Research is a journey into “not knowing” yet still relying on your ways of knowing as a guide. What you find will never be the same as all experiences are unique but there must be some way of recognizing the pattern. If research is a process then, how you know becomes more interesting than what you know. Knowledge may be something you have but research, to be meaningful, must involve letting go of what it is you know to understand what it is that you don’t know. To see what it is you don’t know may be more revealing than to note what it is you do.
What We DoEcoPraxis works collaboratively with community-based businesses and organizations to put the vision of sustainable community economies and sustainable resource use into practice through grassroots research and community learning projects.
June 9, 2011
Speech Commemorating the Opening of the Community Orchard
Thank you so much for asking me to come celebrate with you this afternoon this wonderful gifting of an orchard to your community, the college (South Seattle CC), and the city of Seattle. I confess that I often have dreams of being a West Seattleite – [...]
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