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Going to Seed?
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Hey folks, I’ve learned over the years that if you save and stockpile the seeds from your food garden, you are making a useful …

One thing that makes resilience easier than 200 years ago
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Let’s say you want to run a micro-farm as a business. You have the land.  You have the know-how to grow crops or raise …

The Opportunity Space for Growing Food Locally is HUGE
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Today, let’s do some thinking on the market potential for growing food locally. Let’s start with a big number.  US households regularly spend $44 …

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Design fiction is a way for designers and artists to visually depict the future in inspiring ways.  Typically, design fiction is associated with how …

How much food and income can an urban farm produce?
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I’m constantly on the lookout for how to seed the growth of local production — food, energy, water, products.  One good way to seed production …

Maker Monday:  Perennial Grains
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Here’s a good example of why science and technology is important for resilience. Most of the grains and vegetables we currently grow are annuals. …

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OK.  So, you want to become more resilient.   That’s great. But how do you start? One good do-it-yourself way (that you have probably …

Maker Monday:  Your Very Own ‘Cake Boss’
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Do you want the skills of a great pastry chef? I do.  Fresh pastries are amazing.  A simple luxury that goes a long way …

Maker Monday:  Rebuilding rich soil with HugelKultur
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Maker Monday is about people pioneering ways to produce locally.  Here’s something I wrote last year, but I wanted to share with all of …