Articles by Veronica

About Veronica (167 Articles)
Veronica is the founder of With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

Creative October Challenge coming up

Yes, it’s still August over here but this time I want to announce this well in advance to make sure that you also join the Creative October Challenge! Edit: The Creative October Facebook group is now open. Click on the pic below to join! Last year I decided to make October a month to focus on [...]

11th August 2016

Sand modeling as a Permaculture design tool

When was the last time you played in a sandbox or built a sand castle on a beach? Those with no kids will probably answer that it was quite some time ago, probably years. I do believe most of us spend too little time playing. We should do more of that to stimulate our own creativity! This time, [...]

4th August 2016

Prebersee – A magical lake hidden high up in the mountains

After a hot and humid day at the Permaculture seminar I took at Krameterhof, I decided to go find a lake to wind down and get some fresher air. A woman I met the evening before, when I went for a walk near the river next to the campsite, had tipped me off about the Prebersee. She said it was the [...]

28th July 2016

5 smart tips for better compost

An example of plants growing directly on top of a compost bin. During the seminar I took at Krameterhof I learned a few new things about compost. Here are some of my favorite tips that I hope you will also find useful: 1: Mix and match Try to have as much variety as possible in your compost pile. [...]

21st July 2016

Internal Crossroads

When the inner voice starts dreaming of lost dark forests. Visions of old times. Stillness. Silence. In a world where you can no longer hear your own heartbeat. It is hard to see clearly. It is difficult to see through the fog, to view the true nature of things. The whispering winds, are they [...]

14th July 2016

The 3 principles of Holzer Permaculture

Last week I attended a four day workshop at Krameterhof in Lungau, Austria. Krameterhof is the family farm of Sepp Holzer, now taken over by his son Josef Andreas Holzer and his partner Imgard Ilg. On this 40 hectare farm they practice Permaculture on a big scale adjusted to the local alpine [...]

7th July 2016

Birch hair rinse

I’m one of those people who suffer from a very dry scalp. Almost any shampoo I try dries it out and makes it itchy and flaky. So I decided to try to cut down washing my with hair with shampoo to once, maximum twice a week. But I felt like I needed something to refresh it in between. Then I [...]

30th June 2016

Guerilla gardening time

A quick flashback to some guerilla gardening I did with friends on Walpurgis night. Guerilla what? Guerilla gardening = planting seeds or plants on random ugly spots, often in a city or suburban area, but it can be anywhere really. Note that this is not 100% legal in most cases, so be careful. Even [...]

23rd June 2016

Blueberry Sunrise

On hot summer days when the sun is shining bright you might just want something tropical looking, tasty and refreshing to drink – but not necessarily with alcohol. Ever been to a bar and asked for an alcohol free drink? Yeah… they aren’t always that creative, tasty or fun. So I [...]

16th June 2016

Recipe 13: Pasta sauce

Another recipe from the old cookbook from Småland. I guess this pasta sauce felt a bit “exotic” at the time since it contains corn, but today I guess it would pass as something to cook any day of the week. The rating I would give this one is a 3+. It’s OK, but nothing amazing [...]

9th June 2016

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