Dude, We Got Corn

(Please excuse the stupid inside joke)

Today I bought seeds for a new backyard garden I’m going to plant. I’m starting by building some raised beds over the next few days. I know this doesn’t have much to do with Gnosticism, but it’s my blog, so there.

I’ve been fascinated with permaculture for some time, and this is going to be my first experiment with it. I’m going to be planting the three sisters plant guild, which is corn, beans, and squash. You plant all three species in the same space. The reason why it works, to the best of my understanding, is that each plant grows at a different height and root depth. I’ll be posting pictures and updates here as I get them.

I’ve been thinking about the relationship the modern Gnostic has to the environment. In fact, I think there may be a whole book in it, someday. We world-hating dualists don’t need to care about this world of illusion, right? Well, like most things in our strange little corner of the religious spectrum, I don’t think it’s anywhere near that simple. What do you think the role of the Gnostic should be with our environment? Putting aside politics or your personal feelings, should a Gnostic try to be “green?” Why or why not?

One thought on “Dude, We Got Corn

  1. Bob says:

    I think everyone should attempt to be as green as logically possible. With technology and such it is harder to be . But as far as food and our homes , why not .
    By the way tony , I love the concept of permaculture and i as well will be trying a bit of this , this year . My growing space is limited and I have heard many benefits. I believe one of them is that the beans actually replace some of the nutrients that the other plants remove from the soil.

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