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How (not) to be an Activist 

Things you need to know before going to your next protest.

You’ve found the blog of Heather Jo Flores, author/founder of Food Not Lawns, director of Permaculture Women’s Guild, and creator of the #freepermaculture project.

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destiny of vicinity

Desire, Home, and the Destiny of Vicinity: Wherever You Go, There You Are 

So, what do I mean when I say I want a home? Do I mean that I want to find a house and get a mortgage? No. Hell no.

how to let go

How to Let Go: a Guide to Being Happier, Healthier, and More Creative 

Releasing old pain by dealing with grief, caring for your body, making art, and getting dirty.

fear of critique

How to Critique Writing, using the EMMA method 

A writer who critiques her own work has a fool for a critic.

Permaculture Women Magazine

I am one of more than 100 writers contributing to this collaborative publication.

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courses, challenges, toolkits

Free Online Courses for Creative Folks Who Love Plants

Select from a unique collection of unique and original courses & resources based on permaculture, friendship marketing, the heroine’s journey. I specialize in stuff for women writers, but you don’t have to be a writer nor a woman to enjoy my work–all types of creative people will love these resources.

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344-pages of permaculture how-to

Food Not Lawns, How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community

This was my first book, published in 2006 and based on a decade of community gardening and grassroots activism. Read the entire, original text, with more than 90 original illustrations by Jackie Holmstrom, for free:

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read my novel

Naked Lady Soup

Part memoir, part manifesto, part magical realism, this fast and funny novel tells the story of a group of young, creative, single women trying to navigate the absurd and hilarious woes of modern relationships while also trying to stay sane, make the rent, and manage to enjoy what’s left of their youth. Written in 2008, 180 pages

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