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 – Heretics Unite – Mother Earth News Fair Puyallup 2014

Joel Salatin – Heretics Unite – Mother Earth News Fair Puyallup 2014

Joel Salatin gave the closing keynote speech at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington in June 2014, entitled Heretics Unite. As usual, it was an interesting and entertaining speech, with plenty of food for thought. You can see more of our Joel Salatin…

Joel Salatin at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup

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…

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…

The Hobbit Hole: Dan Price’s retreat

The Hobbit Hole: Dan Price’s retreat

If you’re a fan of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books and you’ve seen the movies, you may also have contemplated living in a hobbit hole. Warm, cozy, safe and tucked away, a hobbit hole seems like an ideal place to live.…

SolTrekker: living on the road

SolTrekker: living on the road At the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup in 2012 we checked out the SolTrekker…

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…