By yagasjai on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 - 7:18am

Help People Conserve Energy in their Homes- Become a HERS Rater!

Build resilience in your own life by diversifying your income streams and help others build resilience in their lives by conserving energy in their homes. If you are looking for a new career and thinking about how set up your life with more authenticity and meaning, in a field that has opportunity for growth, consider become a Home Energy Systems (HERS) Rater! As CM says on page 271 of his book "The Crash Course," in the section about opportunities, "The big opportunities in energy will be around the areas of efficiency and relocalization.

By Littleskipper on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 - 12:35pm

Hi from New member

Thought I'd stop by and say hi.  We're in the piedmont, is this group ever active online or off?

By weldhunter82 on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 - 8:55pm

New to PP , from NE Columbus

Hello everyone. I'm new user from northeast side suburb of Columbus. I work as a sheet metal welder/fabricator in south Columbus. Hope to connect with others here.  Are there any Ham operators out here? Looking to learn and grow my prepping skills.

By geojag33 on Sun, Mar 12, 2017 - 3:16am

Looking for Small Parcel of Land for RV

Trying to finding a place to live and garden in my 2017 RV no more than an half acre to an acre is needed, with minimal electrical needs. I have installed a solar system on my RV and am striving for as high of a level of self sufficiency as possible. However, finding anyone that will sell or rent an acre of decent land that I could run power to for when the sun doesn't shine is quite difficult.

By themccarthyfarm on Sun, May 1, 2016 - 10:10am

How to Grow Your Own Food

How to grow your own food

May 13th from 1:00 to $:00 May 14th 9:00 to 12:00

The idea of growing your own organic vegetables can be very appealing but knowing how to get started can be a challenge.  This class will do just that, get you started.  Here is a run down on some of the topics I hope to cover.


Ground preparation

Adding soil amendments

Planting seeds and transplants

What to plant and when

Starting seeds indoors

By themccarthyfarm on Sun, May 1, 2016 - 10:03am

Class on growing your own food

I want to let you all know that we are holding a "How to Grow Your Own Food" class May 13th and 14th.  The class is free.  Below is some information on the class.


How to grow your own food

May 13th from 1:00 to $:00 May 14th 9:00 to 12:00


By blongfield on Sat, Aug 29, 2015 - 10:30am


My family and I are interested in buying land in CO to gradually begin the process toward a more sustainable and resilient lifestyle.  Does anyone have any input on the best places to look for land in like-minded communities?

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 6:59pm

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 thc0655 on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 - 5:26pm

Real world survival tips from Ukraine (via FerFAL)

FerFAL, author of Surviving the Economic Collapse, recently posted some very valuable survival tips on his website gleaned from people who are surviving in the current civil war in Ukraine.  There are numerous very valuable lessons we can learn from the survivors' accounts and advice, and we should learn them now vicariously before we have to learn them by personal experience in the "School of Hard Knocks."

Christopher H
By Christopher H on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - 11:26am

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