Keyword: resilience

    Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

    Essential Light Straw Clay Construction

    The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

    Light straw clay — straw mixed with clay slip — is a versatile, easy-to-use wall building material. Also called "slip-straw," its durability has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings across Northern Europe and in modern …

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    A visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

    Permaculture tends to be very much in the domain of home gardeners and property owners. But what if we could take it all a step further, and merge the fields of permaculture and market gardening?

    In The Permaculture Market Garden, author Zach Loeks …

    The Scything Handbook

    The Scything Handbook

    Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest Grain with a Scythe

    Dreading the weekly lawn mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence.

    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living

    Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition—by design or disaster—away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future.

    But what proven tools are available …

    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
    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
    i-Minds

    i-Minds

    How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing our Brains, our Behavior, and the Evolution of our Species

    Many of us would no more go out without our cell phone than we would leave the house without clothes. We live our lives on social media, and PDAs, tablets, computers and other devices are completely integrated into our global culture. From …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 40 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 …