Category Archives: Sustainable Food

Paradise Lot

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City by Eric Toensmeier My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent followup to Toensmeier’s other books on permaculture. In this one, … Continue reading

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Sustainable happenings in Ypsi

This summer, the theme of the Ypsi District Library is “DIY @ YDL” and includes many opportunities to pick up some (re-)skills.  I’ll be doing a session on darning — a simple way to maintain & repair socks.  Carefully selecting, … Continue reading

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Winter Plans from Abundant Michigan/Permaculture Ypsi

Hello Everyone, I wanted to invite you all to the upcoming (Nov. 5th, 5:30-7:30pm) monthly permaculture group meet up. We are shifting our focus a little bit in that we will focus, for the next several monthly gatherings, on more … Continue reading

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Re-Skilling Fest on Green Room

City of Ann Arbor CitiTV streaming video has a great program called Green Room TV moderated by filmmaker Barbara Lucas.  This link takes you to a 27 minute interview with Laura Smith, an Expert in Architecture and Environmental Psychology.  Laura  discusses dwindling natural … Continue reading

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Sustainable Happenings in Permaculture Ypsi

The Transition Ypsilanti “Permaculture Folk School” met for about 18 months or so and then went on a hiatus for about 8 months.  Now the group has morphed into “Abundant Michigan – Permaculture Ypsilanti,” a new group mostly organizing through … Continue reading

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Potlucking w Transition Ypsilanti

Transition Ypsilanti continues with regular inflows of energy from a variety of people. The idea of the Facebook page as the center of action continues to work pretty well, but some folks were feeling the lack of face-to-face interaction. (The … Continue reading

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Urban Farming a la Novella

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter My rating: 5 of 5 stars I liked Novella Carpenter’s style of writing. She has a sardonic working class voice that shines through every page of this book. I … Continue reading

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