Crowly Folk School Aug14

Crowly Folk School

Remember those things your grandfather just knew how to do? Almost like the knowledge came down from the heavens in the form of flannel-and-hat manna. And, just like the Hebrew people, you grew tired of the gift. Well, thankfully, all is not lost. Folk schools teach skills that are being...

A Forum for the Rest of Us May07

A Forum for the Rest of Us

Sometimes, living a self-reliant life can be, well, a bit lonely. Getting sage advice from seasoned homesteaders and sustainable-minded individuals is vital to survive everything that nature and society can throw at you. Unfortunately, for most of us, there is no Gandalf-like sage for most of us. There are, however, pretty great forums where people who are trying to cultivate life meet and discuss a range of issues. It might be a bit obscure, but the¬†Sustainable Country Forums¬†have sparked and discussed more than a few pretty great topics. I hope to start sparking some new discussions soon.    ...

Spinach Asparagus Leek Soup May01

Spinach Asparagus Le...

Sometimes, it’s hard to plan out what to eat. It can be even harder when you are trying to live a sustainable life. There are, however, thousands of great recipes that are easy to make with ingredients grown on a homestead or in a small garden. Spinach Asparagus Leek Soup is one of...

Ozoshare Sustainable Living Social Network Apr27

Ozoshare Sustainable...

If you’ve been looking for a free, Facebook style social network that revolves around sustainable living, this one might be for you. Ozoshare, although not as active as Facebook, has everything you could want in a social network. Private mail, events, groups, and a constantly updated...

The Driftless Folk School Apr26

The Driftless Folk S...

If you live anywhere near Wisconsin (or within close proximity to an airport), the Driftless Folk School is the ideal destination for the sustainably minded who want to learn, well, pretty much anything. Want to learn about fruit tree grafting? Interested in foraging for wild edibles? What...