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Living a Good Life Beyond the Grid

When I tell people I live “off the grid,” I get a variety of responses. Many are some iteration of “Wow! That is so cool. But what does that actually mean?” In my case, it means we are not physically connected to the electrical grid. Instead, we rely exclusively on solar power and propane to […]

Posted inBroadband and Technology

Life in the (Sort of) Fast Lane

When I moved from Los Angeles to a very rural homesite on the Arizona-New Mexico border, I knew I’d be making some trade-offs, especially as it related to telecommunications. In LA, I was accustomed to high bandwidth and instant access to services, which was important to my work in educational technology and online community building. […]

Posted inEnvironmentFoodHealth

Forum Sows Big Ideas about Tiny Seeds

Last week, Tucson was the site of the first International Seed Library Forum, co-sponsored by the Pima County Public Library, the University of Arizona, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Edible Baja, and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. This four-day event brought together experts and practitioners to look at improving access to local seed resources. Attendees included […]