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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 its current industrial manifestation is destroying […]

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. Let’s say you first encounter permaculture as […]

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 violence like the slaughter at the Sandy […]

Can Large-Scale Environmental Devastation Really Be Reversed?

Can Large-Scale Environmental Devastation Really Be Reversed?

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Throughout centuries of farming, animal grazing and deforestation, the earth’s natural resources have been exhausted. Deserts are encroaching into previous lush areas and water is becoming alarmingly scarce. Our soil is depleting 13% faster than it can be replaced, and we’ve lost 75% of the world’s crop varieties in just the […]

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, “Your — what is it? Came-post? […]

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 what you do with the […]

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 decisions that make sense for the long […]

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Where is All the Food?

Where is All the Food?

Wayne Weiseman, Guest Writer Waking Times When a product enters the marketplace it is doomed to be bandied about, prodded, poked and eventually, if it is a “valuable” commodity, confiscated, manipulated, packaged, politicized, corporatized, chained to will-o’-the-wisp market forces and forever relegated to the dungeon of the landfill, what’s left of it. The pharaohs of […]

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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 U.S. Drought Monitor reports that […]

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Havana:  Feeding the City on Urban Agriculture

Havana: Feeding the City on Urban Agriculture

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 and simple irrigation systems.

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Homegrown Revolution (Video)

Homegrown Revolution (Video)

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 into an urban homestead and model for sustainable agriculture and city living.

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14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

Video – Fourteen ways that a small farm in Uganda re-uses plastic drinks bottles.

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DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

Video – DMT is a psychoactive chemical produced by the human body and by many plants that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different “world.”

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The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

Video - Russell Brand and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the impact that voting lacks within the current structure of the political system and society.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Could You Give Like This Man?

Could You Give Like This Man?

Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.

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Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Video – A new study has identified the Agbobloshie dumping yard in Ghana’s capital Accra as the place which poses the highest toxic threat to human life.

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Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Anna Hunt – Student tuition debt is astronomical in the US, and Germany announces free higher ed for all…

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Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

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Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]