February 23, 2020

As a Luddite-leaning septuagenerian it surprises me that I am really thankful for a piece of technology: my computer’s ability to sort photos by year, without which I would be challenged to remember all that we accomplished at Deep Dirt Institute and Campus in 2019. It was a phenomenal year, made possible by hard work, engaged students and the generosity of many people, not...

December 12, 2019

According to a recent LendEDU survey, Americans will be spending an average of $668 each to celebrate Christmas in 2019.  The majority of these expenses will be for gifts, followed by travel, then decorations. A full 50% of shopping will be done online, while 47% will involve travel to a store, and a determined 3% plan to hand-make gifts.  Can you guess where most of the sh...

November 4, 2019

This blog contains the opinions of intern, Mackenzie Martin, who is not making official statements on behalf of Deep Dirt Institute.  Mackenzie is a non-Indigenous white woman from Canada. She herself is a student of these topics and does not claim any professional knowledge of them. 

Last summer I learned that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city hosted an I...

September 17, 2019

This post begins with a simple yet instructive exercise.  Launch your favorite browser and search for the following terms as images:

  

politician

leader

permaculturist

Do you notice any similarities?  (hint: most of the images are of men)

Many people are aware that women, generally speaking, are paid less than men for doing the same work.  In the U.S., for instance, women a...

August 22, 2019

Deep Dirt Institute's mission is to use hands-on demonstration and inspirational education to empower individuals and their communities to restore the land, restore themselves, and reimagine the future. We envision a world where everyone has a sense of belonging on the earth and with each other.

Over the past 10 years, Deep Dirt has been a local leader in Permaculture T...

July 29, 2019

Did you know that nearly 4,000 students and other youth have visited Deep Dirt Farm, now Deep Dirt Institute, over the last 14 years? Kate Tirion mentors, teaches and inspires hundreds of young people from Arizona and around the world who come to experience successful permaculture practice here at the Institute every year. Youth have been fundamental to our growth and succe...

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