The Low Technology Institute Offers Sustainability Skill Share, June 1 and 2 — Registration Open

Want to learn a new skill that helps to sustain your life and our world? The Low Technology Institute offers you the opportunity through its new series of courses, the Sustainability Skill Share. On June 1 and 2, students of all ages will be supported in learning hands-on skills from veteran instructors and sustainable living … More The Low Technology Institute Offers Sustainability Skill Share, June 1 and 2 — Registration Open

Basic Stances — Industrial Agriculture

The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming novel EcoGuerrillas. Industrial agriculture is the antithesis of the three tenets laid out by the institute: it concentrates all resources for human benefit alone, purposefully ignores the lessons of natural systems mortgaging future stability for gains today, and it is incredibly complicated. Agriculture puts one species in … More Basic Stances — Industrial Agriculture

Small-Scale Hydropower?

Hydropower has a mixed environmental record. Large projects like dams that impound entire rivers are coming down across the west, as their impact on fish hatcheries and other ecosystems is now better understood. Furthermore, in addition to carbon-free power, one of the benefits was supposed to be flood control, but we are now seeing that … More Small-Scale Hydropower?

MOSES Organic Ag. Conference Potato Poster

Institute staff will be taking part in the poster contest at the MOSES organic agriculture conference this February. The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a nonprofit with a mission to educate farmers and growers about organic practices. As you likely know, we concluded a study on potato-growing method in 2018 and we … More MOSES Organic Ag. Conference Potato Poster