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5 Reasons to Keep Geese

by: Sara on 10/23/2017

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. In today's post we here from Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, author of The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese on why geese deserve a little recognition and why you should consider adding them to your farm family.

Thinking geese?  Large and loud, …

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Every Dollar is a Vote. Make Yours Count

by: Sara on 10/19/2017

Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, it already has. The world that exists today is in large part a result of our purchasing decisions.

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Water as the Starting Point for Permaculture Design

by: EJ on 09/29/2017

Water - the giver of life - or the great destroyer.  Water controls the weather, the shape of our landscapes, the growth of our food, our health.  Next to air, it is the most important element for life. 

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Welcome Autumn

by: EJ on 09/27/2017

Benjamin Vogt, author of the recently released A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, loves autumn.  This beautiful passage from Chapter 1, "A New Garden Ethic" describes what he thinks is best about autumn and explains what he means by a new garden ethic.

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Understanding the Differences Between White Priviledge and Benefits

by: EJ on 09/26/2017

Today's blog is an excerpt from Part 1, "What is White" from Paul Kivel's best-selling Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, 4th Edition.

 It is not necessarily a privilege to be white, but it certainly has its benefits. That’s why so many of our families gave up their unique histories, primary languages, accents,  …

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