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it takes a (virtual) village to heat and light a village?

I'm going to nominate a wh*** community of power players for this one. I've harped on this theme in previous blog posts, but, DIVERSIFICATION is the key in power, as in food security. For that reason, the sort of collaboration and place-based fine tuning that happens on instructables.com is just the ticket. These people seem to ALL own soldering irons. they listen to each other, they comment on each other's projects and that take ideas and improve and tinker with them, for their own challenging… Continue

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 8:34pm

Keep It Simple, Stupid (S**t happens).

I'm going to make an extremely unglamorous selection, here. The person I chose to follow works in the United States, does his work somewhat quietly, and literally in his own backyard. He's somewhat older than the target audience here and his web presence is low-key, and slightly low-tech.



He's also brilliant. Part of the driving Evoke principles is to really a****s what you have in terms of resources. What could possibly be more brilliant and helpful to find a way to use as a resource… Continue

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 7:45pm

From seeds. From scratch.

I garden. A yard to garden in was one of the major reasons that i opted for a room in a falling down group house in a somewhat dicey part of town, instead of an apartment, elsewhere. But before I had that yard, I gardened anyway. In windowsills, in a community garden plot, with a jury-rigged sort-of-hyroponic setup under the fluorescent lights at my office. I grew sprouts and shoots in cupboards, and I fed our food scraps to a box of red wriggler worms, who turned them into excellent fertilizer… Continue

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 3:40pm

"I was determined to know beans"

If you're an american, especially if your family has been here for a couple of generations, and you're not wealthy, it's likely that there are a half dozen things you can't pronounce i the last meal you ate. Food production has becoming highly specialized; chances are you don't know a farmer. There are more people employed by the US department of agriculture than there are actual farmers, I once read. If it's not true, the gap is small.


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Posted on March 29, 2010 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

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