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The Working Wilderness

Knowledge and ethics, neither without the other, I suddenly saw, are the key to good land stewardship.

Raising Minimum Wage: We’re in This Together

On Wednesday, food workers and other low-wage earners around the country …

Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations

On Thursday, legislation moved forward that would give President Obama …

The Great Burning

What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end?

Permaculture: the design arm of a paradigm shift

Permaculture is what we use to put into action our growing understanding that humans must fit into the web-work of the rest of life or we’ll …

How to Free the Soil by Depaving

How much thought do you give to pavement?
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The Store(e)-Keeper

Teacher Heinz Frey halted the demise of “mom-and-pop stores” by creating new village centres – first in his home village, then in other communities and urban districts.

Getting from Here to There

Business-as-usual is sure to deliver us a future that is both unsustainable …

Crisis, Opportunity and Climate Austerity in Drought-Stricken California

In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted …

Peak Oil, Ten or So Years On

This blog began seven years and almost a thousand posts ago, and I thought …

Rural Rambles

Still, I hope there is some value to reclaiming the old roads and …

Peak Oil Review - Apr 20

Weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, The Briefs.

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have …

Resilience Roundup - Apr 17

A roundup of news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the …

Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key …

A DIY Tree Grafting Handout

I am pretty excited to be sharing some awesome homesteading skills with …

Looking for Some Answers

Jason Heppenstall looks for some ways to deal with the psychological aspects …

The Renewable Revolution

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as …

How Can Open Cooperatives Grow and Thrive: A Proposal

Unlike their traditional for-profit counterparts, Open Cooperatives are …

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European …

The Retro Future

Is it just me, or has the United States taken yet another great leap forward …

Why We Need Local Food Systems and How to Get Them

The globalisation of food production has led to an industrial monopoly …
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