catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 13, num. 10 :: 2014.05.16 — 2014.05.29

In some parts of the U.S., Mother’s Day is used as a marker for the last frost and then it’s safe to put plants in the ground outdoors, but gardening is much more than just putting a plant in the soil, both before and after the last frost date.  On the lessons we learn from growing things.



Defining community with permaculture

From biodiversity to human diversity.

The words the earth spoke

On learning the language of the land.


Grassroots revolution

A call to regenerative discipleship.



Scanning generations past for the legacy of growing things.

A fistful of earth

Considering a grandmother’s gardening legacy.

Beware of planting Barbie corn

Lessons from an experimental garden in Africa.

Holy plantings

Reimagining possibilities, as flowers bloom.


In case you missed it the first time

Voluntary Simplicity

A basic introduction to the principles of living simply and an exploration of the issues that might drive us there involuntarily.

Gardening lessons

A series of columns travels through the seasons of nature and of life.

Weaving the web

Come and see

Sean Purcell on lessons he learned from his grandfather while riding along on the tractor as a child.


Wendell Berry, American hero

Mark Bittman talks to Wendell Berry, who he calls the "soul of the real food movement."


Thoughts profuse as petals

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma on the practice of extravagance.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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