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Red Wethersfield Onion Bulbs - (Allium cepa)-Store.underwoodgardens.com

Red Wethersfield Onion Bulbs - (Allium cepa)-Store.underwoodgardens.com | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Great for eating raw, they bring a signature crunchiness and brightness to many dishes. When cooked they retain some spiciness while taking on sweeter overtones. Mature onions range from baseball to softball size with dark red, papery skin covering bright maroon to dark red flesh.

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Amaranth: The Amazing Grain

"Welcome to Spotlight. I’m Liz Waid. And I’m Joshua Leo. Spotlight uses a special method of broadcasting. It is easier for people to understand, no matte
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10 States Report Crop Damage From Illegal Spraying of Monsanto's Drift-Prone Dicamba

10 States Report Crop Damage From Illegal Spraying of Monsanto's Drift-Prone Dicamba | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
To the horror of farmers across America's farm belt, hundreds of thousands of crop acres have been adversely impacted by the apparent misuse of the drift-prone herbicide dicamba on Monsanto's Roundup Ready Xtend soybean and cotton plants.A soybean plant affected by dicamba drift from a nearb

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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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Fascinating design???

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Land Tenure and Turnover: How Are Beginning Farmers Affected? | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Land Tenure and Turnover: How Are Beginning Farmers Affected? | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
It’s no secret: farmers need land to farm, and lately they are having an increasingly difficult time obtaining it. Today, nearly half of all farmland is rented and many farmers are forced to cobble together plots of land by contracting with multiple landlords in multiple locations. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) published a report, U.S. Farmland Ownership, Tenure, and Transfer, which sheds some light around the major barriers to land access faced by farmers, particularly beginning farmers, and also explores channels through which farming and non-farming landlords may consider transferring their lands.

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Center for Honeybee Research > Home

Center for Honeybee Research > Home | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Center for all things bee!  
 
Here, you're part of a solution - having an interest, an awareness, and a willingness to help not only bees but beeings like ourselves inherit a world with an inclusive future. Thank you.
 
We invite you to join us in that pursuit and feel the satisfaction that comes from working on something important. The bees teach that - and if we listen perhaps they can lead us to answers our ears are not used to hearing
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UNLIMITED WATER FROM AIR (Pure & Fresh)

Our new Atmospheric water generator producing pure clean and fresh drinking water straight from the humidity in the air! The new counter top version cost
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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 | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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The Field Lab - Extremely Sustainable Homestead - Tiny House Design

The Field Lab - Extremely Sustainable Homestead - Tiny House Design | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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The Healing Garden: How to Grow 7 Medicinal Herbs at Home - Modern Farmer

The Healing Garden: How to Grow 7 Medicinal Herbs at Home - Modern Farmer | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
But rather than buy all your medicinal herbs, try growing a few in your garden, where you can get to know each plant in its verdant, vibrant natural state. Many medicinal plants double as beautiful ornamentals; you might even have some of the growing in your yard already.*

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Virginian Industrial Hemp For Victory!!!!

"One Day" Hemp will be free, do your part and get involved.
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Tatsoi - (Brassica rapa)-Store.underwoodgardens.com

Tatsoi - (Brassica rapa)-Store.underwoodgardens.com | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Tatsoi (pronounced tat-SOY) grows dense rosettes of broad, dark-green, thick spoon-shaped leaves. The crunchy, mild mustard-flavored green is a popular Asian cooking staple, excellent for salads, stir fry or anywhere spinach is used.

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Pusa Asita Carrot (Black Carrot) - (Daucus carota)-Store.underwoodgardens.com

Pusa Asita Carrot (Black Carrot) - (Daucus carota)-Store.underwoodgardens.com | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The Pusa Asita Carrot is very unique, developed with traditional plant breeding for the highest possible nutrient density. It is the work of Pritam Kalia, Head of Vegetable Science at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

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High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists prove

High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists prove | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Species that feed most on the bright yellow flowers of the crop treated with controversial neonicotinoids have fallen by as much as 30%

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, August 24, 2016 3:39 AM

El impacto del uso de pesticidas neonicotinoids es terrible.  Aqui unas estadisticas.  En ingles.

Eric Larson's curator insight, September 13, 2016 11:31 AM
Killing bees?
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Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone?

Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone? | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The 16-year drought on the Colorado River has drained Lake Mead and Lake Powell to their combined lowest level in history. But that's nothing compared to what could happen, according to a new study from the State of Colorado.

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The Dirty Way to #Feed #More #People and Help #Stop #Climate #Change

The Dirty Way to #Feed #More #People and Help #Stop #Climate #Change | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Building soil fertility increases yields and helps farmland store more carbon.

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Time to Drive Factory Farmed Food off the Market

Time to Drive Factory Farmed Food off the Market | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
A growing number of food activists believe it’s time to move beyond limited or single-issue campaigning and lobbying and take on the entire degenerative food and farming system, starting with the malevolent profit-driver and lynchpin of industrial agriculture, GMOs and fast food: factory farming.

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, September 12, 2016 1:34 AM

Would love to see it, but what a challenge.

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Meet the Woman Who Runs NYC's First Commercial Farm in a Residential Development - Modern Farmer

Meet the Woman Who Runs NYC's First Commercial Farm in a Residential Development - Modern Farmer | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Some apartment complexes tout such amenities as pools and weight rooms, but a new development in Staten Island, called Urby, prefers to crow about the organic farm located in the courtyard of one of two rental complexes, which opened earlier this year. They also like to brag about their farmer-in-residence, because if you have an urban farm, you need someone to tend to it, right? 

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• Is Roundup Killing Our Bees?

• Is Roundup Killing Our Bees? | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Now evidence suggests that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup, the herbicide most widely used on GM crops – also has a role to play in bee deaths.

A new study has shown that exposure to glyphosate (in common with several other pesticides) impaired bees’ ability to find their way directly back to the hive.
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Skywater.com Air Water Machines

Skywater.com Air Water Machines | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Skywater’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU-20) is a crisis ready, emergency water generator that can deliver up to 900 gallons of pure drinking water daily. Skywater® ESU-20 contains 3 Skywater® 300 atmospheric water generators, a 1275 gallon water storage tank equipped with advanced secondary water filtration, and a 30kw electric diesel generator housed within a customized Featherlite® 20’ft mobile container.
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A Small, Sustainable Footprint | Home Power Magazine

A Small, Sustainable Footprint | Home Power Magazine | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

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Russia on course to become world's largest wheat exporter for first time

Russia on course to become world's largest wheat exporter for first time | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Large harvest sees U.S. Department of Agriculture make unexpected forecast

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Buddha Packs: Himalayan Hemp No1

Our original Buddha Pack is celebrated for both it's eco friendly construction and it's functional design. Like all our Buddha Bags, it is handcrafted fro
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La Suisse Lance Un « plan Ecophyto »

La Suisse Lance Un « plan Ecophyto » | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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Pusa Rudhira Carrot (Red Carrot) - (Daucus carota)-Store.underwoodgardens.com

Pusa Rudhira Carrot (Red Carrot) - (Daucus carota)-Store.underwoodgardens.com | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The Pusa Rudhira Carrot is a newer, open pollinated variety developed by traditional plant breeding for the highest nutritional content and production. It is the work of Pritam Kalia, Head of Vegetable Science at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has helped develop a number of nutritionally rich lines of carrots which are high in carotene, lycopene, anthocyanin and zanthophyll, as part of his work. Part of his focus is to bring robust, highly nutritious vegetables back to the rural farmers who have been left behind during the industrial agricultural revolution in India.

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