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The Food Forest Handbook

The Food Forest Handbook

Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden

A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping

Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Spit That Out!

Spit That Out!

The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt

From BPA in baby bottles and asbestos in crayons to misleading "natural" labels—it can despair even the most steadfast parent.

Lighthearted yet authoritative, Spit That Out! cuts through the information overload, sorts cloth from disposable, and …

related subjects: Education & Parenting
Dark Age America

Dark Age America

Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead

After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today's industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion.

What is the …

related subjects: Resilience
Shrinking the Technosphere

Shrinking the Technosphere

Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom

Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

What exactly is progressive or efficient …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
The Farmer's Office

The Farmer's Office

Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business

You decided to become a farmer because you love being outside, working the land and making a difference in the way we eat and farm.

And when you decided to become a farmer, you also became an entrepreneur and business person. In order to be …