Sankofa. This was the first principle taught to me during my Permaculture Teacher Training (from which I’ve just returned), by the incredible teacher Pandora Thomas. Sankofa is a word from the Twi language in Ghana that refers to the idea of it not being wrong to go back and finding something that has been forgotten, or literally, « go back and get it. »
Sankofa, the art of finding again what has been lost.
Sankofa, the importance of understanding our past to live regeneratively in our present and shape our future.
Sankofa, the knowledge of the ancestors manifest today.
Sankofa deeply resonated within me as a druid and as a human being, someone trying hard to regenerate our lands and tread lightly upon the earth. When I look at the many movements that have touched me–of reskilling, sustainable living, natural building, community…
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