Homemade yogurt

Homemade yogurt It’s probably been ten years since I made homemade yogurt for the first time. I’m not even sure what prompted…

Joel Salatin at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup

We were lucky enough to be able to make it to Puyallup, Washington for the Mother Earth News Fair. In addition to all the great displays and interesting trade show booths, Mother Earth News had a lot of great speakers, including Will Allen and Joel…

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 3

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 3 In this third Meet the Farmer video, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms talks about a…

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 2

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 2 This episode of Meet the Farmer, featuring Joel Salatin (of Polyface Farms), is an interesting…

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 1

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 1 One person who’s been influential in our thinking lately has been Joel Salatin. Now, most…

SolTrekker: living on the road

At the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup in 2012 we checked out the SolTrekker motorhome. I finally put the video up from our chat with them. What intrigued me about SolTrekker wasn’t so much about the educational aspect (which I think is important) but…

Our future in an ecovillage?

Our future in an ecovillage? The idea to join or form an ecovillage or intentional community has been percolating for…

Survivorman goes off-grid

Survivorman goes off-grid Going off-grid. It’s a nice ideal, but how practical is it? How tough would it…

Canning jar deals cause delays

Canning jar deals cause delays

We got back very late Monday night (3:30 a.m.) from the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup. It was a loooong drive! I figured I’d need Tuesday to recover and deal with all the photos and video we captured of the event. I did manage…

Will Allen: spreading the Good Food Revolution

Urban farmer Will Allen is considered by many to be a thought leader on agriculture and food policy and we were lucky enough to see his speech at last year’s Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington. Through his organization, Growing Power, he is helping…

Seedy Sunday Edmonton

Seedy Sunday Edmonton Last weekend I attended Seedy Sunday Edmonton, an event that brought together a large number…

Belgravia Green Edmonton net zero project

Belgravia Green Edmonton net zero project

Judging by the attendance at the Belgravia Green net zero home open house yesterday, people in Edmonton are really interested in energy efficiency and alternative energy. As environmentally responsible as people want to be, it probably doesn’t hurt that Epcor, the local electrical utility, was…

Solar energy class

Solar energy class I recently started a night class on solar energy and its uses. It’s a six-week…