Crafting Opportunities of our OWWL Dojos

Water self-sustainment dojo

As most of our lands have been clear cut, we must now work with mother earth, water, and trees to allow the park-like dehesa to emerge.

Water -the essential element and how we can become self -sustaining-providing our own water-not relying on a water district for that.  There are many options to explore for providing potable water to the human homes, and we invite you to explore and invent with that!

Part of this entails watching the rain as she falls, how she flows, noting the curvature of the land. Simple techniques can be used to capture incoming rainfall, slow it down and direct it to where it can soak into the soil to be accessed by plant and tree roots.

The intent is to work with natural processes, to regenerate the viability and increase harvest.

We know that extreme weather events are a normal part of life on earth, and so we must adapt to live by the rules of mother nature, not try to force her to adapt to us.

By designing our dehesas to capture the rain that falls on it, slowing her down, and guiding her to where she can be most useful, storing her (water) where contextually appropriate and distributing her slowly, giving her time to soak in, we find the least amount of work for the greatest long term effect.  With a small amount of well-planned earthworks, we can maintain soil hydration on our dehesa for a longer period of time, resulting in increased photosynthesis (plant making).

Building soil is also part of this dojo. Highly mineralized, biologically alive topsoil is the ultimate source of our nutrition.  Water is the key to this.

Every 1% increase in soil organic matter allows that soil to store 27,000 gallons more water per acre.

Topsoil is a legacy that we will leave for our next 7 generations.

Food Self sustenance Dojo

This is one of the biggest, broadest dojos as it encompasses a HUGE spectrum of crafting opportunities such as:

Arting/crafting salad bar milk, beef & bison

Arting/crafting with pigs

Arting with Goats & Sheep

Arting with bees

Arting with rabbits

Arting with ducks, chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, and more

Arting with the food forest & greenhouse

Arting in the kitchen

Arting with dogs

Arting with horses and donkeys

Wellness self sustenance

This dojo’s theme is Seitai

meaning ordered body, organism fully capable of autoregulation.

the extraordinary culture of life and health

Did you know your body has the ability to regenerate itself?

Education self sustenance

This is the challenging dojo of unlearning all you’ve been taught to domesticate you, and re-learn what is already with in you.

Economic self sustenance dojo

living in the Gift of life

Energy self sustenance dojo

this dojo is the one where you’ll use your creativity to go beyond solar panels and battery banks..

The comforts of life self sustenance dojo

In this dojo, you’ll learn to craft the niceties of life, for everyone

Entertainment self sustenance dojo

providing our own entertainment so we’re not reliant on big “stars”.

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Cohabitation Dehesas

Dehesa- The word comes from the old growth multifunctional agrosylvopastoral systems of Spain. The dehesas of Spain (Montados in Portugal) are examples of ecosystems where humans play a constructive role, maintaining and improving the landscape to benefit wilderness, all its inhabitants and humans equally. The area of land belongs to the village/cohabitors in common.

Forests seem permanent and natural. Few are. For at least 6,000 years men and women have shaped the woods. The forests as we know them are products of craft/art-ing.

Up until our time a forest was not a wilderness. From it might be harvested timber, firewood, tanbark, charcoal, fence and hurdle poles, splints for wattle, grass to pasture sheep, goats, cattle, horses, bison and more, acorns to fatten hogs, honey from beehives, ink from oak galls. In return, the users left the dung of the grazing animals.

A good dehesa looks like a park. The principal trees are oak, and under the trees are grasses and many more forage plants.

No one gets individually rich on a Dehesa, yet all live well. It requires a complex code of use allied to half a dozen crafts (or more) in a system of care and protection for all who come after. This has been going on since the bronze age and before. Since the Neolithic age crops have been planted among the trees.


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Owl can see that which others cannot, which is the essence of true wisdom

Our body and wings

Our talons of self sustainment

Meet the Sensei

The Journey



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Arting/Crafting careers

 Working for a living= merely surviving

Career-ing= inspiring for a short time

Art-ing/crafting vocation-ing= awakened radiantly happy living a full filling life.


Since humans began to build and settle down, there have been two versions of the world; the world made with wood, and the world made with coal and oil. One lasted 12 to 15 millenia, the other has lasted about 250 years so far, and is crumbling into non being.

Humans arose through the exercise of memory, reason and skill in a world that was warming and blooming. Memory gave to reason its material and skill proved a thought to be true (or not). Skill suggested a turn of the wrist, memory preserved it, reason compared it.

The human attributes-courage, faithfulness, patience, fortitude, prudence and honor were forged where the faculties met, in the making of home in the world.

Human beings learned from the woods around them. The more the people worked with the oak, the more the oak taught them what it could do.

When we talk about prehistoric Britain we tend to think of Stonehenge. What we seldom realize is that Stonehenge is by no means unique. Most of the henges that have been excavated were largely or entirely made of oak posts.

The shapes and patterns of all the henges are called entropic because it is thought that they were created within the eyes itself.

The human mind grew through the knowledge born of Art, of Craft, and in order to make, our ancestors had to imagine. In order to imagine, they had to make. Between thinking/imagining and making (art-ing/crafting) the world we know emerged.

To imagine and to make (art, craft) are reinforcing pairs that awaken your spirit to life a big talented full-filling life.


The journey

Crafting Dojo Opportunities

Service and volunteering dojo

Throw coins into the sacred pond

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Who is us

We are re-enchanting our world by honoring and celebrating everybody and everything while Art-ing a good life for all.


About aatl

Owl- wings and body

Our Renunciations

Our Animal Tribe

Our Human Tribe

Our heritage

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