Keyword: community

    Seed Libraries

    Seed Libraries

    And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

    Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in …

    related subjects: Food and Gardening
    Common Threads

    Common Threads

    Weaving Community through Collaborative Eco-Art

    Disposing of unwanted natural materials can be expensive and time-consuming, or it can present a tremendous opportunity for creating collaborative eco-art. Invasive species control, green waste management, urban gardening and traditional crafts can …

    related subjects: Community Building
    Better

    Better

    The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living

    Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to inform, influence, and inspire. The creative impulse can, quite literally, change the world.

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    related subjects: Sustainable Living
    The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

    The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

    Hunting from the Heart

    Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate and humane as it gets. And aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of …

    related subjects: Food and Gardening
    Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

    Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

    Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before …

    related subjects: Community Building
    Think Like a Commoner

    Think Like a Commoner

    A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

    The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures - relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the Market and State. Think Like a Commoner dispels such prejudices by explaining the rich history and promising …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Catch the Fire

    Catch the Fire

    An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

    Community, youth, non-profit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deep level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and …

    Earth Repair

    Earth Repair

    A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

    Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy