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Agro-Ecosystems Series: Permaculture Farm & Homestead Resiliency • Spiral Ridge Permaculture. Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead444 Walker Road - Summertown , TnDetails Map Data Map data ©2015 Google Date Date(s) - 10/09/2015 - 10/18/2015 Location Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead Category Tags earthworks, food forests, forest gardens, Hands-on permaculture, mushrooms, permaculture, regenerative agriculture, southeast, swales, Tennessee, water harvesting, whole farm design Earthworks – Soil Fertility – Agroforestry with Animals – Mushroom Farming October 9-18, 2015 Join us this fall for our 2nd Annual Agro-Ecosystems Series. An agroecosystem is a dynamic association of crops, pastures, livestock, other flora and fauna, soils, water, and the atmosphere. This series of courses can be taken individually, as a complete set or with mix and match savings. This Series Includes: Take the entire Agro-Ecosystems Course Series Value- $1600 Save $200!

Save $125! Mix and Match Savings Save $50! Save $75 Take Fertility Farming , Agroforestry, and Mushroom Cultivation How to Register 444 Walker Rd. Transition Streets - Living better together, one street at a time. Permaculture Principles - thinking tools for an era of change. Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller's Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975) Think of the name Buckminster Fuller, and you may think of a few oddities of mid-twentieth-century design for living: the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, the geodesic dome. But these artifacts represent only a small fragment of Fuller's life and work as a self-styled "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist.

" In his decades-long project of developing and furthering his worldview — an elaborate humanitarian framework involving resource conservation, applied geometry, and neologisms like "tensegrity," "ephemeralization," and "omni-interaccommodative" — the man wrote over 30 books, registered 28 United States patents, and kept a diary documenting his every fifteen minutes. In January 1975, Fuller sat down to deliver the twelve lectures that make up Everything I Know, all captured on video and enhanced with the most exciting bluescreen technology of the day. Parts 1-12 on the Internet Archive: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Parts 1-6 on YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Related Content: DIY Spirulina Superfood Micro-Farm Can Prevent Starvation and Help you Survive Tough Times — Grow it Yourself.

Written by Carolanne Wright Create a micro-spirulina farm as an alternative to maintaining a full-fledged aquaponics garden and grow your own superfood to maintain good health, detox and provide nourishment during tough times. Economical and easy, growing spirulina is one of the best ways to ensure food security when times are rough. Exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, spirulina can enhance the diet and even prevent starvation when food is in short supply.

One of Nature’s Most Powerful Plants Prized by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, spirulina has also been used throughout the world to fend off starvation when famine hits. DIY Spirulina Micro-Farm With a bit of experimentation and a few supplies, you too can grow your own spirulina – even if space is tight. . – 10 gallon glass tank – Aquarium air pump and heater – Thermometer and pH strips – Baking soda – Organic fertilizer and chelated iron – Size 50 micro-mesh straining fabric – Spirulina culture – Syphon tubing Growing Medium. Resource Center. Frequently Asked Questions : Get TickSmart! Use our TickSmart categories to find appropriate links to additional content in TERC. 1. What are the best preventive measures against ticks when preparing for a weekend hike through the woods? 2. I saw a TERC presentation and it was said there was a way to send your clothing to Insect Shield to be treated so as to be good for 70 washings. I cannot locate any information on either their web site or yours. 3. 4. 5. 1.

TERC Answer: We used to tell people to use DEET repellents, tuck your pants into your socks, walk in the center of the trail, and to do a thorough tick check when you get home. We now encourage people to plan a little bit ahead--treat shoes, socks, shorts/pants, and shirt with PERMETHRIN tick repellent the day before going on the hike. You can sign up to our mailing list at the top of the page to have TERC remind you when it is time to renew your PERMETHRIN clothing treatment. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Book_of_mistakes [unMonastery wiki] It is written somewhere that history may inform our current endeavors. History has indeed dictated that the lessons of The unMonastery be collected in a singular fashion. Although earliest known sources have the title as The Book of Greater and Lesser Omissions this is not the language of the street. The more punchy title Il Libro degli Errori stuck. We are thus doomed to be judgmental upon our every action. The archives were full of wisdom. In the virtual cellars of the unMonasterians lie scattered commentary. The historian’s cleft between oral and written sources has widened by the void of the unopened e-mail.

Il Libro degli Errori is undertaken as a meditation on our mistakes: not to apportion blame or to chastise co-workers or ourselves, but as a message to the future. We need to isolate where we are perhaps over-reliant on our flexibility and goodwill… The Book of Mistakes reveals its message on several levels. The Chapter Titles are with one exception, imports.

Enter the Book. Part III. Weathering Together: Resilience as a Vehicle to Reshape and Reimagine Policy, Political Will and the Public by the Praxis Project | Pathways 2 Resilience. By The Praxis Project | View / Download PDF View / Download (BW PDF) I. Introduction There’s an old adage: “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Activists today are proving it wrong by breaking through millennia of long held beliefs about our powerlessness and helping people connect the dots between human/corporate behavior and climate change. As the public warms up to the notion of climate change resulting from human drivers, there is an opportunity to advance frames of collective responsibility, agency and interconnectedness. These frames can be advanced as part of a sensible approach to building communities able to effectively navigate the challenges ahead.

Resilience as a concept is gaining caché across a wide variety of sectors. Following the gathering, additional framing issues as well as policy priorities were added. What we mean by framing for change Sidebar: What is framing? Framing = how the story is constructed + how we see it. Ticks & Lyme Disease. The_life_changing_magic_of_tidying_up_by_marie_kondo_is_a_best_selling_guide. Courtesy of lisaclarke/Flickr Marie “KonMari” Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is a best-seller in Japan, Germany, and the U.K. Kondo favors a radical approach to decluttering that advocates downsizing your stuff in one fell swoop; insists that storage containers promote hoarding, not organization; and takes an emotional approach to helping people discard excess possessions. Here at The Eye, Kondo shares an excerpt from the book that argues that those unable to separate from their possessions suffer from an attachment to the past or anxiety about the future.

“Discard anything that doesn’t spark joy.” It is much more difficult to decide to discard something. Courtesy of Ten Speed Press It’s important to understand your ownership pattern because it is an expression of the values that guide your life. Ask this for every one of these items. The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t. What is Appropriate Technology for Self-Reliance? - Walden Labs. Building a self-reliant community requires decisions on what types of technology to use.

Some technologies require energy or specialized knowledge that can be easily lost. Even a simple blender is just a paperweight without a source of electricity. So which technologies should be cultivated? The answer lies on an old term: appropriate technology. The dictionary defines the term as: “Technology that is suitable to the social and economic conditions of the geographic area in which it is to be applied, is environmentally sound, and promotes self-sufficiency on the part of those using it.” Sounds right up our alley! Now the term is mostly used when talking about technology advances that are introduced in the third world. Factors for appropriate technology Appropriate technology is more of an idea of how to approach technology rather than a set of tools.

Examples of appropriate technology: For more examples, see 21 technologies that are decentralizing the economy. Back to Nature. Photography credits (in order of appearance) Laurisilva forest, Laurus azorica among other trees and geraniums, Garajonay National Park, Spain (credit: Wild Wonders of Europe / Relanzó / Morning mist clears to reveal the sea of sand surrounding Mount Bromo, Java (credit: BBC / Paul Williams). Archers, dogs and a hoofed animal, cave painting, Tassili n'Ajjer, Algeria (credit: De Agostini / C.

Marchelli / Getty). Spider's web with dew droplets, spread between grasses covered in frost (credit: Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Wapiti (or elk) bull in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA (credit: Daniel J Cox / Getty). Lion on savannah (credit: BBC / Tom Hugh-Jones). Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) in evening sunlight (credit: Sandra Bartocha / Sapa, Vietnam (credit: sarawut / Getty). Walnut (Juglans regia) in field of ripe barley before a storm, France (credit: Pascal Tordeux / Nature Picture Library / Alamy). Photography credits (in order of appearance) 2 Resilience: Western Washington | HomePage. Black_Briefing. Talk outline for Jan 7th in London – Infrastructure for Anarchists. Vinay Gupta on Twitter: "Here's last night's interview for #astonconversations on bitcoin, @stacktivism, @ethereumproject, one man treaty org"

Community Discussion: Should we colonize space? With America’s climate agenda in the hands of deniers. some people are considering leaving the country. But why stop there? Why not another planet? Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar foresees a not-so-distant future where a ruined Earth can no longer sustain human life, prompting the remnants of NASA to search for a new planet to inhabit. Neither the problem nor the solution are as science fiction as we might like them to be. Other (and perhaps more serious) efforts are also underway. But are such efforts worth it? Fighting against and adapting to climate change is a pressing need that will require money and resources, but prospects for action — let alone success — often seem grim. Love Is the Answer to Empire. The following has been adapted from remarks delivered by Bill Kauffman to the Campaign for Liberty’s 2014 Liberty Political Action Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

I am delighted to be in the Old Dominion, site of what is, thus far, the year’s best political news: the unseating of Eric Cantor, the most egregious congressional war-monger this side of John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the Batman and Robin of the Senate’s Permanent War Caucus. (The 23-year-old whiz kid architect of that campaign, Zach Werrell, is in the house tonight. Candidates desirous of toppling statists are advised to seek him out.) I bring greetings from New York—rural New York, that is. (In our state the best we can hope for, politically, is Chuck Schumer coming down with laryngitis.)

A great New Yorker, that old libertarian democratic editorialist Walt Whitman, once sang: ‘To the states, or any one of them, or any city of the states,Resist much, obey little‘ And it has to be based in love. Ah, dare to dream. 16 tips for avoiding climate burnout. Cross-posted from The Skywriter — 1Sky’s Blog. I have spent my lifetime face to face with some of the most brutal and inhumane acts ever committed, but nothing has been as traumatizing for me as trying to get action to tackle the climate crisis. As a long time human rights defender and prior Executive Director at WITNESS, I helped produce and direct films on rape as a weapon of war and amputations in Sierra Leone’s recent bloody conflict, I conducted an undercover investigation into the Russian mafia’s involvement in trafficking women for forced prostitution, I investigated hit squads in apartheid South Africa, and I spent countless hours in editing rooms watching first hand images of death, destruction, and devastation.

But spending my days and nights trying to get our country to tackle global warming is more emotionally demanding than any job I have ever done. When I was at WITNESS, people used to say “The work you do must be so difficult. How do you manage?” So when Dr. 1. 2. 3. 4. Dr. Living a free and abundant life without money @elfPavlik. Embed Code options 1 day ago, Graz, Stmk., Austria. Vinay_gupta_thoughtmenu_on_enlightenment. The Summary – an introduction to #TheBigDeal. The Future We Deserve - a curated collaborative collection of 100 essays about the future. Winning the Oil Endgame. N 2004, Rocky Mountain Institute's Chief Scientist, Chairman and Co-founder Amory Lovins and a team of RMI collaborators accomplished a highly complex and innovative task—the drafting of a roadmap for the United States to get completely off oil by 2050, led by business for profit.

The result became a thoroughly researched, highly analytical yet practical book called "Winning the Oil Endgame" (WTOE). Following its release, RMI began working with key industry stakeholders to accelerate key components of the WTOE strategy. To aid in its implementation, RMI raised $3.6 million from private donors and foundations. This has led to many critical projects, including: Supporting the initial stages of Walmart's efforts with its suppliers to increase the efficiency of the firm's new heavy trucks by 25 percent through 2008 (the actual reduction in fuel intensity vs. 2005 was 38 percent), and to set a goal of doubled efficiency by 2015.

The Innovation Dial The Road Ahead Richard N. Robert C. George P. The Gupta State Failure Management Archive – a public resource for hard times. Angel Tech: A Modern Shamans Guide to Reality Selection: Antero Alli: 9781561840090: Books. Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magic: Phil Hine, Peter J. Carroll: 9781935150664: Books. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: B. K. S. Iyengar: 9780007145164: Books. The Calm Technique: Meditation without Magic or Mysticism: Paul Wilson: 9780760715246: Books.

50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship (Dover Fine Art, History of Art): Salvador Dali, Haakon M. Chevalier: 0800759271320: Books. The Invisibles. Promethea. Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (9780939266241): Frederick S. Perls, Ralph Hefferline, Paul Goodman: Books. Prometheus Rising: Robert Anton Wilson, Israel Regardie: 9781561840564: Books. On being a mad cultist. Templars of Earth.