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Message from the Mayans to Us: Act Your Age, not Your Shoe Size!

by: EJ on 12/17/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Stephen Hren has had plenty of experience meeting with people who are working hard to create a mature, caring relationship with the planet.  In the process of writing his book, Tales from the Sustainability Underground: A Wild Journey with People Who Care More about the Planet than the Law, he travelled around the United States meeting people who …

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It's NOT All or Nothing

by: EJ on 12/14/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Deborah Niemann, author of Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life  and Homegrown and Handmade: a Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, wants us to know that getting prepared does not have to mean monumental lifestyle changes.  Deborah is a self-sufficiency expert who understands that sometimes you to need …

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Permaculture: How I'm Preparing for a Local Future

by: EJ on 12/07/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Today's post is a video lecture from Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country and publisher of Permaculture Activist Magazine.  Peter is a permaculture teacher and site designer who helped create Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina, and is now pioneering suburban farming in Bloomington, Indiana.

In …

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Collecting Rainwater

by: EJ on 12/03/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Today we kick off the practical side of our "21 Days to Prepare" blog series with a guest post from Albert Bates on how to collect rainwater.  Albert is the author of The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change

 

If you have a roof, you should be collecting rainwater. It requires no …

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Winter Cornfields: A Sanctuary for Birds and Bugs!

by: EJ on 11/29/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Cooking up a Story has put together two excellent videos featuring Anthony Boutard, author of Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate.  Cooking up a Story is an on-line TV show about food and sustainability founded in 2006.  Their shows are filmed on location and the subjects speak for themselves on everything from how to can …

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