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YES! But How? Grow a Curtain
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
YES! But How? Propagating Plants
by Caitlin Battersby
I’d like to start a garden, but buying plants can be expensive. I’ve read of propagating cuttings using rooting ­hormones. Is there a natural way to propagate?
YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs
by Caitlin Battersby
Seed bombs are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners for planting flowers on derelict ground.
Book Review: Food Justice
by Laura Kaliebe
What's wrong with our food system—and how can we fix it?
Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
More Powerful Than We Know: Interview with Tim DeChristopher
by Brooke Jarvis
Facing jail time for civil disobedience, Tim DeChristopher on why “we have more than enough power” to stop the fossil fuel industry.
Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists
by David Korten
To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
Sitting In with Wendell Berry
by Jeff Biggers
An interview with Wendell Berry midway through his four-day sit-in in the Kentucky governor's office in protest of mountaintop removal coal mining.
“Localization is the Economics of Happiness”
by Brooke Jarvis
We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness, on how to change all that.
Colin Beavan: Advice From an Accidental Activist
by Colin Beavan
How a regular guy found some super power.
No Impact Week Photo Awards
Food, energy, giving back, and more: The winning entries from January's No Impact Week participants.
Organics and the Science of Farming
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Some say that organic farming means going "backwards." These farmers think otherwise.
Film Trailer: The Economics of Happiness
How going local can restore our ecosystems, our societies, and our spirits.
Lentils and Justice for All
by Christa Hillstrom
It all begins with food: How to restore the health and wealth of inner-city communities.
This Motown Singer Turned His Wild Mustang Ranch Into a Summer Camp for Baltimore Kids
by Valerie Williams
How a Motown veteran is using his passion for wild horses to help at-risk children.