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The Center for Pattern Literacy – Toby Hemenway

The Center for Pattern Literacy – Toby Hemenway
Lecture: The Joy of Drought, Pleasant Hill, CA, April 5. Click here for details.Urban Permaculture Workshop in Dallas, Texas. April 16-17. Click here for details.Lecture and Permaculture Design Workshop, Nevada City, CA, May 2-3. Click here for details.6-weekend Permaculture Design Course in Petaluma, CA, September, 2014 – February, 2015. Contact Ryan Johnston for details

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What Plants Talk About ~ Full Episode Plants Talk AboutA world where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.2013-04-03 20:00:00publishdisabledshowfalse8234Dodder Vine Sniffs Out Its PreyThe parasitic dodder vine "sniffs" out plants from which it can draw nutrients. 20:00: Self-DefenseTo protect against herbivores, wild tobacco plants deposit sweet but deadly secretions. 20:00: When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!

ORGANIC AND PERMACULTURE GARDENING Glossary of Soil Science Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre Ottawa (Ontario) Forage Information System Agroecology International Course, taught Fall term Institution: University of California, Berkeley Instructor: Miguel A Altieri, Ph.D; Christos Vasilikiotis, Ph. An online course series on the theory and practice of agroecology. This web-based eight-week course on the the design of biodiverse and sustainable agroecosystems is offered to agricultural professionals (farmers, researchers, extension agents and advanced students).

What is sustainable development · Sustainable Development Commission "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society. All too often, development is driven by one particular need, without fully considering the wider or future impacts. We are already seeing the damage this kind of approach can cause, from large-scale financial crises caused by irresponsible banking, to changes in global climate resulting from our dependence on fossil fuel-based energy sources. The longer we pursue unsustainable development, the more frequent and severe its consequences are likely to become, which is why we need to take action now. So is it all just about the environment?

Alan Chadwick Related Content Speak Out Against NAIS Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to abandon their efforts to create and enforce a National An... Top Bar Hive Experiment Breaking down the last week of homesteading we've done over at, and the Top Bar pro... 7 Ways to Think Differently Every time I pick up one of Looby's books, I'm intrigued by the title but a little dubious about whether the book itself is going to apply to me. This one was no different. "Thinking differently? I'm good at thinking differently. It's thinking the same as anyone else that's difficult..." Steps to Create a Community Garden or Expand Urban Agriculture 1. Survey the property and identify potential risks and contaminants for testing. The types of contaminants you are likely to find depend on the history and use of the property. As a general rule at brownfields, environmental professionals look at the property history and previous uses to identify what environmental contaminants may be present for testing. They also look at nearby properties to see if their use may have created hazards that could affect neighboring areas.

the interactive map and database of the Worldwide Permaculture Network Worldwide Permaculture Projects A growing list of permaculture projects worldwide This is the premier place to find out who is doing what, and where, in the permaculture world. You can search for projects by keyword, and/or filter to specific project types. You can even constrain your search by climate zone, so you can find others working in similar conditions as yourself. As you search, you’ll see pins on the world map below appear or disappear to reflect your search results, and you can either browse the project cards or click on map pins to go to individual project profiles.

Odyssey Program Internship & Fellowship Young adults seeking an alternative learning experience enjoy living simply and very close to nature during seasonal sessions of The Odyssey Program. Participants (ages 18-28) spend their mornings working and learning important practical life skills in regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and ecological sustainability. Afternoons/evenings are spent studying and discussing inspiring ideas about the philosophical roots of our current paradigm and how shifting them can change our future. These young adults become Agents of Change as the Future Leaders of the Environmental Movement.

Creating Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment Strategies About the Project The American Planning Association was the recipient of a Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The result of this three-year initiative, which involved community development corporation (CDC) leaders, community members, and others working to revitalize low-income and disadvantaged communities, is the 2010 guide to redeveloping brownfield sites, Creating Community-Based Brownfield Redevelopment Strategies.

Ecotherapy Practice: working therapeutically outdoors With David Key & Mary-Jayne Rust Week 1: 11-15 May 2015 Week 2: 1-6 November 2015 This course explores psychological, spiritual and practical aspects of working outdoors to facilitate personal and ecological healing. Maharishi University of Management As a graduate of the Maharishi Vedic Science program, there’s one question I’ve been asked more often than any other about my choice of study: What is the point of majoring in Maharishi Vedic Science? Krista, my friend in the Vedic Science program, and me in India My decision to join the Maharishi Vedic Science Masters’ Program came at a time in my life where I was unsure of what I wanted to do next. I was nearing the end of a traditional 4-year degree in writing and had just started a search for jobs. Writing was definitely my passion. However, I felt less than passionate about my education.

Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with housing advocates, an attempt by the Seattle Housing Authority to allow a rent increase of up to 400 percent. She has successfully lobbied for city money to support tent encampments and is fighting for an excise tax on millionaires. And for this she has become the bête noire of the Establishment, especially the Democratic Party. The corporate powers, from Seattle’s mayor to the Chamber of Commerce and the area’s Democratic Party, are determined she be defeated, and these local corporate elites have the national elites behind them.

Maharishi University of Management Maharishi University Recognized as Green College Two organizations have recognized Maharishi University of Management’s commitment to sustainability. In August 2013 the University was included for the first time in the annual “Sierra Club Cool Schools” competition winners. The selection of 165 cool schools was based on a comprehensive survey that collects data on every aspect of campus sustainability, including curriculum, renewable energy infrastructure, waste management, bike and pedestrian friendliness, campus dining, and community outreach.