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Advancing Eco-Agriculture | Leading Regenerative Farming

"Year after year, I watched our crops being destroyed by diseases and insects, in spite of increasing pesticide applications. Then... one year a melon crop had no disease damage. Two feet away were the same melon plants which had heavy disease pressure, in a clean line extending all the way down the field. I wanted to know the difference between those two groups of plants. I learned many fascinating things..."

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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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Red Amaranth and Garlic Chive MiroHerb Kit, Grow Your Own 4 Crops of Fresh & Live MicroHerbs

Red Amaranth and Garlic Chive MiroHerb Kit, Grow Your Own 4 Crops of Fresh & Live MicroHerbs | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Red Amaranth and Garlic Chive MiroHerb Kit Grow Your by MicroFarms
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What You Need to Know About Growing Millet

What You Need to Know About Growing Millet | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it

"Millet is a fast-growing late-season crop, is easily adaptable in the kitchen and outstrips many more common grains as a nutritional powerhouse.

 

Millet won’t compete, pound for pound, as hay or pasture with legumes in nutritional value, but it has other advantages. Thirty days after you plant it you can be using it. No legume can make that claim. It has good insect resistance and is relatively free of disease, which together with its ability to grow on rather poor land makes it a desirable crop for any organic grower not wanting to use commercial fertilizers."


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How to Make a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary

How to Make a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Create a native plant garden for birds at your place of worship.

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One of my clients is seriously thinking about this.

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Project Apis m. — Enhancing the Health of Honey Bees

Project Apis m. — Enhancing the Health of Honey Bees | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
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Hemp for Insulation: Adding some industrial infrastructure with hemp - CULTURE Magazine (subscription)

Hemp for Insulation: Adding some industrial infrastructure with hemp - CULTURE Magazine (subscription) | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Hand-in-hand with the development of legal cannabis in Colorado is the hemp industry, another sector that was blacklisted by the federal government for far too long due to unfair stigmas about cann,News...
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Clara Clark Premier 1800 Collection 100% Microfiber Bamboo Embossed Bed Sheet Set, Queen Size, White - Cool Bedroom Stuff

Clara Clark Premier 1800 Collection 100% Microfiber Bamboo Embossed Bed Sheet Set, Queen Size, White - Cool Bedroom Stuff | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
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

82 Sustainable Gardening Tips | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
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

Cumberland County farmers plant first hemp seeds in Tennessee - WATE 6 On Your Side | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
A few farmers across the state are finally getting the chance to grow a new crop. Tennessee began accepting applications earlier this year f…
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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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What You Have To Know About Cannabis, Hemp, Marijuana

Our most valuable resource for a sustainable future. Everyone has to know what this plant can provide us. The Products. The Food. The Medicine. You'll be ...
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Fungi Perfecti - Fungi.com

Fungi Perfecti - Fungi.com | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
Fungi Perfecti is a Certified Organic company specializing in gourmet mushrooms and mushroom-related products. Since 1980, we have offered an ever-expanding line of products for the mushroom enthusiast.
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Farm Therapy: A Natural Approach to Improve Sensory Integration · The Natural Farmer

"Occupational therapy on a farm, with real jobs that must be done regularly to maintain the land and the animals, improves sensory integration, self-awareness, and relationships with others. Farms, like children, involve growth, nurturing, hard work – and down-to-earth fun!  

The connectedness inherent in this way of life can promote healthy change at all levels for children with developmental delays. The interconnection of the natural rhythms of weather, seasons, daily responsibilities, play, music and dancing, story and song can bring especially important life experiences to individuals with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges."


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Technical Assistance Available for Community Development and Local Food Systems | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Technical Assistance Available for Community Development and Local Food Systems | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
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Here’s the real thing killing bees: Us

Here’s the real thing killing bees: Us | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a lot that can be done. In California there’s an organization working with farmers to create bee habitat — among other things, it provides farmers with pollinator-friendly seed mixtures for cover crops and hedgerows. Even when they are trucking in domestic honeybees, fruit and nut farmers still rely heavily on wild pollinators — so they have an incentive to make improvements. As Manu Sanders pointed out previously in Grist, if you want bees, you have to provide food and lodging.
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Greenstar's bamboo bike at a friendly price - Bicycle Retailer

Greenstar's bamboo bike at a friendly price - Bicycle Retailer | Permaculture, Homesteading & Green Technology | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Greenstar Bikes' Ecoforce 1 is a stylish singlespeed bamboo bicycle priced for everyone.The frame weighs less than 4 pounds (full bike weight is about 20 pounds) thanks to the bamboo tube sections and Greenstar's recycled 6061...
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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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