The following is copied and pasted from my blog at woburnite.com
Because the name of my business is Applied Ecologics
, I frequently startle people and activate their curiosity by simply stating it. From my angle, it's apparent they've heard something they were not expecting to hear. I see they sense it's something well-meaning, and likely beneficial, but that they cannot readily grasp. I try to help them understand, with… Continue
Added by David Eggleton on July 14, 2009 at 2:57pm —
If you didn't read today's Boston Globe, catch up: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/07/13/the_greening_of_gasoline/
Added by David Eggleton on July 13, 2009 at 8:57pm —
Last weekend I acquired http://blog.interdependencedesign.com/ and this week I've posted each day. I will slow down, unless you come and comment and question and otherwise nudge me. Come soon for a taste.
Added by David Eggleton on July 3, 2009 at 11:00am —
Here's a link to the Newburyport Local Food Network with resources, including the USDA's brochure on raising snails. It really seems like it could be an element of Transition food self reliance we might consider. Totnes may have walnuts, but Massachusetts could have escargot!
Added by Ron Martino on June 24, 2009 at 5:30pm —
This is essentially a distillation of Vermont Permaculturist Mark Krawczyk's EXCELLENT Lawn to Garden Conversion workshop. All you need to know to get started! Mark has generously encouraged us to distribute it far and wide.
George Lisi, Transition Town Montpelier, VT
Added by George Lisi on June 22, 2009 at 7:00pm —
I understand that silver mining was historically active in Massachusetts. From what I've read, small scale hand worked 'mines' were fairly common in MA. Farmers with silver on their land used to work on it when it wasn't 'crop time'. When you think of Paul Revere as a silver smith, and MA companies like Towle Silversmiths, it makes sense that this metal can be found locally. Supposedly there is a lost mine in Haverhill on the family land of the poet John Greenleaf Whittier.
So in the… Continue
Added by Ron Martino on June 18, 2009 at 5:30pm —
The Native Americans made it and used it. Why not us? See notes at the local food blog at www.gnlocalfoodnetwork.org
Added by Ron Martino on June 18, 2009 at 10:53am —
Food resiliency has been one of the key focal points of Transition philosophy in action. Here's a blog post that asks about it in the context of local elections.
Added by Ron Martino on June 3, 2009 at 9:30am —
The Local Food Network [of greater Newburyport] has launched its new Local Food blog helping to promote more and better locally grown and caught foods. http://www.gnlocalfoodnetwork.org/
Added by Ron Martino on May 15, 2009 at 9:30am —
Added by nika boyce on May 7, 2009 at 10:53am —
In this workshop you will learn by hands on experience how to grow mushrooms in your own backyard on logs that you might otherwise think of as waste wood!
We will gain a working knowledge of mushrooms, their life cycle, and some of their uses.
We will learn about tree/log selection, log drilling, plugging, sealing, and cultivation… Continue
Added by nika boyce on May 5, 2009 at 6:30pm —
What does it mean to feel connected to your place in this world?
Is it a place of your choosing?
Is it a place of circumstance?
How do you take yourself out of the stream of fruitless scattered energy around you?
The drive to invest in the tangible is assaulted on all sides by the status quo.
This will change in time, of its own accord.
But in the moment, in the day-to-day, how do you steer your focus away from the trivial without judgement or… Continue
Added by Stephen A Boelcskevy on April 23, 2009 at 12:55pm —
Added by nika boyce on April 18, 2009 at 4:10pm —
Andy Rooney sounds a warning
on running out of oil and climate change.
Added by Elizabeth Marcus on April 17, 2009 at 8:46pm —
Its funny how a massive and scary idea like Peak Oil can wrap it's tentacles around the mind and nudge thoughts in particular directions. There is certainly the whole grief dynamic that one must cycle through, of necessity it is a loop and no resolution because we live within the moment of collapse, not the other side.
But Peak Oil was… Continue
Added by nika boyce on April 2, 2009 at 10:48am —
I just had to share this book with everyone. The following excerpt is the first chapter of Woody Tasch's Inquiries Into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered
Every 250 years or so, it seems, we arrive at a threshold moment in the history of capital and culture.
In 1500, two men in Amsterdam stood on a bridge over a canal, designing the joint stock company, minimizing… Continue
Added by Ben Twombly on March 12, 2009 at 9:02pm —
what does it take to reduce "conventional" ( gas, coal, oil, nuclear ) to ZERO or BEYOND ( clean power production + )
in our existing building stock? Is it possible?
Looking at the existing conditions in most cases it does appear pretty far fetched so what choices do we make to push the envelope? To produce the transformation - - - the transition from sucking up to the fossil and nuclear providers to becoming the extreme sustainable performance designers and builders and… Continue
Added by Lawrence Fine on February 20, 2009 at 6:03pm —
Not sure where to post this - sorry if I'm misusing the blog!
Just wondering who else from the North Shore (I'm in Beverly) is going to the Transition training in Montpelier on Mar 7/8? I didn't think I'd be able to go but things shuffled around and I just sent in my registration and deposit. Looking forward to others who will be there!
Added by Laura Knight on February 20, 2009 at 1:34pm —
Today felt like the Theme from "Endless Summer", all day. You just don't want it to end. I feel like Jon and I really pulled the trigger on this Transition Initiative for ourselves. Here we are, on the cusp of a "great awakening of civilization". Jumping in with both feet hoping beyond all things that it is not yet too late for Planet Earth. Ready to give it all I've got! To create a new conscious reality! A Revolution thru knowledge!
A wise man told me this morning a saying from… Continue
Added by Ben Twombly on February 17, 2009 at 11:45pm —
Below is the info on Granges in MA - you might want to consider this conversation
and then join your local grange!
Let me know if you did!
find your local grange at http://www.massgrange.org/index.php?pr=Find_a_Grange
MASSACHUSETTS STATE GRANGE
491 Hollis Street
Dunstable, MA 01827
Tel: (978) 649-7184
Added by nika boyce on January 23, 2009 at 12:30pm —