Permaculture on Hawaii’s Big Island

La’akea Community is an intentional permaculture community near Pahoa, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. On our recent trip to the Big Island, we had a chance to visit La’akea and spend a night there  learning about some of the farming techniques used in the community, as well how the community structures itself. The Community sits on approximately 23 acres…

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Wanted: Good Food

  Food. Shelter. Clothing. I remember growing up learning from school that these are our three basic needs. In this trinity, food is king for the very obvious reason that we will die without it. However, these days, with the proliferation of genetically-modified, chemically-manufactured, and highly-processed food, we can no longer say that what we are buying at the stores,…

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Road Sharing, Taking Back the Streets

I really have to take some time to talk about what is in my opinion, the only environmental issue that really matters. The issue that is the root cause of nearly all of our environmental and public health problems across the world. Yes, it’s CAR CULTURE!!! Nine of the ten largest corporations on our planet are either oil/energy companies or…

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On Trees

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In…

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Farmers on the Forefront

Last week I had a remarkable opportunity to visit the island of Mindanao. Since I am no longer a Peace Corps Volunteer, I am allowed to do dangerous things like ride motorcycles, climb the Mayon Volcano, and visit Mindanao under my own risk and without a crackdown from Washington. The island of Mindanao is known in most media circles as…

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