Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Tipping Point Nears: Regenerative Agriculture in Mainstream Media

New flash: in the last 24 hours I’ve seen no less than three articles in major mainstream media outlets related to regenerative agriculture and land use. I think what this means for the movement of the culture is that the local … Continue reading

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Forest Garden Root Gallery

I held a forest garden party this past weekend, with ten super helpful attendees.  We planted out an edible/medicinal understory in two different patches (one sunny and one mostly shaded), and took a closer look at the below-ground parts of … Continue reading

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Koppen Climate Classification

I’m back from the TEK conference and it was amazing.  Still gathering my thoughts and processing everything I experienced.  Will post some key reflections and take-aways soon! In the meantime, because I am a sucker for big-picture geographic classifications, I … Continue reading

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Grokking Northern Vermont

I spent a good part of today visiting three great permaculture-oriented nurseries in the Lamoille River Valley in northern Vermont – Zack Woods Herb Farm, Perennial Pleasures, and Elmore Roots.  It was a gorgeous, clear, warm early fall day, and … Continue reading

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International Permaculture and New England Traditional Knowledge

As of last night, the 10th International Permaculture Convergence is underway in Amman, Jordan.  The whole event is being live-streamed here, and if you’re on Twitter you should follow @ethanappleseed for ongoing reporting and updates.  An amazing lineup of speakers … Continue reading

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“The Golden Bear”: Wilderness and Keystone Species

(I’m reading Laura Cunningham’s incredible A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California one chapter a week, and reflecting on key images and insights from that chapter from a Renewing the Commons perspective.  Initial post in this series here.) California Grizzlies … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Follow-up

Remember that hand-grenade-on-the-dance-floor article in Nature this past June questioning the invasive species paradigm?  Two of the 19 co-authors have written a follow-up opinion piece in The Scientist responding to some of the criticism their article has received.  I especially appreciate … Continue reading

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