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Bill Mollison's Wisdom Lives On

by: EJ on 10/04/2016

Bill Mollison, widely recognised as the father of permaculture, died in Australia on September 24th 2016.  Mollison's system of permaculture, permanent agriculture, rose in prominence after the publication of Permaculture One  with David Holmgren in 1974.  In 1978 he founded the Permaculture Institute and since that time, permaculture has grown …

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Happy Equinox - The Time of Turning

by: EJ on 09/14/2016

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Natural Social Network: Wood Wide Web

by: Kiana on 08/10/2016

Social networks are not just found on our mobile devices according to German forest ranger Peter Wohlleben in his new book: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World

Through his own observations along with scientific research, Peter has discovered that trees in fact can “count, learn and …

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Can’t read the Gertie Bus schedule? We have a hack for you!

by: Madhu on 07/18/2016

I love Gabriola—the kind people, the stories they have to share, the cedar-scented air and the surprising abundance of sheep here. I also love the Gertie Bus. During my month on Gabriola, I was fortunate enough to ride the Gertie with some incredible folks. I knew some of the bus drivers by name and they taught me more about this island than …

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How Can I Buy Ethical Clothing on a Budget?

by: Kiana on 07/07/2016

Looking for affordable, yet ethically minded clothing on a budget? As part of our Summer Sale 2016, we are featuring Kate Black’sMagnifeco: Your Head-to-toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty. From hair and beauty products to shoes and footwear, you can feel better about everything you put on your body with this great read and be — …

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