Our Blog | January 2014

Guest Post - Brian Czech - Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority

by: EJ on 01/30/2014
Posted in: Guest Posts

Today's guest post from Brian Czech appeared originally on Huffington Post, January 23, 2014.  Brian says, "In my “day job” with the government, I pushed hard for us to do climate change planning long before it was cool - or should I say warm.  (I still do climate change planning in the day job.) Yet we still aren’t getting at the …

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Farewell to Pete Seeger

by: EJ on 01/29/2014
Posted in: Activism

Pete Seeger died this week at the age of 94 after a amazing life of songwriting and activism.  One of my prized possessions is an envelope with a small banjo doodled on the back. It is pinned to my work bulletin board.  The envelope contained a letter from Pete Seeger who had agreed to endorse John Taylor Gatto's book, Weapons of Mass Instruction: …

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On Growing All Your Own Food

by: Sara on 01/22/2014
Posted in: Gardening

In today's blog Cindy Conner, attempts to answer the difficult question of "How much space do I need to grow all of my own food". Obviously there are many variables to consider, which are addressed in more detail in her just released book, Grow a Sustainable Diet, Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth.

Cindy Conner, is a permaculture …

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Growing Better Not Bigger

by: Sara on 01/15/2014
Posted in: Gardening

As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, a new cohort of young professional growers are leading the way with innovative ideas about farming.

Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just …

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Margrit Kennedy Farewell

by: EJ on 01/06/2014
Posted in: Author Events

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margrit Kennedy, author of Occupy Money: Creating an Economy where Everybody Wins

 „A feeble attempt would call it the feeling of being warmly embraced, deeply comforted, dearly cherished, profoundly appreciated, genuinely treasured, softly nurtured, profoundly understood, completely forgiven, …

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