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Harvests from Hemp Heroes

An earlier blog post..discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based alternative to our current resource-intensive fiber industries.

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 2

This raises the question: To what extent can the Transition movement avoid …

Our Power climate gathering builds ‘roots to weather the storm’

The campaign intends to accomplish two broad goals: end the era of extreme …

I'd be happier if I didn't write this stuff!

For years my father--who is a really great guy--has been telling …

Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

One of the REconomy Project’s aims is to find new ways that communities can provide support and investment to local enterprises, who in turn …

The Shale Sugar Lick

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar Americans eat by suggesting that certain restaurants install a sugar …
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Unlikely Suspects – Deep Outreach: Resilience for Whom, and to What End? - “Transitioning for All”

It’s time to ask some thorny questions of the Transition movement. We need look no further than Kingston, the first capital of New York, to begin.

A little help from the fungus kingdom

Yesterday I went on a quest for the fabled fungus that’s been mopping …

Early days for regenerative agriculture: Can it help solve climate change?

A planned rotation of the cattle mimics movements that herds of ruminants …

Plain Sailing - Jan Lundberg interview  

Changing the way food is distributed.

Peak Oil Review - Aug 18

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle …

You Did This! The Birth of the Sharing Cities Network

The Sharing Cities Network is a grassroots network of communities from around the world that are want to live happier, healthier, and more …

IEA report implies US crude production may start to peak 2016

When it becomes apparent that US tight (shale) oil has peaked, there will be a public confidence crisis because the media are parroting the oil …

Debunking the Farm Bureau's Attack on the Clean Water Act

A well-coordinated attack is being waged on a proposed federal rule aimed at …

The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 1

As promising as the Transition movement may be, there are crucial questions …

Investing in Nutrient Dense Foods: Calcium

We can get calcium from a range of foods, including dairy products …

Review: A History of the Future by James Kunstler

In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James …

Peak mileage and the diminishing returns of technology

In the US; people are driving less. Perhaps there are behavioral factors …

How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty

Can worker-owned businesses lift families out of poverty? “They did …

Transformative Common Sense in Vermont

Chances are that when you hear the phrase “Comprehensive Economic …

Investing in Nutrient Dense Foods: Iron

Iron deficiency is the most prevalent mineral deficiency in the United …

Mercury Rising

Toxicologists have a saying: “The dose makes the poison.”
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