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    The Lost Art

      “Can she bake a cherry pie?” chants the American folk song.  That didn’t mean opening a can of goo from the supermarket and dumping it into a frozen pie shell.  It mean knowing when the cherries were sweet and…

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    Rediscovering Production

      To consume means to destroy.  That’s why “consumption” was the name given to tuberculosis. – Vandana Shiva[i] Producing food.  For the most part, people alive today have lost touch with this most basic of human activities.  Instead, we have…

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    A future that is …

    Low-carbon Post-petroleum Socially just More fulfilling … ??? In an article which is unfortunately no longer available online, Don Hall (at one time part of Transition Colorado) wrote that “sustainability” wasn’t exactly an enticing goal; that to him it sounded…