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Tradd Cotter

June 12, 2016

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Tour

On June 12th, Tradd Cotter will be conducting a tour of Mushroom Mountain! The tour will include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, a laboratory tour, research overviews, and a tour of the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will also be discussed along the way. The tour costs $15 to attend and will begin at 10:00AM.

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Travis Christofferson

Travis Christofferson

Travis Christofferson, M.S. received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the Montana State University Honors Program and a master’s degree in Material Engineering and Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Today, he is a full-time science writer and founder of a cancer charity. He lives in South Dakota.

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Upcoming Events

For Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

January 20th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at NOFA NY Winter Conference

Location: 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present workshops on mushroom cultivation at NOFA NY's 2017 WInter Conference. This event will take place on at the Saratoga Hilton. More details to come!

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

January 21st, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Roebuck Farm

Location: Roebuck Farm, New Plymouth, New Zealand | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will lead a two-day workshop at Roebuck Farm in New Plymouth in New Zealand on January 21st and 22nd. Early Bird Pricing of NZ$350 until 11 December, with tickets afterwards available at NZ$395.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

January 21st, 2017 - 10:30 am

Carol Deppe at 2017 Good Earth Home and Garden Show

Location: 796 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97402 | Authors: Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe will speak at the 12th Annual Good Earth Home and Garden Show in Eugene on January 20-22, 2017. Book signings and seed sales will follow all of Carol's workshops on Saturday, January 21st: 10:30 am | WILLAMETTE STAGE Grow the Best Tomatoes! Varieties, Growing Conditions & Harvesting for Optimal Flavor 11:30 am | WILLAMETTE STAGE Grow the Best Squash! Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Drying the zuchs that get past you for a long-storing staple. Varieties, growing, harvesting, curing, storing, using. 12:30 pm | WILLAMETTE STAGE The Eat-All Greens Garden – Grow 200 lbs of Greens in a Tiny Garden 1:30 pm | WILLAMETTE STAGE Seed Saving For the Home Gardener 2:30 pm | WILLAMETTE STAGE Join the Open Source Seed Revolution! Take Back Control of Our Seeds, Our Food, & Our Lives—Talk and Songfest

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Tao of Vegetable Gardening - Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity 

January 25th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Shawn Jadrnicek at SSAWG

Location: Lexington, KY | Authors: Shawn Jadrnicek

Shawn Jadrnicek will present at the 2017 Southern SAWG conference in Lexington, KY. This year's event will run from January 25-28. More details to come!

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Bio-Integrated Farm - A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More 

January 28th, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Preserved

Location: 2i Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour, New Zealand, 8972 | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will teach a two-day workshop on natural cheesemaking at Preserved, a cooking school in Christchurch. Cost to participate is set at NZ$299.00.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

January 31st, 2017 - 8:00 am

Eric Toensmeier at UMASS Amherst- Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity

Location: 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003 | Authors: Eric Toensmeier

On January 31st, Eric Toensmeier will speak at Landscape Heroes: Carbon, Water and Biodiversity, a conference at UMass Amherst's Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. Join Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, the Ecological Landscape Alliance, the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), and the Organic Land Care of NOFA/CT for a day-long program that offers practical tips and applications for how you, too, can be part of the climate solution. Tickets are available from $59 - $79.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Carbon Farming Solution - A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security 

February 4th, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Preserved

Location: 2i Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour, New Zealand, 8972 | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will teach a two-day workshop on natural cheesemaking at Preserved, a cooking school in Christchurch. Cost to participate is set at NZ$299.00.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

February 6th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shaun Chamberlin at Schumacher College

Location: Schumacher College, United Kingdom | Authors: Shaun Chamberlin

A week long course with Shaun Chamberlin, with Rob Hopkins, Mark Boyle, and Stephan Harding. “How should we live?” “What work should we do?” “How can we resource ourselves and each other?” It’s time to reclaim these questions from the economists. Sparked by the posthumous publication of Dr. David Fleming’s extraordinary book Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy (link is external), we invite you to an exploration of what ‘lives well-lived’ look like in this time of transition. Fleming’s work highlights that “most of human history was bred, fed and watered by another sort of economy. But the market has replaced, as far as possible, the social capital of reciprocal obligation, loyalties, culture and traditions with exchange, price and the impersonal principles of economics” As the market economy continues to crumble under the weight of its own impossible need for perpetual growth, we should admit that for all its destructiveness, we will miss its essential simplicity, the comforts it delivers to many and the freedoms it underwrites. And as 'austerity' bites and capitalism’s former largesse continues to shrink away, that future is becoming daily reality for ever more of us. Such a time brings fear and uncertainty, but also great possibility. The forces that have cocooned us are failing, but these are also the forces that constrained us. This is a time of loss and freedom, if we can minimise our dependence on the market and find sustenance with deeper roots. Now is the time to repair or replace the atrophied social and ecological structures on which most human cultures were built, as the basis for a nourishing, cohesive society that might survive the turbulent times to come. This is the story of our times, and living it imbues our days with meaning.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Surviving the Future - Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy 

February 6th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shaun Chamberlin at Schumacher College

Location: Schumacher College, United Kingdom | Authors: David Fleming

A week long course with Shaun Chamberlin, with Rob Hopkins, Mark Boyle, and Stephan Harding. “How should we live?” “What work should we do?” “How can we resource ourselves and each other?” It’s time to reclaim these questions from the economists. Sparked by the posthumous publication of Dr. David Fleming’s extraordinary book Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy (link is external), we invite you to an exploration of what ‘lives well-lived’ look like in this time of transition. Fleming’s work highlights that “most of human history was bred, fed and watered by another sort of economy. But the market has replaced, as far as possible, the social capital of reciprocal obligation, loyalties, culture and traditions with exchange, price and the impersonal principles of economics” As the market economy continues to crumble under the weight of its own impossible need for perpetual growth, we should admit that for all its destructiveness, we will miss its essential simplicity, the comforts it delivers to many and the freedoms it underwrites. And as 'austerity' bites and capitalism’s former largesse continues to shrink away, that future is becoming daily reality for ever more of us. Such a time brings fear and uncertainty, but also great possibility. The forces that have cocooned us are failing, but these are also the forces that constrained us. This is a time of loss and freedom, if we can minimise our dependence on the market and find sustenance with deeper roots. Now is the time to repair or replace the atrophied social and ecological structures on which most human cultures were built, as the basis for a nourishing, cohesive society that might survive the turbulent times to come. This is the story of our times, and living it imbues our days with meaning.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Lean Logic - A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It 

February 7th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Katrina Blair at Local Wild Living Soil Program

Location: 848 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO, 81301 | Authors: Katrina Blair

This three-month program (Feb 7-April 26, 2017) is a deep exploration of wild edible and medicinal plants, living food nutrition, permaculture design and holistic health. It is an experiential journey of internal and external health. We will cover practical applications of topics including: harvesting wild foods for our daily diet, creating simple to gourmet living food recipes, making herbal medicines, building solar dehydrators, learning about soil mycology, making cultured and fermented recipes, as well as integrating holistic practices into our daily lives. Each morning begins with a centering movement practice such as yoga, tai chi or meditation. The program dives into healing modalities such as natural therapeutics, Eastern philosophies, and detoxification cleanses. It will prepare students to be competent as local, wild, and living food chefs, to offer education on nutrition and holistic health, to lead wild food identification and medicinal preparation workshops, to practice permaculture design, to integrate healing modalities and incorporate deep earth-centered skills into daily life practices.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

February 17th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference

Location: TOGA, Franklin, TN | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present at the Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference on February 17-18. Tradd will present a general session on Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone, as well as a hands-on intensive about Cultivating Mushrooms on Logs, Wood Chips, Straw and Compost.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

February 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Jeff and Melanie Carpenter at NOFA-VT

Location: UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT, 05401 | Authors: Jeff Carpenter and Melanie Carpenter

Jeff and Melanie Carpenter will present a workshop on organic medicinal herbs at the 2017 NOFA-VT Conference in Burlington, VT. This year's event will take place February 18-20.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer - The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale 

February 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Peter Burke at NOFA-VT

Location: UVM Davis Center, Burlington, VT, 05401 | Authors: Peter Burke

Peter Burke will present a workshop on year-round indoor salad gardening at the 2017 NOFA-VT Winter Conference. This year's event will take place in Burlington, VT on February 18-20. More details to come.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening - How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days 

March 2nd, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Ross Conrad at Marin County Beekeepers

Location: 20 Veterans Place, San Anselmo, CA | Authors: Ross Conrad

Ross Conrad will speak at the Marin County Beekeepers club meeting on March 2nd, with Saturday workshops following on the 4th. This meeting will take place at the Legion Log Cabin in San Anselmo, CA at 7:30 PM.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: Natural Beekeeping - Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition 

March 11th, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Jamberoo Valley Farm

Location: 185 Wallaby Hill Rd, Jamberoo, Australia, NSW 2533 | Authors: David Asher

David Asher will teach a workshop on natural cheesemaking at the beautiful Jamberoo Valley Farm in Jamberoo, in the dairy country 1.5hrs south of Sydney. Day one will focus on the basics, as well as fresh and french cheeses. Day two of the workshop will focus on rennet, alpine and blue cheeses. Cost to participate in this course is set at A$712.50 for early birds (before 11 Jan), with a full price of A$750.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

March 12th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Chuck Collins at Unitarian Church of Lincoln

Location: 6300 A St, Lincoln, NE, 68510 | Authors: Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins will speak on March 12th as part of the Winter Lecture Series of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln. This lecture will begin at 7:00 PM. More details to come!

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: Born on Third Base - A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good 

March 18th, 2017 - 9:00 am

David Asher at 107 Rooftop Garden

Location: 107 Redfern Street, Level 1, Sydney, Australia, NSW 2016 | Authors: David Asher

On March 18th and 19th, David Asher will lead a two-day workshop at 107 Rooftop Garden in Redfern, Sydney. This class will cover the basics; fresh and french cheeses; rennet; and alpine and blue cheeses.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

April 25th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Chuck Collins at Reading Public Library

Location: Reading Public Library, Reading, MA | Authors: Chuck Collins

Chuck will discuss his new book, "Born on Third Base," at the Reading Public Library on April 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Book Reading/Signing 
Book: Born on Third Base - A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good 

June 27th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Eric Toensmeier at North American Agroforestry Conference

Location: Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center, Blacksburg, VA | Authors: Eric Toensmeier

Eric Toensmeier will keynote at the 2017 North American Agroforestry Conference at Virginia Tech on June 27-29. Early registration begins February 15, 2017

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Carbon Farming Solution - A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security 

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