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Round the World or Round the Corner

October 23, 2010 – 6:39 pm |

Jules Verne and I have nothing in common.
My first circumnavigation of the world took over 10 years to complete. Traveling into the sunset, If I’d been going about it in a straight forward fashion that’d …

Being positive: The Oil Field is still Half Full!

October 15, 2010 – 6:15 pm | One Comment

There are two types of people in this world. Folks who believe that the Glass Is Half Full, and the others that prefer to think that the Glass Is Half Empty. Me, I’m …

Does Climate Change redefine Spring?

October 7, 2010 – 9:49 pm |

Spring has sprung, and in my part of the world, if you’re a gardener, that  means business.  To lessen my workload I’ve re-evaluated which plants I refer to as being ‘weeds’ and instead search for …

Knitting our way out of Peak Oil

October 1, 2010 – 3:21 pm | 3 Comments

When we talk about Peak Oil and its impact on our lives we’re really talking about the economic impact- because, from the environmental perspective, the sooner it’s all gone the better!  From the economic point …

Does Peak Oil exist?

September 23, 2010 – 6:00 pm | 4 Comments

I’m still searching for the answer to the (other) big question:
Does Peak Oil exist?
If I’m going to try and convince others within my community to make plans for an alternative future without oil, I need …

Steps to Transition

September 17, 2010 – 8:40 pm | One Comment

The thing I like about the internet is that I generally start searching with a certain theme or subject in mind and then I usually end up somewhere else. It’s like taking a magic …

Permaculture in a Catastrophe

September 9, 2010 – 4:42 pm | 2 Comments

Assignment 3, design for a catastrophe, the question asks: What is the prediction for future catastrophes, is your home in an at-risk area?

Unfortunately, there is no method for predicting any of these …

One Night by Candlelight

September 2, 2010 – 6:24 pm |

There’s nothing like changing a newborn nappy by candlelight to remind me of the perils of Peak Oil. Romantic it wasn’t.
For a few months there my bedtime reading was Rob Hopkins’ Transition Town …

From Water Capture to Birthing into Water

August 27, 2010 – 3:59 pm |

Last week I chatted merrily about water conservation, about my dreams to capture more and how to put it to use. A very keen part of the permaculture process. Another principle of permaculture …

A Conversation About Water Conservation

August 20, 2010 – 1:23 pm |

I check the weather online almost as often as I check my email. Not that it changes anything- we’ll still get weather. So it seems almost ironic, in a very long wet winter, …

How to be an Avant Gardener (from a Permaculturalist’s Perspective)

August 12, 2010 – 9:18 pm |

Gardening is all about planning and permaculture is no exception to that rule. Despite having a degree in Making It Up As You Go Along, when I garden I need to have a convincing …

The Bend is Nigh

August 7, 2010 – 8:20 pm |

Despite never having actually owned my own garden I had been secretly practicing the principles of permaculture, left and right and all over the world, for years- but not knowing it.  I was like many …

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