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Sharing for Survival

Feasta’s book, Sharing for Survival, is a 200-page collection of essays by nine Feasta Climate Group members. The book’s editor, ecological economist Brian Davey, is a long-time Feasta …
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Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale …
Shale gas
Snake Oil
tight oil

Sharing Cities Network online hub

Welcome to the beta version of the Sharing Cities Network online hub, which you can find now through the new “Community” tab in the main navigation of The site will continue to be developed as we receive …
Sharing Cities network

The Stop: How the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement

The Stop, a Community Food Center that has revolutionized the way we combat hunger and poverty.
community food hubs
food banks
food justice
resilient food systems

City Farms on CLTs: How Community Land Trusts Are Supporting Urban Agriculture (Land Lines Article)

Despite the growing popularity of urban agriculture, many city farms continue to face the challenge of insecure land tenure and overly restrictive public policies. Some researchers and policy makers have identified the need for an updated …
city farms
community land trust
planning policy
resilient food systems
urban agriculture

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk and most people don’t know that is happening or what to do. This groundbreaking film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly …

The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude

A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change.
fossil fuel dependence
global fossil fuel production
Resource Depletion

The Market Gardener: A successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming

Thee Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods.
biointensive farming
Community-supported agriculture
market gardening
resilient food systems

The Soil Will Save Us

In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into …
buildling resilient food systems
carbon sequestration
carbon sequestration strategies
climate change
healthy soil

Essential Knowledge for Transition: Money and Banking System

The second in a 3-part series of teleseminars on economic transformation. Only a fundamental shift in the design of the monetary and banking systems will allow for a viable way of addressing increasing inequality, the mounting problem of public …
alternative economics

Community Investment in the Local Food System: Case Study

How a small local food business in western Massachusetts preserved its social mission through transitioning to a worker-owned cooperative and using an innovative financing strategy.
community investing
local economies
local food
scaling up

Decline and Fall of the American Empire

All empires fall, and America in no exception. What comes next?
American decline

City Regions as Landscapes for People, Food and Nature

City Regions as Landscapes for People, Food and Nature is a new take on integrated landscapes that highlights important linkages between cities, peri-urban areas and rural areas. Challenges like poverty, climate change, and growing demand for …
resilient food systems
urban food policy
urban-rural connections

Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy

'Democratic Wealth' is a collection of essays that challenges the poverty of thinking around economic policy, particularly after the 2007 financial crash. It explores the renewed interest in republicanism and suggests this as a framework to shape …
alternative economics
social movements

Building “Buy Local” Campaigns that Shift Culture and Spending

A Guide to Helping Your Independent Businesses and Community Thrive.
buy local
local economies
relocalized economies

The Farm Incubator Toolkit: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers

The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative has compiled the knowledge and experience of dozens of farm incubator projects across the U.S. to bring you the first edition of the NIFTI Farm Incubator Toolkit; a comprehensive guide to starting …
farm incubator

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

A Community Supported Agriculture project is based on direct person-to-person contact and trust, with no intermediaries or hierarchy. They are usually formalized with a contract between each consumer and the producer, and characterized by a …

Redesigning Civilization -- with Permaculture

Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess and what can we do to help our culture get back on track?
unsustainable civilizations

Community Capital Toolkit

What is Community Capital? Community capital harnesses the financial wealth that exists within a region to support local, community-serving businesses and organizations, and keeps this wealth re-circulating for the benefit of the whole community. …
alternative economics
community capital
resilient economies

The Commons as a Template for Transformation

This essay argues that, in the face of the deep pathologies of neoliberal capitalism, the commons paradigm can help us imagine and implement a transition to new decentralized systems of provisioning and democratic governance.
alternative economics
collective management systems
resilient communities
the commons

Essential Knowledge for Transition: Financial System and Local Investing

 The first in a 3-part series of teleseminars on economic transformation by Marco Vangelisti.
alternative economics
financial system
Slow Money