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Permaculture residency available at Little Eden (Cortes Island)

Little Eden has four self-contained suites and sits on 2.5 acres of mostly clear land in downtown Mansons Landing, Cortes Island. We have a permaculture inspired vision and want the right people to be part of it.

One suite is currently available to rent. It is furnished,…


Added by Justice Schanfarber on October 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

EcoSex symposium - Portland

EcoSex Symposium! (Portland)

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"More than 21 workshops on sexecology, sensual & sustainable living, the pleasure of permaculture, EcoMagicks, bees, mycelium/mushrooms, stardust, polyamory, ecoactivism, herbal aphrodisiacs, culture, sexual liberation, plant medicines, embodiment, & more.

More than the Opening Ceremony on Friday, the EcoBall on Saturday Night, or Sunday's Closing…


Added by Justice Schanfarber on June 13, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

An Effort to Bury a Throwaway Culture One Repair at a Time

"At Amsterdam’s first Repair Cafe, an event originally held in a theater’s foyer, then in a rented room in a former hotel and now in a community center a couple of times a month, people can bring in whatever they want to have repaired, at no cost, by volunteers who just like to fix things."


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Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 31, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Food forests in Vancouver?

I'm writing a piece about food forests for a Vancouver magazine.
Do you know of any food forests in the city?
I'm especially interested in getting photos of mature sites...

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 25, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Cheap soil

I have half a yard of soil in the back of my truck. Need to get it gone! Happy to deliver it to your curb for $25 if you're not too far from 25th/Knight :)

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 24, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

FREE concrete pieces (aka East Van paving stones) - Good for a walkway, small patio or permaculture herb spiral.

NOTE - Most of these have now been picked up...

FREE concrete pieces (aka East Van paving stones) from a sidewalk demo. Good for a walkway, small patio or permaculture herb spiral. Help yourself. They're in the alley behind 557 E12th (near cedar hedge). Please don't disturb the residents! If you take them, kindly let me know so I can delete this notice.

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Wild Yards facebook page live! Share Wild Yard photos, stories, tips, questions.

Wild Yards facebook page live! Share Wild Yard photos, stories, tips, questions.

Added by Justice Schanfarber on August 4, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

Dirt: The Movie

Here's a link to watch Dirt: The Movie

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wanted: Photos and stories of WILD YARDS

I'm collecting photos and info on Wild Yards. For my purposes, this means a yard that contains useful plant communities requiring little or no human intervention to thrive. I'm more interested in yards that are loved and used rather than just neglected. Got any photos or stories to share? Know of a local WILD YARD that I should check out? Please let me know. Thanks :)

Added by Justice Schanfarber on May 18, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Could Vancouver declare Food Sovereignty like this Maine town?

The town of Sedgwick, Maine, population 1,012 (according to the 2000 census), has become the first town in the United States to pass a Food Sovereignty ordinance.  In doing so, the town declared their right to produce and sell local foods of their choosing, without the oversight of State or federal regulation.  

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Added by Justice Schanfarber on March 24, 2011 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

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Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.

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If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.

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A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.

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