Tag Archives: Resilient Life

  • Blog

    Keeping Up Morale in the Fourth Turning

    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:29 PM

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    During this part of the cycle, many of us have experienced some fairly extreme isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of how serious you believe the disease is, the isolation, fear, and paranoia it has caused have led to some major consequences to the psyche and overall well-being of billions of people worldwide.

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    Preparing For Hurricane Season

    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 5:13 AM

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    Hurricane season is upon us. It is crucial to prepare ahead of time if you live in areas that are regularly affected. Remember that even if you live several hundred miles inland, you can still get some inclement weather or a surge in travelers that are seeking supplies or looking for a place to “ride out the storm.”

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    Final Details on Polyface Farm Event

    All the info you need to have a great weekend with us at Polyface
    by Whitney

    Friday, June 18, 2021, 2:04 PM

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    This is our final update for our attendees of the Polyface Farm event on June 25th and 26th in Swoope, VA.

    This epic two day event is just one week away and we couldn’t be more excited!

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  • Blog
    Author with shiitakes and logs

    How To Grow and Preserve Shiitake Mushrooms

    Reap the benefits of these amazing mushrooms
    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:22 PM

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    Over the years, my husband and I have grown hundreds of pounds of Shiitake mushrooms using logs from our woodlot. These mushrooms provide extra protein and nutrients to our diet as well as some medicinal benefits.

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  • Podcast

    Michael Ableman: Urban Agriculture

    Farming in the city/suburbs? It's doable.
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:30 PM

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    Food security is a foundational cornerstone of resilience, which is why here at Peak Prosperity we recommend sourcing a substantial percentage of your food calories locally. Buy from nearby sustainable farms and, if at all possible, grow some of your own food yourself.

    While many of our readers are now doing exactly this, we commonly hear how difficult it can be to follow these steps for those living in the suburbs or large cities.

    In today's discussion, Michael Ableman walks us through how farming in our cities is indeed possible. In fact, it not only results in healthier foods, but in healthier communities, too.

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  • Podcast

    Jere Gettle: Growing Heirloom Plants

    Our foodstock's future lies in preserving its past
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:47 AM

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    Jere Gettle runs one of the country's largest heirloom seed catalogs. His mission is to preserve long-standing plant varieties and combat the growing homogenization of our food stock, along with the genetic manipulation that Big Ag is responsible for.

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  • Podcast

    Indigenous: Sourcing Our Clothing Sustainably

    Consider Fair Trade standards when buying your next shirt
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:16 PM

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    When you buy a piece of clothing, how much thought do you give to how it was made?

    Few shoppers do. But they should. In many respects, where our clothes comes from is nearly as important as where our food comes from.

    The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 sweatshop workers died in a building collapse, provides a stark reminder of this. 

    In this podcast, I talk with retail entrepreneurs Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, co-founders of Indigenous Designs, to get a better understanding of the notoriety the textile industry has earned (much of it well-deserved) and learn about new business models that promise to transform it for the better.

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