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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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Start a Basic Backyard Garden for 50 dollars (10×10-foot Plot)

by: Sara on 03/01/2017

When starting a garden the costs can add up quickly. In today's post we learn how to start a garden for $50 in an excerpt  from Crystal Stevens book Grow Create Inspire: Crafting a Joyful Life of Beauty ans Abundance. You can receive this or any other New Society book for 35% off until March 2nd when you order at www.newsociety.com using the …

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Planning a Productive Garden

by: Sara on 02/27/2017

With March on the horizon many of our thoughts turn to the garden. Here on the west coast we would normally be planting our first seeds...but this snow will just not stop! So today's blog post is about planning where in your yard your garden should go, something we can do even with the snow falling.

The following is an excerpt from the much coveted …

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Market Gardening and Food Forests, Permaculture in Spain

by: Sara on 02/20/2017

In today's post we hear from Darrell Frey, owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania.  Darrell is also the author of The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author of the soon to be released, The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a …

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Celebrating Our Diverse Family at the Mother Earth News Fair

by: Sara on 02/17/2017

Today's blog is by our Managing Editor Ingrid Witvoet who is attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, TX.

Today I’m in Belton, Texas for the first Mother Earth News Fair of 2017. After a somewhat tumultuous few weeks in the USA, it’s wonderful to be meeting up with such a fantastic, diverse group of folks, all looking into similar ideas, …

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