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Sustainable Food Trust

Sustainable Food Trust | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Food Heroes – Eliza Pearson (RT @SusFoodTrust: 'The ethical basis of permaculture has a way of bonding people - regardless of their backgrounds' http://t.co/MYks4X0BUY …)...
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An interesting read. Who knew Darryl Hanna was into permaculture?
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:03 PM

A new term I've just learned: “regrarian”!  It describes a system of agriculture that regenerates the soil, rather than degenerates it - like agricultural practices such as mob grazing and pasture cropping which are designed to build topsoil and lock in carbon.

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Aquaponics = Aquaculture+Hydroponics. Permaculuture - Worm bins, black gold, composting etc.
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Let’s Invite Leaf Cutter Bees into Our Gardens

Let’s Invite Leaf Cutter Bees into Our Gardens | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Africanized honey bee with the corbicula full of pollen Yummy, yummy! is the phrase that comes to our minds when remembering Winnie the Pooh eating all those pots of honey.
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State Of Composting In The U.S. « « BioCycle BioCycle

State Of Composting In The U.S. « « BioCycle BioCycle | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
I'm reading "State Of Composting In The U.S." http://t.co/oYQII4AqNe
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This Farm Tour Shows The Amazing Power of Aquaponics

This Farm Tour Shows The Amazing Power of Aquaponics | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
The Health Ranger tours Sand Creek Farm in central Texas, a CSA that grows food using the amazing power of aquaponics! For more on small-scale aquaponics check out our previous Resilient Communitie...
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Fascinating video! They are growing shrimp! Wow.
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“Garden Secrets” for a successful garden with Green Desert

Green Desert (“Garden Secrets” for a successful garden with Green Desert http://t.co/Hw9tWNDsa1 #permaculture)
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Controversy swims around genetically modified fish - CBS News

Controversy swims around genetically modified fish - CBS News | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
WTAJ Controversy swims around genetically modified fish CBS News Environmentalists and food safety experts are raising concerns as the Food and Drug Administration considers approval for the world's first genetically modified fish.
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Greed knows no bounds...
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The Bountiful Benefits of Dandelion Greens

The Bountiful Benefits of Dandelion Greens | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
by DR. MERCOLA Dynamics of Dandelion Greens Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale Dandelion greens belong to one of the largest plant families – the Sunflower – which include more than 22,000 species, including daisies and thistles.
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And they tell us it's a weed.
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Natural Pools: A Sustainable Alternative To Chlorine

Natural Pools: A Sustainable Alternative To Chlorine | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
“Swimming in natural water is a delight to our senses. Your skin and hair feels soft and your eyes don’t sting.
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Love it! Creating a natural habitat for wildlife is a win-win.
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D.I.Y. Worm Chow

D.I.Y. Worm Chow | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
If you're looking to fatten up your wigglers, try this recipe on for size. (Peeling your way through a couple dozen Easter eggs? Save the shells & make your own worm chow!
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Vanessa R Lum's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:12 PM

oatmeal and eggshells.

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This Guy Created Something AWESOME In His Backyard. Here’s How You Can Do It Too.

This Guy Created Something AWESOME In His Backyard. Here’s How You Can Do It Too. | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Leisha, the creator of popular DIY blog Homemade Toast, recently posted this awesome and handy guide on how to make a completely leak-proof water blob for the whole family to enjoy in the warm summer months.
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So cool! We would love to try this for a get together or something for the neighborhood.
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Can a City Eat Sustainably?

Can a City Eat Sustainably? | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
In Cork, a new 'Feed the City' initiative is helping to change people's eating habits and opinions on food wastage, by giving out free curry.
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Awesome
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Garden & Farm Fungicides, Herbicides & Pesticides Far More Toxic Than ... - Permaculture Magazine

Garden & Farm Fungicides, Herbicides & Pesticides Far More Toxic Than ... - Permaculture Magazine | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Garden & Farm Fungicides, Herbicides & Pesticides Far More Toxic Than ... Permaculture Magazine Permaculture viable option - pharmaceutical companies struggle to tackle chemical resistance · Farming for the Future - despite what the neighbours think.
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No wonder cancer and other diseases are so widespread. We are being poisoned.
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Pin by mamaverde on Farm Living | Pinterest

Pin by mamaverde on Farm Living | Pinterest | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Family Friendly Urban Aquaponics Project Aquaponic, Gardening by admin2 We have seen a lot of different aquaponics set ups but this one Milkwood is my all time favorite.
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That's the best looking aquaponics system we've seen.
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Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:24 AM
Wood framed blends nicely in to the backyard alongside kids play house~
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Pin by Adventures on Emergency Preparedness | Pinterest

Pin by Adventures on Emergency Preparedness | Pinterest | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Quickest way to understand Aquaponics is to look at this infographic. | See more about 5 gallon buckets, buckets and hydroponics. (Quickest way to understand Aquaponics is to look at this infographic.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:59 PM

Aquaponics: This machine will allow us to survive under emergency circumstances (as long as there is a source of electricity).

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Permaculture Tip of the Day - How to Plan and Develop a Permaculture Site - School of Permaculture

Permaculture Tip of the Day - How to Plan and Develop a Permaculture Site - School of Permaculture | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
What is often left out in much of permaculture teaching is the “how to install the design”. And not only what that entails, but steps in how to do it. It is most manageable...
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Great Lakes states' push for Asian carp barrier dealt another legal blow

Great Lakes states' push for Asian carp barrier dealt another legal blow | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court has sided against Ohio and four other states in their demand for physical barriers to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp.
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Web Exclusive - Do’s and Don’ts of Composting Worms - Urban Farm Online

Web Exclusive - Do’s and Don’ts of Composting Worms - Urban Farm Online | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
While your compost worms can survive on a limited diet, the larger variety of food you provide them, the more diverse and nutrient-rich their castings will be.
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Good tips
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Permaculture Plants: Sage

Permaculture Plants: Sage | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Common Name: Sage, Common Sage, Garden Sage, Broadleaf Sage, True Sage, Cullinary Sage, Kitchen Sage, Dalmation Sage, and many more… Scientific Name: Salvia officinalis Family: Lamiaceae (the Mint family) Sage is a small plant with big...
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Great and exciting read, especially since we are trying to grow some!
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Inhabit: permaculture explained

Inhabit: permaculture explained | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Here's an inspiring, moving video short that explores describes what permaculture is, both in terms of agriculture and culture.We all know that humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions...
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Can't wait to watch it!!
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Canadian Urban Farmer Grows 50,000 Lbs Of Food On Less Than 1 Acre Of Land

Canadian Urban Farmer Grows 50,000 Lbs Of Food On Less Than 1 Acre Of Land | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
“What if I told you that there was a way you could live off the land, farm commercially, be a direct solution to food security, economic inequality, and environmental degradation, build community ties and social capital, and make a living out of it?
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Interesting.
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Using Pumps with Skimmers in Aquaponics - YouTube

Looking for a pump for your aquaponics or hydroponics system? Be sure to check out this video on pumps with skimmers before making your decision! Subscribe a...
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 7: Aeroponic Wheat : HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 7: Aeroponic Wheat : HowStuffWorks | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in a nutrient rich environment without the use of soil and fertilizer. The plants, literally grow in the air. Learn about aeroponically grown wheatgrass on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks show.
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We like it! Wonder if it can be done outside or in a greenhouse
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This guy's creation is absolutely astounding.

This guy's creation is absolutely astounding. | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneur Willie Smits unveils a new mini-factory concept that maximizes efficiency and profitability for sugar palm farming families.
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What an awesome project! Woooww!!!
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How Do I Invite You to Grow Food? - YouTube

Peak Moment 153: Jenny Pell's infectious enthusiasm will sweep you up into creating a future that's beyond sustainable — to one that's "additive". This livel...
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Great interview. Being truly connected to where you live is vitally important to our future.
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Save The Bees! Water For Bees Without The Drowning Risk

Save The Bees! Water For Bees Without The Drowning Risk | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
A clean supply of water is absolutely essential for the operation of a honeybee colony. Bees use water for cooling the hive by evaporation, and for thinning honey to be fed to larva.
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We never thought about them drowning. The wasps would dip and drink, which was fascinating to watch.

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Build a composting system out of old shipping pallets - The Idaho Statesman

Build a composting system out of old shipping pallets - The Idaho Statesman | Aquaponics & Permaculture | Scoop.it
Build a composting system out of old shipping pallets The Idaho Statesman This pallet composting bin is functional and easy to make — once you complete the basic setup, you can add features that best suit your needs.
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Pretty simple design. Looks better than ours does
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