Skills Development

By Jbarney on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 6:54am

Hard Work Up In Vermont/Rewarding Experiences

Hi folks,

While these days of prepping, or the long months and years of having hints about a grim future can sometime get us down, I just wanted to share the experience I had yesterday and how rewarding it was.  I am of a mind that society can and will recover from collapse and many things built today can be reworked, in a more positive way, in the future.  Hard work today doesn't have to mean it will be harder in the future.

By kevinoman0221 on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 3:41pm

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 existing fruit trees or rootstocks OR you can buy a rootstock there for a very small price ($3 or so) and have an expert graft your scion of choice for another small price ($5 or so).

Liz Connor
By Liz Connor on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 - 10:52pm

If you want to help in a great global environmental project

I have recently been inspired by the activities of, 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 have done to their local ecosystem by trying to continue their traditional way of life, eg by deforestation or over-fishing. Then, with co-ordination and financial compensation from the project, they start acting together to restore their land to productive functioning.

By SimonR4 on Wed, May 21, 2014 - 5:45am

June 24 2014 Meeting Plans

We are having our second post-Rowe meeting and additional like-minded people are invited. Email our moderator Jim for location and details. Tentative scheduled topics include Dan showing us his PV system installed two years ago and reviewing his results and insights as well as his Masonary Heater which has dropped his heating bills these past two winters. Simon will review the role of Ham Radio in resilient communications including a short tutorial on getting your $15 FCC license, getting started for under $100 and countywide emergency communications available to us.

By greendoc on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 - 10:18pm

Support CRC and get a cubic yard of free compost

HI all,

I wanted to give a shout out to Daily Acts Community Resiliciency Challenge coming up in May.  You can go here and register your planned action (from a choice of dozens)

By greendoc on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 - 2:24pm

Anyone have a burning question/issue for the Resilency Workshop?

Hello all, 

I am attending the three day workshop ( over the weekend.

"The Art of Participatory Leadership is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple yet powerful approaches for hosting powerful conversations, building strong organizations and communities, and leading change. Come explore how to unleash our collective intelligence and build adaptive, resilient communities."

By marknclaire on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 - 7:39pm


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 have found is aquaponics. Here is our first system:

We are not "experts" but we are happy to answer any and all questions that we can.

By sand_puppy on Sun, Oct 20, 2013 - 11:22pm

Disputing a Hospital Bill

I came across a short youtube video that walks a person through the basics of how to contest a hospital bill.  


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 of renewable energy sources
  • Developing solutions to a more sustainable future.