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The Art of Hosting – Leadership is Possible from Everywhere

“The art of hosting is an approach to group leadership [which] creates spaces for us to be learning together… co-creating, teaching each other, offering our gifts.”

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule

When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws.

A locavore's potluck

We attended a delicious potluck dinner from foods produced around Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C. Too bad you can’t taste this video — it was a locavore’s delight!

Living Tiny, Finding Community

When we met Logan Smith and Tammy Strobel in A Young Couple Find Freedom in Simple Living, they’d already gotten out of debt and simplified their lives.

Catch the Rain

Savvy Seattleites are capturing rain from their rooftops not only to water their yards, but to slow runoff into the streets.

Monroe’s Sharing Garden — The Giving is Growing

During this five-year experiment in the giving economy, the garden has tripled in size. Sharegivers (volunteers) of all ages work in the gardens...No money is exchanged. Materials and labor, and even use of the property, are freely given and showing up in abundance.

Climate Change and Fukushima – Radio Ecoshock Paints the Big Picture

Two ongoing environmental events are affecting all life on the planet, even if it’s not yet noticeable where you live. Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock is watching climate change and Fukushima very closely.

The Bean and Grain Project – Outperforming Chemical Agriculture

The Southern Williamette Bean and Grain Project is exploring bean, grain, and edible seed varieties which can be added to those already grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Natural Buildings for Urban Living – The Tour (part 2)

The Craftsman-style bungalow looks normal on the outside, but the surprise is on the inside: straw bales inside the framing provide super insulation. 

Natural Buildings for Urban Living (part 1)

Wanting to demonstrate that “cities can be less impactful on the planet,” natural builder Lydia Doleman bought and remodeled a Portland house to demonstrate her values.
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