Monthly Archives: November 2011

One Year Later

I started writing Renewing the Commons one year ago today, on November 30 2010.  So I want to briefly mark that anniversary and say, a huge thank you to everyone who’s read and commented here.  It’s been really, really rewarding … Continue reading

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The Designer Has Not Yet Become the Recliner

There’s a big conversation going on right now on a regional permaculture listserve I’m part of, broadly about where we’re at in the permaculture “movement”, as it were, and where we might be going.  It’s great stuff to be hashing … Continue reading

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Agroforestry All Over

Agroforestry makes it into the New York Times: HELENA, Mont. — On a forested hill in the mountains north of Montana’s capital, beneath a canopy of pine and spruce, Marc and Gloria Flora have planted more than 300 smaller trees, from apple … Continue reading

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More on Regenerative Ag and Beginning Farmers

I gave a well-attended talk at a local church a few days ago on future directions for agriculture.  Some big themes included: The future will in all likelihood not look like the free-energy “prosperity” of late 20th century, because of … Continue reading

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The Great Plains Continue to Change

I’ve spent a little bit of time exploring Kansas and have a long fascination with the Great Plains, so articles like this one always catch my eye: For generations, the story of the small rural town of the Great Plains, … Continue reading

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Ethnomycology Gets All Imperial

I attended a guest lecture today on traditional uses of fungi by northern (arctic and sub-arctic) native people from North America and Siberia.  The speaker had been doing field work with northern native people for over 20 years, and had … Continue reading

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Visiting the Waterworks Conservation Forest

I visited the “Waterworks” conservation forest of Vermont Family Forests in Bristol, VT with my Reading the Landscape practicum class last week and was very, very impressed.  Here are some highlights from a few different angles. VFF director and forester David … Continue reading

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