Wildfire mitigation. Common sense wildfire prevention.
How we prepared out homestead for the best wildfire prevention possible.
How we have taken measures to mitigate and reduce our wildfire exposure.
A contribution for wildfire mitigation.
A good idea that could work for wildfire mitigation.
We use the winter to mitigate our wildfire exposure as opposed to the summer when we are involved with other needed tasks.
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
The fire moon shows up every year when the forest fires start up. Maggie Bonham has some recommendations for preparing to evacuate with animals.
Taking personal responsibility for private-property protection in light of ongoing climate change and the hazards associated with same.
Protect your home and yourself by making your property Firewise! Here are explanations on how to think of your property in zones and additional tips for protecting your home property.
A report from economic analyst Mark Cooper shows that continuing nuclear power projects in the Southeast will only produce billions of dollars in excess costs.
Our experience in living with bears.
Throughout the West, drought has led to a massive increase in wildfires, threatening the grass-fed beef industry in the U.S.
How our community has planned ahead for wildfire contingencies.
Learn more about commons-based economy on May 7th, 2012, in London, sponsored by the School of Commoning.
Heather Menzies studies her family's commoning roots in the Scottish Highlands in "Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good."
No homestead is complete without our canine companions.
Developing a sense of place by shaping and stewarding the landscape.
Catching a cold after flying is common. Find out why plane travelers get sick after flying, and learn how to boost your immunity to avoid post-flight colds and flu.
Cam notices how many chicken-related expressions we use in our every day language!
Preventing allergy causes as opposed to treating the symptoms.
We received more than 900 responses to a recent poll about flu shots, and we want to know: Are you getting a flu shot this year, and why or why not? Plus, share your tips for staying flu-free, flu vaccine or no.
Houston-based Mahindra USA is doing its part to help prevent fires during this drought season by reminding rural residents of a few simple things they can do to help prevent catastrophic damage to their homes and property.
As H1N1 (also known as "swine flu") continues to spread, people are taking a variety of precautions to avoid catching or spreading the virus — from being more diligent about washing hands to cancelling long-awaited vacations. Tell us what you're doing, and find out more about H1N1 and how you can stay informed and healthy.
These natural cold and flu remedies will help you build up your immune system and reduce the duration and discomfort of colds and flu.
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
Try these organic techniques to help prevent tomato early blight.
Learn how to identify and expel radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., from your home.
Learn how to prevent Alzheimer's with diet. There is plenty of time for people to make brain-healthy lifestyle and dietary choices to potentially delay the onset of this dreaded and devastating disease.
Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.
Autumn is very busy at Stony Knolls Farm between the Common Ground Fair and Fall Goat School!
Over the past 15 years the noise level in cities has increased sixfold; urban noise doubles every eight to ten years. Even in the country, we can't escape the sound of airplanes and engines. What can you do?
One of the best ways to learn about green homes is to explore real-world examples--by touring homes or reading about them online. This article links to free online collections of case studies and in-depth profiles of green homes.
Finally! Design experts and contractors say granite and marble have lost their luster. Find beautiful, natural alternatives to that and solutions to other common design mistakes, including dull color pallettes and overused water features.
The $300 House Project challenges student and professional designers to create housing that shelters the poorest of the poor with safety and dignity. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to see their $300 houses built and reproduced.