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December 2010

Best of 2010: Food In Uncertain Times

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy!by Makenna GoodmanOctober 21, 2010Having food resiliency is as much about learning how to store and use food properly as it is about growing it. The key is learning interdependence not independence.In an age of erratic weather and […]

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Best of 2010: NY Times Magazine Meets Radical Homemakers

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy! What does raising chickens in your backyard have to do with feminism? Everything. say the radical homemakers, a new breed of women (and men) who reject society’s impulse to box them in with binary definitions like breadwinner/housewife. […]

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“Of course organic farming can feed the world,” Coleman said. The audience was dumbstruck.

A Visit from Maine’s Organic Gardening Guru, Eliot Coleman – The Atlantic Monthly Yale’s Timothy Dwight common room is packed. The room quiets down, and a couple hundred Ivy affiliates surrender their ears … to a farmer. The man, the farmer, the legend, is Eliot Coleman, educator, advocate of Four Seasons Farming (a year-round farming […]

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Best of 2010: Michael Ruppert: “Beware the Green Investment Bubble”

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy! The following is an excerpt from Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World by Michael C. Ruppert. It has been adapted for the Web.There is much popular talk about the […]

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Best of 2010: Creating A Root Cellar

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy! The following is an excerpt from Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Home Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman. It has been adapted for the Web.No one wants second best. A slimy cabbage from a dingy […]

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Best of 2010: Alice Shabecoff: To Vaccinate Your Child…Or Not?

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy! by Alice ShabecoffDonna Curless’s three children were born and spent their early years in Brick Township, a mid-size, middle income New Jersey city whose rate of children with autism seemed so off the charts that it became […]

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Best of 2010: Even Fox News says “Stop the Insanity” on Marijuana

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy! As November 2nd and California’s critical vote on Proposition 19 (which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana) draws nearer, folks from all over the political spectrum are speaking out in support of legalization. The following opinion […]

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Best of 2010: Nine Simple Steps for Sheet Mulching

Note: This week we’re highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy!Learn about a simple, ecological way to fight weeds in this excerpt from Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles, by Eric Toensmeier.Sheet mulching builds soil organic material and […]

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Best of 2010: An Interview with Michael Ruppert

Note: For the next week we’ll be highlighting the most popular stories on our website for 2010. Happy Holidays, and enjoy!Michael Ruppert, author of Confronting Collapse and subject of the documentary film Collapse, talks about the “long emergency” now upon us in the video below.Confronting Collapse is available in our bookstore, along with Collapse the […]

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Gene Logsdon: It Does My Heart Good

From the Community Blogs: This is not a Christmas story exactly, but it makes a wonderful way to pass along glad tidings of the year. Brock McLeod and Heather Walker operate Makaria Farm in Duncan, British Columbia (www.makariafarm.com) and what they have been doing the past two years is just eye-poppingly, unbelievably, overwhelmingly, audaciously amazing. […]

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