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June 2010

Claim your Independence!

Energy, Economy, Politics, Food, Post-Peak Oil – we’ve got the books to empower you! Bye Bye, Miss American Empire by Bill Kauffman Up Tunket Road by Philip Ackerman-Leist Local Money by Peter North Collapse DVD and Book Set Bye Bye, Miss American Empire by Bill KauffmanNeighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their Underdog Crusades to Redraw […]

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Seed Saving and Plant Breeding

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. […]

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An Interview with Margo Baldwin

Margo Baldwin, president and co-founder of Chelsea Green Publishing, is interviewed in Vermont Commons this month. Learn a little bit about the background of this small, visionary publishing house, nestled in the Green Mountains.

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DIY U in the Blogosphere

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 […]

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WATCH: Video from the Confronting Collapse Tour

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 […]

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WATCH: A Forest Garden Year

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 […]

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Ron Koss on Beyond 50 Radio

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 […]

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Riki Ott speaks to On The Media about the oil spill and reporters’ duty to the public

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 […]

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Slow Money picks up steam

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 […]

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WATCH: Edens Lost and Found

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 […]

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