RESILIENT LIVING: Pandemic Leads To Urban Exodus As Families Turn To Self-Reliance & Off-The-Grid Living

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…What started as a temporary fix for many has grown into a movement that’s showing signs of becoming a tectonic shift in how and where Americans live….According to a new Harris Poll, nearly one-third of Americans are considering moving to less densely populated areas in the wake of the pandemic” Pandemic…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: ‘The Law of Resonance’, The Future Of Community Living – Michelle Walling, CHLC

Source  – in5d.com – “…In the late 60’s and early 70’s, hippie communes and campgrounds were a place of peace and love. Government camping regulations now disallow this kind of living on public lands. Communal living is discouraged from society to the point of zoning and utility restrictions that define usage of public and private…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Freedom Road’, Zen & the Art of Simple Living

Source – thefreedomroad.wordpress.com – “…Walden is not just a geographical point somewhere in the New England landscape but a state of mind, an attitude of simple living that can be transported anywhere, anytime, if we so decide. After his two years experiment in simple living Thoreau left Walden Pond to pursue life elsewhere but he…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Agrihoods’ Provide Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms – Not Golf Courses

Source – collective-evolution.com – :“…Every person on the planet can feed themselves with just 100 square feet of well managed land. In 2008, the UN Conference of Trade and development supported organics, saying that organic agriculture can be more conducive to food security in Africa than most convetional production systems, and is more likely to…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: ‘Cities Have Been Invaded by Cars, Now They are Being Liberated’

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…The task is huge. Almost every city on Earth (Venice is a notable exception) has been built or adapted for cars. “That was seen as the modern way to develop in the ’60s and ’70s,” explains Dr Robin Hickman, senior lecturer at The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. “Now…

REBEL YELL: How to Rebel Against Corporate Food (…& Why You Should) – By Daisy Luther

Source – freedomoutpost.com – ‘… More than 70% of food in America is processed and almost two-thirds of the food available comes from only 4% of the farms. This means that a very high percentage of the food consumed in America was somehow provided by a corporation whose main goal is profit, not nutrition” How…

RESILIENT LIVING: Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity – By Charles Eisenstein (Archive)

Source – waldenlabs.com – “…When people project an imminent food crisis based on population growth or Peak Oil, they take for granted the agricultural methods we practice today. Thus, while the transitional period may involve temporary food shortages and real hardship, permaculture methods can easily feed the peak world population of perhaps 10 or 11…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Big Sort’, The Coming De-Urbanization Of America – By Jim Geraghty

Source – nationalreview.com – “…Blue America” might be moving to the suburbs or right into “Red America” – and maybe we would be better off if we saw each other as neighbors, instead of rivals in a never-ending culture war” The Coming De-Urbanization Of America – By Jim Geraghty    Moving Out & Not Coming…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Preparedness’, How To Begin “Square Foot” Gardening – By Mac Slavo

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…Gardening and preparedness have both become more popular in the wake of the government’s overreaction to the coronavirus, which has crippled food supply lines, and impoverished millions already. Self-sustainable lifestyles were not popular even two months ago, but all that has rapidly changed” Preparedness: How To Begin “Square Foot” Gardening –…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Great Simplification’, De-Urbanization & The Rural/Urban Divide (Archive)

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Bradford’s prediction of a major migration from urban to rural areas is based mainly on the inability (owing to higher costs) of renewable energy to fully substitute for cheap fossil fuels. He asserts there will be less energy available to move food into cities from the countryside, as well as less…

RESILIENT LIVING: The Fascinating History of the Victory Garden & How to Create One Today – By Ame Vanorio

Source – morningchores.com – “…Not only were the families at home able to meet their production needs, but extra food was available to be processed and sent to the men and women fighting in the war. Victory gardens were no minor effort. In fact, during WWII in the United States, victory gardens supplied one-third of…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Overnight, The World Became The Twilight Zone’ – The Freedom of Rural Communities & The Security of Land That Can Power You Through Any Crisis’

Source – eldoradolandcompany.wordpress.com – “…The flight from cities to rural communities during the outbreak, ignited by fear, could be the next hottest trend for real estate that revives dying suburbs. Families, who’ve been subjected to chaos at Costco stores of panic hoarding or forced quarantine in their tiny 550 square-foot studios, want the freedom of…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: Are Zero-Carbon Domes the Future of Sustainable Housing?

Source – inhabitat.com – “…What makes these domes so special? A 100% bioceramic material combined with basalt and hemp fiber…is used to construct the framing, insulation and panels to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional building materials…The dome shape distributes pressure evenly throughout the structure, a feature that makes it both earthquake- and hurricane-proof,…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Tenzo’, A Tiny Modular Home on Wheels That Can Fit a Family of 6

Source – inhabitat.com – “…A modular design, the three-bedroom home is built off-site, which reduces its impact on the environment. Additionally, the home is built on wheels, so there’s no need for a permanent foundation, further reducing its footprint” Modular tiny home on wheels can fit a family of 6 – By Nicole Jewell Although…

MEDICINE WHEEL: ‘Food As Medicine’, Return to Nature – By Rosanne Lindsay

Source – https://www.natureofhealing.org – “…Nature is self-sustaining, self-regenerating, and self-healing, so are we. Spending time in Nature not only helps us feel happy, but benefits health in a myriad of ways. For instance, as people begin to appreciate that trees communicate underground through mycelium networks, these same mushrooms, such as Lion’s Mane, can heal our…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Bucket List’, Ten Crops You Can Grow in Buckets Throughout the Year

Source – GreenLivingNews.com – “…You might be surprised to find that a lot of vegetables can be grown inside your home or on your porch, balcony or even patio…Growing food in buckets, particularly five-gallon buckets, can help you grow enough food to comfortably feed a family of four. In addition, using buckets will allow you…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Nomad Culture’, How Rejecting the Concept of ‘Home’ Has Returned to the 21st Century – By Sabrina Maddeaux

Source – nationalpost.com  – “…The new nomads are largely Millennials and young Gen Xers who eschew material ownership of items like homes, cars and closets full of luxury goods in favour of experiences – especially shareable ones – and quality of life. They’re part of the “asset-light generation,” either by choice or circumstance, that frees…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘How to Find Your Bliss’, Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life (Archive)

Source – brainpickings.org – “…If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Study Finds Living in a Greener Neighborhood Can Improve Your Health

Source – collective-evolution.com – “…What we’re able to show with this study is really just having trees around where people are living is really important,” Crouse said…“That space is still representing an absence of traffic congestion, an absence of the noise and pollution from cars. It’s going to have a real cooling effect in an…

RESILIENT LIVING: Follow Nature’s Model, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – Are You a Conserver or a Consumer? – By John Ivanko

Source – motherearthliving.com – “…From living in an appropriately sized home to selecting materials that divert waste streams from the landfill, renewing your commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling shaves your ecological footprint while increasing your quality of life…For many who adopt voluntary simplicity, cultivating fewer wants leads to greater achievement, satisfaction and happiness in…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Happiness Is Colored Green – By Steve Taylor Ph.D

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…An earlier US study of 600 gardeners…found that those who gardened for five hours or more per week were significantly happier than normal. This study found that the activity had pronounced physical benefits too: on average, the 600 gardeners had significantly better overall health, with fewer chronic health problems and longer…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Venus Project’, The Choice is Ours (Archive)

Source  – thechoiceisoursmovie.com – “…The Choice is Ours…questions the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. Critical consideration of the banking, media, and criminal justice systems reveals these institutions for what they really are: tools…

RETURN TO EDEN: Life On the Wild West Coast, When a Trip to the Post Office Takes Half a Day

Source – thetyee.ca – “…When checking the mail involves a 90-minute boat trip, it becomes a special occasion. Some days it feels almost like Christmas….I’m hoping this will help you understand our disappointment on one particular day when we arrived at the Tofino post office and realized that we had forgotten the key to our…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘RetroSuburbia’, How to Reclaim Common Sense Self-Reliance

Source – retrosuburbia.com – “…This book will help you get your hands dirty tackling tricky issues with creative solutions…to reclaim common sense self reliance while ignoring the overregulation, risk management myopic and dependence on centralised authority that afflicts affluent Australia. In the process, help create a broader, more holistic culture of DIO (doing it ourselves)…