Glossary

Bright:  A person who has a naturalistic worldview, free of supernatural and mystical elements.   (definition from Daniel Dennett, American philosopher and author)

Green Witch:  A person whose religion is her life, her life is her art, and her art is the wise use of the green plants of the Earth.  (definition from Susun S. Weed, American herbalist and wise woman)

Herban Cowgirl:  A Bright Green Witch who is Urban Homesteading.  (Aida’s and Daisy’s definition.  From our adventures at herbancowgirls.wordpress.com)

Possum Living  The title of a 1978 book by Dolly Freed.  It describes a lifestyle of living well on almost no money.

Unschooling:  A definition for this term is difficult to pin down.  Google it and see.  It generally describes a method of teaching and learning that is led by the child’s interests and takes place without a school or specific curriculum.

Urban Homestead:  A suburban or city home of people practicing low-impact, self-sufficiency through (including but not limited to) gardening, raising food animals, cottage industry, and frugal living.

White Trash:  Outcasts from respectable society living on the fringes of the social order who are seen as dangerous because they may be criminal, unpredictable, and without respect for authority whether it be political, legal, or moral.  (from Wikipedia.  I like it.  It sounds piratey.)

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