The Power of Neighbors

Yummy Juliet Tomatoes

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

peakmoment | June 26, 2010 | 27 minutes

Peak Moment 174: Jan Spencer didn’t stop with a permaculture makeover of his suburban home in Eugene, Oregon. Now he’s taking on the neighborhood! As a result, his neighborhood association is teaming up with city programs like Neighborhood Watch and Emergency Response to empower neighbors to work together. They’re transforming lawns and abandoned lots into edible gardens, and sharing knowledge about energy efficiency, permaculture, and preparedness. These grass roots endeavors help people feel more secure in their homes, because they’re connected with neighbors they can rely on.


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Time to Act — Now by Richard C. Cook + Ruth Stout’s Garden

Farming with Nature

Permaculture for Humanity

A Farm for the Future (must-see)

Food on Dandelion Salad