cityscapes,Homesteading,tools

Help Save California’s Water Now

12 Sep , 2017  

California, it’s time to adopt a new habit. One of our most important resources is in trouble, and we need to do everything we can to protect it today and into the future.… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,cityscapes,ideas & concepts,Urban Farming,Zero Waste

Citizens vs Patriot Acres: A Compost Controversy in Chicagoland

25 May , 2017  

Patriot Acres' Site Plan in Des Plaines, IL near Chicago

When it comes to issues concerning our global economic and ecological future, it is all too easy to frame the discussion as a binary debate. … [Read the rest]

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cityscapes,Zero Waste

Thoughts on packaging recovery in California and beyond

1 Nov , 2016  

Everyone's talking and cramming for the elections here in the U.S. And well, they should.

This is something that isn't on the ballot, and I gave the presentation years and years ago, but it's still relevant.… [Read the rest]

cityscapes,events,Urban Farming

Growing Power’s National-International Urban and Small Farm’s Conference

20 Sep , 2016  

Get ready for Growing Power's conference:

The Growing Food and Justice for All's
Intensive Leadership and Facilitator Training (ILFT)

Growing Power's National- International Urban and Small Farms Conference
Pre-Conference Training
November 16 -18 , 2016
Growing Power Warehouse

Designed to build a community of leaders and provide intensive training and dialogue for participants to facilitate anti-racist food justice in their own programs and communities.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,cityscapes,events,Urban Farming

Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building

18 Sep , 2016  

Growing Power's National International Urban and Small Farms Conference "Lets Scale it Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building" will be from November 18-20, 2016 at the Growing Power Warehouse 13111 W.… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,cityscapes,Homesteading,ideas & concepts,technology

Living Buildings: Thinking Outside the Pipe and other resources

13 Sep , 2016   Video

livingbuildingchallengeIf you live in any area that's prone to drought, you are already thinking about how to manage water. Here are some creative ways that others have come up with to meet the challenge of preserving water.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,events,Zero Waste

The 500th Street Store and more!

12 Sep , 2016  

In just 2.5 years the Street Store has helped 500 events to connect the "haves" and "have nots" in a humanistic way, all around the world. And now there's more. On 25 September from 10:30am to 15:30, the co-founders will be at The Salesian Institute, 2 Somerset Road once again to announce their new project.… [Read the rest]

affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,new products,technology

Biomass gasification-derived bricks and concrete

6 Sep , 2016  

New materials for closed loop systems?

What would you build a house with? A technical report published by ISTC claims that the ash produced from biomass gasification can become bricks and concrete.… [Read the rest]

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