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This post was originaly comes from https://kmldesign.wordpress.com. Make sure to check out their site for more amazing homes. Along narrow winding streets, with a view to both forests and fields, we arrive to Karen and Flemming Abrahamsson’s rustic farm in …

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By CHARLOTTE MILLAR – www.opendemocracy.net To get the most out of a community, you need a shared strategy, a space to grow, and …

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Field to Fashion is a film that captures the grassroots efforts of the small, but growing, fibre community in Ontario …

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Resiliency. It’s a word that carries a lot of weight in my life, something I repeat almost as a mantra. …

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Screen Printed Over Grow The System patch by artist Bubzee . Printed on re claimed fabrics.

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New approaches to kindergarten offer us a glimpse of what childhood used to be, and still could be—the modern re-creation of the children’s garden. If we looked to these examples, we might be able to rescue childhood.

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Seeds are the essence of life, and Rowen is the co-founder of Sierra Seed Cooperative in Nevada City, CA. She broadens our view of seeds from a source of food to a vehicle for the transmission of culture itself. Thank you for your work, Rowen!

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As soon as Geoff Lawton realized he was having “dreams of self-sufficiency and living in a harmonious way with natural systems,” he started getting involved with permaculture. This was way before permaculture was the buzz word that it is today. Through his work, the movement has spread to like-minded individuals the world over.

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Hand forged kitchen knives made by Over Grow The Systems founder Sydney Woodward. Forged at White Crow Farm in Winlaw ...

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Growing up in southern England and Wales, we always lived close to the woods, streams, and hills of the nearby countryside. The towns were built to be dense and tight, so it was relatively easy to walk out of the buildings and away from traffic into a land of kingfishers, beech trees, and marsh marigolds. It was “smart growth” before anyone had invented the term.

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A growing movement is spreading throughout U.S. cities that is feeding people, providing jobs, and helping the environment—urban farming.

This is a lot bigger than putting some tomato and zucchini plants in your backyard. These are local efforts, city by city, neighborhood by neighborhood, to convert vacant land in America’s cities into small farms.

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If you were an early American colonist and Jamestown farmer in the 1600’s, you would have been required by law to grow hemp simply because the world was being commanded by large fleets of ships, and those ships needed hemp rope and sails. Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence was a hemp farmer, the document itself was written on hemp paper, and so was the U.S. Constitution.

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