Every purchase is a political statement

One of the underlying tenets of the ecological / environmental / permaculture worldview is that we – all living creatures, and specifically people, are interconnected. There are numerous ways of looking at this. The Gaia Hypothesis/Theory...

Lotan EcoCampus Biogas

Construction of the Center for Creative Ecology’s EcoCampus Methane Anaerobic Biogas Digester Mike Kaplin and I spent a few years of researching Methane Biogas Digestors in order to determine which one would be educational and utilitarian for use in the...

The single straw bale garden

Following a session in our Green Apprenticeship Permaculture Design and Training course about unique solutions for what appears to be a site that is inappropriate for growing vegetables, I was asked:Question: how to grow a garden in an urban area where the ground is...

Year in Review – 5775

I am “notorious” for taking photos during, well, just about everything. These photos come in handy when opportunities like Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, comes around and we reflect on what we’ve done for 365 days. This is not an exhaustive...

Green Fire

I’d like to thank Addison, one of our Green Apprenticeship Permaculture Design and Training course participants for sharing with me the 2013 documentary A Fierce Green Fire:”Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by...