Category Archives: Housing

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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The Root of Urban Permaculture

As I begin todays article, many of you are going to start exclaiming about how this isn’t about Permaculture. The reason for this is that I am not writing about herb spirals, swales, water storage, urban gardens (well I will … Continue reading

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A Permaculture Talk with Steve Jones

Steve Jones is UK Permie whose bailiwick has been intentional community. This talk is of a much broader spectrum though and should be enjoyed by many.   Sector 39 Tweet it

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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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The movie “Thrive”, a review and link to watch.

(THRIVE Movement) For starters, I have to give a full disclaimer. About half of this movie is basically a summary of every major conspiracy theory on the internet today. Some of which I think are solidly based in fact and … Continue reading

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Indy Rezone holding a feedback meeting concerning urban agriculture.

The folks at Indy Rezone are having a community meeting to discuss the impact of the current zoning plans on agriculture. Now given the pace of modern life and the average citizens level of apathy towards anything that doesn’t shine … Continue reading

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Indy Rezones impact on urban agriculture in Indianapolis.

Ok, here we go with what will be my third and likely final swipe at this round of Indy Rezone and the parts of this proposal that need to be changed or removed. Besides the general disdain this zoning package shows … Continue reading

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Kevin at Earthway Experience talking about the zones system, zone one specifically

Earthway Experience Permaculture Center This is a quick view of an option for how to configure your “zone 1″. For those not familiar with the Permaculture zone system, what we try to do is locate things that are intensive and … Continue reading

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Documentary about Paisajismo Urbano – Vertical Ecosystems. Large urban wall garden design

paisajismourbano If you don’t speak Spanish, get over it and read the subtitles. The work “Nacho” Cabello is doing with vertical gardens is remarkable and should be replicated in every city in the world. Tweet it

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The Right to Farm- Michigans current battle.

Ok I just sat here for the last two hours writing all of the reasons I disagree with this ruling. Then I deleted it. You see, after reading the law (ACT 93 of 1981, Michigan Right to Farm Act) and … Continue reading

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Concepts in design with Buckminster Fuller- he seems to have seen a lot of this coming.

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Building with cob

LasquetiDude This video shows some techniques for stacking, packing and building with cob. I don’t think it will come back into fashion to build with this material in the urban environment, but it makes great sense in rural conditions as … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Detroit- more positives coming out of a dying city.

Urban Farming The first 1:20 is music over scenes of a broken city, after that they get into the actual article about the amazing things that Detroit is doing to resurrect itself. When I see these videos of how people … Continue reading

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Homegrown Revolution- film short about urban homesteading

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Paul Wheatons Keynote Speech from the S California Permaculture Convergence. Super informative.

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