2012 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement



In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes…


Added by Michael Levin on February 18, 2012 at 2:16am — No Comments

Message from Michael Levin, Zoobird Founder

Michael Levin at the Gainesville Farmer's Market

Hello all!

I just wanted to thank you all for the wonderful content you've contributed to Zoobird! Please keep it up and invite some friends.

All the best,

Michael Levin



Added by Michael Levin on February 17, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Who Will Be Zoobird's 500th Member?

Who will be Zoobird's 500th member?

Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Zoobird Visitors from Around the World!

IIt's exciting to see Zoobird visitors from around the world. Please - update your profile. Add a profile photo and update your interests. Please invite a friend to join Zoobird. And, most of all, please write something in your Zoobird blog. Add a discussion to one of the groups. Upload some photos, link to your favorite organic related video, give us some content.…


Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Gorgeous Signs Of Spring in Florida

Gorgeous signs of Spring on today's trail run.

Can you imagine a more beautiful sight? I conclude that art imitates life. Smile.

Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments

Coffee Culture Graffiti

Some of the best graffiti ever. 

Added by Michael Levin on February 14, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments

An Argument for Organics

No apologies. Zoobird is all about culture, not politics. But we have to mention this.


"A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.

In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul…


Added by Michael Levin on February 14, 2012 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

Playing for Change - The Change is Here



Playing for Change is an organization I love because they work for good through music. I want to share with you their latest video release. You'll find others in Zoobird's videos section. 


This is the message…


Added by Michael Levin on February 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Steps Toward Inner Peace

Peace Pilgrim on Twitpic



I was walking in the garden the other day and I found a little booklet in the grass. It's called "Steps Toward Inner Peace", by Peace Pilgrim. I found several aspects of the booklet interesting. For one thing, it's written by a contemporary woman who says making money was easy for her. She chose to give up a conventional material pursuit in favor of a life spent trying to be happy and…


Added by Michael Levin on February 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Mural Bus Tour - The Church of Holy Colors - A Project/Fundraiser


Here's a message from Joey and the Church of Holy Colors:


"Hey Michael. We are trying to raise money to get our art across the country via veggie oil bus this summer. Check out the video on this …


Added by Michael Levin on February 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

I'll Fly Away...an article about the music and spirit of Lauris Vidal

I just wrote an article for Elephant Journal about my new friend and musician Lauris Vidal. Click here to read it and please let me know what you think - either here or on the Ele article as a comment. That would make my day!…


Added by Michael Levin on February 2, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments


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