Andrew Willner, Guest
We live in dangerous times, when economic collapse, climate chaos, and peak oil threaten the foundations of society, abundance, and all we hold dear. “Business as usual” will no longer suffice, because that way leads to certain pain, peril and impoverishment.
Unspeakable acts of … More
Jonathan Parker, Guest
Aquaponics is an amazing permaculture method that may have been practiced as far back in history as the Aztec civilization. There are records of the Aztec people raising fish alongside of crops that were alien to the growing environment, using the nitrite and ammonia rich … More
Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
My new neighbor knocked on my door and introduced herself as the vice president of the local homeowner’s association. “How friendly!” I thought. “She’s welcoming me to the neighborhood.”
Then she wrinkled her nose and motioned toward an enclosed bin on my porch, saying, … More
Does the idea of getting fresh, nutritious food right out in front of you kitchen door sound like a good idea in these turbulent times? A growing movement to reclaim, restore, and re-localize our relationship to food is happening all around us, and you can participate by re-thinking … More
Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
Turning your lawn into something more beautiful and useful would save time and money while curbing pollution and water usage.
Have you taken your hounds fox hunting lately? You haven’t? Well, maybe you’ve gone to visit a friend’s estate in a horse and carriage? … More
Christina Sarich, Contributing Writer
“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
When one of the most intellectually resilient minds of our time tells you that change is inevitable, sometimes you listen. In a recent reading (Gino … More
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
With urban farming becoming more popular and more common, people are starting to consider their front and back yards as a potential space for growing healthy, organic produce. Yet, front yards may actually be off limits if you’re thinking of starting a food … More
“How can we maximize hammock time?” - Bill Mullison, author of Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual
Permaculture affects every part of your life, from how you design your room, to how you design your life. It encompasses how people are able to get along and make living … More
Robin Schulte and Erin Kvam, Guest Writers
If we are to survive the tipping point we are facing as a global population it is vital that we re-envision life in our environment from the ground up. As old paradigms crumble it is necessary to build a foundation for … More
Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor
The Spiritual Warrior blends many qualities
There are many different qualities to the soul. The spiritual movement has tended to focus on gifts such as acceptance and unconditional love. But there’s also the other side of the coin. There’s the warrior inside each of … More
How do people disengage in the destruction taking place on planet earth and engage in something that helps to heal the earth and sets us free from the corporate systems that do us more harm than good?
Edible City is a documentary film that addresses this timely question … More
Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer
Hemp homes, while not mainstream yet, are the cutting edge of green building and living. Hemp, one of the strongest and most durable fibers on the planet, is being used for foundations, walls, roofing, insulation, and indoor textiles and installations.
Hemcrete is made … More
On Aug. 12, Unit 2 of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut—which provides half of Connecticut’s power and 12 percent of New England’s—was shut down because the seawater used to cool the plant was too warm.
For the last few months EcoWatch has been covering what’s … More
Seyyada A. Burney, Nourishing the Planet
Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the U.S.
Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The … More
Trees and nature don’t only provide us with oxygen to breathe, they provide us with peace. According to a review of studies, the number of trees in your neighborhood, along with your proximity to a park, plays a significant role in your mental and physical wellbeing. … More
When Vancouver couple Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon began their experiment – to eat only foods grown and produced within 100 miles of their home – they reported dubiety. This doubt was reflected in the first chapter of their book, The 100 Mile Diet (now among … More
Chris Bourne, Contributing Writer
These are very exciting times. A whole host of events and circumstances are converging across the world causing the old fear based reality to fracture and fragment. It’s big business that has had such a strangle hold on Humanity’s freedom of expression and evolution: … More
Permaculture College Australia
While mental health experts warn about depression as a global epidemic, other researchers are discovering ways we trigger our natural production of happy chemicals that keep depression at bay, with surprising results. All you need to do is get your fingers dirty and harvest your … More
Havana, Cuba, is a world leader in urban agriculture. After the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, food production was decentralised from large mechanized state farms to urban cultivation systems. Today more than 50 per cent of Havana’s fresh produce is grown within the city limits, using organic compost … More
J. D. Heyes
You won’t see cornrows stretching into the horizon or amber waves of grain as far as the eye can see, but there’s a growing phenomenon in urban America – agriculture is “growing” in our big cities, and as a result, lawmakers and policy chiefs are … More