I was away, again. One reason was the permaculture design course at Cabiokid in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija. The place was started by Bert Peteers, a Belgian with mad Tagalog skills (above) in 2001. It is a former rice field, with now only 2 hectares devoted to our staple grain. The rest is forest, vegetable garden, animal refuge, and sustainable human spaces. I will be writing a bit more about the course and activities in the next few days. You would be interested to know that there is another one this 28th of March, do email email@example.com if you want me to send you the details.