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Amazing New Energy Source: Introducing TREES

Scientists at the Climate/Energy Design and Research institute (CEDAR) have just announced the discovery of an astounding new energy source that promises to solve several of humanity’s thorniest dilemmas at once.

Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, Part 2     

Nook and cranny gardens optimize micro-climates — water catchment for perennial plants, rocks that retain warmth to extend the growing period, and trees providing fuel, food and shade.

Fermenting Change

Revived in workshops and community kitchens, fermentation has become one of the many “reskilling” projects taking place in grassroots cultures from Europe to the United States in response to economic and environmental drivers.

Slow Money: Land, Local and Language  

We first hear from a panel with poet, farmer and author Wendell Berry, Maine Representative Chellie Pingree and Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer. Then, a session on culture covers how our society is shaped by expectations and approaches to food. Our final piece from the conference features …

A Tale of Two Supermarkets: One Transition Town’s Efforts to Respond to Gentrification

We must always ask: who is community resilience really for?

Lentil Underground

Why grow lentils? 1) Two big reasons: fertilizer and water. 2) They can cope with a wide range of weather conditions. 3) They're delicious.

Why GMO labeling in the U.S. needs to win only once

There were no doubt celebrations last week in the boardrooms of corporations that own patents to the world's genetically engineered crops. Proposals to label foods containing these crops--commonly called GMOs for genetically modified organisms--were defeated soundly in Colorado and barely in Oregon.

Seeing Change Happen

 Rick tells about working with government, prioritizing social equity, reclaiming our food system, and more...

Net vs. gross energy: Is it wise to be complacent?

Net pay is what you have to pay your bills today. And, net energy is what society has in order to conduct its business (and its fun) on any given day. Is net energy still increasing?

Many Countries Reaching Diminishing Returns in Fertilizer Use

For the world as a whole, the era of rapidly growing fertilizer use is now history.

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