The Education of an Urban Farmer

As far as urban farming goes, we’ve got it pretty easy – A large suburban lot, clean soil. Sure, we’ve got our challenges – City Bylaws that prohibit chickens or goats or pretty much anything other than a dog or a cat; a hill that wears you out after a couple of trips back to …

Peak Oil Vignette 2 – Buses

People used to walk for pleasure, now they walk because it is too expensive to drive anywhere that you could reasonably walk. We’d all hoped that public transit buses would be able to keep up with the growing demand from the newly carless, but in time, the buses just became another victim of the┬árising┬ácost of …

Preparedness and Possibiilities

The media madness and hype has whirled around the topics of peak oil and peak energy – there have been the deniers, and apparently any argument that goes against the mainstream business as usual case needs to have it’s fair share of deniers. More power to them, freedom of speech and all that. But what …