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Do It yourself

Cambia Ecovillage

While visiting Twin Oaks, we were introduced to a new ecovillage in the area.  At Cambia, a giant tricycle greeted us at the driveway.  Around the side of the house stood a huge treehouse with multiple entrances and a slide. This was clearly a home for

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Permaculture Earthworks in Manitoba

About two weeks ago I became aware of a farm not too far from Gimli that has employed permaculture in designing their landscape.  A friend took me to visit it, and I was really excited to see what I saw. Using bulldozers

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What is permaculture?

With a very different approach to building design, Earthships are easily seen as a novelty.  In order to really appreciate the depth of the design, a little time is needed to give to the science it embodies.  Permaculture is a

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A Visit to Northern Sun Farm Coop Ecovillage

Established back in the early 80s, Northern Sun Farm is a farm coop here in Manitoba just outside of Steinbach. People there live light on the land and very simply. It’s a dream for the hard core off-the-grid enthusiast, and

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