In this homestead update Marianne and I discuss chickens, irrigation, garden pests, listener sustainable living tips and much more.
Episode 83 – Community Nature Reserve
Dr. Adrian Cooper is on a mission to spread a new idea which could help to save local wildlife: the community nature reserve.
The term “community nature reserve” may bring up visions of national parks and there are certain similarities. Both community nature reserves and national parks are created to help support and protect wildlife. Both are also supported and frequented by nature lovers.
But unlike national or government-run nature conservation projects, community nature reserves are actually created by neighbors planting wildlife-friendly plants in their own backyards.
Episode 81 – Dawn and Chris Agnos
Dawn and Chris Agnos are two of the most thoughtful people you can speak with on the topic of navigating turbulent times.
Episode 76 – The Transition
There are lots of folks out there looking for ways to create an economic transition to a more resource-based system.
They’re done waiting for our government or other big organizations to take the first step. Like our former guest, Michael E. V. Knight, they believe that real solutions will begin with individuals implementing new systems in their own lives and in their own communities.
Diana Leafe Christian
Diana Leafe Christian is presenting Socriocacy as a Self Governance tool at an event held in San Diego on February 3 and 4th. She will also present a slideshow about Eco villages. Find out more about this event and get your tickets here.
Diana is the author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, about forming successful communities and ecovillages and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community (affiliate links to Amazon. If you buy this way, you are supporting our show. Thank you.)
Episode 74 – The Valhalla Movement
Freedom culture, as defined by the Valhalla Movement , is “a collective state of being that empowers and encourages all individuals to contribute their unique gifts to the world.”
It’s the mission of Valhalla Movement members to live in and help to spread freedom culture around the world through online and offline efforts that focus on sustainability, community, knowledge and action.
Founding member, Marc Angelo Coppola says it begins with self-sustainability.
Episode 70 – Ubuntu
In the Ubuntu model of contributionism, community members who give just 3 hours per week would in turn receive all of life’s necessities and time to pursue their own interests within a supportive community.
Episode 68 – Tools for Building a Sustainable Community
If you’re interested in creating or living in a sustainable community, there’s a powerful resource you’ll want to check out.
One Community is a non-profit, world-change organization committed to creating sustainable blueprints that anyone can apply to build sustainable infrastructure and unplug from the “Matrix.” Its website is a massive treasure-trove of free information on everything from food, to energy to economics and a whole lot more.
Episode 67 – A Resource-Based Economy
As we realize the truth, that our current economic system is unsustainable, a new vanguard of thinkers has begun to emerge promoting a healthier, more resource-based economy.
One of these thinkers is Michael E.V. Knight.
Guest blog by Colleen Valles We’ve all found ourselves in this situation: life is so hectic; we’re running from place to place trying to catch our breath, and feeling like we need to do everything…