Resilience Resource Library


Welcome to the c99p Resilience Group Resource Library

This is a Links Library - a repository for the links generated in and by the essayists and commenters throughout the Resilience Group.

Apart from discussions themselves, one of the most important elements of the Internet is the capacity to share information beyond the scope of the discussion at hand. Links are the lifeblood of information sharing. Everyone already bookmarks links of their interests, but those bookmarks are personal, to some extent private, and with rare exceptions, not easily transferable. This library is meant to become a community bookmarks folder.

What makes libraries functional is the Dewey Decimal System. We don't have that luxury, but what we can do is establish a few hierarchies of topics that will help sort the "bookmarks" into types of links that relate to each other - like a trail of breadcrumbs. It is our hope that links generated in the discussions throughout the Group will also be placed here for safe keeping.

Format for Making Contributions - Adding New Links

Initiate a New Comment.
Choose the primary designator - [Personal] or [Local] to go in the title space.
Next choose the sub-designator from the list below.
Add secondary designator in the title space.
Add the title that describes the link.
Add the link in the body of the comment section.
Add a brief description of the link and/or resource. "Brief" means 25 words or less.

List of Designators and Sub-Designators

 

[Personal]

 
   [Books] - book titles, sources, used book sources, video sources
   [Building] - raised beds, greenhouses, sheds, balloon-frame, timber, straw-bale, earthen, stone masonry, fences
   [Energy] - DIY, production, building systems and designs, conservation, solar, hydro, wind
   [Food] - sources, cooking, recipes, meal plans, health, hygiene, canning, pickling, fermenting, drying, freezing, pantries, cold storage
   [How-to] - DIY, Instructables, plans, guides, websites, books
   Horticulture [Hort] - planning, seeds, growing, harvesting, post-harvest, processing, storing, plots, orchards, fields, rows; fixtures - fencing, cloches, rows
   [Tools] - hand, power, jigs, air, electrical, wood, metal, hardware, stores, leather, sewing machines
   [Water] - collection of, watering, irrigation, filtration, channeling, heating, cooling, aquaponics,

 

[Local]

 
   [People] - individuals, communities, networks
   [Org] - organizations, groups, NGOs

These sub-designators may be refined further as needed if the present system proves inadequate.

Sample New Comment (Entry)

Title: [Local][People] Resilience Resource Library
Body: (Insert link here)
Text: A repository for the links generated in and by the essayists and commenters throughout the Resilience Group.

When adding a new link, please find the relevant category among the previous entries and place it as a Reply to a previous entry. This will have the effect of building Link Trees that relate to each other, and may avoid the library becoming unmanageable.
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A Note from The Librarians:

This is a library. Library Rules apply. That means "No Talking", please.

The librarians are gentle and forbearing creatures, but they have been known to let go with their dustbrushes upside the heads of unruly attendants.

We are both blessed and daunted by the wealth of the writing talent on this site. Please use these links to discuss and further develop our shared goals without feeling you need to re-write "War and Peace" to do so. But not here in the Library. The most profound thoughts are often expressed in the simplest of terms. So don't let your fear of "writing" stop you from exploring your future.

Please enjoy yourselves and grow your appreciation of life through these resources.

Thank you.

The Librarians


Gerrit - Martha Pierce-Smith - dance you monster - Anonymous Bosch

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http://celdf.org/

We assist communities to develop first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws to protect rights – including worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature. CELDF provides free and low cost legal services, grassroots organizing, and education, to communities, states, and countries facing injustice. We help them to assert their rights to fight the harms they face.

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http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/
Totnes is a town in Devon, England, that is the most resilient town in the world. Totnes has transformed its local economy from corporatist capitalism to one based on environmentalism and democratic socialism.

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http://equitableprinciples.com/
GreyWolf's website on economic justice resources. Also look for GreyWolf's posts in the Resource Group.

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Video series produced by Peak Moment TV

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how "We The People" are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and dismantle corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say "no" to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn't, because it would violate the corporation's "rights" and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal - their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming. It worked! The corporation left town. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don't want, define what we DO want. Their "Right to Water" stopped natural gas fracking in the city. Ordinances like this have been passed in over 150 communities in 9 states

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https://leapmanifesto.org/en/the-leap-manifesto/#manifesto-content

https://leapmanifesto.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Manifesto-en.pdf

Here’s what the manifesto calls for:

— Shift swiftly away from fossil fuels so that Canada gets 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable resources within 20 years and is entirely weaned off fossil fuels by 2050.
— No new infrastructure projects aimed at increasing extraction of non-renewable resources, including pipelines.
— “Energy democracy,” in which energy sources are collectively controlled by communities instead of “profit-gouging” private companies.
— An end to all trade deals “that interfere with our attempts to rebuild local economies, regulate corporations and stop damaging extractive projects.”
— Expand low-carbon sectors of the economy, such as caregiving, teaching, social work, the arts and public-interest media.
— Vigorous debate on the idea of introducing a universal guaranteed minimum income.
— Declare that “austerity — which has systematically attacked low-carbon sectors like education and health care while starving public transit and forcing reckless energy privatizations — is a fossilized form of thinking that has become a threat to life on earth.”
— Pay for it all by ending fossil fuel subsidies, imposing financial transaction taxes, increasing resource royalties, hiking taxes on corporations and the wealthy, introducing a progressive carbon tax, and cutting military spending.

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To Leap or Not To Leap

From: The Agenda with Steve Paikin
About this Video
Air Date: May 04, 2016
Length: 33:54
Available Until: Jan 06, 2099

In the midst of the 2015 federal election campaign, left-wing activists gathered to launch their own call for transformational change with a document called the Leap Manifesto. It lays out a vision of the future to protect the earth from global warming and create equality among people. Documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis co-authored the Leap Manifesto with his wife, activist and author Naomi Klein. He joins The Agenda for a deeper look at the controversial document.

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http://www.colinalexander.info/files/pdfs/Schumacher.pdf

E-Book in PDF - Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if people mattered by E. F. Schumacher (210 pages)

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Remember when people used to have copies of encyclopedias at home?

For the techies in the audience, here's where you get your own local copy of english wikipedia:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_dump_torrents#enwiki

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An Urban Garden Pictorial

Abandoned City Lot Becomes a Flourishing Garden.

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The Resilient Permaculture Kitchen Handbook

Chapter 1
http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-resilient-permaculture-kit...

Chapter 2

http://caucus99percent.com/blogs/martha-pearce-smith#sthash.SPfbeMbB.dpuf

Chapter 3

http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-resilient-permaculture-kit...

*snip*

No matter what lifestyle we lead, at some point, we use our kitchens. Maybe it's to reheat pizza or make some microwave popcorn or brew a pot of coffee. If, in your need to eat, you've decided you want to eat in an environmentally, economically, and sustaining style, a Resilient Permaculture Kitchen might interest you.

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How Canada Post can deliver community power to the new green economy

http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-let-post-offices-lead-way#...

Could we turn 6,300 post offices into community hubs?

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http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-how-pets-and-working-anima...

How getting a dog helped me in my recovery from PTSD.

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http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-rethinking-how-where-we-live

When Carlos Alonso and his sister Camino (partners at Madrid architecture firm Ábaton) were looking for a country home for their extended family, they stumbled upon an abandoned stable in rural Extremadura, Spain and recognized it as a special place.

High on a hill and far from city water or an electrical grid, the crumbling cow shed was far from the conventional image of luxury estate, but Carlos and Camino could envision a transformation.

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Workshops Without Electricity
http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-air-tools-how-amish-run-wo...
A primer on learning about and introducing air tools into the home workshop.

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A small helpful book on how the Amish live without electricity.
Please buy used books.
https://www.amazon.ca/Living-Without-Electricity-Peoples-Place/dp/093467...

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http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-brainstorming-how-revitali...

A draft plan to initiate discussion on this project of local resilience. See Martha's initial call for brainstorming.

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http://www.lowtechmagazine.com
Full of ideas about low tech, usually linking to old technologies that could be adapted to suit today's needs.

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Larry Timmons has died

I am building a story of one who truly embodied the notion:"live simply so that others may simply live".

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"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Robert J. McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman. From a press briefing during the Vietnam war.

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http://www.historyisaweapon.com/indextrue.html#

This site also includes Zinn's "People's History of the United States" and other radical American voices.

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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http://caucus99percent.com/content/resilience-suburban-permaculture-home...

Three videos from the Avis Homestead in suburban Calgary.

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http://endfoodwastenow.org/

We are constantly reminded that we need to grow more food to keep up with the ever-expanding population. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts the world population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050, requiring food production to increase by 70%. In 2010, 48.8 million Americans were considered food insecure, meaning that they didn’t have access at all times to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Getting an accurate picture of food waste throughout the entire food system isn’t easy. The FAO estimates that more than 40% of food losses occur at retail and consumer levels but most estimates are often conservative and don’t take into account the entire food sector—the crops left unharvested in fields or fish discards at sea. Food waste is important because of its social, environmental, political and economical implications.

This site focuses on the different areas where food is lost and wasted through the entire food system, with plenty of tips for consumers to reduce their waste.

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Bisbonian's DIY Desert Water Catchment System Very informative. Lots of pictures.

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Urban Rain/Grey Water Catchment System

Here's the Chateau's answer to extra water for the garden.

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Resilience: A Bisbonian-Inspired Gray & Rain Water Reclamation Project

A complete rebuild inspired by Bisbonian's Desert Water Catchment System. (SEE: Above)

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Low-Tech Weather Forecasting by Gerrit

"As always with hi-tech, it makes us dependent on them. We grow up "not needing" to know how to read the weather signs for ourselves. The neighbourhood squirrels are smarter than me about, well, a lot of things, weather being one of them :=)
I wanted to learn about weather myself and low-tech is the way to knowledge." -- Gerrit

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Earth-cooled, shipping container underground CA home for 30K

Very impressive and practical IMO. Kirsten Dirksen always has useful and informative videos.

Cheers!

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"Make dirt, not war." eyo

These are articles from New Republic and Scientific American, about studies showing inherited trauma. Passed down from Holocaust survivors, Khmer Rouge survivors, the articles discuss drug treatments, and also writing of histories to deal with cultural trauma. Native American traditional healing helps with the inherited trauma. In Yehuda's Scientific American study, she found that descendants naturally develop higher levels of hormones to combat the stress hormones of inherited trauma.


New Republic - The Science of Suffering


Native American Intergenerational Trauma

Traditional medicines and spiritual practices seem to help with resilience.

Scientific American article -
descendents of trauma survivors develop higher levels of stress busting enzymes to combat inherited trauma

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Quite by accident, around my compost bins, Yarrow started growing mats instead of opportunistic weeds. Very drought tolerant and easy to walk on. Takes mowing, or not. Will self seed if left to flower on two foot stems.

Google photos of Yarrow in landscapes

Some recommend getting rid of the existing grass or weeds with herbicides. No, no, no. I chose the incremental approach and as I pulled weeds, or raked a mole hill down, seeded with Yarrow from Amazon
but there are many other sellers.

Another way of getting rid of areas of unwanted greenery and starting over is using cardboard for the creation of a new area. Rodale's version is here.

Here is a nice approach: Ten Acre Farm

Using the same approach here in Europe, and doing well.

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Plenty of compost, if I finish forking it (gets fluffy then). Mostly years' worth of leaves, not mowed, whole leaves, many oaks.

I am doing incremental here. Tufts of grass (probably fescue) that I have let go to seed. When it looks ripe, I'll whack then down. Also wildflowers, self-seeding. I have an expanding large area with columbine volunteers. Again, wait for seeds to ripen then collect and scatter. Moss in two area, unfortunately it is getting into drought conditions here, and I can't water that (or rake it). When whack time comes, I can eliminate the tops of tree volunteers. Weedy weeds get pulled and composted before bloom, as does poison ivy starts (with gloves). Chop and drop.

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a real invasive. Deep stolon root system. Cardboard may be an option.

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