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How I Built Stone Walls to Improve Food Security

To improve food security in my neighborhood, I built stone-walls on a sloped hillside near our home. The walls prevent erosion, allowing my family to grow herbs and vegetables in place of grass. Growing our food reduces transportation costs by limiting the number of times we travel to the grocery store. Because …

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Posted on March 19, 2010 at 2:24am — 14 Comments

Growing Power: Building a 21st Century City



I visited GrowingPower in Milwaukee Wisconsin recently and let me tell you: Will Allen is a badass. An…

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Posted on March 11, 2010 at 7:39am — 7 Comments

How to Build a Zero-Cost Earth Oven

Building an Earth Oven…

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Posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:57am — 5 Comments

The Snowball Effect

Learn1 : The Snowball Effect



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Posted on March 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

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At 3:19pm on March 19, 2010, Margarita Quihuis said…
Yes, let's do chat sometime! Very interested in getting your thoughts on the Peace Innovation class (strangely I referred all sorts of people to both the FB and Peace Innovation cla**** but failed to audit them myself). Also advice on gardening is most helpful right now.
At 4:29am on March 19, 2010, Margarita Quihuis said…
Saw your reference to persuasive technology. Did you study under BJ Fogg? I'm a researcher for BJ Fogg at Stanford, very interested in games, mass collaboration and improving the world. I'm the voice behind @PeaceDot on Twitter and FB and the new head of the Peace Innovation Lab.

... And I'm contemplating planting a more ambitious vegetable garden this spring.
At 8:06pm on March 17, 2010, Iftekar Ahmed said…
finally solved the camera issue - follow link to view pic of the promised clay oven used here in Tajikistan.
At 9:34am on March 12, 2010, Bongumusa said…
Welcome. looking forward to your big challenge.
At 12:27am on March 12, 2010, Wintermute said…
Thanks I grabbed it from the web. I love my william gibson
At 12:14am on March 12, 2010, THIAGO CARVALHO PELUCIO SILVA said…
I´m learning lots of thing! Capoeira is very nice indeed! Good learning!!!
At 8:39am on March 11, 2010, James Antle said…
I don't know much about twitter. However, if you need extra assistance, I'd be happy to help!
At 10:01pm on March 9, 2010, Andrew Perry said…
I've been training muay thai and juijitsu for some time now but a good friend of mine is deep into Capoeira..took a couple lessons with him last time he was in town and it was great fun!
At 9:59pm on March 9, 2010, Andrew Perry said…
Hey James,

I liked seeing some of the projects you have been involved in and I'm looking forward to hearing about the projects your planning once the snow melts (I can relate!).

If you would like to debrief on any of the process aspects of the projects you've been involved in you could submit it under a Special Agent Mission: Power of Process

Cheers,
Perry
perry's projects
At 7:19pm on March 9, 2010, Alchemy said…
Agent Ream, your photograph has inspired a Next Step submission by Agent Hannah Kohn. I have awarded you +20 Spark. Well done.
 
 
 

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