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City as a Commons: Flint to Bologna

The disaster with Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, incited by political leaders more devoted to fiscal austerity than the common good, illuminates why it’s important to think of our cities as …

How to Plan a Food Snowball

One of many problems caused by global warming is that fewer people know what …

Recognizing the Rights of Nature and the Living Forest

“The message our Living Forest proposal delivers is aimed at the …

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of …

Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program

The combination of BK Rot’s many aspects—creating green jobs for young people, raising local awareness about composting, and opening …

If the World’s Soils Keep Drying Out that’s Bad News for Microbes (and People)

Deep beneath our feet, out of sight and out of mind, millions of tiny communities of microbes are working together to perform key functions for …
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Lessons from a Young Food Forest: Taking Stock of My 12-year Permaculture Adventure

How many humans does it take to re-invent agriculture?  Just one…you!  Or me!  So that’s what I’m trying to do.  Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the past 12 years.

The Deep and Discomforting Point of Populism (and Socialism, and Certain Sorts of Conservatism too)

What would it mean for the Wall Street system (or, again, mainly the one …

Learning from the Life of Murray Bookchin

Ten years ago, American radical Murray Bookchin drew his last breath in the …

The Empire of Lies

In those times, just as in ours, a dying empire could be kept together for a …

Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern

The signs of oil's madcap price collapse are everywhere.

The Path Ahead from Paris

We need to work together to create a “biosphere smart” economy

The Physics of Energy and the Economy

I approach the subject of the physics of energy and the economy with some trepidation. An economy seems to be a dissipative system, but what does this really mean?

Baucis and Philemon in the 21st Century: Notes on Living Small

I live in the nation with the highest rates of personal consumption and …

It's not Rocket Surgery: Choosing an Indoor Mini Wood stove for a Tiny House

This article will focus on one item which can keep you comfortable in cold …

A Farmers' Guide to the Senses

 A celebration of farming through the senses.

The Climate and the Commons

The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that …

Does your City have a Future?

In the past, as in the future, local ecosystem resources were the key to the …

Peak Oil Review - Feb 8

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global …

Politics in a full world

We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which …

If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?

Farming as an occupation has been graying steadily for more than three decades

Cake, Anyone?

For people of wealth and conscience, impact investing offers a compelling …
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