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

    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
  • 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

    • Gaia Trust
      a charitable entity supporting sustainabilty projects, especially the ecovillage movement.
    • Beehive Design Collective
      To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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

    • Permaculture Activist
      awesome permaculture magazine published out of Earthhaven Ecovillage
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Trinity Herb
      supplies for the practicing herbalist.
  • 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

    • Craft Monkey
      Nada’s Blog about knitting, thrifting and homestead life.
    • Government Cheese
      state and federal incentives for photovoltaic conversions and primary solar energy installations
    • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS Cookeville Area Office
      SVI participates in USDA NRCS programs
    • Solar Energy Link Up
      Lots of links to solar energy resources. Like, “the sun”? No, like folks who are “tight” with the sun.
    • Chattanooga Bicycles and Mountain Bikes
      Suck Creek Cycle sells, rents, repairs and invents the finest bikes in Chattanooga. Drop in and see them for a great deal on bicycles, repairs and accessories. Or, maybe just solicit some of their famous friendly advice!
    • MySolar.Com
      general info about photovotaic (a.k.a. “solar”) energy
    • Sequatchie Valley Historical Society
      Our Mission The Sequatchie Valley Historical Association strives to preserve the history of the Sequatchie Valley. We work to maintain the natural beauty of our land and to provide an educational resource for all generations.
    • Food Not Bombs
      autonomous chapters protest militarism and poverty by serving free vegetarian food to people in need.
    • Find Solar
      where to go for info on installing systems
    • Three Rivers Market
      Knoxville’s co-op market. We buy bulk foods, and they provide food donations for SVI events.
    • alternatetheory
      Hellbender’s Blog about his family’s Ulinawi homestead near SVI. Why alternatetheory? Because everything you know will always be wrong.
  • live plants

    • 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…
    • Raintree Nursery
      diverse selection of excellent varieties from the north-west, pricey but very high quality trees.
    • 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.
    • One Green World
      unique fruits from around the world excellent selection of fruits, pricey, but very high quality.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • Dancing Fern Nursery
      Good selection of local and native plants here in the Sequatchie Valley, wonderful people.
    • Tripple Brook Farm
      fun and large selection. Lots of innovative ornamental and weird fruit.
    • 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.
    • Southmeadow Fruit Gardens
      choice and unusual fruit tree varieties for the connoisseur and home gardener, they have a very impressive selection.very!
  • music

  • other

    • Willing Workers On Organic Farms
      an amazing resource for individuals with the freedom and inclination, to be able to find and contact farms all over the world who could use their help.
    • A Walk In The Woods
      full range guide service based in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Offers guided nature walks, backpacking trips, shuttle service, and more.
  • permaculture and sustainable agriculture

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Wildcrafting.com
  • seeds

    • Bountiful Gardens
      excellent seeds, cool people….
    • FedCo Seeds Co-Op
      this is our main source for seeds. They are excellent especially for large amounts.
    • Nichols Garden Nursery
      herbs and rear seeds, cool selection, we’ve been getting seeds from these folks for the longest time about 20 years.
    • 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
    • Richters Herbs
      an amazing selection of herb seeds and plants excellent source for culinary and medical herbs.
  • 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.
    • 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
    • Beehive Design Collective
      To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.
    • Civic Media Center
      eading room and library of the non-corporate press; host of activist events.
    • Free Speech TV
      an audio/video hub on the internet created and defined by the people who use it.
    • David Rovics
      Singer, songwriter, folkie
    • 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.
  • solar

    • Trojan Battery, Inc.
      Trojan Battery Company is the worldwide technology expert for long-lasting deep-cycle batteries.
    • Government Cheese
      state and federal incentives for photovoltaic conversions and primary solar energy installations
    • MySolar.Com
      general info about photovotaic (a.k.a. “solar”) energy
    • Find Solar
      where to go for info on installing systems
    • 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
    • Solar Energy Link Up
      Lots of links to solar energy resources. Like, “the sun”? No, like folks who are “tight” with the sun.
  • technology

    • 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.
    • Mighty Seek PodPress
      this is the podcasting plugin used on the site for audio and video content.
    • 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.
    • WordPress
      this is the content management system used on the site.
  • 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

    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
      similar to woodworkers supply but with web site…
    • 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.
    • Premier 1 Supplies
      innovative fencing supplies. Try your local farmers coop first.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A.M. Leonards
      “tools that work”, our favorite landscaping tool company.
    • Woodworkers Supply
      large selection of tools and materials.
    • Japan Woodworker Catalog
      excellent source for wood working tools. Very fine, but pricey…
  • 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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