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dichiara
By dichiara on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 3:10pm

New to the area

Hi!

I recently moved to Berlin MA. I have been following Peak Prosperity since 2012 and have gone to workshops at Kripalu and Rowe. 

Just joining to see who else is out there in my area and ask if you are going to Rowe this spring?

Liz D.

 

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Brown County Prosperity Group

We wish to connect to those who are concerned with the detrimental changes taking place in society. We are not religious wild eyed conspiracy theorists but we do believe there is a massive conspiracy for control taking place in every area of society. It is our opinion that this assault on our freedom has to be understood from a combination of natural and spiritual perspectives.

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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

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suziegruber
By suziegruber on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 - 4:10pm

Weekend Along The Farm Trails - Free Event

Good Food. Good Farmers. Good Fun.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th, Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm.

Most of the stops are FREE. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure!

~ Explore Sonoma County's vibrant agricultural community.
~ Experience life on the farm behind the barnyard gates.
~ Meet your farmers, vintners & artisan producers.

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Peak Prosperity in the Mitten

We invite preparedness-minded people in Michigan to join us for discussion and sharing. We seek to apply Peak Prosperity principles, news and information to our region. Let's see what happens and where interested families can work together in individual and community opportunities to protect, preserve and prepare for the next 20 years.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 - 5:00pm

Taking the plunge

After years of wanting to build our own coop today we bit the bullet and bought a small premade one. I already have the Backyard Chickens book. Our neighbor raises Orrpingtons (not sure what color) so we will start with some of them. I understand they go broody often.

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Woodman
By Woodman on Sun, Mar 9, 2014 - 11:43pm

LItter for chickens

What are you using for chicken bedding or litter?  Usually I spread hay in the coop, raking it a bit or spreading a new layer on top at needed.  It gets to be mess soon though especially in the winter since not much decomposing happens and the chickens spend more time inside.     Finally getting above freezing yesterday, I was able to pry up the frozen mat and place some new dry hay down.  I should probably try some finer material like shavings or composted leaves.     

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Poet
By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 6:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.

VelaCreations

Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.

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Woodman
By Woodman on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 - 1:38am

Chickens and snow

We are in another blizzard here in New England, with the temperature dipping to 0F at night.  How are you chickens doing and what do you do to help manage them in this kind of weather?