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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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WarkaWater | Each Drop Counts

WarkaWater | Each Drop Counts | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | 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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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:13 PM

Fascinating design???

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400 Watt 12V DC Wind Turbine

400 Watt 12V DC Wind Turbine | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Sundance Solar is a leader in solar educational kits, do it yourself solar energy kits and wind power kits for students and educators worldwide.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:14 PM

Wind turbines???

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USDA | Outreach | SDFR | Advisory Committee on Minority Farms

USDA | Outreach | SDFR | Advisory Committee on Minority Farms | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

The committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to USDA programs. The committee shall advise the Secretary on:

The implementation of section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279); Methods of maximizing the participation of socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers in USDA programs; and Civil rights activities within USDA, as such activities relate to participants in USDA programs.
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Interview: Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers

Interview: Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
In India, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a force for change not only among the commentariat but also on the ground. On a recent trip to California, Shiva spoke with Acres U.S.A., covering an amazing amount of ground.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:15 PM

Restore our farmers.

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How to Shop for Veggies: Our Seed-Selection Guide - Modern Farmer

How to Shop for Veggies: Our Seed-Selection Guide - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Winter is the season of dreams for farmers and gardeners. We tell our spouses, children, and friends our hopes and dreams for the next growing season—as long as they can stand to listen. But our truest companions through the cold evenings are our beloved seed catalogs, that fine genre of literature, which caters to all our notions of what a farm or garden can be.  
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:16 PM

Dreaming about seeds and your garden for next year?

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Why Kentucky farmers are quitting tobacco and turning to hemp

A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started...

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Rainbow Tomato 6 pack-Store.underwoodgardens.com

Rainbow Tomato 6 pack-Store.underwoodgardens.com | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Heirloom tomatoes come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. But beyond their diverse appearance is the TASTE that will forver change how think of a tomato! We have a rainbow collection of 6 unique colored heirloom tomatoes, including:

Black Krim Tomato
Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato
Flamme Tomato
Burbank Red Slicing Tomato
Shah/White Mikado Tomato
Yellow Pear Tomato
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How to Harvest and Dry Herbs - Modern Farmer

How to Harvest and Dry Herbs - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
For discerning cooks, packaged herbs from the grocery store don’t always cut it. Judging from their flavor and aroma, it seems they were picked by greasy, diesel-powered machine harvesters in some third-world country about 10 years ago. (This might be a slight exaggeration. Just slight.)
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How to Build a Straw Bale Garden - Modern Farmer

How to Build a Straw Bale Garden - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Garden dirt no good? Just don't have dirt, period? Here's how to build a straw bale garden
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Colorado Collective Draws on Demand for Hemp Paper, Printing (interview)

Colorado Collective Draws on Demand for Hemp Paper, Printing (interview) | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Hemp paper and printing are the latest prospect for longtime Colorado music and events promoter Morris Beegle and his Colorado Hemp Company business collective.
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Climate Positive Community, Sustainable Economic Development, Local Agriculture, Green Arts District - The Oberlin Project

Climate Positive Community, Sustainable Economic Development, Local Agriculture, Green Arts District - The Oberlin Project | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
The Oberlin Project's aim is to revitalize the local economy, eliminate carbon emissions, restore local agriculture, food supply and forestry, and create a new, sustainable base for economic and community development.
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5 Vitamins in Amaranth - Health Benefits of Amaranth

Recipes4Health: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2bZhXBHIb51n1fE3VWPmcQ/videos To learn more about the health benefits of food, visit:

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Highly nutritious???

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U.S. Ag. Secretary Vilsack to Hold “Secret Meeting” to Rewrite GMO Labeling Law | AltHealthWorks.com

U.S. Ag. Secretary Vilsack to Hold “Secret Meeting” to Rewrite GMO Labeling Law | AltHealthWorks.com | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"In over 60 countries across the world, GMOs are subject to mandatory labeling, and a huge portion of Europe... https://t.co/8eMyxy8WLb

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Bay Area Beekeeping

Bay Area Beekeeping | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Queen Bees for Sale
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:11 PM

We all need to encourage this.

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Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive

Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Harvesting honey is easier on the beekeeper and so much easier on the bees. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

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Eric Larson's curator insight, January 29, 10:49 AM

Reduces the issues of honey harvesting?

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USDA ERS - Farm Household Well-being: Farm Household Income (Historical)

USDA ERS - Farm Household Well-being: Farm Household Income (Historical) | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Median total income for farm households increased each year from 2010 to 2014. The increase largely reflects greater income from off-farm sources, where the majority of farm households earn most, if not all, of their income. Given the broad USDA definition of a farm (see glossary), many small farms are not profitable even in the best farm income years. As a result, the median household income from farming shows a loss. However, the loss decreased over the past 5 years, with 2014 having the smallest negative value for income from farming at -$869.
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SlingShot

SlingShot | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

This indefatigable man just might have enough passion, will, and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions.

An eccentric genius with a provocative worldview, Kamen takes on grand-challenges one invention at a time, helping people in need. Half of all human illness comes from water-borne pathogens. Kamen’s SlingShot is an energy-efficient machine that turns any unfit water (seawater, poisoned wells, river sludge…) into pure, safe water – no chemicals or filters needed.

Recently, Kamen allied himself with Coca-Cola . Will Kamen’s technological know-how combined with Coke’s global reach be a powerful enough force to address this global challenge?

SlingShot is both an inspirational character study and a look at the trajectory of Kamen’s vapor compression distiller from its earliest development through recent trials in rural Ghana and beyond.

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GE Soybeans Give Altered Milk and Stunted Offspring, Researchers Find

GE Soybeans Give Altered Milk and Stunted Offspring, Researchers Find | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Latham, PhD Pregnant goats fed with genetically engineered (GE) soybeans have offspring who grow more slowly and are shorter, according to a new

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, October 27, 2015 6:24 PM

This Italian study adds yet another piece to the GMO puzzle, and it is not a pretty one.

Eric Larson's curator insight, January 28, 9:46 PM

What kind of genie have we opened?

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Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes –What’s the Difference? | Terroir Seeds

Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes –What’s the Difference? | Terroir Seeds | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Are determinate tomatoes best for your garden, or would an indeterminate be better for you? How to tell, and what do the terms mean, exactly?
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HOMEGROWN

HOMEGROWN | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
HOMEGROWN.org is a community for celebrating the culture of agriculture and sharing skills like growing, cooking & canning. Now let's eat!
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How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm - Modern Farmer

How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Turning your garden into a four-season farm is easier than you think.
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59 Indigenous Corn Varieties at Risk as Monsanto Eyes Mexico

59 Indigenous Corn Varieties at Risk as Monsanto Eyes Mexico | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Mexico’s unique and treasured native corn varieties could be under threat as Monsanto, the largest seed producer, vies to plant GMO corn in the country.


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Casa Rosa Farms

Casa Rosa Farms | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Our decision to raise pork comes from our desire to be as well rounded a farm eco-system as possible, and there is so many things on a small farm a pig can eat that go to waste otherwise. They are also quick to finish- taking about 1/3 of the time of a grass finished beef and 3 months less than a grass finished lamb. Throughout the summer and fall, our first batch of 10 pigs were rotated through a series of pastures within the orchards and also through pastures where the sheep had been overwintered, and they plowed up and ate tons of grubs and bugs, weeds, roots and even... grass. They love clover and alfalfa and will dig the whole plant up and eat it. I also fed them dropped fruit of all kinds from our orchard- apricots, pears, plums, crab apples (which even the chickens don't like) persimmons, quince. They also did a great job taking care of any overripe melons in my summer melon experiment. And when I was done with the melons, I fenced it in with electric net and turned the hogs out to root out all the remaining melon plants, melons, sunflowers, amaranth and sorghum I had inter-planted. They dug up the sunflower stalks and ate the roots. They even made some inroads on the bindweed and bermuda grass rhizomes, but I would have had to irrigate the field fairly well before turning them in for it to have had a lasting effect. Right before slaughter, they were eating acorns and pecans and black walnuts along with pomegranates and olive pomace from our olive oil milling

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe & Baby Swiss Chard

Spaghetti Squash Recipe & Baby Swiss Chard | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Barese Swiss Chard is a babyleaf variety, bred specifically for the baby greens market. It grows quickly with glossy, smooth dark green leaves with slightly curled edges on thick white stems that hold up well in a baby leaf mix for market growers, or home gardeners.

Baby leaves are ready for harvesting in 26 – 28 days, but it is also very good when allowed to grow out to maturity.

This variety of chard matures exceptionally early and is a very prolific producer. Like all chards, it is tolerant of cold but is also fairly adaptive to heat, especially if grown in a shaded area with mulch to drop the soil and root temperatures.

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HOMEGROWN

HOMEGROWN | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
HOMEGROWN.org is a community for celebrating the culture of agriculture and sharing skills like growing, cooking & canning. Now let's eat!
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Pulses-2016 | 2016 International Year of Pulses

Pulses-2016 | 2016 International Year of Pulses | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.
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