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Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking …
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The Wild Edge of Sorrow

The Wild Edge of Sorrow explains that grief has always been communal and illustrates how we need the healing touch of others, an atmosphere of compassion, and the comfort of ritual in order to fully metabolize our grief.
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grieving process

Educate and Empower: Tools For Building Community Wealth

How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Our new report Educate and Empower draws on case studies of 11 different community economic development initiatives from across the United States to highlight a …
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Education
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community empowerment

Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense

Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense profiles 28 local investment tools for grassroots investors, businesses, finance professionals, and others--with examples of how these ideas are being realized today in Vermont, the state with the strongest …
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vermont

Sufficiency Economy: Enough, For Everyone, Forever

In this second volume of collected essays, Samuel Alexander develops the provocative ideas contained in Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits.
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Simplicity
voluntary simplicity
alternative economics
degrowth
sufficiency economy

The People's Pilgrimage

The People's Pilgrimage is an open source response from the human heart to the climate crisis. It's a way for everyone – of all faiths and none – to share our hopes and fears, and call for action on climate this year.
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climate change activism
Pilgrims

Living With The Land Part 5 - No-Dig Gardening

Growing organic vegetables commercially for over 30 years, Charles Dowding has developed a no-dig method of cultivation for temperate climate gardening.
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permaculture
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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on …
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Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits

Calling for a sufficiency-based culture of 'simple living' to underpin a macroeconomic framework of 'degrowth', Samuel Alexander draws on a remarkable breadth of economic, political, ecological, and sociological literature to explore the radical …
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degrowth
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The Market Gardener with Jean-Martin Fortier, Six Figure Farming

 Innovative organic farmer Jean-Martin Fortier, author of "The Market Gardener" shares his profitable methods for achieving success growing vegetables on a small plot of land. 
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Living With The Land Part 4 - Urban Permaculture: Permablitz

Permaculture design can be applied to all aspects of our lives. Whether it is communities, farms, gardens or urban areas.
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permaculture
Permablitz
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Local First Toolkit

BALLE has created the Local First Toolkit, a collection of resources aimed at promoting a culture of local, cooperative and community owned businesses and organizations.
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local economies
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local first

Conversation Café How To

Conversation Cafés are open, hosted conversations in cafés as well as conferences and classrooms—anywhere people gather to make sense of our world. At a Conversation Café there is nothing to join, no homework, no …
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conversation cafés

Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

A protege of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.
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Organic Food Production
building sustainable food systems

Living With The Land Part 3 - Building Soil with Regenerative Agriculture

A little over a year ago, Rebecca Hosking and business partner Tim Green - who made the BBC2 documentary 'A Farm for The Future' - became tenants of 175 acres of exhausted, ploughed out soils. Turning a windswept, misused, coastal farm into an …
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permaculture
holistic grazing management systems

Drill, Baby, Drill

In this landmark report, J. David Hughes from Post Carbon Institute takes a far-ranging and painstakingly researched look at the prospects for various unconventional fuels to provide energy abundance for the United States in the 21st Century. …
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The Winning of The Carbon War

Humanity is in a race, a kind of civil war. Believers in a safe future fuelled by endless sunlight and related forms of clean energy combat defenders of finite carbon fuels careless of the impact they have on the world by clinging to coal, oil, …
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Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy
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Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good

Is it possible for businesses to have a bottom line that is not profit and endless growth, but human dignity, justice, sustainability and democracy? Or an alternative economic model that is untainted by the greed and crises of current financial …
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Business
alternative economy
economy for the common good

The Uncertainty Handbook

Are you frustrated by climate sceptics using uncertainty – inherent in any area of complex science – as a justification for delaying policy responses? Then our new handbook is for you.
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climate change
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Farmer Phil's Permaculture

Most of the permaculture books and material you see is geared toward adults with at least a basic knowledge of the design science.
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permaculture
children's books

16 Tips to Crowdfund a Tool Library In Your Town

Shareable connected with Sarah Steiner of the new Denver Tool Library, Aaron Krolikowski and Darren Cotton of the University Heights Tool Library in Buffalo, New York, and Alexandre Couture-Lalande, board chair of La Remise (the Shed), in …
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