Food & agriculture

Homestead Aesthetics

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

I know a lot of people who read “shelter magazines” - which is just a fancy way of saying magazines full of pretty homes. I admit to liking to look at them in checkout lines myself, since they do help me beautify my house - just not the way they are supposed to. I think: ”Wow, that’s a gorgeous sleigh bed - I’d love that…hmmm…8,000 dollars….yeah, my futon’s looking cozier and more elegant already!”

archived July 10, 2009

Food & agriculture - July 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Eat What You Grow, Grow What You Eat?
Coming Soon: ‘Local Food’, a Transition guide, and an interview with the author
Pelosi buys off agri-business to advance climate bill

archived July 9, 2009

A startling lesson in pasture farming

Gene Logsdon, Dave Smith, Organic To Be

I know only one other person who in his lifetime was aware of the benefits of crabgrass— Bob Evans of fast food fame, now passed away, who was also a pioneer pasture farmer and a close acquaintance friend.

archived July 9, 2009

Deep thought - July 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

World at Gunpoint - Or, what's wrong with the simplicity movement
The Malthusian insult
New book looks at economic devastation in an Iowa meat-packing town

archived July 9, 2009

United States - July 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

In Mother Russia, She's 1st Lady of Gardening
Why Jimmy Carter's Malaise Speech Is More Relevant than Ever
The Film Big Coal Does Not Want You to See

archived July 8, 2009

Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1

Holger Hieronimi, Energy Bulletin

“In Mexico nothing happens, until it happens.” This is an old proverb here, and it can also easily apply to the current situation. Everything feels tranquilo and smooth, as if it is nothing out of the ordinary. However, as history shows us, once something begins in Mexico, it generally develops rapidly, and can end up being intensely spectacular.

archived June 5, 2009

Food & agriculture - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Street Farmer
The WaPo serves up a food-politics column
Sustainable Food Blogs
Fears for the world's poor countries as the rich grab land to grow food
Interest in bees and chickens soars ahead of final Royal Show
Agriculture and Food in Crisis

archived July 6, 2009

Solutions & sustainability & community - July 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Economy takes its toll on Amish
Greening a mountain community: Estes Park, Colorado
Why Are Chickens Leading the Sharing Revolution?

archived July 3, 2009

Housing & urban design - July 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Urban retrofits
Organic Farms as Subdivision Amenities
The Farmer and the Lawn

archived July 3, 2009

Food & agriculture - July 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Not “like” a Revolution, it IS a REVOLUTION!
The Oil Intensity of Food
Hell in earth
Agriculture and Food in Crisis

archived July 1, 2009