Monthly Archives: April 2016

LOCAL Sharing Economy: Permaculture Plant Swap! — and more

TOMORROW, MAY 1ST, 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM This swap is part of the burgeoning sharing economy in Bloomington. Here’s a story that features another Bloomington group, the Local Growers’ Guild. Farmers’ Guilds: Building a Sharing Economy Down on the … Continue reading

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Opportunity! Free, from Gaia University: learn how to “reshape societies for ecological regeneration and social justice”

Here’s something to sink one’s teeth into, and just might address issues identified in the “elephant in the permaculture room” post. Via permaculture teacher, Keith. CREATING REGENERATIVE LIVELIHOODS – FREE COURSE REGISTRATION Join us in celebration of our 10th anniversary! … Continue reading

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Bloomingfoods and Me: Part 2

First, see this: Bloomingfoods and Me I notice that the successful and expanding Willie Street Co-op in Madison Wisconsin regularly refers to its members as Owners, and not only that, but they affix the adjective “active” in front of the word … Continue reading

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Finally! Green Acres signs start to go up!

Today, walking with puppy Shadow, I happened to look over and notice: ommigoddess, the sign’s up! The structure for it had been up for a few days. Now the sign itself, the first of five to grace the edges of … Continue reading

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Bloomingfoods and Me

I’ve been sitting here, trying to figure out how to write about my relationship with Bloomingfoods, our iconic co-op that has been enduring seemingly endless struggles to survive in an environment resulting from increased corporate adoption of the value of organic, bulk, … Continue reading

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Mercury turns to go retrograde today

Mercury turns to go retrograde today, at 23°34 Taurus, exactly conjunct my natal Moon at 23°02 Taurus. What will this period portend for me personally? Stay tuned. What I did notice is that yesterday, I had this tremendous urge “to … Continue reading

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Epistemology Department: Kerry Cassidy, on info, disinfo, deception, disillusion, and do YOU know what’s “true”?

Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot has been interviewing whistleblowers of many kinds for years. So her attitude towards the entire endeavor is significant. She does not “believe” in any particular source. That is not her job. Nor is it ours. … Continue reading

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What if they held an election, and nobody came?

Bernie Sanders is visiting the IU campus, just about a half a mile away, right now. Scheduled to speak at the IU Auditorium at 5 p.m., 15 minutes ago, I was going to walk over. But why stand in a … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Permaculture Room

Thanks to podmate Leah, this post is making the rounds of our little Green Acres Village. Permaculture as a Gringo Movement Leah: First, Rebecca, who picked up basic permaculture principles in a flash, having farmed for 40 years organically: Next, … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges and Tim DeChristopher: Cultural Secrets of Climate Change

Yesterday, in line at our local grocery co-op, I witnessed an impassioned conversation between a customer and the clerk regarding climate change. The customer, who looked to be a man in his 60s, said that when people he knows refuse to … Continue reading

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