Top 10 Books to Deepen Your Relationship with Nature
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Top 10 Books to Deepen Your Relationship with Nature

  Nature is the primary teacher. We have an infinite amount we can learn from plants, patterns, landscapes, animals and soil about ourselves and our relationships with each other. Guiding others to deeper their connection with nature is an art form that can be further developed through study or simply by doing. Although nature is our first […]

8 Things You Need to Know About Rocket Mass Heaters
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8 Things You Need to Know About Rocket Mass Heaters

This is a guest post reposted from Common Sense Homesteading by Cassie Langstraat. When I first heard about rocket mass heaters I was kind of skeptical. I read that they could eliminate something like 80-90% of the wood of a conventional stove and I thought, “Bah! That seems like a pretty unreasonable claim to me.”  So I […]

The Traveler’s Apothecary: Essential Herbs and Remedies For Every Traveler
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The Traveler’s Apothecary: Essential Herbs and Remedies For Every Traveler

From Amazonian parasites, to Zanzibari malaise, I’ve experienced my fair share of sickness abroad. I consider myself lucky compared to some of the horror stories I’ve heard, but travel can take a serious toll on your energy and health. I always travel with a full supply of herbal medicines and tinctures to keep my energy […]

Natural Building is Empowering Women
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Natural Building is Empowering Women

As a young woman, I live with the assumption by others that I can’t build things, like a bench, table, or house.  It is assumed that I am not strong enough or that I need help from a man.  I will never be able to build my own home with this attitude.  Ladies, let me […]

Lucid University: California Festival Takes Learning to a New Level
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Lucid University: California Festival Takes Learning to a New Level

In an exciting new series promoting onsite personal growth, Lucidity Festival is offering an exclusive 3-day early arrival experience engineered specifically as an incubation space for living solutions as part of their fifth year theme, Crossroads. As a Lucid University participant, students get to choose from one of five intensive learning programs focused on creative […]

5 Urban Village Projects Transforming Communities
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5 Urban Village Projects Transforming Communities

Reposted from Shareable.net The traditional ancestral practice known in the West as “barn raising” is present in village societies on every continent and has its roots in our tribal past. An adapted form of barn raising has recently seen a resurgence in the “urban village,” with grassroots community organizations transforming physical and social landscapes in […]

Family Creates Wholistic Healing & Learning Center in Belize
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Family Creates Wholistic Healing & Learning Center in Belize

By Giulia Garofalo We stand knowing that to respond to our present global situation, a radical shift in consciousness is our key to meet an ecological age. We are here to assist in bringing this about by untangling present systems and patterns. We are driven forth by passion, and guided through with vision and patient […]

5 Ways Practicing Permaculture Has Changed My Life
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5 Ways Practicing Permaculture Has Changed My Life

I grew up in the windy city of Chicago with the dream of being an entrepreneur. My life was consumed with technology, socializing and working a corporate job. I didn’t realize until I left that following a stale traditional path was consuming my potential to live a life filled with meaning and enjoyment. Although city-living is […]

How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community
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How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community

By Cynthia Robinson & Roman Hanis There is nothing which feels more meaningful to us, and the others who make the Paititi Institute home, than living in a sustainable community dedicated to personal transformation and healing of both inner and outer landscapes. Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology and Indigenous Culture was founded in […]