By Lisa Fernandes, Bangor Daily News
Framing a project or a business as "sustainable" no longer serves us. The dominant use of the word has ceased to mean what some of us orginally intended and, in fact, the term has been co-opted and watered down in many cases. Labelling something "sustainable" may even alienate potential allies, or at least people with whom you might want to get along. What do we really mean? What do we really want? Let's find the new language set that can help us get there.
By Lisa Fernandes, Resilient Homes
Maximilian Sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani) should be a part of almost any permaculture landscape for a variety of reasons but, if you need kindling on your place, it is a must-grow plant.
By Lisa Fernandes, Resilient Homes blog
Nobody knows how to define "permaculture." Everyone thinks they should be doing it. Lisa Fernandes starts the process of deconstructing one of the most common definitions for a system that thousands are touting as a response to peak oil and climate change.