Tag Archives: Resilient Life

  • 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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    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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