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Low Technology Institute

Housing, Clothing, and Feeding Ourselves in a World After Fossil Fuels

Housing

We study and adapt pre- and nonindustrial construction techniques for sustainable buildings today and in the future.

Clothing

Forget about today’s unsustainable clothing industry and learn to create clothing (and other personal items) locally and from scratch.

Feeding

Without local, sustainable food, the future is bleak. We spend most of our time researching new and old ways to feed ourselves.


Research

We carry out larger-scale research projects including solar hot water, beekeeping, and composting.

We carry out trials and experiments in our Low Tech R & D series.

We grew all our own food for a year — we called it Foodmageddon.

Support Us

We’re a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We’re always looking for volunteers, donations, and underwriting partners.

Learn more about joining in here.

Events

We offer classes and events that highlight our research and focus on skills needed in a locally resourced future.

Efficiency vs. Resilience: Global Supply Chain Collapse – Part 4: The Future

Over the last three parts, we’ve been looking at the current kerfuffle in the supply chain, from the Just-in-Time supply model to natural supply systems and historic trade. Here we’ll be considering a few future scenarios — thought experiments about what would happen if we went down different transportation paths, from one extreme of local … More Efficiency vs. Resilience: Global Supply Chain Collapse – Part 4: The Future

Efficiency vs. Resilience: Global Supply Chain Collapse – Part 3: (Pre)Historical Trade

People have created large, complex cities and societies without fossil fuels in history and prehistory. In only one case that I know of did they depend on the shipment of staple foods and goods — and that was precarious. Traders did regularly move light-weight, valuable, robust goods over long distances, but a collapse in that … More Efficiency vs. Resilience: Global Supply Chain Collapse – Part 3: (Pre)Historical Trade

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608 . 886 . 9584

11927 W. State Road 59
Evansville, Wisconsin 53536

Located in
Historic Cooksville

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