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Here is one of twelve collages on The Permaculture Principles and how they might be applied, especially in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Concepts from David Holmgren's Essence of Permaculture. Eleven. "Use edges and value...
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The Eastern Seaboard is about to take a trip back in time with Maine Sail Freight’s quest to deliver goods from Maine to Boston. The adventure started in Portland on August 27th, with the loading of foods made by small local tradespeople and farmers to be sailed down to Boston by the evening of the 29th,... Read More
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I'm a reductionist, which might explain my attraction to this Way. ^_^ I have said elsewhere that the Eightfold Path is really just Right Action, for example. Eightfold Path may be seen as seeing facets of a single thing, w...
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Runner beans
Observe and interact -- after you have pulled up the vines, watch and then harvest when about 80% of the pods have turned brown; otherwise many will split and spill before you get there. Store in a sunny window where rain cannot get to them until all turn b...
Observe and interact -- after you have pulled up the vines, watch and then harvest when about 80% of the pods have turned brown; otherwise many will split and spill before you get there. Store in a sunny window where rain can...
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Near here there is a park in which one can walk ten miles on paths without retracing one's steps.  Every tree, every stone teaches.  The blackberries teach, the crows teach, the dog at your heel teaches, the river teaches...
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We are somewhat underwhelmed by the predicted and overdue "storm" so far. There have been only traces of rain. What we are getting is plenty of wind, as we can see from various upturned leaves and trees leaning eastward. Still hoping. It now smells like ful...
We are somewhat underwhelmed by the predicted and overdue "storm" so far. There have been only traces of rain. What we are getting is plenty of wind, as we can see from various upturned leaves and trees leaning eastward. St...
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Apples enow
In the improved air I am back at work and beginning apple cidering a few weeks early as the apples are ready. Using multiple varieties creates a more complex flavor and your constituency will prefer the results. I grind ours with a dedicated electric shredd...
In the improved air I am back at work and beginning apple cidering a few weeks early as the apples are ready. Using multiple varieties creates a more complex flavor and your constituency will prefer the results. I gri...
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At Stony Run, we are no strangers to wildfire. I fought fires in the early eighties, and one of those got up close and personal . We've seen fires occur near here, such as those around Oakridge in the nineties and more recently, and especially the Clark Fir...
At Stony Run, we are no strangers to wildfire. I fought fires in the early eighties, and one of those got up close and personal. We've seen fires occur near here, such as those around Oakridge in the nineties and more recentl...
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Last month I read an essay in Tricycle Magazine by bell hooks called "Waking Up To Racism." This article was difficult and painful for me to read. bell hooks has been a personal hero of mine since I was in college, living in ...
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Retiree, homesteader and writer; see https://sites.google.com/site/stonyrunpress/Home/risa-bear-curriculum-vitae
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    Writer and homesteader, 1975 - present
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Author of six print titles including Starvation Ridge, a post-apocalyptic novel set in Oregon. Adapting in place with organic polycultural microfarming: http://risashome.blogspot.com/; writing in my spare time; see http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/risabee and http://amazon.com/author/risabear
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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6457744.Risa_Stephanie_Bear
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Wicked problems and wicked solutions: the case of the world's food supply
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I am back from two days of full immersion in a meeting on something rather new for me: the world's food supply. I am still reeling from the

Afternoon fishing to be shut down on Oregon rivers
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Willamette River to be closed to fishing completely below Willamette Falls

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A Look at Local Sourcing
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That's right -- best would be to have nothing to say. Sorry about that.

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She knows the weeds will win
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She knows the weeds will win. Sometimes, at night, Hearing them grow in her dreams, she'll wake, grasp Even in her two hands, a phantom this

French Pink
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There are two climbing roses by her gate, one to each side, with velvet blooms, small, but heavily scented, suitable for soaps, salves and p

This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's lea...
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The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising

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Water your garden
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Going to be putting up plywood on the ceiling of the little zendo. It's about the carpenter ants. They do their thing, and the sawdust from