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Reclaiming Traditional Earthen Construction in India

by: EJ on 06/16/2015

James Thomson, co-author of Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice, is a workshop facilitator with House Alive, one of the leading natural building training organizations in North America.  This fall, James will travel with a small group of apprentices to a remote, ethnically Tibetan region of India, deep in the Himalayas. There, …

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Mother Earth New Fair - Fun-filled, Hands-on, Sustainable Lifestyle Event

by: Sara on 06/04/2015

We are excited to be heading to a new venue for the Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7in Albany, OR. This fair will replace the one that has been held in Puyallup, WA th past few years.

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Top 10 Energy-saving Building Strategies

by: Sara on 02/17/2015

The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. Today's blog is from Catherine Wanek, co-author of the fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building, Design, Construction, Resources. It is the complete and …

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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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Tra La La - Off to the Fair Again

by: EJ on 10/23/2014

Sara and Ingrid braved the crazy rain at 3:30 am today on their way to Mother …

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