Saturday Linkages: Don’t seek the truth – just drop your opinions

...et/2012/10/15/bas tard-chairs-of-china.html  … Tiny Home With Metal Siding in Texas http:// lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2012/10/tiny-h ome-with-metal-siding-in-texas.html#.UIBNRCkp2Ys.twitter  … Life is swell in a fallout shelter!: http:// boingboing.net/2012/10/17/lif e-is-swell-in-a-fall.html  … Small, Flat-bottomed Sailboat http:// lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2012/10/small- flat-bottomed-sailboat.html#.UH78qIIo7TY.twitter  … Car Tent fo...

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Age of Apocalypse

...pse of civilization due to nuclear accident, peak oil, or SARS epidemic finally ends the ever-present barrage of media, tax forms, toxic spills, and mortgage payments, opening the way to a simpler life of farming, maintaining shelter, and maybe defending one’s family . . . This is why the return to simplicity offered by the most extreme scenarios is providing so alluring to so many of us. The apocalypse meme also recalls Freud’s obser...

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Moonlight Medicine Foraging Expedition!

...She actively composts food, landscape and human waste. She only uses a flush toilet when no other option is available. She designed and currently manages a large scale, closed-loop vermicompost project at a downtown homeless shelter where cafeteria food waste becomes 4 tons of worm castings a year which in turn is used as the soil that grows food to return to the cafeteria. More information on Nance can be found at her website, here: http://www...

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Creating a Moon Garden

...hat Bornstein considers the sound of leaves in the wind at night, should give you an idea of her appreciation for detail in garden design. And it’s nice to know that after we go to sleep our gardens can provide food and shelter for the creatures of this earth that work the night shift. Angelinos should check out the NHM’s Summer Nights in the Garden series of events, as well as their many classes and activities....

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Free Introduction to Permaculture

...an’s introductory lecture last month and found it thought provoking and informative. Here is Khan’s description of this brief introductory talk: Using ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food, shelter, renewable energy and community. Permaculture is the perfect solution for creating sustainable lifestyles in the city. Learn how to cope with peak oil and the energy descent society of the future. Become the solution...

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Saturday Linkages: Rammed Earth, Vanilla Ice and Moonshine

...er: Nan Kohler http://feedly.com/e/oWHthiZg  Meet the Baker: Dave Miller http://www.farine-mc.com/2014/02/meet-baker-dave-miller.html?spref=tw … Flower Mandalas: http://boingboing.net/2014/02/17/flower-mandalas.html … Fallout shelter originally installed in 1955 for a family of three in Fort Wayne, Indiana. http://feedly.com/e/1vhqFO23  For these links and more, follow Root Simple on Twitter: Follow @rootsimple...

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Los Angeles Permaculture Design Course Certificate Series

...end of the course. WEEKEND TOPICS October 5/6 & November 2/3 Fire, Water, Earth & Air… Introduction to Permaculture Systems Thinking and Natural Pattern Understanding. December 7/8 & January 4/5 Food, Water, Shelter & Energy… Designing & Building the Complete Home Ecosystem. February 1/2 & March 1/2 Community & Green Business… EcoVillage Design and Community Celebration. TEACHING TEAM Instructors incl...

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A Backyard Bioshelter

Jonathan Bates of Holyoke, Massachusetts has a nifty greenhouse he calls his “backyard bioshelter.” He uses it to grows veggies year round in a climate that often goes well below 0°F. An aquaponics setup and a worm bin are also integrated into the shelter. And he’s even trying to grow avocados! You can keep up with what he’s doing on his blog at permaculturegreenhouse.com. Thanks to the Natural Building Blog for the lin...

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Goat Worship: A Halloween Exclusive!

...living in a yard about the size of generous suburban back yard. The kind of yard where you can play fetch with a big dog or toss a football–but by no means a pasture or huge space. Within that space is the goats’ shelter, a pile of logs for them to climb on, their feeding and watering stations and a chicken coop. The specific codes of your city or county might specify a certain size lot for livestock or a certain distance the animals...

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Poo Salon and Urban Forage Classes with Nancy Klehm

...area. She actively composts food, landscape and human waste. She only uses a flush toilet when no other option is available. She designed and managed a large scale, closed-loop vermicompost project at a downtown homeless shelter where cafeteria food waste becomes 4 tons of worm castings a year which in turn is used as the soil that grows food to return to the cafeteria.  More information on Nancy can be found at her website, here: http://w...

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