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Targeted variation of genomes using TAL effectors - plantsynbio workshop Nottingham

Slides from my presentation in Nottingham 2013


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Design | WarkaWater

Design | WarkaWater | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it

The Warka’s water harvesting technique and construction system are inspired by several sources. Many plants and animals have developed unique micro- and nano-scale structural features on their surfaces that enable them to collect water from the air and survive in hostile environments. By studying the Namib beetle’s shell, lotus flower leaves, spider web threads and the integrated fog collection system in cactus, we are identifying specific materials and coatings that can enhance dew condensation and water flow and storage capabilities of the mesh. The termite hives have influenced the design of Warka’s outer shell, its airflow, shape and geometry. We also looked at local cultures and vernacular architecture, incorporating traditional Ethiopian basket-weaving techniques in Warka’s design.

 
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Bamboo Comforter - Cozy Earth

Bamboo Comforter - Cozy Earth | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Filled with 100% bamboo fiber, the comforter sets king and queen size from Cozy Earth are a must buy. Soft and durable, these are big enough for huge beds. Contact to know more.

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You can buy Bamboo Comforter in a variety of sizes, ranging from king-size to twin, and a few muted colors.

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Insect Repellent, Gardener’s Nail Brush and Hand Soap & Seed Saving

Insect Repellent, Gardener’s Nail Brush and Hand Soap & Seed Saving | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
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Millions Available to Help Connect Retiring Landowners with New Farmers | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Millions Available to Help Connect Retiring Landowners with New Farmers | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
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The Crisis: Regeneration or Degeneration?

The Crisis: Regeneration or Degeneration? | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, are hungry or struggling to survive with justice and dignity; when the majority of the global body politic are threatened and assaulted by a toxic environment and food system; when hundreds of millions are overwhelmed with chronic health problems; battered by floods, droughts, and weather extremes; when endless wars and land grabs for water, land and strategic resources spiral out of control; When indentured politicians, corporations and the mass media conspire to stamp out the last vestiges of democracy in order to force a “Business-as-Usual” paradigm down our throats, it’s time for a change, Big Change.
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Oglala tribal member says he should be allowed to grow hemp - Rapid City Journal

Oglala tribal member says he should be allowed to grow hemp - Rapid City Journal | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Alex White Plume thought his decade-long wait to produce industrial hemp on a South Dakota Indian reservation was ending when the federal government softened its stance
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Monsanto's PR, Organic Farming vs. GMO: How the Great Food War Will Be Won

Monsanto's PR, Organic Farming vs. GMO: How the Great Food War Will Be Won | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it

But, if the food movement could show that famine is an empty threat then it would also have shown, by clear implication, that the chemical health risks and the ecological devastation that these technologies represent are what is unnecessary. The movement would have shown that pesticides and GMOs exist solely to extract profit from the food chain. They have no other purpose. Therefore, every project of the food movement should aim to spread the truth of oversupply, until mention of the Golden Fact invites ridicule and embarrassment rather than fear.

 

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Millions of Dollars Available to Support Biomass Crop Production for Bioenergy | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

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Meet the woman building stunning sustainable homes from bamboo - Treehugger

Meet the woman building stunning sustainable homes from bamboo - Treehugger | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Elora Hardy and her team of designers, artisans, and builders at Ibuku are reimagining sustainable building, using one of nature's strongest and most versatile materials.
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How to stop a bamboo invasion and other surprising facts about roots - PBS NewsHour

How to stop a bamboo invasion and other surprising facts about roots - PBS NewsHour | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
The PBS NewsHour science team takes a field trip to the U.S. Botanic Garden to learn about roots.
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24 inspiring small homes

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Great lessons in style and comfort from a tiny cottage, vintage trailer, bungalow, and other small homes
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Clara Clark Premier 1800 Collection 100% Microfiber Bamboo Embossed Bed Sheet Set, Queen Size, White - Cool Bedroom Stuff

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Share000000000or copy the linkClara Clark’s Premier 1800 Collection deluxe microfiber sheets are made of luxuriously silky brushed microfiber fabric. Soft and breathable, they wick perspiration away to let you sleep in comfort.

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Nine landscaping, gardening skills to pick up to save money - Christian Science Monitor

Nine landscaping, gardening skills to pick up to save money - Christian Science Monitor | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Love the outdoors – and your backyard? Learn these nine skills to not only make your lawn and yard beautiful, but also to save you money.

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New Documentary Covers the Environmental, Economic, Social, and Political Impacts of Soil

New Documentary Covers the Environmental, Economic, Social, and Political Impacts of Soil | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
“If there were a United Federation of Organisms, humans would be voted off the planet.” –Paul Stamets One of Earth’s greatest treasures is soil—without it, we could not survive. Soil is the mother of nearly all plant life, and ultimately all animal life on Earth. It’s the interface between biology and geology, the living skin of our planet. A new documentary, “Dirt! The Movie,” brings to life the environmental, economic, social, and political impacts of soil. Sharing the planet with humanity has
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82 Sustainable Gardening Tips

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Our sustainable gardening tips give you ideas for recycling materials in the garden, sourcing sustainable seeds and tools, saving water, and much more.
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Growing Food 7+ Secrets to growing the best tomatoes

Growing Food 7+ Secrets to growing the best tomatoes | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it

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Ideas for tomatoes.

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Cumberland County farmers plant first hemp seeds in Tennessee - WATE 6 On Your Side

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800 Tera Bq of Cesium-137 to reach West Coast of North America by 2016: researcher | Shanghai Daily

TOKYO, April 30 (Xinhua) -- About 800 tera becquerel of Cesium- 137 is going to reach West Coast of North America by 2016, equivalent to 5 percent of the total Cs-137 amount discharged to the pacific ocean after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japan researcher was quoted by Kyodo recently.

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With lettuce and spinach bolting in the warm weather, we’ve learned to turn to other tasty greens that love the heat and produce salad greens all summer long. What’s surprising to many gardeners is that Swiss chard and kale are very heat tolerant, enough so that we were trimming excess and giving them to the horses as treats!

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UN Official: We Have Only 60 Years Of Farming Left If We Don't Change Our Ways - Business Insider

UN Official: We Have Only 60 Years Of Farming Left If We Don't Change Our Ways - Business Insider | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
About a third of the world's soil has already been degraded.

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Your local sustainable farmer is already addressing this problem.

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Murphy's Menu: Ancient amaranth - Emporia Gazette

Murphy's Menu: Ancient amaranth - Emporia Gazette | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
According the national food folks, ancient grains are all the culinary rage right now, especially if they are gluten free.
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Bamboo Construction - Sustainable, Strong and Elegant - ENGINEERING.com

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Elora Hardy discusses ideas behind her earthquake-proof buildings made almost entirely from bamboo.
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PA: Hempcrete workshop June 6th, 2015 with Hemp Heals Foundation & Keystone Cannabis Coalition

PA: Hempcrete workshop June 6th, 2015 with Hemp Heals Foundation & Keystone Cannabis Coalition | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
ROBESONIA, PA - The Hemp Heals Foundation and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition have partnered up for a one of kind building with Hempcrete* workshop Saturday June 6th, 2015. This hands on, interacti...
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What is the Produce Rule? | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The proposed Produce Rule sets forth new standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce. The standards apply to fruits and vegetables normally consumed raw, such as apples, carrots, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes. The proposed Produce Rule does not apply to produce rarely consumed raw (such as winter squash) or produce grown for personal consumption.

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