Abe Connally has written a number of excellent how-to pieces for MAKE on sustainable living. He and his family have been living off-grid for years, and he knows what he’s talking about. His website, Vela Creations, is a great resource for projects covering gardening, animal husbandry, energy generation and conservation, waste management, and more. Yesterday Abe launched a campaign called Food Web, a crowd-funded effort to support an upcoming book and sustainable farming model. Learn more at Vela Creations.

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Make: magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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