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Free Homeschool Resources

We’ve heard from permies who like the idea of homeschooling, but think it may be too expensive to pay both private tuition and mandatory property taxes for a public school … Continue reading

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Free/Cheap Permie Resources

Are you interested in learning permaculture, but cannot afford $1,200 in tuition and $300 for books and tools? Are you prevented from attending a Permaculture Design Certificate course in a … Continue reading

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Hamilton approves $5 million LED street lights

The following article appeared in the City of Hamilton’s December 17, 2014 edition of the Sustainability News: At the Public Works Committee meeting on Monday, December 8, Committee members approved … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Passive Plant Drying in The Great White North

– by John McCuaig The issue is drying/dehydrating plants. I like the Indirect Solar Dryer concept (especially that it doesn’t use electricity), but these are the cold grey days of … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ontario Weather Review November 2014

Environment Canada While winter doesn’t officially start until late December, winter-like conditions arrived abruptly near the middle of November and persisted in some places right until the end of … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment


Nicola Inglefield
 of the Collaborative 
 for Farmer Training (CRAFT) asked us to post the following internship opportunities. CRAFT is a group of organic and biodynamic farms specializing in … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Killer Milkweed Absorbs Oil Spills: $187K New Quebec Industry

The Oil Spill Problem 300,000 tons of oil are spilled into North American waterways each year by boats, poisoning fish,  wildlife, and our water supply. 500 tons of that spilled … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

How To Test if Honey Is Pure

  I am enrolled in a course titled Tackling the Global Food Crisis at Queen’s University Belfast. Honey, olive oil, milk, fish, spices, orange juice, and beef were identified by … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Trash to cash: Quebec town aims to turn food waste into gas, profits

Thanks to John McCuaig for submitting the following article from CTV News: Ste-Hyacinthe, Quebec (pop. 53,236) will collect 100,000 tonnes of scraps from a cheese and yogurt factory to produce … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sanitation: 7 must-see TED talks

“All I need is a cabin in the woods and wi-fi.” — Popular Internet meme Many of us dream of retreating to an idyllic cabin in the woods one day, … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

US Debt Crisis Video for Homeschoolers

Click the link, below to watch an excellent 5-minute Economics video by Akash Vedi. It provides a quick and clear explanation of stagflation, job losses due to free trade agreements, … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Triple Feature: $500 House, Water in Desert, & Mushrooms Save Bees

A triple feature Friday from our teacher, Geoff Lawton: Do you really need a mortgage? $500 House. (11 min. 27 sec.) After this morning’s mudslide in Hamilton, it is hard … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

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