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Seeing Daylight and Beyond

On summer solstice, I started to write that we're beginning to see daylight from our bumpy re-entry back at Lone Bobcat Woods. Then we discovered that 1100 gallons of water had drained from our water … [More]

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Local Currency — Money for Us, Not the Bankers (292)

"Back in the 1930s on the Olympic peninsula, people were paying their taxes in alternative money…The banks shut them down. This is an example of the monopoly the banks have, and the level of control … [More]

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Living Each Moment in the Face of Abrupt Climate Change (291)

"It's pretty clear by now the methane gun has been fired in the Arctic ocean, so we're headed for very abrupt warming. What does that  mean in terms of how we live? I think it means we live with … [More]

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Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, part 2 (290)

"We're here to help form things. We have a food forest mimicking what the natural forest does." Ann and Gord Baird's edible gardens make use of less-than-ideal growing spaces on their rocky knoll. … [More]

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Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, part 1 (289)

"Chickens are naturally forest birds." A tour of Gord and Ann Baird's edible landscape starts at the off-grid chicken house and yard, containing fruit trees that provide a protective canopy against … [More]

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Building Community from Your Front Porch (288)

"Hi, neighbor!" After work Michelle Colussi's husband sits on the front steps, attracting visitors young and old. This bit of neighborliness encourages relationships which come in handy -- like … [More]