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The Changing Face of Revolution – 3 Inspiring People Who are Undermining the Matrix

The Changing Face of Revolution – 3 Inspiring People Who are Undermining the Matrix













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The matrix has us. It surrounds and keeps us busy working diligently within its nifty little paradigms, hard at work at our own enslavement and self-destruction. Behind the scenes of every aspect of life are codes, regulations, rules and agendas we cannot see, but … More

April 3, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Serving the System – How Free Are You, Really?

Serving the System – How Free Are You, Really?













Alen Mischael Vukelić, Contributor
Waking Times

The system teaches us that we are dumb creatures who just don’t get it. Somehow we are always too late, too slow, too uneducated to fulfill the guidelines that are put there in front of us. It teaches us that we are incapable of … More

February 19, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production

The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production













Vicki Hird, EcoWatch
Waking Times

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and since the horsemeat scandal in 2013 it has become much easier to talk about meat—more people seem to know and care about the impact of meat production and consumption and the benefits of cutting down. They’re … More

January 17, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Revised Laws and Urban Farming Projects Provide New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners

Revised Laws and Urban Farming Projects Provide New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Interest in urban agriculture is growing locally as well as nationally—a trend that is truly a cause for celebration. In fact, I’ve been encouraging everyone to plant a “Victory Garden” as a step toward fixing our broken food system. During the previous Victory Garden … More

January 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
10 Urban Farming Projects in New York City

10 Urban Farming Projects in New York City













Kaye Spector, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Who would think that one of the world’s largest cities, New York City, would be a major hub for urban agriculture? Well, it is.

Food Tank has compiled a list of 10 urban farming projects providing New Yorkers fresh, local produce.

1. Eagle Street More

December 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
10 Reasons Why You Should Compost

10 Reasons Why You Should Compost













Rachel, This Original Organic Life
Waking Times

1.) Composting turns trash into treasure

Compost turns what would ordinarily be considered “garbage” into viable nutrients.

2.) Composting builds soil

Composting plays a critical role in building healthy soil.  This is extremely important given that the US loses about 3 tons More

December 7, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Study Proves Sustainable Farms, Organic Farming Beats Factory Farms

Study Proves Sustainable Farms, Organic Farming Beats Factory Farms













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

For those who are appalled at the way animals are treated in conventional livestock production, there is a better way. Sustainable livestock production practices include providing greater animal welfare, increasing biodiversity, and extending good working conditions to those who care for the animals, all … More

October 17, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
Is Sustainable Agriculture an Oxymoron?

Is Sustainable Agriculture an Oxymoron?













Toby Hemenway, Guest
Waking Times

Jared Diamond calls it “the worst mistake in the history of the human race.”(1) Bill Mollison says that it can “destroy whole landscapes.”(2) Are they describing nuclear energy? Suburbia? Coal mining? No. They are talking about agriculture. The problem is not simply that farming in … More

August 29, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
What Permaculture Isn’t – and Is

What Permaculture Isn’t – and Is













Toby Hemenway, Guest
Waking Times

Permaculture is notoriously hard to define. A recent survey shows that people simultaneously believe it is a design approach, a philosophy, a movement, and a set of practices. This broad and contradiction-laden brush doesn’t just make permaculture hard to describe. It can be off-putting, too. … More

August 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
How Organic Farming Could Release Us From the Curse of Fertilizer

How Organic Farming Could Release Us From the Curse of Fertilizer













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Environmental pollution is a significant problem. But while most of the focus is placed on polluting industries, toxins like mercury and small particle traffic pollution, a major source of environmental devastation is caused by modern food production. Far from being life sustaining, our modern chemical-dependent farming … More

July 3, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
The Power of Subtlety

The Power of Subtlety













Deb Buck, Guest
Waking Times

Have you ever noticed how the power of burning a smudge stick can change the course of one day?  How deep breathing can guide a different response in the time of trauma? How remembering to sing a song when your sad or to drink a … More

June 29, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total … More

June 25, 2013 | By | 17 Replies More
How I Fell for Farmers’ Markets

How I Fell for Farmers’ Markets













Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
Waking Times

I’ll never forget the first time I went to a farmers’ market. I hated it.

Like many who buy food only from the grocery store, I didn’t realize that local farmers can’t produce every food all year round. I didn’t expect pineapples or anything, … More

June 3, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
The “Long Emergency,” Permaculture, and Towns that Food Saved

The “Long Emergency,” Permaculture, and Towns that Food Saved













Andrew Willner, Guest 
Waking Times

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

May 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening

A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening













Jonathan Parker, Guest
Waking Times

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

May 13, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
How to Send Less Trash to the Landfill

How to Send Less Trash to the Landfill













Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
Waking Times

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

April 20, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
33 Tips on Turning Your Boring Lawn Into a Permaculture Food Forest

33 Tips on Turning Your Boring Lawn Into a Permaculture Food Forest













Waking Times

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

April 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Lose Your Lawn

Lose Your Lawn













Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
Waking Times 

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

March 6, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
Lessons From Bamboo

Lessons From Bamboo













Christina Sarich, Contributing Writer
Waking Times 

“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

February 28, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Front Yard Food Gardens – Defying Conformity and Challenging Authority

Front Yard Food Gardens – Defying Conformity and Challenging Authority













Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

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

February 23, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More

Must Watch Videos

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More