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Interviewed: Ken Greene of Hudson Valley Seed Library

December 20, 2014 - 07:56

Greene with Vandana Shiva, renowned environmental activist. Credit: Hudson Valley Seed Library

In 2004, Ken Greene was working as a librarian in Gardiner, New York when he decided to go beyond the bounds of his own personal garden and take his passion for seed saving into a more public, community-based arena. He began the Hudson Valley Seed Library (HVSL) out of the Gardiner Public Library, initially just adding the seed varietals to the library catalog as another item that patrons could "check out."  

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Interviewed: Footscray Maker Lab's Co-founder Jose Ramos

December 17, 2014 - 22:08

Top image: Footscray Maker Lab in Melbourne Australia. The Dream Factory!

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Spread the Hygge!

December 17, 2014 - 07:34

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Shareable's Top 21 New Books for the Holidays

December 16, 2014 - 07:40

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Omni Commons Opens Collaborative Space for Collectives in Oakland

December 16, 2014 - 07:33

Common physical spaces where people can meet in person and connect with the public are more important than ever in an increasingly disconnected digital age. As urban property becomes more unaffordable and commercialized and the commons disappear, some groups are pooling their resources for shared space, shared resources, and creative collaboration.

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Sharing Cities Network Online Hub Reaches 50 Cities

December 16, 2014 - 03:15

50 cities and counting are paving the way for sharing worldwide! Last April, we announced the launching of the Sharing Cities Network (SCN), an online hub for sharing communities.

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From Fab Labs to Fab Cities

December 15, 2014 - 21:00

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How a Startup D.C. Purchasing Coop Saved Members $1 Million

December 15, 2014 - 06:38

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The Top 7 Open Source Project Management Tools

December 15, 2014 - 05:36

Cross-posted from OpenSource.com. Authored by Robin Muilwijk and Nitish Tiwari.

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Debating the Sharing Economy

December 15, 2014 - 05:35

Article cross-posted from The Great Transition Initiative.

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Early Data Offers Inside Look at Homestay Market

December 13, 2014 - 07:31

Homestays are a subset of peer-to-peer rental accommodations in which the host is always present. (Barry-Dean Dewson via Stray Asia Travel Blog)

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Predicting the Future of Carsharing

December 10, 2014 - 09:16

Carsharing continues to expand in major cities around the globe. (Gayot.com)

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What Makes Cities Good for Freelancers?

December 10, 2014 - 01:32

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Bike Friday Kickstarts New Family-friendly Cargo Bike

December 9, 2014 - 10:02

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Why Cities Can (and Should) Lead the Sustainable Consumption Movement

December 9, 2014 - 07:41

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New Report: Unlocking the UK Sharing Economy

December 8, 2014 - 14:26

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Community Foundations as Local Wealth Builders

December 8, 2014 - 12:54

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How to Throw a Holiday Gift Swap

December 8, 2014 - 07:15

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Groupmuse: The Social Network for Live Classical Music Performances

December 8, 2014 - 06:51

Article and images cross-posted from Opensource.com.

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Birth of a Movement for Healthier and Happier Lives

December 8, 2014 - 06:48

Photo credit: Chaval Brasil / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND.

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