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Community Environment Self Reliance

February Rainbows

These past few days were bubbling over with social stimulation of the very best kind. Thanks to Tami and The Abundance Foundation, Bob and I found ourselves involved in a series of activities designed to get our activist juices flowing. On Wednesday we joined Tami, Lyle and four guests for dinner at their kitchen table. […]

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Food Self Reliance

Working for Peanuts

It’s another cold morning, and Garth and I are walking across the frozen lawn to Edible Earthscapes, the farm next door. The birds seem impervious to the temperature. Garth carries a baggie of home made peanut brittle. I’ve come along to see the look on Haruka’s face when he hands her the sweet treat. Jason […]

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Food Self Reliance

grow food

Rob Jones dropped by this evening and answered a question we’ve been wrestling with for months. He was in town for Catherine’s birthday, planned to sleep out in the field beyond our houses and stopped by Camelina to visit. For some time now, Bob has been searching for the right words to bring the concept […]

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Self Reliance

ALASKAN SKY JUICE

Water comes from heaven. This fact is often obliterated by the convenience of tap water. When we were staying on Ambergris Caye in Belize 9 years ago, many of the restaurants proudly advertised “sky juice” or rainwater on the menu. They all had zinc roofs with gutters that emptied into rain barrels. Today, I discovered […]