Send a Care Bear Stare: Progressives & Permaculture in the Rural Heartland

Kelda Lorax
Mar 27, 2018 · 16 min read
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My husband and daughter (sitting down, in pink) looking over my family’s land a few days after our arrival in rural Oklahoma
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Downtown: is a store an actual open business or not? It takes some research.
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My husband Nick as Farmers Market Manager complete with Green Man face paint for Summer Solstice. His hat is from the local bank, but he stopped wearing it that summer of ’16 because at a glance the red hat and white letters started to mean something else.
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Cheap raw milk with cows just outside: Neener neener
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First, eat your veggies! Later we’ll talk about how awesome perennials are.
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Our city ordinance stating that toilet lids should be kept closed at all times. This is a throwback to the first days of indoor plumbing.
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Fuh-reaks! What are they even doing with those things? And why is that poor child up there? For sure That is not an EQIP strategy, oh wait… (That’s an inside joke for Conservation District regulars)
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Cookies anyone? Photo from Pixabay because we don’t take pictures of our cookies, we’re busy eating them.
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Make friends! Give away leaves if you have to! This pic from Women’s March in Oklahoma City. One friend we met there said “My small town makes Oklahoma City feel like San Francisco”
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This is not our sign and we still don’t know who lives here, but we thought the back of the sign equally as precious as the front
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Come on! This old bank has three storefronts, on the corner of Main St and a rural highway, has been empty for years, is selling for $20K, and there’s nowhere to buy espresso or microbrews in town! Seriously folks.

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Kelda Lorax

Written by

PermacultureWomen

Permaculture design, organic gardening advice, wellness, decolonization, online education, Eco-Heroines profiles, and personal essays from ecofeminist writers around the world. Brought to you by Heather Jo Flores and www.PermacultureWomen.com

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