- "Don't Drag the Past
- Into the Present"
(For Retreats go to Retreat page)
Holding your retreat/event at Wind Spirit
- CURRENT EVENTS
Gem & Mineral Show. 60 th annual -
Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, 2016
- The acclaimed Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ is held every year on the
second full weekend of February. It has set the standard for gem and mineral
shows around the world, and is now the largest gem and mineral show in the
Tucson Solar Potluck
Wind Spirit Community event
- Hope to see you for this special event
- Permaculture classes
- Community classes
- Building workshops
events not at Wind Spirit
- Annual Tucson Solar Potluck!:
- 10 AM Saturday, April -?-, 2013, Until Dark
Catalina State Park, Tucson, Arizona
- For information:
Photo's from past Solar Potlucks
All are welcome to come and join in the fun of the 27th Annual TUCSON SOLAR
POTLUCK. This is the longest continuously running solar potluck in the world!
Truly a Tucson Tradition, and great opportunity to see some practical and
innovative solar energy in useful action. Citizens For Solar (CFS) invites you
to bring any solar invention that you would like to display, whether it is for
cooking or not. If you are not already a solar chef, and don’t have a solar
cooking device, come and join us any way to learn about how simple it can be.
You will surely be amazed by the innovation and simplicity that some of the
members bring to solar cook their food in! Everything from commercially
manufactured solar ovens, elaborate motorized solar tracking ovens built by
famous local engineers to totally low tech solutions (cardboard and old tires
are actually viable material for solar ovens)! See and taste food from dozens of
types of solar ovens, most of which are built by their owners and are "one of a
The Solar Potluck feast begins around 4:30 to 5 PM depending upon the weather
. Either bring your solar oven and cook with us, or bring a dish to share and
join in on the fun. Enjoy solar Powered Music during the afternoon and into the
evening. Taste solar cooked food, see Photovoltaic solar electricity generated,
feel solar cooling, and see solar powered fountains. If you are coming to cook,
please be set up by 8:30 AM as we usually close the gate (for cars) to the
exhibition area by 9 AM. The Solar Potluck is free to the public, although there
is an entrance fee of $5 per car-load to enter the State Park. The event is held
in the "Large Group Use Area" Catalina St. Park is located 5.2 miles north of
Ina Rd on Oracle Rd.
Citizens For Solar is a non profit organization chartered to educate the
general public about the benefits of solar power. Although the group focuses on
solar cooking, other applications of solar such as: photovoltaics, solar
cooling, solar water heating, solar air heating, distillers, and food
dehydrators are also recommended and displayed if possible. CFS holds one main
annual event per year, the Tucson Solar Potluck and Exhibition at Catalina State
Park. In addition, individual members perform oven cooking demonstrations in
public parks and schools.
Sponsored by: Citizens for Solar, Catalina St Park, State of Arizona
Travel - Puerto
Penasco - Rocky Point, Mexico
TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF CROP CIRCLES
After twenty years studying
ancient wisdom in a Gurdjieff school, Francine Blake moved to England to
become a full time crop circle researcher. She's now a leading light in
that world. Francine will share her magnificent slides and the latest
findings: scientific work on changes to plants and soil; meaning
conveyed by the sacred geometry, advanced mathematics and ancient
symbology in the designs; and profound spiritual effects on visitors.
"This is the most exciting thing that humanity has ever come across.
This is a direct intervention from the cosmos."
Francine Blake from Devizes, England. is one of the worlds experts
on crop circles. She is from the Wilshire crop circle study group and is coming
to Arizona to present some of her findings at a conference in Phoenix. Her only
other presentation in AZ will be at Windspirit
Community on Thursday evening the 16th of November at 7:00pm.
There will be chances to ask questions and have discussions as to possible
theories of why they are showing up right now in this time in history, where
else including north America are we finding crop circles, and other recent
research that is relevant to the subject. We are very lucky to have such a world
renowned expect on crop circles come visit with us and present on her many years
of research and she will show slides of the hundreds of crop circles found all
over the world every year.
We will also have a pot luck meal that evening, food should be ready by 6pm so
we can eat and be ready for the presentation slide show. We will have the sauna
fired up in the mid afternoon as well.
none scheduled at this time
Excerpt from Arizona Upland Permaculture site.
Permaculture is a way of seeing the land. Appreciating the places where
ecosystems are functioning, and seeing the potential in places where they are
not. Having an inkling of what the land may have held long before we were here,
and envisioning what it may look like when we’re gone.
Nature is the teacher. She’s had eons of trial and error. She knows how to
design a productive ecosystem everywhere on Earth. It’s mostly humans who have
upset that balance through our ignorance. But she forgives us, and will work
with us if we let her. We just need to watch her and she’ll show us how she does
We need to model our own agricultural systems, settlements, and transportation
systems after the patterns found in nature. If we based our development on the
contours of the land, our civilization could be a builder of soil instead of a
source of it’s erosion. If we viewed our waste as a resource and the sources of
fertility, we could be part of a cycle and not a dead end.
I’m not sure what will catalyze our greedy minds into creating a sustainable
civilization on Earth, and perhaps we will not get there this time around. But
to glimpse a world where our choices make sense in our own backyards is worth
the work. Practicing permaculture gives you the sense that you’re doing the
right thing, and that peace of mind is the most precious thing.
Photo's from the winter 2003