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Full-Time Parents Accomplishing Goals: A Solution

EDIT: This group is now in operation. Please visit the Parents Accomplishing Goals (PAG) Cooperative website to learn more. I am in the process of creating a group that will allow full-time parents to accomplish other goals. These goals could be things like professional work, volunteering, studying, and starting a business. I am [...]

By |2015-11-18T21:17:00-06:30October 26th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Whole Systems Design Permaculture Design Course Review

This summer I attended a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Whole Systems Design in Richmond, Vermont, from July 10, though July 19, 2015. The PDC was tought by a team of permaculture professionals including Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design, Mark Krawczyk of Keyline Vermont, Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres, and Mark Angelini [...]

By |2015-08-13T17:45:27-06:30August 13th, 2015|The Permaculture Pupil|0 Comments

The “Weeds” in My Yard – A Response to Questions

A great benefit of transforming my suburban-type yard from an unsustainable lawn to a sustainable ecosystem is setting an example. I can use the process of  transformation to inform neighbors, who undoubtedly have many opinions and questions. I've been getting a few general questions since I started the process, but yesterday [...]

By |2015-05-31T12:50:25-06:30May 31st, 2015|Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil|0 Comments

Why Are Humans Here?

I'm one of those people who tends to think everything happens for a reason. I'm also one of those people that thinks that what we like to call "Mother Nature" has got it all figured out. After billions of years of evolution from a probably lifeless planet to a complex [...]

By |2015-05-08T06:04:49-06:30May 7th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Making Sustainability Cool

I tend go back and forth between wanting to fit in and wanting to not fit in. At first, it may sound odd that someone would want to be a misfit, but hear me out. You see, humans have always wanted to find a common bond with one another. We're social creatures; [...]

A School Food Forest

I have a crazy idea. It would be a ton of work and require a ton of collaboration and generosity from others. It would be a lifetime commitment and beyond. It would also provide extensive benefits to thousands of local children and even help to save the planet. There is [...]

By |2015-04-24T12:59:42-06:30April 5th, 2015|Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil|0 Comments

The Uncouth Truth: Poop and Peace

Image credit: http://images.sodahead.com/polls/004045829/372666676_Cute_Picture_64_answer_3_xlarge.jpeg Growing up, I never thought twice about the sustainability of our bathroom habits. Why should I have? Everyone else did the same thing. I mean, we all do it this way because the best way has evolved out of hundreds of years of trial and error, [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:36-06:30March 26th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Skills We Really Need

Not too long ago, my son's school sent us a survey. One question asked how well we feel the school is preparing the children for the future. This is a difficult question. At first glance, we see the future as a more technologically advanced version of today with not much [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:36-06:30March 12th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Sustainable Eating

If you want to make a huge difference in your environmental impact, a good place to start is being responsible for what goes in your mouth. I don't have all the scary facts, and I don't intend to include much of them here, but I do encourage you to research [...]

By |2017-08-18T19:16:04-06:30March 9th, 2015|Health, Inside Outcome|0 Comments

My Front Yard Apple Guilds

While I have been reading since my last post, the bulk of that passed time was spent researching and organizing plants and designing the apple guilds I'll be planting this spring. Permaculture design requires a lot of forethought and planning. Designing my guilds involved only a small portion of what [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:36-06:30March 3rd, 2015|The Permaculture Pupil|0 Comments

The One-Straw Revolution: Part Two, The Four Principles

The Four Principles In part two, Masanobu Fukuoka discusses his four principles for successful natural farming. The four principles are simple and indeed seem to propose a less labor-intensive method of producing food. Here I'll discuss each of the principles while adding my own elaboration. No Cultivation Throughout my life, I've [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:36-06:30September 17th, 2014|The Permaculture Pupil|0 Comments

What should you do with your old smartphone? Save the rain forests of course!

About a year ago, we decided that my then current smartphone was no longer worth using as a phone. Frankly, I was afraid that if I needed to dial 911, I wouldn't be able to. So I got a new phone for my birthday, and hubby decided that he would [...]

By |2018-03-08T14:01:39-06:30August 30th, 2014|Inside Outcome|0 Comments