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  • Podcast

    Paul Wheaton: Building A Better World In Your Backyard

    There's so much each of can do, right now, to live more regeneratively
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:02 AM

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    The data is clear: humans are overtaxing the world’s ecosystems at an accelerating rate.

    How can society wean itself away from its business-as-usual practices of natural resource extraction and depletion? What steps can we take to be agents of positive, regenerative change?

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Paul Wheaton (86m:05s).

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  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: Curing Society’s Constipation Of Imagination

    We can do things profoundly better
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:19 AM

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    The always colorful "renegade farmer" Joel Salatin returns to the podcast this week to share his latest thoughts on creative yet practical solutions society could and should be pursuing vs limiting and litigating everything under the sun.

    Much of what's needed is a shift in thinking and priorities, says Salatin. And it starts with embracing initiative, accountability, and a 'do more with what we have' mentality — which stands in stark contrast to the "we just need more stuff" narrative of today's status quo.

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  • Blog

    A Hero Of Resilience Needs Our Help

    Permaculure pioneer Toby Hemenway fights for his life
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 8:44 PM

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    I'm very saddened to share that our good friend Toby Hemenway, one of the world's leading pioneers in permaculture, is fighting for his life.

    Last year when I invited Toby to join the event I produced with Joel Salatin and the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, he privately shared with me that he was battling pancreatic cancer. At the time, he felt well enough to participate in the event, and was even feeling a little optimistic — his oncologist had recently praised his progress, calling him her "star pupil".

    But sadly, he learned over the summer that the cancer had spread to his liver. After more aggressive treatment this fall, he and his wife have made the difficult decision for him to begin home hospice care.

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  • Podcast

    Farmland LP: Investing In Sustainable Farmland (2016 Update)

    Creating value by improving the land
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, December 18, 2016, 6:24 PM

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    Over the past few years, we've tracked the success of Farmland LP, a family of funds created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.

    Chris recently mentioned our renewed commitment here on the site to focus more on highlighting examples of better models for the future. So in that spirit, in this week's podcast, I check in with the founders of Farmland LP for an update on how the team has progressed on its mission in 2016. For the first time, we have Craig Wichner ("the numbers guy") joined by Jason Bradford ("the farming guy"), who provides much more detail than we've had in the past into the sustainable land-management practices Farmland LP employs to put the land to its best use.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Chestnuts

    Harvesting & processing
    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8:29 PM

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    I planted 4 chestnut trees in 2010. This past fall was the first time they produced any nuts. There wasn’t a ton, but I wanted to try harvesting and processing the nuts by hand to see if it was a viable convenient human food source on a permaculture homestead. Also, I’d never even tried chestnuts.

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    Take Control: If You Don’t, Who Will?

    Our best steps for escaping the Sick Care industry matrix
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, April 29, 2016, 11:31 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • We know how to farm regeneratively, not extractively, today. We just need to choose to do so.
    • Learning from the recent summit with Joel Salatin, Toby Hemenway & Singing Frogs Farm
    • The 3 most important components underlying our future health
    • What you can do to take control of your health in ways that will enhance your quality of life

    If you have not yet read Why We're So Unhealthy, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part 1, we examined the structure of our self-organizing centralized food/illness/healthcare system. In Part 2, we look at what we can do to foster a better, healthier and ultimately much more affordable alternative system.

    Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture/Horticulture

    I have to start by thanking Peak Prosperity’s Adam Taggart for organizing the permaculture conference we attended, Better Soil, Better Food…A Better World. As a long-time gardener, I learned some things that I can apply to my own postage-stamp urban garden (for example, never leave soil bare—plant seedlings immediately after harvesting the current crop of veggies).

    I also learned about the perniciously destructive nature of our system of growing, processing, distributing and consuming food.  As noted in Part 1, the only possible result of our unhealthy food/illness/health system is ill-health.

    The best way to become healthy is to opt out of the entire system. Removing oneself from one subsystem is a good start but insufficient, due to the interconnected nature of the system. Eliminating fast food, for example, is a good start, but the vast majority of packaged and convenience foods are made with the same ingredients as fast food.

    This is difficult to do by design. As Joel Salatin explains…

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Establish a Wildflower Meadow

    Providing habitat and diversity to the landscape
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:49 PM

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    Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working to establish a wildflower meadow on the lower part of my property, zones 3 & 4. In time, trees may be added, but for now I would like the native meadow to provide habitat, diversity, nectar, pollen for my bees and the other pollinators, and beauty, all in a low maintenance package.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Commercial Permaculture Farm Design

    Considerations for sustainability and profits
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:14 PM

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    Below is a link to a design for a commercial permaculture farm I recently designed for a local client.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Chickweed Flower: Phil Williams

    Introducing Chickweed

    Not a weed in my garden
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:28 PM

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    Stellaria media or common chickweed is a cool season annual “weed.” This plant will germinate in the fall or late winter and forms ground covering mats in the early spring. The plant starts to retreat in the middle of the spring and by early summer, it’s gone entirely.

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  • Podcast

    Toby Hemenway: Scaling Permaculture Principles To Other Systems

    Offers promise for energy, social & economic systems
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6:37 PM

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    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.

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