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Connecting Placemaking and Resilience in New York’s Coastal Areas

A resilient place has traditionally been considered one that is capable of “bouncing back.”

Don’t jump to Rasher Conclusions. Pigs offer Bacon of Hope to Sustainable Food Systems

The access to local and sustainable pork tells a story of its own.

Alternatives to Capitalism

It is said that capitalism believes in competition but hates competitors. …

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong

The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of …

A Willingness to Try Again: Resilience Reflections with Brian Miller

Anyone who farms experiences setbacks on a daily basis. That rate of failure and a willingness to try again seems teach a few practical lessons in …

The Anthropocene and Ozymandias

Much has been made lately of the so-called Anthropocene — the idea that Homo sapiens has so taken over and modified Earth that we need a new …
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Future farms will be ecosystems that produce bountiful food

Healthy land needs diversity. Have you ever seen a patch of wild nature occupied by just one species?

Resilience Roundup - Aug 28

China air pollution: Beijing records its cleanest air ever | Global sea …

Everything Gardens: Growing Transition Culture

Academic work on Transition can often be infuriating rather than illuminating.

Rethinking Degrowth: Islamic Perspectives

With the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change” …

Two Peachy Economies

I cheer for the local food movement every chance I get, but …

Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood

Alex Cedeño quit renting two years ago. Now, he has just two years left until he owns his own home. And it’s all thanks to his …

Peak Oil Notes - Aug 27

A midweek update. Oil prices fell sharply on Monday in response to another sell off in China’s stock markets, trading for a while below $38 a barrel in New York; rebounded on Tuesday; and were down again on Wednesday with New York closing …

Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just …

Retrotopia: Dawn Train from Pittsburgh

This is the first of a series of posts using the tools of narrative fiction …

Classical Cotton Breeding

Enhancing nature’s time-tested processes or Engineering… the difference …

Bee Battles: why our Native Pollinators are Losing the war

Non-native species can dramatically reshape their invaded habitats and …

Co-operatives Need to Confront Climate Chaos

The challenges for 2015 are the same ones we've failed as a movement to find …

The King is Dead!

On August 5th, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey banded …

My Chicken of an EV

A little over two years ago, my wife and I entered a new phase of life in …

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

A Simpler Way is a documentary about simple living, permaculture, and local …

Review: After Progress, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, and The Fires of Shalsha

Three more offerings from the incessantly fertile mind of John Michael Greer.
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