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October 15, 2019

CULINARY FERMENTATION is the transformation of food by microbes. Historically, this practice was linked integrally to place. For the original vegetable ferments, people grew or gathered plants only from the place where they lived, and always fermented them in conjuncti...

A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy: Deep Adaptation - Part 1
Jem Bendell, BA (Hons), PhD

 

(From LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES, II , Issue #112 • MAY/SUMMER 2019
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Can professionals in sustainability management, policy and research—myself included—continue...

April 23, 2019

By Elspeth Hay • Mar 21, 2019

Credit Courtesy Greg Watson

After the Cold War Cuba was forced to grapple with a series of agricultural crises when their industrial system suddenly lost access to chemical fertilizers, fossil fuels, and pesticides. In 2014, MDAR Commissione...

June 15, 2018

David Holmgren at his home in Hepburn Springs, Australia, where he grows 200 types of crops.Credit Ying Ang for The New York Times 
 

May 13, 2018 DAYLESFORD, Australia — David Holmgren grows almost everything he eats. He doesn’t own a mobile phone or a television, and...

June 15, 2018

The 13th International Permaculture Convergence was held in India for the first time. Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, a Hyderabad based NGO, proudly hosted this event that brought together more than 1200 participants and over 120 speakers from 63 countries. The aim o...

December 4, 2017

On the evening of the final day of IPC India, pull a white plastic chair out from under the thatch roof of a makeshift classroom and set it along the edge between a garden and a path. Have a seat as the sun sets and the evening stirs. 

Departure tends to begin before we...

December 1, 2017

Make: to form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; to construct or create. 

Shift: from Old English sciftan ‘arrange, divide, apportion,’ related to German schichten ‘to layer, stratify.’ 

To makeshift is to build—f...