The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

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By Sandor Ellix Katz. Review by Sher June. This book should be read by everyone who eats. Sandor Ellix Katz first takes on corporate agriculture, extensively detailing how it poisons and depletes our foods and the earth. He then introduces the alternative food revolution of individuals and communities retaking control of their food and working… Read more »

Sustainable [R]evolution Book Now Available!

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After eight years of work that enlisted a small army of contributors, Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide, is finally in print! Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them… Read more »

Foreword to the Book, Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future

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Below is the foreword to Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future, edited by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod. This book collects together 26 chapters discussing individuals, cultures, and movements that have embraced forms of ‘simple living’ throughout history. The ‘preface by the editors’ and table of contents are available here, and the… Read more »

Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future (Book)

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This book highlights the continuous cultural lineage that underpins current activism for an ecologically viable and spiritually nourishing life now and in the future. For permaculture practitioners and activists focused on building ecologically smart, localised economies, this book highlights how rethinking our attitudes and behaviour toward consumption can be a fruitful pathway to social and… Read more »

Permaculture Tools Instructional DVD

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Permaculture Tools is putting together an instructional DVD on the use of hand tools. The project is simple: We, Permaculture Tools, are going to be working with Metta Media for the production of an instructional video on the use of hand tools. We will also be showing how to use, sharpen and repair your tools,… Read more »

Wake up Before it is Too Late – Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

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Click to download (5mb PDF) In late September of last year (2013) the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) put out the latest in their Trade and Environment Review series — titled Wake up Before it is Too Late: Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate. Alert readers… Read more »

Polyface Farm Documentary Campaign

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Trailer of ‘Polyfaces’ For the last two years we have been filming a documentary on Joel Salatin’s renowned Polyface Farm and its broad community of 5000 families that lie within a three hour ‘Foodshed’ of this unique operation in Swoope, Virginia. We do not need Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to feed the world, and this… Read more »

New Shop!

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Over the last few months, as I’m not travelling, I’ve been going through various parts of our site and doing some overdue reconstruction work. First was the new forum facelift, then, as I guess you’ve noticed, the main page you’re looking at right now got a new engine replacement and three coats of paint and… Read more »

Charter of the Deep Future: Enough, For Everyone, Forever

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Below is a short excerpt from Samuel Alexander’s new book, Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation. This book is a creative work of fiction – a ‘utopia of sufficiency’ – which envisions a simple living community that became isolated on a small island after the collapse of industrial civilisation. Looking back from the future, the book… Read more »

Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation

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Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption, has described Entropia as "a masterful work of the imagination… a literary manifesto that will inspire, challenge, and give hope." Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth, has praised the book as follows: "Overflowing with insight and beautifully written, Entropia unveils the radical implications of moving beyond… Read more »