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Mycorrhizal Fungi How It Works

Mycorrhizal Fungi How It Works | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
Mycorrhizal Fungi attaches itself to the root system of plants making them stronger, healthier, and more tolerant to adverse weather conditions.

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Get A Harvard Education on Your iPad | PadGadget

Get A Harvard Education on Your iPad | PadGadget | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
If you’ve been reading much tech news within the past year, you probably already know that Harvard, MIT, UC Berkley, and others have begun offering free online courses to anyone willing to enroll.
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Stephen Ritz - Green Bronx Machine - Growing Our Way Into A New Economy

http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/2012talks Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator.  With the help of extended student and community family they have grown over 25,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance.


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The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond | www.verticalfarm.com

The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond | www.verticalfarm.com | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

"Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. They offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply, and year-round crop production."

 

As the world’s population continues to gravitate around expanding urban environments combined with the fact that the quality of “good” land is decreasing we need to be very critical about what we do with “space” as it becomes increasingly scarce. Urbanization, climate change and population growth are putting tremendous pressures on this planets ecosystems ability to sustain us. The result of this pressure may soon blur the line and change our perception of how we geographical visualize agriculture and urbanization.

 

Ever heard of Vertical Farming? If not you may want to explore this website and discover how very real the possibilities can be when you emphasis agricultural cultivation within a city instead or around it.

 


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Experimental Raceway Construction

Experimental Raceway Construction | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

Even though prawns don't generate as much polution as fish do, that many would certainly generate some -- I suspect enough to support at least one grow bed of light-duty plants.  I'm definately going to watch this page with interest O:-)

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95% Renewable Energy World Possible by 2050 with NO Technology Breakthroughs

95% Renewable Energy World Possible by 2050 with NO Technology Breakthroughs | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
  This is a great post on an even greater recent study showing that we can get to a 95%...
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Revolutionary Electricity Generator.... using water vapor!

Revolutionary Electricity Generator.... using water vapor! | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

I know that this is not aquaponics, but the achilles heel of aquaponics is its reliance on electricity to work..... so information about a potentially revolutionary new method to produce cheap and abundant electricity is definitely of interest.

 

We see many revolutionary new ideas all the time, but this is backed by signifcant scientific peer research and validation it seems.


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Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 4, 2014 9:37 AM

LOL where do you get it ?

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What the Economic Crisis Really Means - and what we can do about it

Doing It Ourselves aims to broaden understanding of the debt crisis and peak resources and encourage action for the sake of personal preparedness, happiness ...

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TEDxWarwick - Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less | Sustainable Urban Agriculture

TEDxWarwick - Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
Charlie Price from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. He provides an ins...
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The IBC of Aquaponics : Backyard Aquaponics : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

An interactive PDF guide to building an aquaponic system using IBC's (intermediate Bulk Container). This manual contains many features including downloadable...
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EDIBLE CITY: THE MOVIE - OFFICIAL VERSION

Edible City is a feature-length documentary film that tells the stories of extraordinary people who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transfo...

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Growing Cities Movie

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Growing Cities is a feature-length documentary film about urban farming across America.

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Growing Black Soldier Fly Larvae for use in Aquaponic system

Murray Hallam demonstrates how to use the Bio-Pod to harvest Black Soldier Fly Larvae as an alernative source of fish food in an Aquaponics system.


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Vivalist's curator insight, November 21, 2014 4:50 AM

Black Soldier Fly larvae to feed fishes in aquaponic system.

 

Can be easily complemented with Mealworms breeding which is VERY efficient and packed with great protein for the fishes, but also for chickens and even humans!

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MIT researchers develop chip that can harvest energy from multiple sources

MIT researchers develop chip that can harvest energy from multiple sources | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

We've seen a number of different devices that can harvest energy from various sources, but none quite like this new chip developed by...


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the cube projectThe Cube Project – University of Hertfordshire

the cube projectThe Cube Project – University of Hertfordshire | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
The Cube Project is an initiative of Dr Mike Page at the University of Hertfordshire, to build a compact home for the best of low-carbon living.
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Liquid air 'offers energy hope'

Liquid air 'offers energy hope' | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

Using "wrong-time" electricity from renewables to turn air into liquid may offer a solution to one of the great challenges in engineering - how to store energy.


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High Protein Vegetable Crackers to Compliment Soup MREs

High Protein Vegetable Crackers to Compliment Soup MREs | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

This looks too yummy to leave for emergencies only.  

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Solar Is The Brightest Energy Option | newmatilda.com

Solar Is The Brightest Energy Option | newmatilda.com | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
Solar power may soon be the cheapest way to power your home - and the rapid growth of the industry is making other energy providers nervous.

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Wisconsin’s Future Farm Packs Sustainable Punch with Cow Powered Aquaponics Operation

Wisconsin’s Future Farm Packs Sustainable Punch with Cow Powered Aquaponics Operation | efficient gardening | Scoop.it
Future Farm uses aquaponics to grow about 8,000 pounds of fish and 500,000 plants, which it sells regionally. But here comes the interesting part—this is done sustainably with the help of about 2,600 cows.

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The Farm Bill Should Help the Planet, Not Just Crops

The Farm Bill Should Help the Planet, Not Just Crops | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

NY TIme Op-Ed: The proposed farm bill — Senate- or House-style, take your pick — would make American agriculture’s climate problem worse. 8/12/2012


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Building an ibc aquaponic system

Download the Manual here http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/Travis/IBCofAquaponics1.pdf How to build a really simple IBC aquaponic system using a minimal amou...
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Friendly Aquaponics

VIDEO Good intro to Friendly Aquaponics: Growing Infrastucture connecting Backyard Aquaponics with Global Hunger Isssues. Open Source. http://www.greengorillamedia.com Tim Mann and Susanne Friend share the results of their work developing efficient and sustainable aquaponic food production s...

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Ollas: Unglazed Clay Pots for Garden Irrigation

Ollas: Unglazed Clay Pots for Garden Irrigation | efficient gardening | Scoop.it

Ollas (pronounced “oy-yahs”) are unglazed clay/terra-cotta pots with a bottle or tapered shape that are buried in the ground with the top/neck exposed above the soil surface and filled with water for sub-surface irrigation of plants.  This irrigation technology is an ancient method, thought to have originated in Northern Africa with evidence of use in China for over 4000 years and still practiced today in several countries...


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Aquaponics Greenhouse Tour

love the automatic controllers


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Vivalist's comment, March 23, 2012 8:29 PM
and then the guy went on doing that! http://web4deb.blogspot.fr/
Vivalist's curator insight, November 21, 2014 4:33 AM

5 years ago, the founder of the Bigelow Brook Farm started small with this small greenhouse. It inspired me at the time and his future projects also did. Check out his YT channel to see the dome greenhouse he built since then (with Rocket stove heater, etc...)

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How to make a Worm Tower

A worm tower is a simple and effective way to take any garden bed from average yield to gloriously abundant.


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Vivalist's curator insight, November 21, 2014 4:25 AM

Worm composting is very efficient and is great for indoor use. It can also be used in raised beds with worm towers. Not clear how taht would work in an aquaponic system.

 

Need to test it because lichate could potentially pollute the fish tank and water filling the bed could harm the worms, disturb the composting process...