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Section 1 – What is Permaculture? | Introduction to Permaculture

<b>Welcome to Oregon State University’s Introduction to Permaculture!</b><p>Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied at scales …

Permaculture

Top 19 Unique Fruits You Can Grow in Your Backyard

If you have time, space, and inclination, you can turn your backyard into an edible garden that grows not only vegetables but a variety of fruit. …

The moral argument for quitting sugar

At the local gastro-pub I was leaning to the burger option. It sounded all right. Grass-fed beef, fresh radicchio, organic greens, aioli. Then, in a …

25+ Whole 30 Essentials Found at Aldi

Stock your kitchen with these Whole 30 friendly essentials from Aldi to set yourself up for success—without breaking the bank.<p>Since making its debut …

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Watch how Laura Tomlinson can control her horse — just using her body

The aim of the exercise<p>I use these three exercises in my own riding and when training to help improve awareness of how the rider’s <b>balance and seat</b> …

Recipes to Make Your Own Soap, Lotion and More

If you’ve ever read the labels on health and hygiene products, you know it can be a challenge to find a product that doesn’t contain long lists of …

Skin Care

Ditch Disposable | Drink Responsible

YouTube

Will you take the 'Plastic Free July' pledge?

<b>Join a million other people worldwide in an effort to ditch single-use plastics for one month and experiment with zero-waste living.</b><p>Plastic Free July …

Introduction | Introduction to Permaculture

Welcome to this free eBook, “Intro to Permaculture”. The permaculture perspective has more resonance now than at any other time since the term …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Papers of 102-year-old U. of I. professor reflect work in lab, a world of change outside it

University of Illinois professor Fred Kummerow, recognized worldwide for his controversial research on heart-clogging trans fats and his quest to remove them from the human diet, has taken a pause from writing scientific research papers.<p>At 102, he's now working on his memoirs.<p>Meanwhile, just blocks …

The curse of oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

A region once held up by the US as a beacon of hope in a broken Iraq, Kurdistan has instead — in oil’s name — fallen victim to corruption and war.<p>ERBIL, Iraq — Commander Kamal Kirkuki swung open the large wooden doors to reveal a conference room. It was a war room, really. There was a long table …

10 most popular Zero Waste stories in 2016

<b>We are happy that our readers love zero waste so much. It's an important topic that continues to inspire.</b><p>There was a time when nobody knew what “zero …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

Gardening

You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse - DIY

<i>It's a snap to design and build your own add-on greenhouse from low-cost new and salvaged materials.</i><p>You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse<p>For …

Greenhouses

Freedom Culture and The Valhalla Movement

The climate change rhetoric has become redundant lately. Not because it’s any less true, but because there is a bombardment of dramatic environmental …

5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy

One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support<p>Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand …

Meet the new young Hollywood — 30 stars under 30 whose careers are blowing up

Some of these fresh faces will land coveted roles, turn studio projects into box office hits, and even go on to garner award nominations for their performances.<p>While some young stars — Jennifer Lawrence (24), Daniel Radcliffe (26), and Emma Stone (26) — have already solidified their Hollywood …

Movies

The Best Fall Pieces That You Need to Buy ASAP

It's hard to believe that this dreadful summer humidity is going away anytime soon, but we're only a couple months away from crisp fall mornings, …

Clothing