Keyword: appropriate technology

    The Thinking Beekeeper

    The Thinking Beekeeper

    A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

    What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional …

    Unlearn, Rewild

    Unlearn, Rewild

    Earth Skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive

    Picture a world where humans exist, like all other living things, in balance. Where there is no separation between 'human' and 'wild'. Unlearn, Rewild boldly envisions such a world, probing deeply into the cultural constraints on our ability to lead …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Techno-Fix

    Techno-Fix

    Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment

    Nanotechnology! Genetic engineering! Miracle Drugs! We are promised that new technological developments will magically save us from the dire consequences of the 300-year fossil-fueled binge known as modern industrial civilization, without demanding …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Human-Powered Home

    The Human-Powered Home

    Choosing Muscles Over Motors

    What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be …

    The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

    The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

    The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City is a comprehensive guide to achieving a completely sustainable urban lifestyle by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and …

    The Solar Food Dryer

    The Solar Food Dryer

    How to Make Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator

    The Solar Food Dryer describes how to use solar energy to dry your food instead of costly electricity. With your own solar-powered food dryer, you can quickly and efficiently dry all your extra garden veggies, fruits and herbs to preserve their …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening