Art of Tiny Living Brent and Melodie

Workshop 1 Setting the vision.

We found ourselves in late 2019 looking to discover a place in the world that was ours. We felt that the fates had lead us (intentional or not) onto a path of discovery for ourselves. There was a way of living that was difficult to define to others, much less clearly understood by us. We knew just a taste of what was possible within what we were already doing in a tiny environment. The leap was certainly an opportunity to see something for all of us and answer the question, did we hold within the spirit of those ancestral footsteps, to break the ground where few feet have tread?

**Back ground…….

**the sizing down….

**Why the Hell New Mexico?

**What would the elders have said?

**Oh Shit!!!! It’s Covid!

Workshop 2 Plateau Hame de Colquhoun.

What is it that drew us here? These harsh wastelands of the Mesa, the desert, the badlands of the American SW. There is this sense of being “out there” that is easily envisioned and yet meant to be only experienced. Surrounded by vast lands and hugged by the mountains, it does leave one with a feeling of abandon and isolation, and yet comfort. What a better place to find yourself and learn of your merits and your might. Like those of a different age, we have to discover what works for all of us, and what is the most sustainable method of our existence within a small footprint, in a place that only allows for shallow roots.

**Getting there is the easy part?

**The learning curve

**Living in the Wild, Wild West ( this isn’t the 1880’s)

**What’s to make of Necessity? ( where want and Need collide)

**Footprints in the sand

Workshop 3 Where do we go from here?

When we think about the possibilities, we make choices. What fits the now vs. what can wait..and what is most important to us. We have a desire to be nomadic. We have a want to expand out into places of meaning and yet develop and grow with what we have at home. The conundrum of the contradiction? Maybe?

**There is always an option

** Living Tiny in a Great Big World

**The Spoke and the Hub

**Oh Gimme a Home

Rev. Byron Ballard

Workshop 1 Endarkenment and Protection Magic

Sometimes our work or curiosity leads us to places we probably wouldn’t go if we thought about it for five seconds. Over the Borderlands and into the Realms? Standing in front of a Thing You Know Not Of?  Not all things in the dark are to be feared nor all things in the light trusted. Come and learn some tricks of the trade.

Workshop 2 Green and Healing Magic

Many of us are bombarded these days with requests for healing in body, mind, and spirit. This class offers ways for the healer to cope–and even thrive—and be helpful whether the healing is needed for kith, kindred, colleagues, or self. Gather and use the material in the world around you as you consider the “magic” of intention and other energy work. Learn deep relaxation techniques & spend time with the Seven Sovereign Sisters of the Appalachian mountains.

Workshop 3  A Great and Subtle Weaving–Animism as a Political and Economic Force

So much of the interconnected global economy is dominated by capitalism and the domination language found in Genesis that is foundational to these global movements. This workshop proposes a return to animism and the incorporation of this ancient notion into the political arena as well as the economic one. How would this change these systems in the face of the global climate transition? Is it even possible?

Ser Ed Hubbard 

Workshop 1 – Sustainability is a Buzzword
    Language forms reality. Today language is a fluid dynamic, which changes at the whims of the market and the popular culture. Sustainability is becoming a trend word, losing both meaning and original purpose. In this workshop, we are offering the knowledge of the language used to describe a world of the sustainable ecosphere, that is resilient, reliant, and reliable.  With these words, you can define the usefulness of the Buzz.

Workshop 2 Wisdom of the Worms
        In this workshop, we look at the world of composting worms, their lives, and their way of being. We discuss the mechanics and markets of worm farming. Then we go deeper to understand how our Insect allies can help us change how we interact with our changing world.

Workshop 3 Gaia Economy in a Capitalistic Civilization
      We will discuss how to survive and thrive, in a climate-changing world, in which capitalism will remain at the core. Gaia Economy offers how to create abundance today and wealth for our future family and tribes while preserving the life and diversity of Gaia.  This is a class of practical action, near-future goals, and an offer planning for lifetimes to come.  This workshop of understanding is not for the timid.