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The Nature of Permaculture

by: EJ on 12/11/2014

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” – Bill Mollison, founder of the Permaculture Institute

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Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid

by: EJ on 12/03/2014

One of my favorite books this year is The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living, 14th Edition.  This completely revised 14th edition, written by experts with decades of hands-on experience, contains expanded information on permaculture, …

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The Essential Guide to Energy Independence – Fully Revised and Updated

by: EJ on 10/27/2014

 The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook:Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living has been around for over 30 years and is considered the bible for all things solar and sustainable.  It has even been referred to as "the desert island book"; the one book you would need to have if …

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Tra La La - Off to the Fair Again

by: EJ on 10/23/2014
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Sara and Ingrid braved the crazy rain at 3:30 am today on their way to Mother …

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Ten things we can do to take action on climate change

by: EJ on 10/03/2014

Dr. Lynne Quarmby, professor and chair at SFU’s department of molecular biology and biochemistry, addressed the People’s Climate March in Vancouver on September 21. This list of "10 things we can do" is taken from her speech which was originally posted on Common Ground and is reprinted here with permission.You can read the complete speech here …

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