Category Archives: Resilience

The Big 9: Solutions for a Functional Future

Overview of solutions for shelter, food, heat, social technologies, tools, and a list of people putting it all together.

Greening the Desert in Jordan – Geoff Lawton

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.

What is civilization, is it sustainable, and how long do civilizations last?

“The problems are not new. This culture has been killing the planet for 6000 to 10000 years. When we think of Iraq, is the first thing we think of cedar forests so thick the sunlight never reached the ground? That’s how it was, prior to this culture. The first written myth of this culture is […]

Rocket Stoves & Rocket Mass Stoves (& Wood Stoves)

Heat, cook, hot water, drying, and a cozy place to sit: All benefits of a good wood stove + intelligent systems design. But what about getting the same benefits from rocket stoves which are supposed to be more efficient?

Food is Central for Civilization

Civilization as we know it arose out of annual agriculture and the domestication of animals in the fertile crescent about 10,000 years ago. In other words, civilization depends on food.

Thriving on One Planet: The Big Picture

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.

The Dehumidifier Does My Laundry

Use the water from your dehumidifier for your laundry machine

Wild Rice in Wisconsin

Wild rice is an annual plant growing in lakes or rivers in Wisconsin. It re-seeds itself every year and thus acts as a perennial in this way. Perennial food producers are a mainstay of permaculture approaches to food production (see, “Can permaculture feed the world?“). Apparently, there used to be large wild rice beds in […]

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Tree-inspired 30′ High Basket Brings Water to the Desert

Collects over 25 gallons of fresh water daily, costs about $550, and can be built from local materials by a team of 4 in under 1 week (Wired Magazine article). See Worka Water.

“Kennie’s in the Kitchen”

“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche  (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.