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Seeking real examples of more low- tech solutions to increasing human population that embrace the simplicity of natural systems
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Drowning in Money | George Monbiot

Drowning in Money | George Monbiot | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it

Another great article about the hubris of the 'we know best' experts on the  environment and their shocking waste of public money that is doing a lot of harm 

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Concrete all rivers is the one dimensional plan for engineers that need instant outcomes

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Low-impact design - Russellville Courier

Low-impact design - Russellville Courier | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Low-impact design Russellville Courier The workshop, led by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center Director, Jeffrey Huber, focused on a concept called Low Impact Design, a way of developing landscapes that work with the land rather...
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Low impact 

good luck persuading UK local authorities you want a piece of land to live lightly 

Don't beleive me ?

Try this excellent magazine 

http://www.thelandmagazine.org.uk/

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Breaking ag's chemical monopolies - Stock Journal

Breaking ag's chemical monopolies - Stock Journal | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Breaking ag's chemical monopolies
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This is not some fringe theory – agroecology has been discussed in the UK parliament, and an Agroecology Strategy Bill to be presented to MPs was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.
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Get ready for a raft of restrictive legislation by the agrobusiness lobbyists if this becomes more popular. 

Why is it that NATURAL food has to pay to be licensed organic but chemically pumped carrots don't pay  a penny to be dumped onto shelves???

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Permaculture Free Press | The Russians Prove Small Scale,Organic ...

Permaculture Free Press | The Russians Prove Small Scale,Organic ... | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
A recent report from Agro-ecology and the Right to Food says that organic and sustainable small-scale farming could double food production in the parts of the world where hunger is the biggest issue. ...
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Hunger will ALWAYS be the BIGGEST issue !! Look to history to see what happens when there ain't enough food. Try 'Collapse' by Jared Diamond. 

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Wyoming school project will turn fish feces into plant food - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming school project will turn fish feces into plant food - Casper Star-Tribune Online | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Wyoming school project will turn fish feces into plant food Casper Star-Tribune Online Poop, specifically fish poop, has taken on an air of seriousness, as students at Mills Elementary, with assistance from students at the alternative Star Lane...
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kids growing food to eat - radical! 

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Pontbren - sustainable low tech flood solution

Pontbren - sustainable low tech flood solution | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Pontbren
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An example of a UK water management scheme that has reduces flooding dramatically and is a model for future flood management. It is interesting because it was local farmers in tune with the land that created this scheme - not the so called experts.

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Permaculture and Slavery: A System Analysis

Permaculture and Slavery: A System Analysis | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Something interesting happens to you once given an opportunity to take a well-taught, well-presented, and properly contextualized Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course. You are provided ....
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GO SEE 12 YEARS A SLAVE AFTER READING THIS

The article explains the civl war and the blood on the hands of prominent UK family descendants of slavery. Seems they are trying to convince us that to be competitive we need more slaves in the UK again!

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Indian Farmers Growing Record Yields With No GMO Crops or ...

Indian Farmers Growing Record Yields With No GMO Crops or ... | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Agroecology is a dynamic agricultural approach that uses scientific information and local knowledge to produce practical methods that are low-cost and ecologically sound. This is quite a contrast to the “one size fits all” ...
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AGROECOLOGY ROCKS!!  Hopefully this approach to farming will stop the shocking high rates of suicides in India due to debt caused by trying to 'upgrade' their farming as well as land grabs by greedy developers on land farmed for centuries.

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Permaculture tips for making a 'super-yard' in 2014 - Daily Herald

Permaculture tips for making a 'super-yard' in 2014 - Daily Herald | Radical sustainability | Scoop.it
Permaculture tips for making a 'super-yard' in 2014
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Alex Grover, owner of Utah Sustainable Gardening, is looking to help everyone turn their yard into a super-yard in 2014 by using the principle of permaculture.
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watch out for the planning regulators who dont like mess.

It's illegal in some states to grow food in your garden!!! 

best do it and ask after.

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