1. Visit beyondoffgrid.com for more videos and info. Permaculture expert Paul Wheaton of Permies.com discusses some of the key elements of permaculture gardening and how it differs from more traditional gardening, such as the use of wood underneath the soil surface and the important drought-fighting properties that it provides. Michael Bunker also displays a hugelkultur raised bed and discusses the history and benefits of this method to fighting drought.

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  2. Visit beyondoffgrid.com for more videos and info. Self-production of food is incredibly important to your ability to reduce your dependence on the modern system. Farmer and author Michael Bunker discusses important considerations for planning your garden and animal food production systems.

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  3. Homesteading in the country provides better opportunities for family life and appreciating God's creation, according to Cody AKA Wranglerstar.

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  4. Here is an analysis of an industry standard dimensional sawmill produced by Mobile Dimensions. We will be prototyping a similar dimensional sawmill, simplified for hydraulic drive and heavier on the carriage frame. Sweiger Shop is helping us prototype the sawmill. First OSE prototype expected in late September, 2011 - to be used in our construction program- http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/OSE_Shop_2011 . Sawmill demonstration ourtesy of Travis Clark. Opensourcing the entire economy care of OSE. See http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Dimensional_Sawmill

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