Our Blog | December 2012

Tending the Fire

by: Sara on 12/16/2012
Posted in: Collapse

Today's post in our 21 Days to Prepare Series comes from the award-winning author of Bioshelter Market Garden, A Permaculture Farm, Darrel Frey. He is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5 acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. In this post Darrel speaks about the importance of fire throughout the history of our existence.

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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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Taking the 'Burbs: Square Yard Gardening

by: EJ on 12/14/2012
Posted in: Collapse

Ellen LaConte, author of Life Rules: Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapsewill be posting a series of essays on her blog that explore the small but cumulative steps we might take toward the conversion of 20th century suburbs into sustainable communities in which post-collapse humans might survive and thrive.  …

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How to Make Your Own Fence and Gate for Free

by: EJ on 12/13/2012
Posted in: Gardening

Today's preparedness post is excerpted from the upcoming Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions by Oscar H. Will III and Karen K. Will.  Plowing with Pigs will be off press in February 2013 but if you keep a careful eye out, there will be some sneak peaks available from Grit MagazineOscar is a farmer, scientist, …

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A Woman, a Plan, a Canard ...

by: EJ on 12/12/2012
Posted in: Collapse

Sharon Astyk is the author of five New Society Publishers books including the upcoming Green Sex: Love, Friendship, Marriage, Family, Gender and Reproduction in an Ecologically Constrained World.  Sharon is one of the leading thinkers in post-peak living and her calm, reasonable and thoughtful approach to preparedness always inspires me to take …

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