Monthly Archives: August 2012

Notes on Dr. John Ikerd’s talk on sustainable economics at Oklahoma State University

University of Missouri professor-emeritus in economics Dr. John Ikerd spoke at OSU this afternoon with a good group there to here him, including some of the leaders in the state’s sustainable agriculture movement, including Dr. Jim Horne of the Kerr … Continue reading

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Bob ignores the convention and concentrates on important stuff, like hypermiling and container gardening.

I am ignoring the conventions this year and concentrating on useful stuff like hypermiling and container gardening. I am making some progress on my hypermiling abilities. My 1993 Geo Metro was getting about 35 miles per gallon, but recently I’ve … Continue reading

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Fall Tree Planting Season Is upon Us

This little note is to remind everyone in Oklahoma (actually, the entire Northern Hemisphere) that the fall tree planting season is upon us. In Oklahoma, fall is the best time to plant trees.  And one nice thing about the growth … Continue reading

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Ten principles of household and community food security.

We need to increase the quality of our food lives so that our food is safe, nutritious, and tasty.  Permaculture design can provide a description of the way forward into a more sustainable way of living that cares for people, … Continue reading

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