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Learning Outside the Box — Homeschooling with Heart (336)

“I don’t know if you can teach creativity…it’s some connection within ourselves,” says Mark Mendonca. “Wherever those ideas come from, it’s not taught. So you have to allow it. That’s our philosophy in terms of their education: finding their interests and allowing these … [More...]

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Into The Next Story: Our 2018 News

I’ve thought to write our news since last winter, but we were between stories. Now we’re solidly in the next story — personal and regional, if not planetary. As I write, smoke from the nearby “Camp Fire” fills our woods like fog, blotting out the sun. The fire easily … [More]

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The Resilient Gardener — Surviving and Thriving (335)

“We’ve had 50 years of unusually stable weather… What do we need to do now, to garden in times that are less predictable?” Plant breeder Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production … [More]

Pine Mountain Ranch — Where the Buffalo Roam (334)

“A rancher could really be called a grass farmer,” contends rancher Alan Rousseau. “But let’s go further. Let’s go to the soil.” The soils in his Oregon high-mountain ranch are rich in minerals, … [More]

For Humans, Bugs and Beauty — An Urban Food Forest Demonstration (333)

“This place is famous. People loving coming by here because at any time of year you can get something to eat.” Architect Mark Lakeman, co-founder of the City Repair project, gives a tour of the corner … [More]

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Your Contribution, Our 2017 News

Here we are at a year’s end and, once again, we join the chorus of voices asking for contributions. The call for generosity across the board is deep, especially here in the United States where the needs of ordinary people are being systematically denied, and environmental … [More...]