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Green Pizza

There’s a magazine on just about every conceivable topic, so it seems. Yesterday I was heading home to Vermont from a weekend with relatives in NYC and stopped at Rinaldi’s for dinner in Enfield CT (I-91 exit 49, at the Massachusetts border). The spinach manicotti was superior and Wendy reports that the beef barley soup was fresh and obviously made in the restaurant and delicious, without a hint of MSG or excess salt. Anyway, we’re sitting there waiting for dinner and on the window sill was a copy of Pizza Today magazine. I don’t know how those folks come up with material for 12 issues a year, but bless their hearts they seem to be doing it. The November, 2005, issue had something like six articles having to do with pizza delivery. Overkill, I’m sure, but Wendy was delighted to discover, as she absentmindedly flipped through the pages, an article by Mandy Detwiler, “On the Run,” describing pizza joints making deliveries using bicycles, electric cars and diesel cars converted to run on waste cooking oil from the restaurant’s fryer. Unfortunately, the article isn’t availabe at Pizza Today’s website, but you can check out the fryer-powered deliveries at Glass Nickel Pizza in Madison, WI; the bike-powered deliveries at Vinnie Van Go-Go in Savannah, GA; and electric pizza at Galactic Pizza in Minneapolis, MN.

The Limits to Growth and Greece: Systemic or Financial Collapse?

Could it be that the ongoing Greek collapse is a symptom of the more general collapse that the Limits to Growth model generates for the first two decades of the 21st century? Author Ugo Bardi (Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet) examines the correlation between what is unfolding between Greece […] Read More..

Permaculture Q&A: Mulching Options for Your Garden

As Permaculture Month continues, we are making our expert authors available to answer your burning permaculture questions. If you have a question to submit, fill out this form. This week, Lottie from Florida asked if there are other garden mulch options that are as effective as hay. Josh Trought, one of our soil building and garden management […] Read More..

Designing Your Own Solar Cooker & Dehydrator

In today’s world, nearly everything we use, from phones and computers to cars and kitchen appliances, requires energy derived from fossil fuels. Wouldn’t it be nice to offset some of that energy use by harnessing the renewable power of the sun? Josh Trought, founder of D Acres—an educational center in New Hampshire that researches, applies, […] Read More..

Building a Sustainable Community: The D Acres Model

If you were going to create a community-based homestead or farm from scratch, where would you start? What building materials would you use? What crops would you grow and what animals would you raise? How would you develop an organizational structure and connect with your community? And, how would you make sure all of this […] Read More..

A Man Apart: Remembering Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Life

A Man Apart is the story—part family memoir and part biography—of Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow’s longtime friendship with Bill Coperthwaite (A Handmade Life), whose unusual, and even radical, life and fierce ideals helped them examine and understand their own. Framed by Coperthwaite’s sudden death and brought alive through the month-long adventure of building with […] Read More..