Category Archives: Co op

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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Inspiration and a call for help from the “Urban Farming Guys”

A few short years ago, when I was first getting really interested in Permaculture and all the great changes our culture and society could experience just by people learning to provide for their own needs…especially food; I ran across a … Continue reading

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Agriculture for a Small Planet Symposium July 1, 1974 -Wendell Berry sharing his simple genius.

(The Berry Center) This very old speech and question and answer session answers many of the questions we have today about food production and community. Even in 1974 Mr. Berry was concisely picking apart the concept of Big Ag and … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #23- Interview with Laura Henderson of Growing Places

This weeks podcast is with the executive director of an organization that uses local food, yoga and gardening as teaching tools to guide individuals and the community towards a more sustainable life. Or in the words of their website, Growing Places … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Urban Food Gardens.

(Sustainable America) (Growing Cities Movie) I wanted to start sharing some of the infographics I am finding on line in addition to our articles podcasts and “sourced” videos. As always with material I post from elsewhere the return links will … Continue reading

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Indianapolis rezoning revisited.

I will start off with an apology to my non Indy readers, I am going to be on this topic a bit in the near term. I will continue to post some videos and more broad scale articles in between, … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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A call to Permaculturists and people working to localize food production.

If you follow our Podcast you have noticed that one of the things we love to do is highlight the people who are already doing a lot of the work around the Midwest improving food security, organics, localizing food production and … Continue reading

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DIYFS #11: Interview with Linda Proffitt at Peaceful Grounds

We have a long one for you this week folks. A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives, where we discussed several of their most recent activities. This interview runs about an hour … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Portland- complete with CSA

Food Farmer Earth These types of projects, whether they culminate in urban farms or community gardens are excellent uses of fringe space and underdeveloped land. Rehabilitating damaged soil is just a bonus Tweet it

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Gary Null has made his movie “Seeds of Death” available in support of the March Against Monsanto

Gary Null He does ask that you “like” the Seeds of Death FB page As I said in the title, this release is done in support of the March Against Monsanto. If you have been checking out the DIY Food … Continue reading

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Fleet Farming- by Chill Will. Rethinking food distribution.

Fleet Farming from DJ Chill Will on Vimeo. Tweet it

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Jack Spirko ( @JackSpirko ) and Perma Ethos ( @Permaethos ) are taking the PDC experience to the next level.

I saw this trailer the other day and I have to say wow! What a great way to accelerate transition on a large scale. This is a game changer for Permaculture. If this Model works it should be replicated everywhere. … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #7: Interview with Andrew Distelrath of Distelrath Farms

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of both observing a kindergarten tour of Distlerath Farms and sitting down with Andrew Distelrath to talk about their urban farm and its various operations. Over the course of the interview we … Continue reading

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