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Food & Water

Reclaiming our Place in the Planet's Ecology

Whether retired Herefordshire farmer’s meal-time ritual or recent fashion among middle-class foodies, determining the provenance of our food carries a meaning and historic significance belied by family frivolity.

Learning to Steer

Resilience includes the various skills that allow us to weather the storm, …

Peak Oil Review - Oct 12

 A weekly update of peak oil news, including: Quote of the Week, Oil …

An Unprecedented Future

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

Paaduks: Shoes with Soul

What does it take to upcycle any waste material into a product that is beautiful, serves a basic function and will prevent that material from …

Pioneering San Diego Business Builds Urban Edible Landscapes

Established in 2008, Urban Plantations was one of the nation’s first edible landscaping companies.
Editor's Pick

The Problem of Agriculture

That phrase—the problem of agriculture, instead of problems in agriculture—is taken from Wes Jackson, who points out that our species’ fundamental break with nature came roughly 10,000 years ago when we started farming.

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past …

Unstable world: Is it time to buy volatility?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes option sellers as people who are picking up …

A Landscape of Dreams

One of the core themes of the Retrotopia narrative I’ve been …

The Oceans Are Becoming Too Hot for Coral, and Sooner than We Expected

This week, scientists registered their concern that super-warm …

Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today

"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who have been doing these collective survival strategies tell the story."

Oil and the Global Economy

How important is oil to the future of the global economy?

Heart and Soul: Meet the UK Groups Changing Activism

Building movements that are truly liberating takes heart and soul.

The Persistence of the Peasantry: Further Notes on the Inverse Productivity Relationship

This post strikes to the heart of what Small Farm Future is all about, and …

Report back: 2015 Transition Network conference & Gathering of National Hubs

It was sobering to be at the conference in its greenness and moisture yet …

In Face of Harsh Austerity, Britain's Hunger Crisis Sparks First Student-led Food Bank

In 2015, this welcoming café-like sanctuary has offered warmth, a …

Our new Support Offer Theme: Practical Projects

Practical projects show that change is possible and that Transition is a …

There’s No Single Right Path : Resilience Reflections with Chris Smaje

There’s no single right path and there’s a lot to be learned …

Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City

Grace Lee Boggs died on Monday, October 5, 2015. We hope that this article, …

California Finding New Ways To Extend Benefits Of Solar To Low-Income, Minority Communities

The California legislature has sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s …

Peak Oil Notes - Oct 8

 A midweek update. After three days of increases which took oil prices …