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Water as the Starting Point for Permaculture Design

by: EJ on 09/29/2017

Water - the giver of life - or the great destroyer.  Water controls the weather, the shape of our landscapes, the growth of our food, our health.  Next to air, it is the most important element for life. 

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Welcome Autumn

by: EJ on 09/27/2017

Benjamin Vogt, author of the recently released A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, loves autumn.  This beautiful passage from Chapter 1, "A New Garden Ethic" describes what he thinks is best about autumn and explains what he means by a new garden ethic.

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Understanding the Differences Between White Priviledge and Benefits

by: EJ on 09/26/2017

Today's blog is an excerpt from Part 1, "What is White" from Paul Kivel's best-selling Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, 4th Edition.

 It is not necessarily a privilege to be white, but it certainly has its benefits. That’s why so many of our families gave up their unique histories, primary languages, accents,  …

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Spicy Korean Kimchi to Feed your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/19/2017

It is day two of our fall sale and as promised we are posting recipes to inspire your fall menu.

Today’s recipe is from the new book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness by Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan.

In The Secret Life of Your Microbiome the authors demonstrate how we are …

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What if There Was No Petroleum? A Thought Experiment

by: EJ on 09/15/2017

In this excerpt from The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future, author John Michael Greer invites us to participate in a thought experiment.  What if petroleum deposits had never happened?  What would our world look like now? 

A Road Not Yet Traveled

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