Willie Smits, born in the Netherlands but living in (and citizen of) Indonesea for the past 35 years, works in tropical Indonesia to re-establish not only forests which then increase rainfall by 25% (using only 5,000 acres) but also the communities needed to make those forests permanent. Resources to learn more (but also see below): […]
Overview of solutions for shelter, food, heat, social technologies, tools, and a list of people putting it all together.
Jordan is one of the most water-deprived countries in the world, most of the country receiving less than 7.87″ (200 mm) of rainfall annually, much of that evaporating before being us use for growing food. Permaculture projects are demonstrating a sustainable way to reclaim the desert. A series of 4 videos documents Geoff Lawton’s demonstration projects in Jordan.
I could spend all the hours after my kids are in bed reading posts from this site. Shoot, I would get months of solid learning from Paul Wheaton’s stuff alone: from rocket stoves (dvds on same), to energy savings, to homesteading, to raising chickens, pictures and post on the experimental wofati house as it develops, […]
The big picture of One Planet Thriving: (1) Our modern way of life is the largest, most unethical failure in human history. (2) We know how to reverse that failure and thrive on one planet’s worth of resources. (3) The trick is transitioning to that way of life. For more detail, read this post which, in turn, has links to more detailed posts and resources.
Top 5 Lessons for Village Living: (1) Without interaction between people, there is no village: (a) Allocate time for relationships. (b) Live in physical structures that encourages interaction and get the right balance between public and private space. (2) Invite those who can (a) skillfully hear and express their truth even when there is unpleasant emotion and (b) are willing to continually improve at this. Best way to know: you’ve had disagreements and come out the others side. (3) Be free! Learn from failure and communicate instead of creating too many rules. (4) Small is beautiful. Empower the smallest decision-making group possible for the decision at hand. (5) Welcome people, build goodwill, and be clear about a coherent vision and process.
“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.
“The plant washer” is a video from Kennie D’s “How to do it Yourself” series of video’s. These videos are produced in the hopes of promoting and enhancing our understanding of the intimate relationship, between us and the environment. The projects are beneficial to plants and fun to do. The road between us and our […]
The Submersible Dome is a fun and exciting way to introduce live insects to your aquaponic system without them escaping into your living environment. In this video, using recycled materials I will show you how to make a Live Insect Fish Feeder for your fish tank or aquarium. The Submersible Dome VIDEO
Plant health is a major concern for any plant lover. Growing and maintaining a healthy plant is a gardeners number one objective. There are many pests that will oppose your efforts to reach this objective . But there is one pest that you will find is a unyielding adversary, “The Aphid”. You can not eradicate […]