The push to consume has replaced other values, to our peril. But many of us are shaking the scales from our eyes and beginning to change for the better.
The Food: Not Lawns Movement is a perfect storm in addressing how we can cut back on destructive practices while increasing healthy and productive ones.
Sustainable local food farming is a better climate solution than energy-intensive and centralized production that relies on broad transportation distribution networks.
Food deserts are a tragedy of modern times. But while they are a blight that strikes at the health and welfare of many, inspiring things being done to combat them.
Over the past month perhaps you’ve seen my Kickstarter campaign to fund the poster art show called 31 Days of Urban Agriculture. During the time I’ve been on the fundraising mission I’ve continued to do the art for the show and, behind the scenes, to continue researching the issue and writing the essays that will […]
In the urban ag world, tales of keeping chickens and bees, and even of goats mowing lawns and bluffs, are fairly common. Lesser known is the world of urban rabbit keeping. Yet for many reasons the very old tradition of raising meat rabbits is ripe for a comeback.
Human life is messy, and human beings even more so. Working out our “stuff” together is no easy feat. And it’s made no easier by the flood of all kinds of information into our minds, too much of which pollutes our internal lives rather than edifying our personal existence. The powerful tsunami of junk info […]
I’ve written before about the merits of swapping clothes and accessories you no longer want for “new-to-you” items instead. The three top benefits are: Saving money — one of the the keys to prosperity is spending less/saving more. Eco-friendly — reusing stuff helps avoid adding to the landfill. Fun! — getting together with others for […]
The old days are gone and there’s more than a few analysts who don’t see the high life ever returning. They say that the peak of cheap oil production in 2006 means economic growth is over. Instead, we can expect a continual contraction of the economy that will ultimately affect us all. Whether its fate, […]
Occupiers, revolutionaries and soup eaters of all stripes have been writing in to Lindsay’s List to tell me they love the idea of making, sharing and living on revolutionary soup as part of their commitment to the #OccupyWallStreet movement. But, they wonder, how do you serve up soup to a bunch of protesters without generating […]