Resources

  • activism

    • David Rovics
      Singer, songwriter, folkie
    • Beehive Design Collective
      To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.
  • alternative building

    • Green Home Building
      a wide range of information about sustainable architecture and natural building.
  • alternative energy

    • Real Goods
      the walmart of alternative energy, somewhat expensive, but many links and resources.
    • Big Frog Mountain
      in chattanooga, nice folks, knowledgeable and helpful, can find most anything you need.
    • Solar Today
      commercial magazine published by the american solar energy society.
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
    • Trojan Battery, Inc.
      Trojan Battery Company is the worldwide technology expert for long-lasting deep-cycle batteries.
    • Rocky Mountain Institute
      the rocky mountain institute’s mission is to foster the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security… these folks are very well supported financially and do good work.
  • audio and video supplies

  • co-op

    • Three Rivers Market
      Knoxville’s co-op market. We buy bulk foods, and they provide food donations for SVI events.
  • Coal Mining

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
  • Coke Ovens Park

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
  • communities and ecovillages

    • Beehive Design Collective
      To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.
    • OneWorld.net
      OneWorld network spans five continents and produces content to widen the participation of the world’s poorest and most marginalised peoples in the global debate.
    • Gaia Trust
      a charitable entity supporting sustainabilty projects, especially the ecovillage movement.
    • Global Ecovillage Network
      a global confederation of people and communities that meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living “sustainable plus” lives.
  • Donations

    • amazonsmile
      Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SVI. Support SVI!
  • Dunlap

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
  • food cooking and preservation

    • Trinity Herb
      supplies for the practicing herbalist.
    • Wild Fermentation
      the website of Sandy Katz, a good friend of Moonshadow and a regular instructor at our workshops and Food For Life. This is a great website for all sorts of information about fermentation, with recipies for making sauerkraut and pictures.
    • Permaculture Activist
      awesome permaculture magazine published out of Earthhaven Ecovillage
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
  • fundraising

    • amazonsmile
      Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SVI. Support SVI!
  • History

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
  • information and resources

  • links

  • live plants

    • Raintree Nursery
      diverse selection of excellent varieties from the north-west, pricey but very high quality trees.
    • Dancing Fern Nursery
      Good selection of local and native plants here in the Sequatchie Valley, wonderful people.
    • Hidden Springs Nursery
      “organically grown edible landscape plants for people and wildlife” very excellent and reasonably priced catalog a great place to visit and see the plants your interested growing in a healthy way. A very nice family run this small nursery.
    • Nolin Nursery
      this is by far the best place to get named varieties of nut trees, persimmons and paw paws….nut trees are always expensive so don’t be put off by the prices, they are fine , and excellent considering the quality and selection…
    • Johnson Nursery
      amazing selection of fruit trees right here in the south east. we have not ordered from these folks yet, but sense Ames (my favorite) closed, these folks seem like they may be a substitute?
    • FedCo
      good selection and lower prices..
    • Edible Landscaping Online
      edible landscaping , excellent selection, pricey, but beautifully shipped in pots with soil so e-z to re-plant small cheaper quart size in one gallon pots then plant out a year latter.
    • Forestfarm
      largest selection of its kind, in fact its unbelievable what is available, few fruit trees, more unusual and classic landscaping plants. We ordered “tubes” which are small and cheap soil rooted plants, very nice.
    • Oregon Exotics Rare Fruit Nursery
      oregon exotic nursery, amazing and weird selection, check it out, our orders have been in good health even after the trip across the country.
    • Southmeadow Fruit Gardens
      choice and unusual fruit tree varieties for the connoisseur and home gardener, they have a very impressive selection.very!
    • Tripple Brook Farm
      fun and large selection. Lots of innovative ornamental and weird fruit.
    • One Green World
      unique fruits from around the world excellent selection of fruits, pricey, but very high quality.
  • music

  • other

  • permaculture and sustainable agriculture

    • Sequatchie Cove Farm
      300-acre organic farm in southeast Tennessee. Community Shared Agriculture program, artisan cheese, sausage, beef, produce, plants and berries
    • Plants and Healers
      Frank Cook’s passion for being a repository of plant knowledge has grown steadily. He has studied with Herbalists, Shamen, Vaidyas, Sangomas, Green Witches, Doctors, Professors, Medicine Men… around the world. They have initiated him into many ways of
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
    • Mushroom Mountain
      Tradd Cotter’s site is full of information for mushroom identification, cultivation technology , information and lore. Tradd also sells many varieties of mushroom spawn.
    • Permaculture Activist
      awesome permaculture magazine published out of Earthhaven Ecovillage
    • Wildcrafting.com
    • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS Cookeville Area Office
      SVI participates in USDA NRCS programs
    • Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
      the Kerr Center has been associated with progressive ideas in agriculture since 1965.
  • seeds

    • Nichols Garden Nursery
      herbs and rear seeds, cool selection, we’ve been getting seeds from these folks for the longest time about 20 years.
    • Bountiful Gardens
      excellent seeds, cool people….
    • FedCo Seeds Co-Op
      this is our main source for seeds. They are excellent especially for large amounts.
    • Richters Herbs
      an amazing selection of herb seeds and plants excellent source for culinary and medical herbs.
    • Johnny’s Selected Seeds
      great selection, and let them know they should not sell any genetically engineered seeds.
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
  • Sequatchie Valley

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
  • social justice

    • Voices for Appalachia
      A growing media and social phenomenon, documenting the people, places and lifestyle of the Appalachians. Home of the Portrait-Story Project, featuring direct action and community service organizations for the protection of our land.
    • Beehive Design Collective
      To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.
    • Free Speech TV
      an audio/video hub on the internet created and defined by the people who use it.
    • Internationalist Books
    • Food Not Bombs
      autonomous chapters protest militarism and poverty by serving free vegetarian food to people in need.
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
    • Tennessee Economic Renewal Network (TERN)
      a statewide coalition of labor, community, student, environmental and religious organizations, socially responsible businesses and individuals that organize, educate and advocate in solidarity with workers to achieve social and economic justice.
    • Civic Media Center
      eading room and library of the non-corporate press; host of activist events.
    • David Rovics
      Singer, songwriter, folkie
  • solar

    • Government Cheese
      state and federal incentives for photovoltaic conversions and primary solar energy installations
    • Solar Energy Link Up
      Lots of links to solar energy resources. Like, “the sun”? No, like folks who are “tight” with the sun.
    • Find Solar
      where to go for info on installing systems
    • MySolar.Com
      general info about photovotaic (a.k.a. “solar”) energy
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
    • Trojan Battery, Inc.
      Trojan Battery Company is the worldwide technology expert for long-lasting deep-cycle batteries.
  • technology

    • Trojan Battery, Inc.
      Trojan Battery Company is the worldwide technology expert for long-lasting deep-cycle batteries.
    • WordPress
      this is the content management system used on the site.
    • Mighty Seek PodPress
      this is the podcasting plugin used on the site for audio and video content.
    • 223 Hosting and Internet Services
      websites & internetworking… they helped us design this website and manage our web hosting, email, spam filtering and email lists.
    • Free Speech TV
      an audio/video hub on the internet created and defined by the people who use it.
    • Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture
      We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a half-century of industrial food production, underwritten by cheap fossil fuels, abundant land and water resources, and a dri
  • TN

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
  • tools and supplies

    • Woodworkers Supply
      large selection of tools and materials.
    • Mushroom Mountain
      Tradd Cotter’s site is full of information for mushroom identification, cultivation technology , information and lore. Tradd also sells many varieties of mushroom spawn.
    • A.M. Leonards
      “tools that work”, our favorite landscaping tool company.
    • Lehman’s – products for simple, sustainable living
      heritage non-electric appliances and good homesteading tools. These folks have useful tools that are hard to find anywhere else.
    • Patagonia
      Patagonia is one of our big sponsors and most appreciated donor, as they’ve outfitted each of us with great gear for all seasons!
    • Gardens Alive!
      a catalog full of useful organic garden supplies, somewhat commercial and pricey if you want large quantities, but good for experimentation, watch for the half off sales which many of their catalogs offer.
    • Gaylord Bros.
      library supplies and archival storage systems.
    • Grizzly Industrial Inc.
      industrial tools, good source for hardware, but beware some cheap items are really cheap…
    • Ben Meadows
      excellent selection of horticulture and scientific equipment.
    • Japan Woodworker Catalog
      excellent source for wood working tools. Very fine, but pricey…
    • Premier 1 Supplies
      innovative fencing supplies. Try your local farmers coop first.
    • Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
      similar to woodworkers supply but with web site…
  • Trails

    • Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park
      Come explore the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 1900’s to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore. The wooded park is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.,
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