Grassroots Sustainability.

Fresh new ideas for creating a sustainable society at the individual, family and community level. Suggestions from members even if they haven't been able to iron out the bugs. Not for rehashing ideas that have been out there for a long time, though new ways of doing things are welcome along with personal experiences.


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I have 24 solar panels on my roof (no battery storage so I accrue credits with the local utility). I’ve stripped up 2000 sq ft of sod for an orchard/vineyard/garden/chicken coop. Finally got all the weeds, roses & flowers cleaned out. I plan to ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Plamon June 15 Jun 15 88 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Keeping the lights on. Just in from a local community expo on renewable energy. This is after a day of negotiations to put another 12 kw of solar on our Community Technology Centre which will double our current capacity. It was so good to see the ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby Apr 16 Apr 16 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Does anyone barter? At work we swap our own produce, and there are a couple of us, who like me are generally unfriendly so we tend to do gs for each other. ie the only people you know you can call. It may not be genuine barter of item for item, but ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby May 17 May 17 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I just joined the group, Being retired now gives me more time on the farm, and live more off the land. Hoping to learn more and make friends. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
kenriley Apr 23 Apr 23 44 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I saw this today and even though it is a bit old it applies especially these days. It referenced the "boiling Frog Syndrome" which I have posted several times. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo May 15 May 15 33 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I feel like I should be living in my grandparents time. Have been working like crazy past few months and it had paid off. Now 2 of my neighbours have dug there yards up and put in vegetable gardens. They have both come and asked for propagation ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby Dec 12 Dec 12 33 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Energy prices are to take a slight drop in most of Oz next week, I am happy, I have just contracted to sell my surplus solar for a 25% increase for the next 2 years. This will cover more of my other expenses. Nice to have a win. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby June 22 Jun 22 44 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I had, what I could only describe as a vision. In this vision, I saw a community with everything you could need in a community. Homes, schools, stores, libraries, police and fire stations, medical facilities and anything else you could think of. The ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
AncientNight Feb 21 Feb 21 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
1519 days after successfully escorting metgasco off the land: bentley of the northern rivers, nsw, australia - clear air, pure water, clean soil. i'd do it again, any time, for my earth. gate a, the elders' tree, camp liberty paddock. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
walklightly July 11 Jul 11 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Natural systems in crisis. [islandsweekly.com] I found this an extremely interesting article. It says a lot about the concern we, in this area have for our local life-support system. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo Oct 14 Oct 14 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I call this piece "The Jurists" I'll cast it in a few weeks. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 Feb 17 Feb 17 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Lateral Thinking. I love solutions. Solar power is finally taking off but many people for many reasons are unable to take advantage of it. This could be from renting, living in a complex, not having sufficient sunshine. Around the world are "Solar ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby Feb 19 Feb 19 77 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
What has everybody been up to? I have busy as all hell down here, change in seasons, ripping out old plants, getting ready for the next season. It has been great, an over abundance of most things, eating well, swapping lots. Grocery bill last week ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby June 2 Jun 2 33 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I just got my solar energy production report for June. I produced nearly a megawatt. I also had about 3/4 of a ton of carbon offset. ?? Yeah, I can get a little geeked out about that stuff. ?‍♂️ Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Plamon July 4 Jul 4 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Someone sent me this on facebook and it took a while to find a better link. This place was recently on the cover of home power and covered in the magazine. They are about a mile from my house and is one of several on the island. When we first moved ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo Aug 4 Aug 4 22 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Tuesday July 30 was a particularly bad melt day in Greenland, which can be seen at some of the charts at this link: [nsidc.org] This article sums up some of the issues pretty well: "....In the 1980s, wintertime snows in Greenland roughly ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
kmaz Aug 1 Aug 1 22 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Sadly in suburbia these days, I did have a few acres on the coast a little further south 8 years back, sadly property settlements and so forth, so I start again - again - again. Son and I have a 5 year plan for this place, expires May 31st this ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby Feb 14 Feb 14 33 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
A whole bunch of olla ready for the garden? Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 Feb 15 Feb 15 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I make cast iron sculpture by recycling old steam radiators and re- melting the iron. This tile is about 4" x6". Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 Feb 17 Feb 17 33 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
For the sustainability group. Our local paper came out with an article about a local garden blogger. Sustainability through nature is an important virtue on these islands. [zwillinghealth.com] Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo Apr 28 Apr 28 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
[islandgrownsj.com] While in Friday Harbor, the county seat I discovered this guide. It says a lot for this area which, at one time was the food basket for W. Washington. We are the only county in this agricultural state that bans GMO farming Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo Oct 4 Oct 4 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
”A United Nations report released in May found that human activities have placed 1 million species in danger of extinction, many within decades.” [yesmagazine.org] Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo Oct 9 Oct 9 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
I'm building a tiny house with an attached green house. It'll be off grid. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 Feb 14 Feb 14 22 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
This is a one gallon olla used to irrigate garden plants. It works using capillary action. The vessel is porous and plant roots will wrap around it and drink from it! Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 Feb 15 Feb 15 22 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Tiny Houses. Wondering if anyone has had much experience with these? I have lived in caravans and sheds, even lived in my car in a shed. Another 10 weeks and I really hope I will be finished what I want/need to do with this house. Then I would ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby Mar 11 Mar 11 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group


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