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WarkaWater | Each Drop Counts

WarkaWater | Each Drop Counts | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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15 Natural and Eco-Friendly Weed Killers for Your Garden

15 Natural and Eco-Friendly Weed Killers for Your Garden | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Create your own eco-friendly herbicides using only natural ingredients such as vinegar, salt, borax and more. Safe for pets and kids.

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13 ways to rewild your garden to attract bees, bats, birds and hedgehogs

13 ways to rewild your garden to attract bees, bats, birds and hedgehogs | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

But we can help wildlife return: we can recreate habitats, we can reconnect spaces that might previously have been fragmented.


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Composting System from Wood Pallets DIY

Composting System from Wood Pallets DIY | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Managing wastage of a house is a big issue, and municipal composting bins are always also not near to your house, So here is idea how to manage your house wastage and build your own composting system with the help of wood pallets.

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Composting System from Wood Pallets DIY

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7 Secrets to Perfect Compost - Modern Farmer

7 Secrets to Perfect Compost - Modern Farmer | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Afraid to take the dive and start composting? Relax, the Modern Farmer guide to composting has arrived.
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Dirt, Cheap: A Composting Business for the Community - Nature and Environment - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Dirt, Cheap: A Composting Business for the Community - Nature and Environment - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
At Recycled City, pretty much everything is recovered, recycled, and regenerated. Food waste is collected and composted, that compost is used to nourish crops, and those crops go to customers whose food waste is collected and composted … and so on, in a satisfying unbroken cycle. What sets Recycled City apart from other composting companies is that it directly manages every part of the process — collecting, composting, growing, and more. “Recycled City has a huge competitive advantage because we’re integrating everything,” explains owner J. D. Hill.

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Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
With this breakdown of the pros and cons of aquaculture, straw bale gardening, hugelkultur, lasagna gardening, biodynamic gardening, and hydroponics, you can reimagine your backyard space.
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Farmers Under Contract: The Crutchfields

"Farmers Under Contract: The Crutchfields" tells the story of Karen and Mitchell, former contract poultry growers in Arkansas. Like many of their fello
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Ecoagriculture landscapes - Adapting, designing and managing biodiversity & ecosystem services for sustainability

Ecoagriculture landscapes - Adapting, designing and managing biodiversity & ecosystem services for sustainability | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Ecoagriculture landscapes - Adapting, designing and managing biodiversity & ecosystem services for sustainability
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7-Eleven Announces First Sustainably-Sourced Coffee

7-Eleven Announces First Sustainably-Sourced Coffee | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Last week, 7-Eleven announced that it would start offering a Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee, sourced from Nicaragua, at participating stores.
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TERA | Habitons le présent : "Un écovillage pour le XXIème Siècle

TERA | Habitons le présent : "Un écovillage pour le XXIème Siècle | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

Tera est un projet expérimental qui vise à construire un éco-village pour relocaliser à 85% la production vitale à ses habitants, abaisser son empreinte écologique à moins d'une planète, valoriser cette production en monnaie citoyenne locale, émise via un revenu d'autonomie d'un euro supérieur au seuil de pauvreté pour chacun de ses habitants...


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Green village?
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This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
ADELE PETERS 05.25.16 6:00 AM
If you live inside one of the houses in a new neighborhood being built in an Amsterdam suburb, your dining room might be next to an indoor vegetable garden. Outside, you'll have another seasonal garden. And down the street, almost everything you eat will be grown in high-tech vertical farms.

The neighborhood will be the first ReGen Village, a new type of community designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making its own energy, and handling its own waste in a closed loop.

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Este nuevo barrio cultivará su propia comida, generará su energía y gestionará sus residups
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How to grow agroforests in DPR Korea | Agroforestry World Blog

How to grow agroforests in DPR Korea | Agroforestry World Blog | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Scientists from the East Asia Node of the World Agroforestry Centre have been working in DPR Korea helping local people to improve their food security. To ensure the success of the program, the team have published a guide ...

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To bee or not to bee? Bumblebee placed on endangered species list

For years, researchers have warned the public about the danger that the dwindling population of bumblebees poses to our food supply. Now, they’re about t
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The Difference Between Seedling, Grafted and Cutting Grown Fruit Trees

The Difference Between Seedling, Grafted and Cutting Grown Fruit Trees | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Fruit trees naturally reproduce themselves from seeds, but most fruit trees that you buy are not produced that way for very good reasons. There are many ways to propagate fruit trees, and each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Whether you propagate fruit trees yourself or buy them from a garden nursery, all fruit are…

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A Guide to Permaculture for the Beginners

A Guide to Permaculture for the Beginners | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
As a beginner, you need to understand the fundamental principles of permaculture and then adhere to these principles as you go ahead with your gardening activities. David Holgrem and Bill Mollison coined the term in the 70’s to indicate sustainable agriculture, comprising waste recycling and... http://bit.ly/2lsJIlX
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How to Grow a Herb Garden: The Insider's Guide

How to Grow a Herb Garden: The Insider's Guide | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Have fresh greens for your meals with our ultimate how-to on growing herbs in the garden.

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8 Steps for Making Better Garden Soil - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

8 Steps for Making Better Garden Soil - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
In this article, I’ll focus on specific ways to achieve these goals. There are many ways to do this, but they all revolve around two basic concepts: For more fertile soil, you need to increase organic matter and mineral availability, and whenever possible, you should avoid tilling the soil and leave its structure undisturbed.

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What Is Beeswax? - Natural Health - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

What Is Beeswax? - Natural Health - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Beeswax is the miracle of the beehive. The comb is built up from nothing and serves as a house, a nursery, and a food pantry. Over the millennia, bees have figured out that by building their combs into hexagons, the combs hold the most amount of honey and require the least amount of wax. The combs also serve as the perfect area for a bee to undergo its metamorphosis from egg to bee.

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - The Prepper Journal

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - The Prepper Journal | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
ensure you have enough water in a survival situation is to collect it from your roof. We found an old method our grandparents used to filter rainwater
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The Merlot Wine Quiz – test your knowledge

The Merlot Wine Quiz – test your knowledge | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
One of the world's most popular red grapes, Merlot has a large following. How much do you know about Merlot?

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Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity

Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The reason the productivity of industrial agriculture is now under threat is because it has been systematically degrading the human and natural capital on which it relies. Pests, viruses, fungi, bacteria and weeds are adapting to chemical pest management faster than ever: 210 species of herbicide-resistant weeds have been identified. Meanwhile, synthetic fertilisers are fast destroying the soil biota and its nutrient-recycling potential. This creates a dangerous treadmill effect: increasing resistance leads to increasing pesticide use, generating mounting costs for farmers and further environmental degradation. This in turn requires additional doses of nutrient application to keep squeezing productivity out of the soils.

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urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city

urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
the proposal, which re-imagines the city of vienna, combines natural habitat and vertical expansion to create a city virtually invisible from above.

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Sales of Antibiotics for Livestock Surges Despite Industry Pledges to Cut Back

Sales of Antibiotics for Livestock Surges Despite Industry Pledges to Cut Back | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Scientists and regulators have sounded the alarm linking the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production with helping to increase the creation and spread of antibiotic resistant infections. Three years ago, as a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a voluntary program seeking to curb some livestock drug uses. But the widespread use of these antibiotics seems to continue as before.

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Antibiotic surge?
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Paysan en agroforesterie - Participez à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte

Paysan en agroforesterie - Participez à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Paysan en agroforesterie https://t.co/4tuOBz98Hg
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International Rights of Nature Tribunal: Pachamama vs ‘Macho Papas’

The US state of Texas is home to some of the world’s largest petrochemical, shipping and freight industries. Unsurprisingly, Texas is also the worst culprit when it comes to carbon emissions (it is, in fact, worse than most nation states). Texas has been directly impacted by climate change through severe storms, flooding and hurricanes, as well as droughts and subsequent wildfires. Yet the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, denies this is linked to man-made global warming.

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