Tag Archives: Permaculture

Knoxville Permaculture Guild

Well, we have finally done it and took the big step towards non-profit status with the Knoxville Permaculture Guild. Chad and I started the guild in 2008 with the help of our friend Brad Wilson.  At the time, Chad hoped … Continue reading

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An Edible Forest; Four and Half Years Later

Way back in November of 2008, the Knoxville Permaculture Guild held a work party at a guild member’s home in west Knoxville where we planted an edible forest.  Some of the bushes and trees seemed so little an fragile, and … Continue reading

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TEDxKnoxville – Chad Hellwinckel – The Importance of Local Food Systems

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Update from The Outpost – Part II

The day I decide to paint my fingernails for the first time in two years is the day that Chad decides to get manure to build the gardens.  Earlier this year, if you recall, I did not plant a big … Continue reading

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Sustainable Practices Evolving at Occupy Wall Street

Don’t let mainstream press fool you, the people at Zuccotti Park know what change needs to happen. I’ve often written about how people have lost touch with Earth and have moved away from the land. The food on the shelves … Continue reading

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Slow, Peaceful, Inspirational & Beautiful

My good friend, Craig, shared this article with me today.  It’s picturesque as well as beautifully and simply written…a fantastic example that a few words can convey an important message.  The article addresses so many issues that are close to … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Knoxville

Tonight,  The Pilot Light premiered the movie Once Upon a Time in Knoxville; a movie about Rollo’s Ridge in South Knoxville produced by Fugue State Films.   Rollo is a local icon.  Fifteen years ago, a few folks may have thought … Continue reading

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