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Chestnuts: Corn on Trees

  An unsung hero of the permaculture world is the chestnut tree. It was a common food source for millennia, until their popularity declined during the last few centuries, partly due to their reputation of providing "food for poor ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Feb 23 2014 - 3:55pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie. Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very ...

Discussion - Poet - Feb 20 2014 - 6:57pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Today's 'Big Ag' Farmers Eat Really Unhealthy Diets

Modern 'Big Ag' farming often precludes the time and the available household labor for healthy eating. As a result, many farmers today have very unhealthy diets (hat tip to Amanda for submitting): Why Many Farmers Eat Like Crap (Modern ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Feb 3 2014 - 4:04pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Farmers Finding Non-GMO Seed More Profitable?

From OffTheGridNews (hat tip to Amanda for sharing): Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Jan 14 2014 - 3:25pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

SC Master Gardener Course: Soil & Plant Nutirtion

Clemson Master Gardener Training Manual As many of you know, I've been taking a Master Gardener course online through the Clemson University Cooperative Extension. I'm going to do a series of posts on the various topics studied, to ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jan 3 2014 - 5:39pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Greater Albuquerque Resiliency

A group based in the greater Albuquerque area to discuss and live in resiliency. (agriculture, community + resilience + Security + alternative power + permaculture + ...

Group - daimyo - Dec 18 2013 - 10:47am - 0 comments

What cold-weather preparations are you making right now?

Just wondering what those in the area might be doing to protect against this cold weather we are having? I have chickens and wonder if there is anything I ought to be doing for them right now besides making sure they have plenty of food, a dry coop ...

Discussion - kevinoman0221 - Dec 10 2013 - 3:28pm - 10 comments - 0 attachments

Aquaponics

Hello! We are delighted to find this site, looks like a wonderful resource! Allow me to introduce us, my husband and I have been trying to make it affordable for poor people to thrive, without or without TEOTWAWKI. The best "food solution" we ...

Discussion - marknclaire - Dec 3 2013 - 8:39pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Mainstay Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are often confused with yams in the United States and Canada but are twp distinct species. They are easier to grow than you'd think possible. With care, early-maturing cultivars can be grown as an annual summer ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 3 2013 - 6:21pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Harvest Festival at Indigeny Reserve, Sonora California

Enjoy a real Community Harvest Festival, this Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm. Visit our FoCuS booth and check out our new potato harvester and take home some of our newly harvested organic potatoes. Event includes activities  for all ...

Event - ckessel - Oct 18 2013 - 1:14am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Foothill Coalition for Self Reliance

A community dedicated to the principles of sustainable living, self reliance and well being through education and collaboration. Our goals are: Developing a thriving local agriculture Revitalizing community involvement Support and use ...

Group - ckessel - Oct 18 2013 - 12:49am - 0 comments

Washington, DC Resiliency Group

An information-sharing forum to foster a resilient community in the Greater Washington, DC Region.  (agriculture, alarm system, burglary, capitol, chickens, Chris ...

Group - KatieLoovis - Oct 14 2013 - 5:00pm - 0 comments

"Symphony of the Soil" free showing, Oct 9th

Starting at 1pm on Wed, Oct 9th, will be a series of free workshops, a tour to Singing Frog Farm, and seminars, and ending the day with a showing of the new movie, "Symphony of the Soil" by the Sebastopol Grange , that all are welcome to ...

Event - FarmersWife - Oct 4 2013 - 5:22pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Peak Prosperity Book Club

This thread is for people who are interested in participating in discussions on a particular book, in a basic book club style.  PP book club proposal Dear PPers, Recently I approached Jan (westcoastjan) and asked her if she'd be ...

Discussion - HughK - Sep 24 2013 - 3:27pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

South Charlotte NC

We are interested in starting a group with like minded people and meeting occasionally to share ideas and resources as we learn how to live a more resilient life together.  ...

Group - jberryhill - Sep 16 2013 - 11:17am - 0 comments

Establishing A Food Forest: Inspiring, Enlightening, Amazing! Watch This Online

Inspiring, enlightening, and amazing! Watch the film on-line. Establishing A Food Forest " Learn how to establish your own Food Forest with International Permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton as he takes you through the essential stages of ...

Discussion - Poet - Jun 15 2013 - 12:18pm - 5 comments - 0 attachments

Carbaryl AI label: does this protect bees?

Thursday evening, 5/30/2013, my partner and I attended a presentation provided by CSU Extension about native pollinators.  There was a slide handout to accompany the presentation.  I was particularly interested in the slide labeled:   MOST ...

Discussion - dps - Jun 2 2013 - 6:39pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Another casual get together in the Portland Suburbs

I am having a casual get together this Saturday at 2 pm at my home in West Linn. Anyone interested is welcome.  RSVP is appreciated but not required. We will discuss all things Peak and I will share my preparations, including solar hot water, ...

Event - mutschler - May 21 2013 - 5:26pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Mites!

Has anyone had problems with mites? We had trouble with them last year, and ended up culling our flock. This year will have new birds and a new coop! We really want to avoid mites again. p.s. we used diatomaeceous (sp?) earth, but it was not ...

Discussion - peakoilwelder - Apr 14 2013 - 5:24pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Connecticut is on the move to Label GMO's

Just an alert to those who are interested in the fight to label GMO foods - The Connecticut Legislature is in the throes of creating a GMO labeling bill.  Public testimony (on many Public Health Bills, but predominantly on the GMO bill) went until 2 am ...

Discussion - MustardSeed - Mar 29 2013 - 10:37pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments