The Sioux Chef
By Hannah Apricot Eckberg

When Sean Sherman prepares a meal, he does more than just combine flavors, he is reconstructing and revitalizing his indigenous heritage, and the implications stretch […]

Sheep in Permaculture
by Raven Ranson

  I am a fiber farmer. I have grown flax and cotton, retted nettles, raised wild silk moths, combed rabbits, wrangled llamas, and bribed alpacas. If […]


The Lovely Loquat
Sustainable World Radio

  Have you ever heard of Loquats? In this episode, farmer, educator, and author Ken Love talks about this sweet and prolific fruit tree. Found throughout […]


The Evolution of PMNA

As we take time to enjoy the melting snow, the buzzing bees, the sprouting buds, and the harmonic sounds of a rushing stream, we pause […]

Restoring Sustainable Culture

2017 is likely to go down as a year of great change and great loss for many people. Our hearts grieve for the victims of […]

The Problem is the Solution

Happy Fall! Once again we arrive at that beautiful time of year when things start to slow down after a long summer, the bounties of […]


We Rise
Reviewed by Sierra Robinson

We Rise The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the Planet Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Rodale Books, 2017 240 pages, 6 X 9 inches $23.00   Buy It Here   It is the inspiration, excitement, hope, and urgency that comes through this book that will engage, empower, and inspire a movement of people to step up and stand together […]

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The Lovely Loquat
Sustainable World Radio

  Have you ever heard of Loquats? In this episode, farmer, educator, and author Ken Love talks about this sweet and prolific fruit tree. Found throughout the world, Loquats (Eriobotrya japonica) are easy to grow and maintain. Also known as Biwa and Pipa, Loquats have a long and intriguing history and offer the home gardener an abundant source of delicious fruit with […]

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Wild Fermentation
Reviewed by Tricia Edgar

Wild Fermentation The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition Sandor Ellix Katz Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016 320 pages, 7 x 10 inches $29.95   Buy It Here Are your vegetables going wild? Whether you love vegetables or you just want a bit more excitement in your culinary life, Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation is a classic to explore, […]

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Humanure How-To
Excerpt from Being the Change by Peter Kalmus

How to compost humanure In composting humanure, microbes do all the real work. Humanure requires no fossil fuels and less than 5% of the water used by flush toilets. I follow the system Joseph Jenkins describes in his Humanure Handbook. The toilet is a bucket under a standard toilet seat mounted on a plywood box. You can build one in […]

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Reviewed by Charlie Eckberg

Drawdown By Paul Hawken   Penguin Freedom House April 2017 256 Pages Size: 8.4 x 10.8 in $14.95  Buy It Here     Are you in need of a dose of ‘future hope’? If so, then add Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, to your must have, must read, must act on list. Drawdown is a […]

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Historic Fruit Trees Around The World With John Valenzuela
Sustainable World Radio

  Learn about the field of arboreal archaeology and why historic fruit trees are important in this interview with John Valenzuela. John is a Permaculture Teacher, Designer, and Horticulturist who specializes in tropical permaculture, rare fruit, and ethnobotany. In this episode, John talks about the benefits and resilience of trees, fruit history, what to look for in choosing fruit trees for your […]

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Applying permaculture principles to your social business and more, with the founders of La Botica Verde
Abundant Edge Podcast

  This podcast was originally posted on Abundant Edge, here.   Play Podcast Here: Welcome to a very special session of the Regenerative Round Table. Though Jeremy Fellows is away on a road trip through Mexico on his beloved bus sunny, we’re joined by two great friends and social entrepreneurs, Giuliana Gobbato and Michelle Sultan, founders of “La Botica Verde” who […]

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The Abundance of Less
Reviewed by Erin Humphrey

The Abundance of Less By Andy Couturier North Atlantic Books August 2017 432 Pages Size: 5.9 x 9 in $19.95  Buy It Here   The Abundance of Less holds a prominent place in my permaculture library. A revised version of his 2011 publication, “A Different Kind of Luxury,” this book still maintains the same curious intimacy and timeless quality of the […]

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A Permaculture-Inspired Community of Practice
By Travis Tennessen

The Community Engagement Fellows are working together to design projects and partnerships that enhance student learning. Applying permaculture design ensures classes, courses and more are efficient and effective.   It’s a Tuesday morning in March. Sunlight pokes through the grey Pacific Northwest sky above Bellingham, Washington. The rain has stopped, for now. Folks trickle into the conference room, propping bike […]

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