Many people are re-discovering the profound yet simple joys of growing fresh food that just a few years ago they had no choice but to purchase with hard-earned currency from a supermarket. To take the next step in liberating your garden from corporate control, consider saving your own seeds and developing your own vegetable varieties. […]Read More..
DIY U; Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz continues to make ripples amongst bloggers with an eye on college in culture, open source educational models, online pedagogy, and the uses of technology in higher education. Not all of them like what they’re reading, but the conversation is lively. Here […]Read More..
In mid-May, Michael Ruppert toured Vermont, speaking to groups about peak oil and the many signs of impending collapse. The tour concluded with a screening of the documentary film Collapse (which, according to Ruppert, has been pirated two million times!). This is a video made by Scott Moody, of his talk on May 13 at […]Read More..
Martin Crawford is the author of Creating a Forest Garden, and the co-star of the DVD A Forest Garden Year (the real star of course, is his lovely garden!). In this brief trailer, he show us a few of the edible plants that grow in the simulated natural ecosystem that is a forest garden. As […]Read More..
Twin brothers Ron and Arnie Koss, authors of The Earth’s Best Story, saw the massive fields of California’s agricultural landscape on a “rite of passage” trip in the 1970s. They were shocked, appalled, and inspired to change that landscape. Their powerful notion was that organic baby food would be a catalyst to grow the organic food movement into […]Read More..
How much oil has spewed into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing eleven workers and touching off the biggest environmental catastrophe in our history? How do we even find out? We members of the general public tend to rely on reporters to give us the facts, but often they rely […]Read More..
On the heels of the Second National Slow Money Gathering at Shelburne Farms, The Fiscal Times reports that the movement is “picking up steam”. Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, and founder of the Slow Money Alliance. The principles of the Alliance prioritize, “soil fertility, carrying capacity, sense of place, care of the […]Read More..
The PBS Series Edens Lost and Found originally aired in 2005. Here’s a 23 minute introduction to the series, which examines community renewal projects in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Seattle. From the clip: Paradise can be found in our own backyards, in our neighborhoods, in our cities…It’s time for us to reclaim our obligation […]Read More..
Gianaclis Caldwell, award-winning cheesemaker, goatherd, and author of The Farmstead Creamery Advisor, wanted to make sure her book brought the notion of small-scale dairy farming down to earth. Not because there’s no romance in a close relationship with animals and the earth, but because it takes a LOT of work to maintain a successful creamery. […]Read More..