Members of the community at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst took a step beyond the normal organic kitchen garden on campus, and created (and filmed) a permaculture garden.
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Missed today’s discussion of permaculture at Hangin’ with sustainablog? Then check out the recordings – we’ve got both video and audio.
Got a handle on the concept of permaculture? If you don’t, or even if you think you do, join us to get a clearer sense of this philosophy at our next Hangin’ with sustainablog Hangout on Air.
While economic protest drives Occupy Wall Street, it’s not the only thing going on: check out this short film on permaculture design demonstrations and installations in Liberty Square.
Planting Justice is a nonprofit based in Oakland, CA that offers a unique model for urban transformation. It brings together designing and implementing Permaculture projects with door-to-door community organizing and education in a way that creates a synergy between each of them. Its mission is to grow food, grow jobs and grow community. Today, 80% […]
French inventor Jean Pain figured out ways to harvest the heat produced by composting for heating water and air.
For those in colder climes, Winter is the perfect time to start preparing for your next growing season. One thing you may want to start considering: how can you take items out of the trash and recycling bins, and reuse them in your garden. Let’s take a look at the largest contributors to the home garbage […]
Got a tin can laying around? Then you’ve got the basic materials needed for a hobo stove, a portable cookstove made from cast-off materials.
Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five […]
Originally, I’d planned just to update the post I wrote on Wednesday when I got the decision of the Longwood, Florida city council about Sean Law’s accrued fines levied over his budding permaculture food forest. But there’s plenty to share – enough to warrant a separate post. First, the decision: as expected, the city council […]
Building a simple pedal-powered generator isn’t that difficult – we got one (kind of like the one above) going on the fly nearly four years ago at the last blogathon up at Dancing Rabbit. It didn’t really generate enough power reliably to help us, though – that takes a bit more engineering. If you want […]
Sara Day Evans hopes to create more than new trends – she is creating a disruptive shift in the way business is done with better ways for us to prosper. She founded Accelerating Appalachia, the first Nature-Based Business accelerator of its kind in the nation, based in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Her program provides support to innovators who are solving environmental or social problems with programs with the capacity to scale.
Where do urban homesteaders live? Where are they gathering? Using the Gallup Wellbeing Index as a jumping off point, here are the top five cities for happy homesteading.