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Resist? Oppose? 3 Lessons from Gandhi

By Steven Saint Thomas For the past month, the streets of my town and most of the posts in my social media feed have been awash with resisting President Donald…

Toby Hemenway

The Liberation of Toby Hemenway

By Steven Saint Thomas When Toby Hemenway gave the keynote speech at last September’s North American Permaculture Convergence, I must admit I was a bit perplexed. I found his talk,…

Migration By Design

By Steven Saint Thomas There’s been a lot of talk about American progressives moving to Canada in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. It’s easy to feel on the edge…

Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast

“Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast”   Our second documentary project, “Adventures in Permaculture: Transition West Coast,” premiered in September at the North American Permaculture Convergence in Hopland, Calif. The…

The Death of Democracy: A Problem of Scale

By Steven Saint Thomas There’s a lot of talk about elections these days and the talk will continue until Nov. 8. From my observations, that’s what elections are – talk….

The Collapse of 2040

By Steven Saint Thomas In 25 years, food riots will break out all over the world as the demand for food outpaces our ability to produce it – at least…

Consensus and the Collaborative Paradigm

By Steven Saint Thomas We humans both compete and collaborate with great gusto. It’s typically one or the other, but both are instinctive. At any given moment we are either…

Dinosaur economics and the brown tech world

By Steven Saint Thomas A lot of us have been hoping the world would wake up to the realities of climate change in time to do something about it. But,…

Living in an ecosystem: Eating what nature brings

OPENERS: 1. What’s your must-have favorite food that cannot be grown or produced in your region? 2. What would you have for dinner tonight if you relied completely on your…

Food Future

By Steven Saint Thomas Where is your next meal coming from? If you’re like most middle-class Americans, you don’t give it much thought. You’ll pick up food at the nearby…