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An Introduction to Permaculture

An Introduction to Permaculture













Staff Writer
Waking Times

“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

January 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Geodesic Aquaponics Greenhouse Network – Providing the Basic Necessities of Life

Geodesic Aquaponics Greenhouse Network – Providing the Basic Necessities of Life













Robin Schulte and Erin Kvam, Guest Writers
Waking Times 

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

December 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ordinary Warriors – The Revolution of the Incredible Edible Town

Ordinary Warriors – The Revolution of the Incredible Edible Town













Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor
Waking Times

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

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Edible City: The Movie

Edible City: The Movie













Waking Times

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

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hemp Habitats – Homes of the Future?

Hemp Habitats – Homes of the Future?













Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer
Waking Times 

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

August 24, 2012 | By | 8 Replies More
Drought, Fracking, Coal and Nukes Wreak Havoc on Fresh Water Supplies

Drought, Fracking, Coal and Nukes Wreak Havoc on Fresh Water Supplies













Eco-Watch
Waking Times

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

August 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
12 Innovations to Combat Drought, Improve Food Security and Stabilize Food Prices

12 Innovations to Combat Drought, Improve Food Security and Stabilize Food Prices













Seyyada A. Burney, Nourishing the Planet
Waking Times 

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

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Why You Should Plant More Trees – Research Shows Trees Grow Happier People

Why You Should Plant More Trees – Research Shows Trees Grow Happier People













Elizabeth Renter
Waking Times

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

August 1, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Eating Locally and the 100 Mile Headache

Eating Locally and the 100 Mile Headache













Tania Melkonian
Waking Times 

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

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The Matrix is Unwinding

The Matrix is Unwinding













Chris Bourne, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

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

May 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Why Gardening Makes You Happy and Cures Depression

Why Gardening Makes You Happy and Cures Depression













Robyn Francis
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

May 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Havana:  Feeding the City on Urban Agriculture

Havana: Feeding the City on Urban Agriculture













Sustainable Cities

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

May 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Buffalo, NY Among the First Cities Allow Urban Agriculture

Buffalo, NY Among the First Cities Allow Urban Agriculture













J. D. Heyes
Natural News

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

May 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Reclaiming Ag in Oakland

Reclaiming Ag in Oakland













Occupy

On Sunday afternoon, nearly 300 Albany residents entered a piece of property owned by the University of California called the Gill Tract, and took it over as a renegade urban farm. The protesters there are planning to remain at the property, and request donations of tents and other … More

April 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Planting by the Moon

Planting by the Moon













Go beyond your daily horoscope and bring the Zodiac to your garden

Organic Gardening

Since our ancestors first poked a seed into the ground, astrology has played a role in gardening and farming. Today it’s easy to scoff at people who plant by moon signs and phases, but in truth, … More

April 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins

The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins













Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself.

Verlyn Klinkenborg, Environment 360
Waking Times

In its short, shameless history, … More

April 9, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
The Garden Pool (Video)

The Garden Pool (Video)













YouTube – GardenPool

Learn how an Arizona family converted their unused swimming pool into a garden oasis that can continually feed a family of four.  Combining solar energy, water conservation, poultry farming, aquaculture, hydroponic gardening, organic gardening, aquaponics, and bio-filtration, this ingenious system demonstrates just how feasible individual sustainable living … More

April 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dr. John Todd’s Green Eco-Machine (Video)

Dr. John Todd’s Green Eco-Machine (Video)













YouTube

Dr. John Todd’s Green Eco-Machine is an ingenious water treatment system that simulates the natural environment, treating human waste through an uncomplicated array of quiet, odor-free and remarkably uncomplicated processes.  His systems are in place in the US and in China, and also his own home where he treats … More

March 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Homegrown Revolution (Video)

Homegrown Revolution (Video)













YouTube – UrbanHomestead

Homegrown Revolution is a short introduction to the homegrown project that has been called a new revolution in urban sustainability.

In the midst of a dense city setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home … More

March 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
How To Start Practicing Permaculture Right Now

How To Start Practicing Permaculture Right Now













Christina Luisa
Natural News

Permaculture is a fundamental approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution. It is based on the ethics of caring for people and our planet. It is about growing your own healthy food, being resourceful and environmentally responsible. Permaculture concepts, design principles and … More

March 7, 2012 | By | Reply 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

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