True Grid

The following article appeared in The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 and is just as relevant to this moment in time. The solution to our overburdened, outdated power grid? One word: microgrids—localized power networks that are cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. What’s not to like?  By Greg Nichols In late 2000 and early 2001, rolling blackouts swept … Continue reading True Grid

Parasitoid Wasps of Southern Oregon

"Hi! This is about parasitic wasps, some of the coolest wasps. They're kind of like H.R. Giger's Alien (you know, like the one that burst out of John Hurt's chest in 1979). You may not like wasps, but they're pretty fascinating nonetheless. They're pretty useful biocontrol agents, and though you might not see them you … Continue reading Parasitoid Wasps of Southern Oregon

February Sustainable Rogue Valley meeting – Sunday Feb. 11 – 12:30 pm

Come join us for Gary's famous cookies and interesting conversation about important issues, with interesting people who care about making our world a better place for all of us to live!  Some of the topics we will discuss this month are: Report on the Rogue Indivisible This Land is Your Land workshop Fairgrounds Gardens RCC … Continue reading February Sustainable Rogue Valley meeting – Sunday Feb. 11 – 12:30 pm

Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra

An interesting conversation... The Systems View of Life as a scientific basis of regeneration by Daniel Christian Wahl We need to educate ourselves and educate each other to learn the basic principles of ecology and systemic thinking and then we need to filter this through the local conditions and the local culture to create something that … Continue reading Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra

Native Bees of America

Native bees are an unappreciated treasure, with 4,000 species from tiny Perdita to large carpenter bees, they can be found anywhere in North America where flowers bloom. Most people don’t realize that there were no honey bees in America until the white settlers brought hives from Europe. These resourceful insects promptly managed to escape domestication, … Continue reading Native Bees of America

Manish Jain: “Our work is to recover wisdom and imagination”

  Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Town interviews Manish Jain. Manish Jain lives in Udaipur, Rajasthan, in North India.  He works with a movement called Shikshantar, ‘The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development’.  He has been working for the last 20 years, initiating many projects around unlearning, sustainable living, and Gift Culture. He is also co-founder … Continue reading Manish Jain: “Our work is to recover wisdom and imagination”