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  Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions         October 2010 


Can You DIY?   
What Your Grandparents Knew


SWEETEN WITH HONEY Honeycomb
Stock up on raw, local honey in the summer when it’s been freshly collected. The freshest and purest honey will crystallize rapidly—and this is a good thing. It’s what preserves the quality of the honey.  MORE…


DARN A SOCK
Darning a Sock. YES! Magazine Graphic, 2010 Put an old lightbulb or glass jar into the sock so that it shows through the hole. That keeps the material supported and gives a smooth surface for your needle work. Thread a large needle with thread similar in weight to the thing you’re mending.  MORE…




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spacer CAPTURE WILD YEAST Make your own bread. YES! Magazine Graphic, 2010
You don’t need a package of yeast from the store to make a loaf of bread. Mix 1/2 cup filtered or spring water with 1/2 cup of rye flour and 1/2 cup of white bread flour in a glass bowl. Cover the bowl with a wet towel to let air in but keep bugs out.  MORE…


Saving Kale Seeds. YES! Magazine Graphic, 2010 SAVE KALE SEEDS
Kale is a winter green and offers more nutrients per serving than any other vegetable. In mild climates it can be a four-season crop.  MORE…



REFRIGERATE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
The pot-in-pot cooler uses the evaporative power of water to draw heat energy away from the contents. Refrigerating without Electricity. YES! Magazine Graphic, 2010 In a well ventilated dry area, place a small clay pot inside a larger clay pot. Fill the space in between them with wet sand and keep it moist.  MORE…






The Really Really Free Market, Ithaca, NY. Photo by Shira Golding Share Your Stuff
Invest in the sock exchange, share a bike, swap your skills, and reduce your environmental footprint.
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From vacant lots to food on the table: Richmond, Calif., lost its industry—now it’s gaining a future, one garden at a time.



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  Interview with David Korten   
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Get Free From Wall Street, Doug Pibel's interview with David Korten in the Resilient Communities issue of YES!
Get Free From Wall Street
How to Avoid Money Games and Create Real Wealth

YES! Managing Editor Doug Pibel spoke with David Korten about the new edition of his latest book Agenda for a New Economy. Korten outlines his strategy for taking back our political and economic systems and using them to create localized, community-controlled economies that foster the things we really need.  
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How to Be Alone
What can we learn about ourselves when we let go of our fear of loneliness?
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We’ve forgotten much of what older traditions knew about happiness.
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Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is “locafficiency,” together with my neighbors.
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  People We Love  
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CHEF ANN COOPER
Fighting for Healthy School Lunches

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Helping Farmers


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Music to Heal the Gulf


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Combining Islam and the Environment

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In the Winter 2010 issue, YES! will explore what real families look like and how to make them happier and healthier—from stay-at-home dads and live-in grandmothers to traditional couples and radical homemakers.

Our editors want to hear from you about your family stories:

Every family has its own rituals, traditions, habits, and quirks. What’s one thing your family does that’s uniquely meaningful, memorable, or quirky?

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Ready to Wash. Photo by Moon Lee. flickr.com/photos/imagezen Green Washing
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Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow The Return of Jim Crow
How today’s criminal justice system takes up where slavery and segregation left off.  

Carol Estes reviews Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
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Alternatives to Monsanto in India
Vandana Shiva explains the effect of GMOs on Indian agriculture—and how to promote home-grown alternatives.
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Where Bikes Rule the Road
How does a bike-friendly city differ from one made for cars?
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:: MAKING BIKING MAINSTREAM

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The People Speak
See and hear history in a whole new way. Inspired by Howard Zinn’s work, the movie illustrates the nation’s history through the words of the people who lived it.

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Image courtesy of the Collection of the National Agricultural Library
Roots of the Local Food Movement
The locavore movement may seem like a fad, but WWII posters show that equating local food and security has deep roots in U.S. history.
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