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Toby Hemenway: Scaling Permaculture Principles To Other Systems

Offers promise for energy, social & economic systems
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2:37 PM

Toby Hemenway has just released a new book, The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience which explains how individuals, as well as society as a whole, can apply the same principles underlying permaculture to improve most if not all of the systems our way of life depends on. » Read more

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The Permaculture City

A new book resource for the library
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:30 PM

A new book by Toby Hemenway. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food―connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways―applies perfectly to many of our other needs.

The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience » Read more

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5 Urban Gardening Secrets To Grow Food In Any City

Tricks to growing food in small spaces
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:41 PM

If you are limited on space due to living in densely populated urban and city environments, here are 5 ways to help you along your path to food production and increased resilience.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/5-urban-gardening-secrets-to-grow-food-in-any-city1721/

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Why Our Current Way of Living Has No Future

Rampant malinvestment is creating scarcity of capital, energ
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 2:25 PM

All of the sordid and spellbinding rackets working their hoodoo on the financial scene have obscured a whole other dimension of the fiasco that America finds itself in, namely the way we have arranged the logistics of everyday life on our landscape – the tragedy of Suburbia.

I call it a tragedy because it represents a sequence of extremely unfortunate choices made by our society over several generations. History will not forgive the excuses we make for ourselves, nor will it shed a tear for the tribulations we will induce for ourselves by living this way. History may, however, draw attention to our remarkable lack of a sense of consequence in transforming this lovely, beckoning New World continent into a wilderness of free parking. In any case, we’re stuck with what we’ve done, and the question naturally arises: What will we do now? » Read more

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Modeling Transition Towards A More Resilient Life

Modeling Transition Towards A More Resilient Life

A longtime reader shares his recent journey from urban to rural living

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Toxic Tomatoes: What Urban Gardeners Should Know

Your plants might be growing on hazardous soil
Monday, July 9, 2012, 1:08 PM

Planning on setting up an urban community garden?  Looking to buy a new piece of property to build your homestead? Keep in mind the possible issues and toxic dangers of the land you are going to be using before you start.  Your garden produce may not be as healthy for you as you hoped for.  Take steps to mitigate your risk. 

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/toxic-tomatoes-what-urban-gardeners-should-know.html