A toolbox to help folks learn about autonomous living systems, design them, and put them into practice.
If you have any FREE resources on the following topics, please add to this list! Emphasis is on models that are already being put into practice, and tools people can use to design their own systems. Book lists are great too! Just post a comment in the appropriate section… (We’ll add it to the official list sooner or later.)
Don’t let the sections we’ve already proposed limit you! Feel free to suggest new ones as you contribute new links.
Permaculture – Whole systems design that is regenerative rather than destructive, and is based on the careful observation of natural systems.
Food – sustainable food production (free agricultural databases, and resources on aquaculture, tempoculture, urban and guerrilla gardening, soil health & more), building local food systems, wild foraging, and food preservation & storage.
Water – finding a water source, pumping water, wells, gravity-fed water systems, water catchment, water purification. Sanitation and sewage links can also be found here.
Fuel – heating and cooking (passive solar, wood-fired), sustainable biofuels, wind power, micro-hydro, bike power, biomass gasification, post-petroleum transportation, nonelectric alternatives
Shelter & Space – building from earth-based and salvaged materials, land rights and access, squatting, collective ownership
Health – alternative health care models, tools for designing community health systems, mental health, herbalism/self-care
Transforming Social Relationships – anti-oppression, nonviolent communication, consensus / group process, forming intentional communities, conflict resolution & transformative justice, teaching & learning for liberation
Sharing Resources – income-sharing, alternative economic models
Preparedness – multiple topic resource guides, peak oil & collapse, approprite technologies and open source sites, great DIY sites, disaster relief, traditional living, and blueprints for the future.
Networks & Movement-Building – other networks to tap into and tools for building social movements
…and anything else you would like to add!