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June 2011

The Lunatic Farmer | Joel Salatin

The article  below appeared originally online at The People Who Feed Us about Joel Salatin. Make sure to check out his newest book The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer. You would not be wrong thinking of Joel Salatin as a kind of food evangelist. After all, he travels the country preaching common sense […]

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Gaia’s Garden – Book Review

The article  below appeared originally online at  Would I Eat It Again Food Blog about Toby Hemenway’s book Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition: Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. I just finished reading this book.  I have been reading as many books on permaculture that I can for the past month. This is by far the best book […]

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Transition Towns – Where Innovation Takes Place At A Certain Pace

The article  below appeared originally online at  Forbes by Haydn Shaughnessy about the Transition Movement. Make sure to check out The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times. What really drives changes in people’s lives? When I wrote about innovation policy challenges yesterday I noted how important towns and cities are in […]

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Grow Your Food for Free (well, almost)

The article  below appeared originally online at  Urban Veg Patch  about Dave Hamilton’s book Grow Your Food for Free (Well Almost).   “Over the years I have travelled down the country rather like a sock slips down inside a wellington boot. … I have found one universal truth that binds all productive gardeners – none […]

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A Look at a Slow Money Restaurant: Gather (VIDEO)

The article below was originally posted by the marvelous folks at Civil Eats about Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered. Take a look! What does it look like to start a values-based business with members of your community? Gather is a sustainable restaurant that serves as […]

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Gardens with a mission

 The article  below appeared originally online at  DesMoines Register about Diane Ott Whealy author of  Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Save. Decorah, Ia. – Much to Diane Ott Whealy’s delight, bluebirds have returned to her garden at Heritage Farm for another spring. “It’s so good to see them again,” she said gleefully of the bluebirds as they […]

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Book Review: Chasing Chiles

The article  below appeared originally online at  I Love It Spicy about Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail. It is not often that ILIS will get an opportunity to be asked to do a book review. So we are delighted to do it, and hope we can do the review as much justice […]

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The Environmental Rabble-Rousing of Diane Wilson

The article  below appeared originally online at  The Rag Blog by Robert S. Becker about Diane Wilson’s newest book Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth. Environmental activist and author Diane Wilson will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, June 24, 2011, 2-3 p.m. (CDT) on Austin’s […]

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Descending the Peak: Vermonters in the Transition Town movement address an uncertain energy future

The article below was originally posted at Seven Days about transition towns in Vermont. The table at the back of the Hayes Room in Montpelier’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library holds a colorful bounty of prepared dishes. There’s a pot of venison chili, a slab of broccoli quiche, a loaf of freshly baked zucchini bread and a bowl […]

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DIY U: The Future Of Learning [Video]

 The video  below appeared originally online at Fast Company  by Anya Kamenetz’s author of  DIY U:Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. The future of learning is open–and it’s in your hands. This video series, based in part on my book DIY U, explains that while the higher education bubble may be overblown, there is an […]

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