Principles of independent living. An introduction to the literature and philosophy of self-reliance, and to practical ways people can provide more of their own needs for energy, shelter, food, possessions, and self-education. Each student will design his/her own self-reliance project. In addition there will be numerous hands-on class projects: home energy audits, barter, cold-frame construction, solar collector construction, organic gardens, and/or others. Discussions will focus on the economic, ecological, resource, and personal implications of a life of self-reliance and simplicity. Three class hours.
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Fall Semester 2014
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