For a better future, the greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production. Continue reading The 10 Percent Pledge for a Better Future
(This is a re-formatted edition of one of our first major pieces on life design, regenerative finance and Transformative Adventures, originally published to our old site in 2013, then transferred to blogger in 2015, and now reposted here. I’m thankful … Continue reading Practical Permaculture: Catching and Storing Energy. And Fighting Vampires.
Many of my farmer, activist and artist friends are notorious for self exploitation. So, I want to give you all some ethical basis for why it’s okay to not die of self-imposed poverty in a gutter, and some activist reasons … Continue reading It’s okay to not die broke in a gutter. An ethical basis for making a living
(These are the shocking “pest” that cause problems, especially weeds in native gardens. Recognize them?) Last Spring, I went out to visit a large local “native prairie” garden around town and found landscapers there getting ready to till … Continue reading The #1 Most Shocking Reason for Weeds in Native Gardens:
In foraging circles, you often hear of concepts like “hamburger bushes,” because, alas… they do not exist. There are no plants that produce fruits or vegetables that are easy and convenient, and provide a full balanced meal without any kind … Continue reading The Search for the Holy Hamburger Bush: Plants for an Easy Fast Food Garden
https://instagram.com/p/BnCsKIWgVj_/ https://youtu.be/-QwdEjdOxiE You want to LEARN JUST ONE WEIRD TRICK that will have a guaranteed positive effect on a huge range of features including: Farm and garden productivity and profitability Reduced irrigation requirements Reduce … Continue reading Designing and Establishing Edible Hedges, Hedgerows, and Windbreaks
This is going to be a sensible, practical dispatch about making a living and learning to thrive in the modern world, but it starts with a journey into the deep, dark heart of the wild woods, under old growth forest, with cool, quiet air, the caw of a crow, and soft moss underfoot. Because this is one of the few places left that make sense in a modern world of “consumers” and “consumption,” that seems to be doing it’s darndest to consume all of us. Behind you now! Feel its claws on your shoulders? Do not look at it. Feel its … Continue reading Practical Permaculture: Catching and Storing Energy. And Fighting Vampires.