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We hope to connect you to your land to understand your place in the ecosystem and the world. As we barrel ahead into the future, we must each individually see the path of each resource we consume. Let’s empower ourselves by growing our own food, restoring our local ecosystems (our homes), and connecting directly with our communities to be a part of a new future!

What is Permaculture? Can Intentional Communities give us the tools we need?
#woodland #socialecology #permaculture #upcycling #community

Why is Biodiversity Important?

#marine #conservation #biodiversity #socialecology

The Importance and Function of Biodiversity Explained through a Sea Turtle Conservation Non-Profit

Our goal is to shape agriculture into its respective natural ecosystem. We divide categories into #biomes (or ecosystems) for practical ecology videos and articles.

What is a Food Forest (or Forest Garden)? And Why Eat Perennial Plants?

#woodland #forestgardening #perennials #ediblelandscapes #biodiversity

Starting a Forest Garden (PERENNIALS) at The Lavra Non-Profit

What is WWOOF? Can You Travel for Free?

#socialecology #stackingfunctions

Volunteer, Learn, Practice Minimalism, Explore and TRAVEL FOR FREE

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farming) with us!

What Can We Do Right Now?

#socialchange #conservation #regenerativeagriculture #perennials #restoration

Stay tuned my friends. Here is a short list for action toward a sustainable world. We, the consumers, have the power!

  1. Reduce demand on industrial agriculture (local gardens, perennials, and forest garden alternatives – see beginning forest gardening video!)
  2. Buy from farmers who care about ecology
  3. Grow your own food (start small!)
  4. Plant a tree!
  5. Refuse: single-use, non-biodegradables (plastic, books, games, clothing, etc.)
  6. Reduce: use libraries for books, movies, games, and toys
  7. Reuse: upcycle, craft, and buy used resources
  8. Use communal spaces for gardening, laundry, cooking, living, or celebrating
  9. Reduce your waste and consumption (e.g. reducing food waste video)
  10. Eat less meat, sustainably-raised meat, or no meat
  11. Use renewable and natural energy
  12. Make decisions for seven generations in the future
  13. Certify or encourage certification as a Green Business
  14. Donate time or funds
    • Join us here or one of our partner organizations

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