Monthly Archives: February 2009

Future perfect: the future is Mayberry, not Mad Max by Brian Kaller

PEAK OIL HAS ARRIVED — not just the geological phenomenon but the movement of the same name. The geological part is straightforward: peak oil is the top of an oil field’s bell curve of production, after which demand can rise … Continue reading

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“Uranium Mining Poisons Native Americans”

South Dakota news reports recently referred to a DENR report and stated that uranium is naturally occurring in that area which is said to account for the radiation levels in the water. “If that was the case, there would not … Continue reading

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“The Answer is in the Trees”

Erosion is the enemy of both agriculture and civilization, according to J. Russell Smith, author of “Tree Crops,” a classic text on arboreal agriculture. Smith took a series of trips in the 1930s to the Mediterranean, Far East and Middle … Continue reading

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“Social Collapse Best Practices”

Dmitry Orlov You might ask yourself, then, Why on earth did he get invited to speak here tonight? It seems that I am enjoying my moment in the limelight, because I am one of the very few people who several … Continue reading

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“Mississippi family uses ‘permaculture’ methods for sustainable food source”

Environmental concerns, the sluggish economy and a desire for quality organic produce led Dan Patrick to the study of permaculture and the creation of a sustainable garden. “It’s a good skill to have,” Patrick said of growing fruits and vegetables … Continue reading

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“Huge protest over Irish economy”

Ireland, which was once one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, has fallen into recession faster than many other members of the European Union. The country officially fell into recession in September 2008, and unemployment has risen sharply in the following months. … Continue reading

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Forest Garden Immersion Course

This “Hands-on Training to Design and Implement Edible Landscapes” is being held at nearby Camp Epworth Permaculture Demonstration & Education Center in High Falls, NY from April 23-26, 2009. http://www.alchemicalnursery.org/content/view/96/1/

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