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All Souls Day, Firewood and Tea

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All Souls Day upon us, the day of remembering ancestors, about their experiences in life, their understanding of nature, seasons, family life. In the Autumn chill, I think about kindling the fire of warmth in our home and beyond. What acts help us build a life that is slower, simpler, imbued with meaning and beauty, that is restorative, caring and nurturing for the generations before and after us? How does my commitment to sustainable living […]

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Harvest Swap – and the Third Ethic of Permaculture

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I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer.

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Some Free Permaculture Resources to Explore

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Learning and practicing are two key elements to becoming a solid permaculture practitioner. Both of these aspects can happen online and offline. Here at the Permaculture Institute we have created some resources to help permaculture learners to get to information online. Permaculture Resources Pages Our Permaculture Resources pages are there when it comes to finding answers for basic permaculture questions: What is permaculture gardening? What is permaculture approach to green building? What is a food […]

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Mother Earth Living Magazine features permaculture work of our founders

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“Life Radically Home-made” is the story of bountiful homestead life, inspired by permaculture and by Radical Homemaking book and ideas of Shannon Hayes. It is a story about a family on a tiny farm in the Southwest, where apples and goat milk are plentiful and where consumerism culture fades away, where home is new site for political and ecological activism.

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