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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret...

Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret... | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I've been collecting vintage cookbooks (and other ephemera) for decades. But it's not because I actually cook. Other than baking, I nearly hate cooking. Thankfully, my dear hubby is the cook in the...
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Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements

Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Fannie Farmer was the author of The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, the first cookbook to use strict standardized measurements. Called “the mother of level measurements”, Fannie was also a teacher and lecturer who helped to popularize a more scientific approach to cooking and housekeeping, and inspired doctors and nurses with her innovative teachings on convalescent diet …

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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

"About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations."


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steve smith's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

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Fabulous link between Geography and History

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Growing Togetherness Through Decolonization

Growing Togetherness Through Decolonization | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Throw away culture is one of the hallmarks of modern western civilization. Disconnection, coupled with gross privilege, has created a society in which many people have grown to believe if something...
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Mr. Hornaday's War: How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife That Changed the World

Mr. Hornaday's War: How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife That Changed the World | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Mr. Hornaday's War is a long-overdue bigoraphy of William Temple Hornaday, first director of the Bronx Zoo, who helped launch the American conservation movement.
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Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived some of the world's coldest winters

Inside the life of the Inuit: Extraordinary photographs document how Alaska's Eskimos survived some of the world's coldest winters | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

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Northern_Clips's curator insight, December 25, 2012 3:54 PM

"... An extraordinarily collection of rarely seen photographs capturing Alaska's Eskimos document the hard but persevering survival of the people commonly known as the hunters of the Arctic.

Photographed between 1909 and 1932, the collection offers a rare glimpse in the natives' everyday life from hunting polar bears, to building igloos, to their personal dwellings inside.

Standing with bow and arrows and hand, a hunter photographed in 1924 proudly poses before his kill of a massive polar bear, resting more than twice his size along the snow, arrows protruding from its chest.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253029/Historic-photographs-document-Alaskas-Inuit-Eskimos-survived-worlds-coldest-winters.html#ixzz2G6BK4M1H
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This is soo cool! No pun intended..

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The Most Senseless Environmental Crime of the 20th Century

The Most Senseless Environmental Crime of the 20th Century | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago 180,000 whales disappeared from the oceans without a trace, and researchers are still trying to make sense of why.


...But it was in this space, between the false numbers and the real ones, that the researchers’ work became engrossing in ways that had little to do with marine biology. In gathering the figures, the researchers had also gathered stories that explained how the figures had come to be—the scientist who had stashed heaps of documents in his potato cellar; the whaling ship captain accused of espionage; elaborate acts of high-seas tactical misdirection and disguise usually reserved for navies in battle. The authors, I realized, were assembling not just a scientific record but also a human history, an account of a remarkable collision between political ideology and the natural world—and a lesson for anyone seeking to protect the fragile ecosystems that exist in the world’s least governed spaces.

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Museum Quilts Vintage Historical Pattern Book for Antique Quilts Made Between 1815 & Middle 19th Century

Museum Quilts Vintage Historical Pattern Book for Antique Quilts Made Between 1815 & Middle 19th Century | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Museum Quilts, Quilt Book 2, Graphic Enterprises Inc.. An interesting workbook based upon historical quilts and their patterns. From the
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.: South Dakota man, woman are homesteaders for TV | Celebrities | The Sun Herald

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.: South Dakota man, woman are homesteaders for TV | Celebrities | The Sun Herald | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Nothing happens fast on the prairie.
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South Dakota couple is building sod houses, digging wells and baking bread like their grandparents did on National Geographic's show, The Pioneers.

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A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

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10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
From steaming out a splinter to stopping a mad dog, here's how your ancestors handled life's big problems.
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What's A "Kitty"? Why So Many Of Them?

What's A "Kitty"?  Why So Many Of Them? | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I should probably start here with a clarification of the use of the word "kitty" as I'll be using it a lot here, and in varying ways. Strictly speaking, most gamblers know a kitty as the money in "...

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Desertifiation is on the increase - Someone give this man a Nobel Prize. He’s going to save the Planet!

Desertifiation is on the increase - Someone give this man a Nobel Prize. He’s going to save the Planet! | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The one video everyone on this planet needs to see.

 

"Humans, over thousands of years, had never been able to deal with Nature's complexity. But we biologists and ecologists had never tackled anything as complex as this.

 

So rather than reinvent the wheel, I began studying other professions to find out if anybody had. And I found that there were planning techniques that I could take and adapt to our biological need and from those I developed what we call holistic management and planned grazing, a planning process. And that does address all of Nature's complexity *and* our social, environmental, economic complexity..." 

 


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John Zulaikha's comment, January 6, 2014 6:44 AM
savory might like to watch greening the desert <br><br>http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=greening+the+desert+geoff+lawton&sm=1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTHjlueqFI
Sepp Hasslberger's comment, January 7, 2014 6:48 AM
Interesting John. I saw the original. Enjoyed the update. We should be doing more of this...
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Children going to school during the Dust Bowl years

Children going to school during the Dust Bowl years | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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“ children going to school during the drought that turned the mid-west into the ‘dust bowl’ during the 1930s
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A reminder to respect the environment.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:12 AM

A reminder to respect the environment.

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Homestead history: Learning lifestyle from the master

Homestead history: Learning lifestyle from the master | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Homesteading, the practice, gets its name from the Homestead Act of 1862, when Americans were granted federal land if they promised to build a home, make improvements, and farm it. On the frontier, people had to make their own way.
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Newly-discovered 12th century recipes to be recreated : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Newly-discovered 12th century recipes to be recreated : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Newly-discovered food recipes from a 12th century Durham Priory manuscript have been found to pre-date the earliest known ones by 150 years. The recipes are to be recreated at a Durham University event later in the month.

 

The Latin manuscript mainly consists of recipes for medical ointments and cures and was compiled and written at Durham Cathedral’s priory around 1140. The work was recently been re-examined and found to contain the food recipes, which experts believe are amongst the oldest in the western medieval culinary tradition, preceding the previously known examples from circa 1290. The manuscript is now held at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University.

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