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Solutions & sustainability - Nov 11

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Many more articles are available through the Energy Bulletin homepage

Relocalize Network newsletter for November

Shelby Tay & Sarah Smith, Post Carbon Institute
In this Issue:
o Welcome to the New Local Post Carbon Groups
o Your Input Needed: First Relocalization Network Annual Report (2006)
o New Resources: A Guide for Relocalizing our Communities
o New Website Features: Geolocators, Polls, Publications and News Feeds
o Where on earth do I post my info?
o New Member of the Relocalization Network Team: Andi Hazelwood
o New on Global Public Media
o Feature Interview: Lance Meredith, Chatham-Kent Oil Age Planning Group, Ontario, Canada
o Feature Article: The Power of the Airwaves by Caren Black, Titanic Lifeboat, CA

Upcoming Events:
o Power for the People: the 10th Annual Fall Conference - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
o "Whatcha Gonna Drive?” for a Sustainable World - Nevada City, California
(10 Nov 2006)

One billion trees

Aaron Nuline, Powering Down
I'm a big fan of trees. In fact I like to make the argument that trees are much more intelligent than human beings; at least human beings in the United States of America born after the year 1950. Let me explain.
(9 Nov 2006)
A great summary of the ecological services provided by trees. The title comes from Wangari Maathai's One Billion Tree Campaign.

Sharon Astyk has a post on the campaign too.

A Trip to the Agroforestry Research Trust’s Forest Garden

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture
Notes from A Trip to the Agroforesty Research Trust’s Forest Garden, Dartington, Totnes, Devon. Friday November 3rd 2006.

Martin Crawford started his forest garden at Dartington 15 years ago. It has now reached a point where it is very developed, and was referred to in Dave Jacke’s Edible Forest Garden books as the best example of a forest garden he has seen. Martin is internationally recognised as one of the foremost practitioners of agroforestry in the world, (but amazingly very few people in Totnes have heard of him!).

The forest garden covers about 2 acres, and is filled with a dazzling arrany of plants, chosen for their edible, medicinal or other uses. In essence, a forest garden is a garden modelled on a natural woodland with its many layers, but which only uses species which are functional, be it fruiting plants, medicinal, or any of a wide range of uses.
(9 Nov 2006)

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