sustainable options for carrying food

James Robinson

Episode 62 – Carrying Food Sustainably

Sustainable options for carrying food are not easy to find.

Okay, if you just want to take a sandwich with you somewhere, you can wrap it in wax paper. But how practical is this?

And what if you are gluten-free and generally don’t eat sandwiches? Truly air-tight options that don’t leak when you carry them in your back pack are also not easy to find.

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Episode 61

Colleen

Colleen Valles, a mother of a 10-year-old and just about now, of a tiny new baby, is also a writer, a knitter, a pet mama and a Tiny House enthusiast. When her 10-year-old daughter got excited about the Tiny House idea, Colleen decided to take action on her dream. She explored all different ways to downsize and move to her parent’s property, but found that building codes pretty much nixed all her good ideas. Continue reading

 

Episode 58 – What is a Gift Economy?

What is a gift economy?What exactly is a gift economy and how does it work?

In this podcast gift economy aficionado Frederick Malouf joins me for a discussion about a different kind of economy, not based on money. Gift economies eschew both bartering and money in favor of a system that runs on abundance rather than scarcity.

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Episode 55 Amy & Stacy from SEPP

What is SEPP?

I am glad you asked. SEPP is short for Sow Edibles Permaculture Podcast. Yes, you got it. This is a podcast about another podcast. Really more about the people behind that other podcast called SEPP. In their podcast, Amy and Stacy are sharing their journey of becoming homesteaders and building a self-sufficient homestead farm.

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organic, fair-trade clothing

Lauren Adelman

Episode 50

We know that organic, fair-trade clothing can help save the planet as well as human beings.

Though we may not know all the details, we understand pesticides wreak havoc on living things.  We know that too often big clothing brands make their profits on the backs of farmers and sweat shops located in developing countries.

But is it really that bad? And, if so, what choices do we have?

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