local food

By suziegruber on Sat, Dec 3, 2016 - 11:01pm

Transition US: The Beginning Is Near

The end Beginning is Near!


Please join Transition US on Thursday, December 8th for this memorable evening featuring:


Brown County Prosperity Group

We wish to connect to those who are concerned with the detrimental changes taking place in society. We are not religious wild eyed conspiracy theorists but we do believe there is a massive conspiracy for control taking place in every area of society. It is our opinion that this assault on our freedom has to be understood from a combination of natural and spiritual perspectives.

By johnburleigh on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 - 2:56pm

Locating resilient communities in Texas

Hello, everybody,

I have lived in the Houston area 37 years and am looking for a resilient community away from the big Texas cities for retirement. Any help would be much appreciated.




By Gaborzol on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 - 4:46pm

The importance of a strong community

My name is Gabor originally from Hungary, now living in Western MA, USA, and this post is about the importance of community, what I’ve learned in my efforts to build and add to my community, and seeks to open a dialog about what we really mean by “community” and what we might actually want from one.

By Michael_Rudmin on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 - 6:59pm

Mushrooms, Micorrhizae, and garden trees

I can't quite say this is a how-to: I am trying to develop my processes.

I am getting ready to try to put in some trees, and I read that symbiotic (mycorrhyzae) mushrooms can really boost the growth and yield. Now, If I understand correctly, one common mycorhyzzal mushroom is the amanita. I really don't want to encourage amanitas. Someone sees a death-cap, and thinks it a straw mushroom, and that would be very bad.

So... what I'm intending to do is this:

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 5:59pm

Apple Pie: A Case Study

Almost 50 years ago, my husband Brian was visiting relatives. An eleven-year-old, he was hanging out in the kitchen where there were wonderful smells and interesting things to do. His grandmother was there and asked him for some apples from the backyard. Young Brian checked the tree carefully for good apples and came in empty handed, informing her that they were all bad. They looked like this, or worse:

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.

Christopher H
By Christopher H on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 10:26am

Geoff Lawton's 2015 Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

I am currently in my second week of taking Geoff Lawton's online PDC, and it is literally blowing my mind so far.  This is not my first exposure to a PDC -- I took an on-site one locally in 2012, and it was definitely a valuable experience.  But Geoff's PDC is a whole other order of magnitude -- the depth of understanding of natural patterns he brings is unique, and he has the talent of taking a complex and complicated subject and distilling it down to its simplest elements, so it is easily understood.  It is informative AND inspiring, and I highly recommend to anyone

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).


Expats and the Uprooted

This group is for the uprooted, the expatriots, the unemployed, single or homeless and for those who would help us in our efforts to become resilient.

All of us will have to face the realities of failing markets at the same time, but we are not all on an equal footing to weather the storm. The prolonged economic recession has left many without the resources we need to prepare and without the ability to act upon much of the information available on Prosperity.