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My wife and I are in our mid 50's and still have very busy and well compensated careers.  Our kids are both in college and can see a time when we will want to transition out of our demanding professions.  We envision joining and supporting a ...

Discussion - davidburkey - Mar 30 2014 - 12:22pm - 10 comments - 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

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

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

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

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

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

WWOOFers and Farming

As part of my resiliencey plan, I started gardening on a large scale - part time at the beginning of 2012.  My farming partner and I are in our early 50's and we both have full time jobs apart from the farm.  In our first year, we sold our extra ...

Discussion - Hladini - Mar 25 2013 - 3:00pm - 8 comments - 0 attachments

Kingman Arizona Preppers

Welcome.  This forum is to provide an anonomous place to meet like minded people.  Then take it offline if applicable.  An objective is to prepare yourself and your family in case of a currency collapse.  If you are into mathematics or statistics, then ...

Group - dolphinsrsmart - Mar 5 2013 - 6:45am - 0 comments

FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE A FREE DIY AQUAPONICS MANUAL

Aloha All! There are NO POSTS visible to me now, for some reason. If you've requested the manuals, please email me directly at friendlyaquaponics@gmail.com , and reference our group or Peak Prosperity, and which manual you would like to ...

Discussion - Friendly Aquaponics - Mar 1 2013 - 5:07am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

Weed The Soil, Not The Crop

Doug and myself have been having a discussion about a gardening system I use called Weed The Soil Not  The Crop. It is described as a bioextensive gardening system. It was developed by Ann and Eric Nordell so they could run a 3 1/2 acre market ...

Discussion - threehhorse - Feb 26 2013 - 10:41pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Homegrown Pork

I read many years ago about raising pigs in movable pens and I saw how a friend of mine raises chickens in chicken tractors. So I decided to try with pigs. At the same time another friend was raising Glouchestershire pigs also known as Old Spot. They ...

Discussion - threehhorse - Feb 21 2013 - 11:30am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

"Forgotten" Wisdom

Let's collect it here!  What useful things have you learned from your elders, your childhood, and the stories of others?  In another group, user ptwisewoman wrote: [My elderly mother] grew up on a subsistence farm in this area and has ...

Group - Amanda Witman - Feb 28 2013 - 9:52am - 0 comments

Horsepowered farming

    I have been a long time follower of the crash course/ peak prosperity website. I have been preparing for a different future for about five years now. I have been around horses all of my life and live close to the Amish community here in Ohio. So it ...

Discussion - threehhorse - Jan 30 2013 - 2:33pm - 16 comments - 0 attachments

Permaculture Egg Production

Permaculture Egg Production is of interest. Eggs are high quality protein in a small package! The goal is to design a system where  the hens thrive on what is produced locally on the land, without external inputs. I am not there yet, but keep getting ...

Discussion - B100 - Jan 28 2013 - 7:02pm - 15 comments - 0 attachments

Growing Your Food

With the planting season quickly approaching, what are some suggestions on types of fruits, vegetables and herbs do you recommend growing??  Which foods can be preserved best and keep for a longer amount of time??  I understand that this answer can vary ...

Discussion - BeccaLeigh - Jan 30 2013 - 11:35pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments