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Hands-on Natural Building Workshops: Earth, Hands and Houses. Our sacred values vs. mining pollution - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN. Essential Outdoor Survival Skills - Farm And Garden. Years ago, I led wilderness expeditions for college students, and then later for troubled youth.

Essential Outdoor Survival Skills - Farm And Garden

As we taught the participants, my colleagues and I could see that some were able-bodied students, some struggled along the trail, and some would not fare so well if a true survival situation ever occurred while on their own. But regardless of your physical state, knowing a few basic outdoor survival skills gives you an edge if a survival situation were to ever arise. It is far better to know such skills and not need them, rather than the other way around. Our greatest tool More than anything else, survival in the outdoors is directly linked to common sense and awareness of self, others, and the surrounding environment — train your brain to help you out. Greenpeace to Bid For Germany Coal Plants, Mines. The environmental activist group Greenpeace announced Tuesday that it plans to buy four coal-fired power plants and their corresponding mines in eastern Germany so it can shut them down and prevent the mines from being expanded.

Greenpeace to Bid For Germany Coal Plants, Mines

Swedish power company Vattenfall, wholly owned by the Swedish government, currently owns the lignite (also called brown coal) plants and mines that Greenpeace said it will attempt to purchase. “Vattenfall and the Swedish government must take responsibility for their emissions also outside the Swedish borders. If they don’t do it, we must take action,” Annika Jacobson, Greenpeace Sweden’s program manager, said in a press release Tuesday. “The Swedish government cannot contribute to an acquisition by a buyer that would continue to burn enormous amounts of coal. This is a signal Sweden cannot give before the Paris climate conference.” The 7 Most Important Survival Skills When The Grid’s Down. Tips: How-to Manage Humanure Composting. Pawpaws: America's Best Secret Fruit. This wild fruit is worth tracking down.

Pawpaws: America's Best Secret Fruit

[Photographs: Samara Linnell] If you're lucky, America's best secret fruit might be growing on a tree close to your backyard. Or perhaps a county or two away. Finding it takes effort, but it's rejuvenating effort. Radical Catholic Rabble-Rouser Dorothy Day. Pope Francis's much-vaunted comments to U.S.

Radical Catholic Rabble-Rouser Dorothy Day

Congress on Thursday included a message of praise for "daughter of this land" Dorothy Day, a radical writer and activist who uplifted the dignity of the poor and was repeatedly jailed for protesting wars, racism, and the denial of women's suffrage. "In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement," the Pope declared. "Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints. " Francis praised Day as one of four commendable "representatives of the American people"—placing her alongside Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton for her commitment to "social justice and the rights of persons. " The statements quickly grabbed headlines, given Day's status as a beloved figure among many in the U.S. left.

Hedgerows and hedgerow networks in landscape ecology. Hedgerows originated and coexist with agriculture.

Hedgerows and hedgerow networks in landscape ecology

Their internal structure and species diversity vary widely with origin (planted, spontaneous, or remnant), farming practices in adjacent fields, and the refined art of hedgerow management. Most hedgerow species are forest-edge species, and apparently none is limited to hedgerows. Wide hedgerows composed of trees and shrubs appear to function as corridors for movement of many plants and animals across a landscape. The art and science of the hedgerow. HawthornBill VaughnYale Univ, $30.00 It’s a testament to doggedness that people through the centuries have extracted any benefit at all from the hawthorn tree.

The art and science of the hedgerow

It’s a gnarly, unforgiving thing with spikes. It takes real persistence and thick gloves to domesticate. In some places, hawthorns are considered giant weeds. A dense thicket of the bushy trees calls to mind the supernatural hedge that encircled Sleeping Beauty for 100 years. -midewiwin-ceremony-once-widespread-among-ojibwe-1. 'It was a hush-hush kind of thing' for over 60 years, says Mide practitioner Tom Chisel After being dormant for more than 60 years, the Midewiwin ceremony is being revived in Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation), in northwestern Ontario.


A group of practitioners, commonly referred to as Mide, have built a Midewiwin lodge and separate teaching lodge. Radical Self-Reliant Gardening by Will Bonsall. Apple Pie Recipe With Oat Crust. Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market, with 88 Recipes by Tama Matsuoka Wong. Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan by Teresa Marrone. Island homes all off-grid.

If you still can’t imagine how a completely off-the-grid city can function, the island featured on this web page offers the great opportunity to see the concept working in good conditions.

Island homes all off-grid

Permaculture housing gardening articles. Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery. Find Your Perfect Northern Wisconsin Lake with Lake Finder. If you have spent time looking at the waterfront listings on this site or any other Northern Wisconsin real estate site you will have no doubt realized most listing descriptions are pretty much the same.

Find Your Perfect Northern Wisconsin Lake with Lake Finder

Every lake home has the best views, the best frontage, and the perfect Northwoods setting. Voice of the River Valley. Crawford County  The wild west - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN. "Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it.

The wild west - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN

Get Bear Smart Society. Travel Wisconsin. Bordered on two sides by the Mississippi and Lower Wisconsin Rivers in the Driftless Region untouched by glaciers, Grant County is a backdrop for scenic landscapes. The winding roads through the quiet countryside and rolling bluffs make the drive alone worth the trip. But why stop there? Here are some additional scenic points of interest for your next visit to Grant County, Wisconsin. 1. WI DNR Outdoor Report for July 23, 2015. View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). The dog days of summer have arrived and park and forest campgrounds have been very busy with campers, hikers and bicyclist. With the warm and humid weather of the past week, recreational boating activity showed an increase on most northern waters and fishing pressure showed a bit of a decline with some generally windy conditions.

In the north, largemouth and smallmouth bass have been the species of interest for a lot of summer anglers lately and action could be termed very good. Stepped chinampa - Re: Stepped chinampa Quote Postby Innocynic » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:57 pm sevenmmm wrote: Solavore. Return of a healthy smelt run has Lake Superior anglers buzzing. Superior — A stunningly beautiful sunset has painted the sky above Lake Superior pink and orange as if leaping from the palette of an Impressionist, but that's not why Jake Mohr and his 9-year-old son, Canyon, are out on the slip of land called Wisconsin Point.

An almost imperceptible breeze comes off the lake and the temperature is a balmy 50-something — heaven for a spring evening in northwestern Wisconsin. But that's not why Jake Mohr is out here. He's standing on a concrete breakwater wearing rubber gloves and pulling a large drop net out of the water every minute or so for one tasty reason. Quarto Homes - Online Book Shop, Bookstore & Blog. Whole Home News. Marijuana: The Next Trend in Juicing? 133 Homesteading Skills for the Modern Day Homesteader. The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm. As with many permaculture and sus-tainable living books, the wealth of beautiful glossy photographs in The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm elucidate an instant feeling of an idyllic rural, ecologically responsible life which anyone would feel compelled to be part of.

Hemp Freedom Act Wisconsin. Permaculture credit union. UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. Posted May 2015 Despite more than 40 years of largely voluntary efforts by federal, state, and local government, and tens of billions of US dollars of investment in conservation, nationwide progress on nutrient control has not yet been achieved. Lunar calendar year planner biodynamic garden, professional life, student, etc. Workshops and Webinars. NAAD ACADEMY OF GURBANI KIRTAN Summer Webinar Offerings. Outwitting Bears: The Essential Handbook for Living with Bears, Avoiding Encounters, and Preventing Attacks on Anyone Living in Bear Country by Gary Brown. A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros. With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.

Noah's Ark Today Online Curriculum. Classes and Appearances « Forager's Harvest. Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat by Tanya Denckla Cobb. Wellspring Forest Farm. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension. Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution by Dana Caspersen. First Nations Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade On Ships Along Lake Superior. Apparently the women are sold for "parties" on American ships. via WikiCommons. Robes by Penny Kelly. Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. Networking. Local Women in Sustainable Agriculture Networks The MOSES Rural Women’s Project supports opportunities for women committed to sustainable agriculture to get together in person and develop strong local connections and collaborations.

Statewide networking sessions are held at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference. Local networks that meet regularly for potlucks, farm tours and other gatherings include the following. Check out Facebook for updates. Women Farmers Connect and Build Networks Through Shared Meals. Media for Change Conference. My head was swimming with ideas as I left the Media for Change Conference.

Vision Maker Media. Life Sciences Communication. Networking. Ready Community: Vulnerability and Resilience - Jun 26, 2015. The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business by Sarah Aubrey. Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth by Jessi Bloom.

Easement Basics - FindLaw. Beacon Food Vemo Forest. Commons Food Forest : A Community Permaculture Project. Commons Triumph These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free. Five Ways to Grow Edibles Vertically. Caring Across Generations. The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America by Ai-jen Poo. Home. Protect Our Manoomin - Opening Page / Main Menu Below.

The Elves of Lily Hill Farm: A Partnership with Nature by Penny Kelly. 9 Things America Needs to Understand About Native Values. Death is not the end: Fascinating funeral traditions around the globe. The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address: Worth Reading Today, and Every Day.


Slumber & Hygiene. Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering - Bushcraft. Gift of the Harvest—the Art and History of Ricing. The Trapper's Bible: Traps, Snares & Pathguards by Dale Martin. Winter Protection: Best Forms of Home Security - Miles Musings Blog - Capper's Farmer Magazine. Falconry: Pure Natural Awesomeness - Mental Morsels With Dr. Cearley Blog. House, building, energy, water. Breaking Free, Sisters helping Sisters live free. 9895.

The Learning Center — Land Trust Alliance. One-Woman Farm: The Seasons of Life Shared with Sheepdogs, Goats, Woodstoves, and a Feisty Fiddle by Jenna Woginrich. Country Wisdom & Know-How: A Practical Guide to Living off the Land by M. John Storey. The Spirit of Stacking. The Science of Stacking Firewood - Modern Homesteading. Electric Bikes, Scooters and other Light Electric Vehicles (LEV) A Medium Sized Rain Water Collection System. Wilderness Awareness School. Catching it, saving it, treating i, ... Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living by Jim Cobb.

A Woodland Natural Swimming Pool. Adventurous Couple Meanders Down the Pan-American Highway in a Solar-Powered 1967 VW Van. Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties by Ashley English. How to Build a Simple All-Purpose Shelter. Permaculture Design Tool. Use Fall Months for Winter Preparation - Humor and Nostalgia - Capper's Farmer. How to Plan and Develop a Permaculture Site. Organic Tick Repellant.