A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community
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A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community

“That’s it, you’ve got the hang of it. You’ll make a good farmer,” says Zenichi Seto. He watches from the side of the rice paddy as I operate the push tractor for the first time. Zenichi is an octogenarian farmer here in rural Japan. Though Japan is one of the most advanced economies in the […]

We Are the Engineers of our Future: How NuMundo is Shaping a World We Want to Live In
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We Are the Engineers of our Future: How NuMundo is Shaping a World We Want to Live In

Many people, when picturing the future of technology, may imagine a dystopia of chips implanted in brains and credit cards embedded in forearms. However, there are alternative models. NuMundo is one of them. Networks like NuMundo promote peace at multiple levels. Permaculture principles engender food security, community empowerment, and nature connection. Respect for indigenous wisdom […]

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 […]

6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden
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6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden

A community garden provides limitless benefits like diversification within communities, land stewardship, youth skills, leadership, and community cohesion. A plethora of unused lots and open spaces exist in many U.S. and international cities. When I see them in the places I visit, I wonder why food is not grown in those spaces; free food for […]