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Viability of CSA models in bad times

My wife and I are embarking on a small farming adventure.  We have several acres of fruit trees and garden space we are working on building into a small organic, permaculture based, market farm.  We are both working full time jobs that pay well and are ...

Discussion - kanute - Jan 27 2015 - 2:57pm - 19 comments - 0 attachments

Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit. Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your ...

Event - kevinoman0221 - Jan 18 2015 - 3:41pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

If you want to help in a great global environmental project

I have recently been inspired by the activities of whatifwechange.org, which encourages people interested in investing and/or donating money in an international project that helps indigenous groups living in degraded land to understand the damage they ...

Discussion - Liz Connor - Jan 17 2015 - 10:52pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Permaculture for COLD climates

Australian permaculture guru Geoff Lawton has a new video on permaculture in urban Canada.  Click on the above picture to sign up, and check out all of the other FREE instructional videos at his site . In another video, he covers ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 20 2014 - 12:55pm - 0 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 - 5:57pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Underground Greenhouse - the Walipini

The Walpini is an underground greenhouse which requires little or no heating and whose plans are available online at no cost. Developed in the Andes mountains, the concept might be appropriate for high altitude areas of the United States if appropriate ...

Discussion - Noetic14 - Dec 29 2013 - 5:50pm - 2 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 - 9:47am - 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 - 2:28pm - 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 - 7:39pm - 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 - 5:21pm - 2 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 17 2013 - 11:49pm - 0 comments

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 - 10:17am - 0 comments

Suggestions of solutions to energy-sustainability

I will keep my suggestions extremely brief, as I hope to explore them deeper via discussion. Energy solution for society:  Thorium-based nuclear energy It seems as if it is possible to make nuclear reactors that give a lot of (surplus) ...

Discussion - TheCpaptain - Aug 30 2013 - 8:53am - 3 comments - 0 attachments

Permacultural "Zones"

For any of you designing a new garden, the following priniples might be helpful. I know that It made me think twice about where to plant certain things! The source of the folling information is the PermaWiki, an interesting source of ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Aug 14 2013 - 11:47am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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 - 11:18am - 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 - 5:39pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Perennial vegetables - Adding to resiliency

One of the things we have been working on over the past year is to increase the number of perennial vegetables that we are growing. I got interested in perennial vegetables about three years ago and have been adding to our garden each year. I ...

Discussion - Lnorris - May 25 2013 - 11:09am - 15 comments - 0 attachments

First step: purchase a bear proof composting drum.

Ok I'm now going shopping for a bear proof composting drum. 2nd hand hopfully nothing fancy otherwise I will make one. Try on Craigs list. See how long it takes. bear proof costs Something to think about here...as we also live in bear ...

Discussion - Garyhotice - Mar 14 2013 - 9:45pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Pagosa Peak Prosperity

Early Stages but here goes. Just moved here prior to reading "The Crash Course" so Ive prepared for nothing which the future might hold. Pagosa Spring has amazing beauty and great community, all supported by many gas stations and one ...

Group - Garyhotice - Mar 20 2013 - 1:38pm - 0 comments

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 - 5:45am - 0 comments