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Can Renewables Provide Baseload Power?

Can Renewables Provide Baseload Power? | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

Although renewable energy does not necessarily need to provide baseload power in the short-term, there are several ways in which it can do so. For example, geothermal energy is available at all times, concentrated solar thermal energy has storage capability, and wind energy can be stored in compressed air.

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How to Make Moringa Fertilizer - Richmond Vale Academy

How to Make Moringa Fertilizer - Richmond Vale Academy | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Looking for an organic fertilizer for your garden? Our moringa fertilizer is completely natural and extremely easy to make! You'll see results in no time.

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Beyond Organic at Miracle Farms in St-Anicet: Permaculture Transforms an Apple Orchard Into An Oasis

Beyond Organic at Miracle Farms in St-Anicet: Permaculture Transforms an Apple Orchard Into An Oasis | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
When biologist Stefan Sobkowiak took over the orchard in St-Anicet in 1993, there were very few birds.

His commercial apple orchard in the Montérégie region of Quebec, about 90 kilometres southwest of Montreal, was surrounded by non-organic neighbours, and this seemed to impact the bird population, he says.

Trained as a biologist and landscape architect, he decided to create an organic orchard, and by 1996 received his organic designation. But over time he realized that supporting only apple trees, even organic ones, meant maintaining a monoculture. “It functioned as an organic orchard, but not as an ecosystem,” he says.

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La Création de Buttes - Fermes d'Avenir

La Création de Buttes - Fermes d'Avenir | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

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permaculture : création de butte,  une "hugelkultur"

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Biodiversity conservation and agricultural sustainability: towards a new paradigm of ‘ecoagriculture’ landscapes

Biodiversity conservation and agricultural sustainability: towards a new paradigm of ‘ecoagriculture’ landscapes | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

 The dominant late twentieth century model of land use segregated agricultural production from areas managed for biodiversity conservation. This module is no longer adequate in much of the world. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment confirmed that agriculture has dramatically increased its ecological footprint. Rural communities depend on key components of biodiversity and ecosystem services that are found in non-domestic habitats. 


Fortunately, agricultural landscapes can be designed and managed to host wild biodiversity of many types, with neutral or even positive effects on agricultural production and livelihoods. Innovative practitioners, scientists and indigenous land managers are adapting, designing and managing diverse types of ‘ecoagriculture’ landscapes to generate positive co-benefits for production, biodiversity and local people. We assess the potentials and limitations for successful conservation of biodiversity in productive agricultural landscapes, the feasibility of making such approaches financially viable, and the organizational, governance and policy frameworks needed to enable ecoagriculture planning and implementation at a globally significant scale. We conclude that effectively conserving wild biodiversity in agricultural landscapes will require increased research, policy coordination and strategic support to agricultural communities and conservationists.


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It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy setup.
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Meadows and More: Foraged Foods

Meadows and More: Foraged Foods | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Connecting Great Food With Nature
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Grow Your Own Edible Forest Garden : Grow Permaculture

Grow Your Own Edible Forest Garden : Grow Permaculture | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
*Integrate food producing elements including animals, trees, kitchen and herb gardens, containers, and ponds *Design an integrated, abundant urban garden from pattern to detail (April 5), using the regenerative design tools of permaculture...
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How to feed the world without destroying it [Infographic]

How to feed the world without destroying it [Infographic] | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Want to address world hunger — not to mention climate change, poverty and pollution? Here's how taking a more natural approach to agriculture can benefit everyone and everything from the soil up.

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John Zulaikha's curator insight, December 11, 2012 11:35 PM

map of resource etc.

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La Suisse Lance Un « plan Ecophyto »

La Suisse Lance Un « plan Ecophyto » | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
La Suisse a présenté le 5 juillet un plan d'actions pour la réduction des risques et l'utilisation durable des produits phytosanitaires. Il comporte 49 mesures dont l'objectif est de diminuer de moitié les risques liés aux pesticides d'ici à 10 ans.

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Chicken Tractor 101: What It Is & the Basics of Building One - Modern Farmer

Chicken Tractor 101: What It Is & the Basics of Building One - Modern Farmer | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
The epitome of a low-tech agriculture solution, these coops on wheels give your birds constant access to fresh food, while fertilizing the soil and controlling pests.

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PERMACULTURE - CULTIVER AVEC LA NATURE - Sepp Holzer TRAILER

Ce film est un extrait du DVD "SEPP HOLZER: PERMACULTURE EN EUROPE", une collection des films sur le fermier Sepp Holzer: "Permaculture", "Aquaculture" e

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Agroforestry Helps Farmers Branch Out: Balance of Biomass Trees, Crops Brings Potential Win

Agroforestry Helps Farmers Branch Out: Balance of Biomass Trees, Crops Brings Potential Win | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

 Researchers have looked into the practice of alley cropping, planting long-term tree crops alongside short-term cash crops, for sustainability. Alley cropping is a type of agroforestry, which is the practice of combining crops and trees into one farming system. The dual income from the land can bring greater economic security to farmers.


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The Field Lab - Extremely Sustainable Homestead - Tiny House Design

The Field Lab - Extremely Sustainable Homestead - Tiny House Design | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
The Field Lab, also known as the Southwest Texas Alternative Energy And Sustainable Living Field Laboratory, is the 40-acre desert homestead of John Wells. John had been living in upstate New York for years but had a bit of awakening, like many of us, and decided to make his sustainable homestead dreams a reality. After purchasing …

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Could Better Soil Management Reverse Global Warming?

Could Better Soil Management Reverse Global Warming? | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
How we manage our soil may be as important as how we generate our energy.

 

The very things we need to do to adapt to a changing climate are exactly the same actions we need to take to slow down, or even reverse, global warming in the first place.

 

During his keynote, Peter Bane—author of The Permaculture Handbook—made this astounding statement: Better farming could not just slow, but reverse, the buildup of atmospheric CO2.  Noting that rock star farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms has built up 6.5% of additional carbon in his soils, Bane argued that truly maximizing soil carbon sequestration across all the world's agricultural soils could literally soak up more carbon than we release each year.

 

In cultivating our ability to "farm carbon," we would simultaneously be reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers, increasing our farm lands' ability to retain nutrients and hold water, we'd be mitigating flooding and protecting against drought, and we'd be enhancing biodiversity too. There's even some research to suggest that small-scale agroecology could increase yields compared to conventional farming.


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Richard Spencer's curator insight, December 13, 2015 5:52 AM

Interesting  insight  into  how  change  the  C02  exchange  on  global  scale.

By  converting a  different  way  of  farming  altogether  

 

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Chelsea Green: The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living

Chelsea Green: The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
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How To Pick Mushrooms Without Poisoning Yourself

How To Pick Mushrooms Without Poisoning Yourself | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Foraged vegetables are always more fun to cook. So Food52’s resident forager, Tama Matsuoka Wong, is introducing us to the seasonal wild plants we should be looking for, and the recipes that will make our kitchens feel a little more wild.
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A North Island, New Zealand, Permaculture Tour

A North Island, New Zealand, Permaculture Tour | Permaculture: Organic Gardening, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

"In nearby Kaiwaka, Biogas Yoshi’s ecohouse had put into practice some of Mollison’s building concepts. Biogas from human and kitchen waste, greywater treatment, renewable energy, solar chimney and pipes out from the basement to facilitate hot air in or hot air out depending on the season."


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