Keyword: resilience

    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 20 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a …

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

     

    Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be …

    Hope and Hard Times

    Hope and Hard Times

    Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability

    More than a dozen years ago, Ted Bernard travelled to nine communities across the United States to meet residents who were working collaboratively to solve natural resource conflicts. While there may have been different perspectives over process, …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

    Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

    Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living - 14th Edition - Revised and Updated

    What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the 'bible' of off-grid living, The Solar Living Sourcebook might be your best choice. With over 600,000 copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive …

    related subjects: Energy
    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: Conscious Community
    The Color of Food

    The Color of Food

    Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

    Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands – hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the …

    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: Conscious Community
    Heal Local

    Heal Local

    20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare

    Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods, and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans, and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our …

    related subjects: Health and Wellness