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DIY Mushroom Cultivation

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food Medicine and Soil

With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi.

DIY Mushroom …

Are We Done Fighting?

Are We Done Fighting?

Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division

Unfounded beliefs and hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the …

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Democratic Rules of Order

Democratic Rules of Order

Easy-to-Use Rules for Meetings of Any Size

The key to promoting true democracy in meetings is clear, easy-to-understand rules of order that support the right of each member to participate fully and equally, and the right of the majority to make decisions while respecting minority rights.

An …

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Straw Bale Building Details

Straw Bale Building Details

An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics, while using a typically local and abundant low embodied-energy material that sequesters carbon—an important part of mitigating climate change.

Free, Fair, and Alive

Free, Fair, and Alive

The Insurgent Power of the Commons

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" to emancipate themselves from a predatory market-state system.

Free, Fair, and Alive presents a foundational re-thinking of the commons …

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The Happiness Policy Handbook

The Happiness Policy Handbook

How to Make Happiness and Well-Being the Purpose of Your Government

Thomas Jefferson said that “the purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.” Yet only now, 270 years later, is the happiness of citizens starting to be taken seriously as the purpose of government.

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