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04/2024 posts

Local, community-based measures to prevent drought in arid regions

El Habib Ben Amara of Water21 | 08-Apr-2024 | 1

El Habib Ben Amara, an architect and urban designer from a tribal ksar (fortified oasis) in Algeria, who’s been working with a partner of ours. He’s an activist against desertification and one of the foremost authorities on sustainable water management in the Sahara. Read more

What makes the commons movement different? (A: it’s much more difficult to co-opt.)

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 03-Apr-2024 | 0

The commons is a movement to create a different world, not just the same system with a few tweaks to make it more bearable. If successful, obviously there will be entities out there that will try to undermine it, buy it and ultimately, to crush it. But there are aspects to the commons model that will, I think, make it more resistant to this than existing models. Read more

How to create white willow

Creating white willow involves a number of processes and a large amount of specialist knowledge and skill. A mixture of patience and haste is also required. Some stages take a great deal of time while for others speed is of the essence. Read more

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