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Holistic Decision Making: 5 Things with Dan Palmer

Making great decisions. Who doesn't want to learn how to do that? In our permaculture designs, in our families, our projects, and for ourselves on a d   Read More

Retrosuburbia: the downshifters guide to a resilient future

This book is dangerous. In its essence, Retrosuburbia invites and inspires us all to stay right where we are. Turning our suburbs upside down, to make   Read More

Making an Off-grid DIY Mushroom Fruiting House

Here's how we made a DIY off-grid mushroom fruiting house - for creating a humid forest simulation chamber, to grow LOTS of mushrooms right on our bac   Read More

27 Life Hacks for Permaculture Living

Want to design a better, earthier and more rewarding life with permaculture? Solutions-based thinking is not just for big design projects. Permacultur   Read More

Foraging + Using Turkeytail Mushrooms – Trametes Versicolour

All hail the turkeytail! No matter where you live in the world, this medicinal mushroom lives nearby. Indigenous to all continents except Antarctica,   Read More

10 Days without a phone. Also, Barnacles…

When I was little, I was really into barnacles. Yes, actual barnacles - the ones on the rock shelf at low tide. I lived by the beach, so I visited&hel   Read More