Jody Tishmack

Jody has a Bachelors Degree in Geology, a Masters Degree in Soil Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. She developed a composting and soil manufacturing process at Purdue University in 1996, which has grown into a commercial business called Soilmaker; selling compost, organic soil, and composted mulch. Her family lives in an earth-sheltered home powered by solar PV energy, where she maintains many of the values and traditions she learned as a child. . She is a regular contributor to Anima/Soul.

Fabricating our future

Throughout human history we have faced many challenges, but the greatest danger of social disintegration was when lies and disinformation were accepted over the truth.

March 9, 2023


The Cost of Living

The true ‘cost of living’ takes on new meaning when what is needed may or may not be available to buy at any cost.

August 15, 2022


Standing at the edge of change

The world’s population of humans stands at the edge of rapid change and the future appears unimaginable.

June 29, 2022

organic food box

Inflationary pressure in the US

We cannot continue consuming cheap goods imported from countries and then criticize them for burning fossil fuels.  It’s time to wake up and recognize that living on renewable energy will require a totally different lifestyle from the one we’ve been living.

November 16, 2021


The era of cheap living is over

We’ve lived this way for decades, but if we are going to address climate change it’s time for us to recognize that the era of plentiful, cheap goods is over.   We will pay more for everything.

November 10, 2021

winter solar panels

Winter’s discontent

This may become the winter of our discontent as people around the world face a widening energy crisis: rationing because supplies are limited due to delivery shortages, production limits, cost, or by government mandate. 

October 4, 2021

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