Joel Salatin recently posted this piece on the Polyface Farms Facebook page and we repost it here with Joel's permission. -- Ed. Why do we need more farmers? What is the driving force behind U.S. Department of Agriculture policy? In an infuriating epiphany I have yet to metabolize, I found out last Wednesday in a private policy-generation meeting with Virginia Democratic … [Read more...]
Stories about re-skilling, preparing for peak oil with style, and gardening.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. -- Joel 2:26 We are the transformers of Earth. Our whole being, and the flights and falls of our love, enable us to undertake this task. -- Rainer Maria Rilke For the past six years I have been writing profusely about the challenges the earth community is … [Read more...]
Below is an excerpt from Convergence: A Novel of a Catastrophic Future by Paul Boerger. The novel deals with a global collapse due to climate shift, endless wars and a global pandemic "converging" to end civilization. The piece below is a version of the book's Chapter 1 condensed by the author for Transition Voice. 2220 CE Post-convergence, North American survivor enclave “It … [Read more...]
Below is an excerpt from Samuel Alexander’s new book, Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilization. This book is a creative work of fiction – a "utopia of sufficiency" – which brings to life a simple living community that became isolated on a small island after the collapse of industrial civilization. Looking back from the future, the book describes the economy, culture, and … [Read more...]
Making healthy food choices is important. But, sometimes it’s really tough to be sure that you are getting what you intended to get. Let’s say, for example, that you have made a decision to eat primarily organic foods. Well, how do you know it’s organic? The obvious answer is that it is labeled by the USDA, whose National Organic Program regulates the standards for … [Read more...]