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Permaculture Action Course With Lucidity Festival 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Lucidity Festival in Santa Ynez, California is quickly becoming one of the most unique gatherings in the festival world. Occurring on the same weekend as the massively commercial Coachella in Indio, Lucidity offers a festival for those who seek a more enriching experience.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second installment of my captivating interview with Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette of Lulacruza.

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

A New Way to See Things: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up-and-coming social-change leader every single day of the year? Since Jan. 1, 2013, the Pollinat...

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Ecopolis Iowa City: Community Forum Launches Regenerative City Initiative

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A broad range of community members in Iowa City, Iowa kicked off the "Ecopolis Forum" today, a groundbreaking series of monthly winter conversations on creating the first regenerative city of the arts, food, renewable energy, and commerce in the heartland.

Seeding the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

Filmmakers Sign Historic Agreement With Huichol Authorities in Mexico City

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.

Común Tierra: A Journey Through Sustainable Communities of the Americas

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

They have spent the past four years creating a body of work that is unparalleled in this area, planting seeds of sustainability as they go with their workshops and seed bank and presentations.

Schools for Sustainability Welcomes (SuperMOM and Permaculture Expert) Melissa Miles, Environmental Biologist, to their Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Some women have it all, leaving us wondering, "How DOES she do it?" Melissa Miles is no exception.

Permaculture: Changing the Narrative

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

In ancient times our worldview was shaped by our relationship with nature and stories told around council fires. Today our world is shaped by stor...

Scrumptious Urban Food Forests and Gardens

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home
Dr. Reese Halter

From London to Melbourne and Seattle to Philadelphia edible urban forests are providing food and hope -- a brighter tomorrow for children of the Earth...

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...

Timebanking: Building Trust and Abundance

Sarah Leone | Posted 03.17.2014 | Hawaii
Sarah Leone

For the past three years, I have done what I love: Teach my community how to cultivate urban soils for food production and continually educate myself ...

Seed Power!

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.07.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Inspiration is contagious, and I make sure to have a balanced diet of art, natural sanctuary places, and culture to make the stench of the compost a little more bearable as I till the soil.

A New Charity Strategy That Works (With Patience)

Ken Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ken Wong

The norm in charity is to find a specific need, come up with a specific strategy, and carry out a specific intervention. When you apply for grants, they all demand this: Be specific! Over the years, we've learned that there's much more to "helping others" than meets the eye.

The Miracle of Seeds

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

We have a vague sense that species are dying, and that GMOs might be less safe than their developers claim, but so far the grocery store keeps supplying food, and we have other things to worry about.

Symbiosis by Name and in Practice

Jacob Devaney | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

We all know that humans live within an interconnected web of life and though much of history has focused upon survival of the fittest and conquering, we still have much to learn about the notion of living in cooperation with each other and our environment.

Edible Gardening 101

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My vision was to make this the summer of learning how to garden. I was motivated by an obsession with peas -- I love fresh peas so I thought, I'm going to grow fresh peas.

The Garden Pool: A Sustainable Oasis in a Suburban Desert

Dark Rye | Posted 07.20.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

From an empty swimming pool to a movement.

How To Create Your Own Retreat From The World

Linda Buzzell | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

I feel that our gardens have a special function in times of stress. Whether we're suffering from public crises or private losses, all are soothed by time in the garden.

Farm to Fork Across America: Nature, An Instrument of Restoration

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Some ideas don't fade, they simply adapt to changing circumstances. So we found in the rolling hills outside of Sonoma, California, home of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center on 80 acres of organic gardens, orchards and wild lands.

Water Is Life, Deepwater Horizon Is Death, We Create Hope

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Corporate greed and systemic corruption must be addressed at all levels of society if we desire to leave a legacy of hope for the next generation.

Going Green in the City

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Way too many of us believe we can't go green because we live in the city, have no land, have a small apartment, etc. etc. So we continue to be slaves of the supermarket.

Magic of Permacouture: DIY Dyes From Your Kitchen/Garden Create Living Color Richer Than Synthetics (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

Artist, educator and fashion designer Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste to invasive "weeds" to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant.