Sustainability Resources

Sustainable Living Resources!  Homesteaders, Events, Teachers, Vendors, Organizations, DIY Instructions, Books, Teaching Gardens – here’s an ever-growing list of people, places and possibilities to add more sustainability into YOUR life:

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE BLOGS

The Walden Effect – real life on a 58 acre homestead not far from us in Southwest Virginia.

NourishingDays.com – one of my favorite whole food and sustainable blogs about a 2 acre homestead in Texas

 

SUSTAINABLE FARMS & HOMESTEADS
Hopewell Farms – Newbury, NH USA

Polyface Farm – Swoope, VA USA

Radical Roots Farm – Keezeltown, VA USA

Sourwood Farm – Charlottesville, VA USA

Smith Meadows Farm – Berryville, VA USA
 

PERMACULTURE CENTERS OF LEARNING

Fingerlakes Permaculture Institute – near Alpine, New York, USA

Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture – Fountain City, Wisconsin, USA

SpiralRidge Permaculture – Summertown, Tennessee, USA

Verge Permaculture – Calgary, Canada

Milkwood Permaculture - Sydney, Australia

CommonGround – Palo Alto, California USA

 

FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!
Great Venison Cooking.com

Backyard Grocery.com

Waterpenny Farms Seasonal Recipes for Fresh Produce

Eat the Weeds! on YouTube

 

NATURE-BASED HEALTH
Wellness Mama

 

VENDORS

Tiny Homes

Four Lights Tiny House Company

Edible Landscaping
Prior Unity Garden – Fairfax Virginia USA

Forested Creative Ecology – Bowie Maryland USA

Alternative Energy

Green Builders/Buildings
The Year of Mud: Cob House & Natural Building

Barefoot Builder – Woodbury, TN USA

Livestock Suppliers

Bee Keeping Supplies and Resources
Bee Thinking Hives – Portland, OR USA

Hunting Supplies

 

Seed & Plant Suppliers

Enchanter’s Garden – Hinton, West Virginia USA – Native plants

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange – Mineral, Virginia USA

Raintree Nursery – Morton, Washington USA

Seed Savers Exchange

Bountiful Gardens – Willits, California USA
 

Tools and Equipment Suppliers

PUBLICATIONS
Permaculture Activist Magazine

Mother Earth News

New Pioneer Magazine

From Scratch Magazine

 

SUSTAINABILITY EVENTS

12th Annual Rappahannock Plant Sale at Waterpenny Farm, Sperryville VA – Saturday, April 27th, 2013 – Native, edible, useful and beautiful plants for sale!

Whippoorwill Festival – Skills for Earth Friendly Living  July 11-14, 2013 near Berea, Kentucky

Mother Earth News Fairs – in 2013, there will be three Mother Earth News Fairs: Pullayup, WA in June, Seven Springs, PA in September and Lawrence, KS in October. Last year was our first visit and it was overwhelming and great! Can’t wait to go back in September.

Heritage Harvest Festival – September 6-7 2013 – Monticello, Virginia

 

ORGANIZATIONS
Blue Ridge Permaculture Guild – Virginia, USA

Primal Knowledge – Maryland, USA

Institute for Local Self-Reliance – lobbying and community program information

Center for Wilderness Safety – Herndon, Virginia USA

 

TEACHING GARDENS

 

DIY INSTRUCTABLES

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation – From Alabama Extension Office

LIBRARY TITLES

 

so how would YOU suggest we save the world today?