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Creating a Life Together---Under extraordinary circumstance

by: Sara on 09/29/2016

Today's blog post was suppose to be from Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillage and Intentional Communities  author Diana Leafe Christian, but a funny thing happened. Well not funny haha. The power to Gabriola Island was knocked out when a barge carrying a crane, took down the phone and power lines that run across Dodds …

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Why Save Seeds?

by: Sara on 05/07/2015

Over the past few generation, multinational corporation have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In today's blog post we excerpt from Cindy Conner's new book, Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People. In this section …

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Announcing "Afterburn", Richard Heinberg's Greatest Hits

by: EJ on 03/12/2015

Richard Heinberg is our guest today announcing his most recent book, Afterburn:Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, which is now off press. 

The advent of fossil fuels changed the world profoundly (giving us everything from plastics and automobiles to global warming); the inevitable and rapidly approaching end of the oil-coal-and-gas era will likewise …

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Seed Libraries, Community-based Initiaties to Preserve and Protect Our Food Supply

by: Sara on 02/05/2015

Over the past few generations, multinational corporations have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In recent year, gardeners have come to realize the inherent danger in this situation. Seed saving is the first step on the road to reclaiming control of …

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Five Foraged Foods You Probably Have in Your Backyard: Adventures in Learning Not to Starve on Sundays

by: Sara on 09/08/2014

Today's blog post comes to us from Wendy Brown, author of Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs and co-author with her her husband Eric, of Browsing Nature's Aisles, A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs. This post fits in with our Meatless Mondays post, even though it's about, as Wendy and Eric's daughter refers to it - Starving …

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