Some hard truths about growing food and medicine.
What are the real costs of our current food system? How do we find food sovereignty?
All you need is cabbage, salt, and to remember a few important details
Take another step towards autonomy as you make your own underwear.
The people of Puerto Rico have experienced several major earthquakes and aftershocks this month. Cecilia Iraida, a member of the Chicagoland Herbal Collective, wrote from Puerto Rico on Jan. 10th, before another major earthquake hit on the morning of the 11 th, As I write to you now there are still tremors being felt.
by Crystal Moore-Stevens The Autumn Equinox sends a signal to the backyard gardeners' cerebral cortex, gently reminding us that the harvest season has arrived and that now is the time to be preserving and putting up food for the winter.
Need any recipes for medicinal herbs? Herbal elixirs involve steeping medicinal herbs in honey or, maple syrup, sometimes combining them with brandy or other alcohol, or fermenting them, such as medicinal meads.
Here's some recipes to help you get started with the basics of fermentation.
In this series on systems thinking, I share the key insights and tools needed to develop and advance a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular Economy.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, China (People's Republic of), Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Republic of Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Palau, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Republic of Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Zambia (58 countries)
Methods for preparing the most popular fruits and vegetables for bottling and canning including preparing syrup and brine From food writer Val Harrison
Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study.
The four parts to the Permaculture Decision Making Matrix are discussed: Topography, Sectors, Zones, and Principles. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (http://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/)
Sectors are a key design tool in the permaculture system. This is a brief overview of how to respond to sector forces with design. This is part of Oregon State University's Permaculture Design Certificate Course. OSU's Permaculture Design Certificate Course: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/permaculture-design-certificate-online OSU's Advanced Permaculture Design Course: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/advanced-permaculture-design-climate-resilience OSU's free Intro to Permaculture Course: https://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/
See our Systems Thinking Resources below! Concepts and Frameworks The Five Learning Disciplines Developed by renowned systems thinker Peter Senge, these five disciplines each enhance the ability of a person or organization to use learning effectively. Leveraged together, they contribute heavily to the success of learning organizations, defined by Senge as, “…organizations where people continually […]
A permaculture site is divided into zones. Understanding the five zones allows for a design that considers the most effective placement of components and how they relate to each other. Each zone has a different requirement for maintenance and function. Zones 1 and 2, or areas needing the most attention, are placed closer to the home and heavy traffic areas while zones 3, 4, and 5 radiate out from heavy traffic areas as upkeep needs become less intensive. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (http://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/)