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Articles in "The Road to Resilience"

The bicycle is the simplest, most efficient, and elegant machine ever invented to move people over land at the local level.  Biking is the predominant mode to transport people in the world. 

I recently received a response from a reader wanting to know what I mean by resilience.  So, I decided that I would give you the whole nine yards.  Don’t stop reading!  There is actually some interesting stuff to know about this concept. 

In  last week’s column on Local Currency and  in previous ones, I’ve called for the relocalization of our Vashon economy as a hedge against the economic disturbances to come as a result of diminishing resources.  I’d like to continue that discussion.

Islanders responded to the recent opening of Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union by opening accounts already totaling more than 2 million dollars. Clearly, many of us consider it important that our money be invested exclusively in our community.

As we approach the growing season, remember that one of the best things you can do to sustain your family in an uncertain future is to grow a vegetable garden.  This week, I’m deviating from the usual format to bring a timely message.  If you are considering buying seeds, I have some important information for you to consider before making your purchase.