In Nature Towns, long after the developer and construction teams have built the last house, the farmer remains, producing food and nature.
The Central Texas food system is just 1% self-sufficient (i.e. locally supplied), and Winter Storm Uri exposed new fragilities. Supply chains for grocery stores, dependent on faraway producers, had bare shelves – if they were even open are getting more fragile. Trucks could not get through the icy streets to replenish supplies. At the endContinue reading “Our food system is getting more fragile”
Winter storm Uri – aka Snovid – revealed a new risk to residential water supplies in Central Texas: Our water lines, whether on private property or the city’s, are not buried deeply enough to withstand extended freezing weather.
The realities of homesteading can quickly get lost in the romance of living in harmony with the land. Many of us yearn for a nurturing lifestyle that is low-budget but that makes us happy, healthy and in community with our friends and the earth. What are the options?
Higher density means true walkability. It’s also the best way to ensure high quality of life, with good health and thriving nature nearby.
The near and long term implications of COVID-19 on the financial, energy and overall economy.
Are you tired of raising your kids in the backseat of your car? Too busy to enjoy the fleeting moments with your beloved little ones? Worried about their safety, their health, and their future?
You’re among the first generation in this country not to have a brighter economic outlook and longer lifespan than your parents. You don’t want to have kids unless you have hope that there will be a livable future.