Sustainable Living

While some wait around for summer to experience the vibrancy of farm fresh foods, experienced foragers know that by venturing into the forest you can uncover a rarified sampling of all the vitality that spring has to offer. New...

As a term "permaculture" was coined in the late 1970s by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, originally as a combination of the words "permanent" and "agriculture." The meaning has since expanded to encompass more conceptually,...

In the spring of 2011, Omega Institute completed construction on a passive house addition to the main office building to house the Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC). 

The structure was the second project in New York State—and the...

During the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP), participants visited Hawthorne Valley Farm to learn about cultivating both outer and inner landscapes.

 

ELIP is a program of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL...

Omega: For someone who is new to growing their own food, even if it’s on a fire escape in a city apartment, how do you suggest they get started, in the best, easiest way?

Eric Toensmeier: You start with...

Discover new ways to understand natural systems and how to live and work within them. The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social,...

In many ways the Commons are the foundation of our society. It represents the intersection of our social, environmental, and economic structures—all that we share and create together, from water to education. The stewardship of this inheritance...

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