about me I'm 68 yrs. old. I was hard of hearing, slowly becoming deaf when I earned my B.S. in Agriculture at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in 1974. Between 1976 and 1988 I lived, worked and shared ownership of a self -sufficiency oriented farming collective near Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. I've been practicing Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan) since 1970. I've earned graduate degrees and I taught T'ai Chi professionally from 1974 to 2006. I'm now a Deaf Literacy Tutor.
eco skills Vegetable gardening; Chicago Urban Farming. Sustainable daily living: small carbon footprint. Composting, soil sampling and evaluation. General farm labor from hay making, fence building, orchard work, to cleaning barns and composting the manure. Forestry research, woodlot management, and making - using firewood in an eco - friendly, low pollution way. Passive solar design and construction simple dwellings; design and construction of gravity flow water supply and waste disposal. Safe, eco - friendly human waste disposal/ composting. Childcare and teaching are also among my skills.
eco interests Living ecological lives close to earth and also in urban farming/ gardening settings. Eco - villages and other intentional communities. (Fellowship of Intentional Communities, www.ic.org). Bringing Eco DHH and Eco hearing worlds together. Sign language use in eco - villages and intentional communities. Also, I'm interested in teaching, interested in children, and general DHH concerns. I'm interested in continuing my personal Tai Chi regimen.
contact I'd be happy to get an email from you …. ggmucci at msn dot com
Explore a Deeper Meaning to Life with HÜMÜH Buddhism—
Everyone is welcome to come for retreat at HÜMÜH’s beautiful Skycliffe Monastery/Life Science Centre in Westbridge, British Columbia. All retreat programs are accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. There are opportunities during live Teachings to ask the Spiritual Teacher, Wisdom Master Maticintin, questions directly. There are also opportunities to have open ASL review discussions with the Deaf Coordinator about personal questions related to the Teachings received.
The HÜMÜH website (www.HUMUH.org) has a link to the summer program brochure: “Skycliffe Summer Program” and a link for the deaf: “Learn to Hear without Hearing,” with a video message in ASL, as well as ASL videos of “Frequently Asked Questions about the Path,” that may address some of the questions people might have.
Everyone is also welcome to sign up to receive a free Daily Wisdom Teaching (quote) given by the Wisdom Master, which will appear in their weekday email. The online form to sign up for the Daily Wisdom Teaching can be found here: http://ymlp.com/xgwyuwygmgs.
Contributed by Diana Cho
Register for 2014! In California!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus
Website: Zero Waste Youth USA - Convergence 2014
The Grateful Desert Gathering
Celebrating the Sustainable Signing Community
November 23-30, 2013
Terlingua, Far West Texas
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Big Bend Country
To confirm your spot or to get more information, write to cassandrasirena @ gmail . com
A note from Cassa:
It is time of the year, where we gather together and celebrate sustainability and our sign language. Please do pass on this flyer to your friends and family. Thanks,
Hope to see all of you here,
Gino grew up with farms around his property. Recently, many lands used to grow food and raise farm animals were sold to property developers which led to the boom of suburbia. Gino is holding onto his land for his horses and chickens while watching his country disappears. What can we do to stop the spread of suburbanization? Thanks Gino, for the vlog.
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