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Jeep Versus Tesla, Which Car is Best for the Future?

by: EJ on 03/15/2017

Today's post is an excerpt from Dmitry Orlov's book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom. The author poses a thought exercise that demonstrates how to apply his harm/benefit assessment to existing technology.

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Making Soil Using Hugelkultur Beds

by: EJ on 02/24/2017

Not every property is blessed with an abundance of sweet, loamy soil.  Sometimes it is necessary to create soil.  It may be that where you live has little soil, or is extremely rocky or has other environmental constraints.  Jenni Blackmore, author of Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre offers several soil building …

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It's #GivingTuesday and we are supporting new farmers and you can too!

by: Sara on 11/29/2016
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Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have finally …

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#BuyNothingDay

by: EJ on 11/25/2016

New Society Publishers is happy to join with people in 65 countries around the world to celebrate Buy Nothing Day today.

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Understanding Ecosystems - and Why Your Lawn is Just a Baby

by: EJ on 11/16/2016

Understanding how ecosystems work is essential to sustainable living.  Let's be clear, these are real ecosystems -- the interaction between living organisms and their natural environment.  Not the co-opted ecosystems of internet connections.  The following excerpt from Ross Mars’ new book, The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive …

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