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Disneyland Misadventure at Fair Oaks Farm another embarrassment for Indiana

The Milk of Human Unkindness: Betraying Children With Every Glass


Added by Ellen on August 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Laundress, Cook and Nurse


In honor of the 150 Anniversary of the Civil war we gather our permaculture posies, bind are breasts for uniform, prepare the wash tub, and gather the gear of gauze, cotton and whiskey to help at the field hospital.

With quill and parchment in hand, Women often joined the civil war as a way to earn money.  The first paid positions for women were the cook and the nurse but others found a  pension as soliders or spies more rewarding financially.  The hoop skirt was the perfect…


Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on July 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Economy of Summer


Linens on the line and the heavy of winter removed from our laundry cycle. Ahh summer has arrived and we welcome the next season into our lives.  Tupperware Tumblers rather then solo cups are some of the green chances that we can foster everyday.  Planting exotic mints in the permaculture patch and cooking slowly in an energy efficient crockpot.


What changes are you making?


Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on June 21, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

Hoosier Lawmakers and Indiana Coal

Nine of the 11 members of Indiana’s congressional delegation have sent a letter to President Obama asking him to kill a proposed regulation on coal-fired power plants.......“And "we the people” continue to pay every day the hidden costs in poor health, weather extreme disasters, food shortages, displaced populations, species loss. and so much more due to the activities of big coal, oil, gas, that just increases the bottom line of the greediest among humanity. They in turn use that blood…


Added by Ellen on June 16, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Heat, Drought and Water Conservation - The May Green Hour

Heat, Drought and Water Conservation - The May Green Hour

The May Green Hour - Tuesday, May 21st - 6pm at Black Acre Brewing Co. - 5632 E Washington, Indianapolis 46219 

Remember last summer when severe heat and drought led the City of Indianapolis and many neighboring cities and towns to impose water restrictions? These actions amounted to a culture shock for many of our friends and neighbors. Unfortunately though, in some parts of the…


Added by Jeff Echols on May 20, 2013 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

INDOT, USACE fooling with feel good measures

Fooling with 'feel good measures,' mitigations reported recently regarding ecological destruction along I69 extension, and everywhere else.

Added by Ellen on May 14, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Earth Day...isn't it every day?

If people are 'genuinely enthused about conservation and taking care of the planet,' stay home, plant a garden, plant a tree, ride a bike, take a walk, on 'Earth' day, rather than attending a long distance,  Earth day 'event', especially one sponsored by some of the largest polluters on Earth.

Added by Ellen on April 24, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

JN0-102 Exam - Things You Should Know About!

Discussing the Juniper JN0-102 Exam

The Juniper Associate JNCIA Junos is a very important certification program offered by the Juniper for the IT professionals. The JN0-102 is basically the exam code for this popular certification which is especially designed for the professionals with some the very beginner level of intermediate knowledge, experience and skills regarding the networking related applications and matters. This Juniper certification actually validates and verifies the…


Added by Austin Richerd on April 24, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments



With this blast of bitter air we are reminded that Spring is officially here and we have been germinating for weeks in our kitchen window gardens, sheds and cold frames.  In honor of Heather Tallmans bold decision to have a second act to this play called life, I salute those busy women who still find time to put coconut honey rice pudding in their crockpots and sing, write, and paint their well being into a meaningful life purpose.


Keepers of the hearth plan a garden…


Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Save the Monarchs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.

"All three countries, United States, Canada, Mexico, need to face up to the fact that it is our collective activities that are killing the migratory phenomenon of the Monarch butterfly"

Grow MILKWEEDs, several different kinds(to lay eggs, is…


Added by Ellen on March 14, 2013 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Spring Permaculture Design Course: What you can expect when… Taking Your PDC in Stelle

What you can expect when… Taking Your PDC in 

  These are the PDC Courses Hosted in Stelle - See our Schedule of all Trainings for Additional…


Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Learn to Make A Thermal Mass Rocket Stove Sunday, April 14th – at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Learn to Make A Thermal Mass Rocket Stove

All Day Workshop   –   Sunday, April 14th   –   at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Price – $95 – Includes Workshop and Lunch.                                            …


Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

March and April Community Open Houses in Stelle, Illinois

March 16th Open House

That Spring Chicken Thing
March Open House Features "Ethics: The Basics of Raising Chickens Workshop"
It’s almost springtime, when chicks will arrive here and in many first-time chicken owner families throughout the country.  Join us…

Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

We are having a Leave No Trace Trainer Course on April 5-7 come and learn how to camp and travel low impact style. Trainer Course open to youth and adults 14 and older.


Boy Scouts can become Leave No Trace Troop Trainer for their unit after completing the course. Here is kink for the course.



Trainer Course is open to all user group. Come and enjoy in the fun.…


Added by Kevin Ayers on March 3, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

2013 Internship in Permaculture & Community - Stelle, Illinois

A Cooperative Program Between Midwest Permaculture and Center for Sustainable Community


Just Posted – Apply Now – Accepting Qualified…


Added by Ernest Rando on February 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Electric Hybrid Bikes

I happened to be in Austin Texas and had the opportunity to rent an electric hybrid bike for 15 days.  I used it for everything and put nearly 300 miles on the bike.  My conclusion was that it is an amazing thing with big implications for Indiana. 



Added by Eric Stallsmith on February 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Ecotech Institute Debuts First-of-its-Kind “Clean Jobs Index”

National Index shows where to find clean jobs and compares state sustainability initiatives

After nearly a year of research, Ecotech Institute today revealed the first-ever “Clean Jobs Index,” which aggregates all the available clean jobs in the U.S. The Index found that there were more than three million clean jobs available across the United States (3,014,785) in 2012. The Index breaks down clean…


Added by Molly Koch on February 7, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

A Green Move

The cardboard boxes are an expense … upcycle your move with an acquisition strategy that reuses the excess of the food industry.  Boxes are plentiful when you are a wholesaler buying by the case.  I suggest choosing rectangle boxes like corn chip boxes and egg boxes with handles.  Look for boxes already inked with fragile and recycle them into your plan.  Boxes that are unmarked are likely to end up in your urban garden or permaculture patch as we squash the grass and prepare for the season…


Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on February 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Got Lemons?


Closed windows, gas or electric heat, these are the times of poor air quality.  Using lemon peels with natural sea salt to take absorb the toxins in my winter home.  Trying to add more houseplants and live Rosemary to the mix to "breathe" the extra carbon emissions.  What do you do to clean the air quality of your home?

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on January 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Practicing Biodynamics: Pruning in January

The Center for Sustainable Community Permaculture Observation Journal Entry #1, January 7th, 2013: Hayden and Ernest “Practicing Biodynamics: Pruning in January”

Today Hayden and I (Ernest) practiced pruning in the orchard. According to the …


Added by Ernest Rando on January 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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