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Is the time ripe for producers to distribute directly?

Most of the  products we all buy come to us via large national or multi-national chains. And the money we pay for them disappears out of the area. Most consumers seem to understand that favoring local producers and small specialty producers bolsters the local economy directly or bolster the local economy where they are produced. […]

Citizen Science being tried in Swedish Municipality

Originally posted on Stephen Hinton Consulting:
As part of the EU project Ground Truth, to set up citizen observatories, the municipality where the eco-village I am engaged in is the site for  a campaign to explore how citizen involvement can improve understanding and decision making around the water cycle. Citizen science is on the increase.…

Effective settlements mimic ecological maturity

Human societies can be described as being made up of four types of capital. This capital changes over time. If it mimicked nature it would mature. As human society matures along with nature there is a build up of the different types of capital as they interact with each other and human work. As you […]

In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk — way to go, people!

Originally posted on The Bovine:
And since 1999, it seems things have only gotten better when it comes to small-scale agriculture in Russia.  In 2003 the Russian President signed into law a further “Private Garden Plot Act” enabling Russian citizens to receive free of charge from the state, plots of land in private inheritable ownership.…

Änggärdet: the Swedish Eco-Village