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The permaculture plan to save the planet | An interview with Matthew Stephens

Matthew Stephens is tireless. With the relentlessness of a post-modern prophet, he uses his half-dozen Facebook pages to share an endless stream of information about permaculture in all sorts of environments—temperate, tropical; urban, rural; First World, Third World—and to prod, provoke, shame, and inspire his friends and followers to snap out of their complacency and take action on behalf of the Earth. His frequent pleas, “Where is the urgency?” are […]

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Michael Pilarski | Resist the slaughter of the world

I cry for the world a lot. How can you live in this world and not cry? Do you live under a bushel basket? Or perhaps you only read the mainstream media? Or perhaps you think that your lot lies with the oppressors? Perhaps you think your fate doesn’t rely on a healthy Earth? Or that the brutal oppression of people in far-away places won’t affect you. I vividly remember […]

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Return to our roots | Movies you might’ve missed

There have been a wealth of movies produced in recent years about returning happily to our sustainable, food-producing roots. From a Wall Street investment banker cashing out to become a “bullish farmer” to abandoned Detroit residents reclaiming urban wastelands, to young people choosing careers as small-scale farmers, there’s a new “back to the land” movement under way. The Bullish Farmer tells the story of Wall Street investment banker John “John […]

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Return to our roots | MOON Shine

“The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.” – Bill Mollison “One of the most important things about […]

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