Tag Archives: urban

  • 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


    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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  • Daily Prep
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    The Permaculture City

    A new book resource for the library
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 10:30 PM


    A new book by Toby Hemenway. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food―connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways―applies perfectly to many of our other needs.

    The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

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  • Daily Prep

    5 Urban Gardening Secrets To Grow Food In Any City

    Tricks to growing food in small spaces
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:41 PM


    If you are limited on space due to living in densely populated urban and city environments, here are 5 ways to help you along your path to food production and increased resilience.


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  • Blog
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    Why Our Current Way of Living Has No Future

    Rampant malinvestment is creating scarcity of capital, energ
    by JHK

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:25 PM


    All of the sordid and spellbinding rackets working their hoodoo on the financial scene have obscured a whole other dimension of the fiasco that America finds itself in, namely the way we have arranged the logistics of everyday life on our landscape – the tragedy of Suburbia.

    I call it a tragedy because it represents a sequence of extremely unfortunate choices made by our society over several generations. History will not forgive the excuses we make for ourselves, nor will it shed a tear for the tribulations we will induce for ourselves by living this way. History may, however, draw attention to our remarkable lack of a sense of consequence in transforming this lovely, beckoning New World continent into a wilderness of free parking. In any case, we’re stuck with what we’ve done, and the question naturally arises: What will we do now?

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  • Daily Prep
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    Toxic Tomatoes: What Urban Gardeners Should Know

    Your plants might be growing on hazardous soil
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, July 9, 2012, 5:08 PM


    Planning on setting up an urban community garden?  Looking to buy a new piece of property to build your homestead? Keep in mind the possible issues and toxic dangers of the land you are going to be using before you start.  Your garden produce may not be as healthy for you as you hoped for.  Take steps to mitigate your risk. 


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  • Blog

    Making the Urban-to-Rural Transition

    by joemanc

    Sunday, December 26, 2010, 10:51 PM


    My transition began in the fall of 2008 during the financial crisis. I had watched the Crash Course earlier in the summer, and as the crisis unfolded, I began to take the initial steps, or Step Zero, as has been mentioned on the site before.

    How I Got Here

    In 2008, I was living in a condo in a city of about 50,000. I began to wonder whether living in a condo was the way to go, or to find a house and/or land. I knew the housing market was horrible and that it would get worse. Ultimately, I decided my best bet was to buy a house with land in a small town. The key was getting to that point.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – June 13

    by Davos

    Saturday, June 13, 2009, 3:00 PM

    • Financial Sense News hour 3, June 6 (Repost, Audio)
    • * * * * ABBY NORMAL
    • A Nation of Ditch Diggers
    • A New World Order (H/T JerryLee, Chart Jerry Noted China then and now!)
    • Just Short of a Sign in Times Square: China airs fears on US debt, dollar: lawmaker
    • The Still Over-Leveraged Consumer
    • Changing Times, Different Choices
    • California to lead us into Abyss
    • Sales – Still More Economic Cliff Diving (Charts on Page)
    • Weak Hiring and the Jobless Recovery
    • Five stock market experts share their views
    • By the Numbers?
    • US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

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