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Permaculture Design Step By Step

Permaculture Design Step By Step | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
“Patrick Whitefield reviews Aranya's toolbox of permaculture design methods that has proven to be an incredibly popular book. (RT @spiralseed: An essential #permaculture book by my good friend Aranya Gardens...”
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permaculture is good for #Guam
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Sea cucumber extract kills 95 percent of breast cancer cells and shrinks lung tumors

Sea cucumber extract kills 95 percent of breast cancer cells and shrinks lung tumors | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Sea cucumber extract kills 95 percent of breast cancer cells and shrinks lung tumors

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Centipede venom may treat pain (ScienceAlert)

Centipede venom may treat pain (ScienceAlert) | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
A molecule in the venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede could be used to develop better treatments for chronic pain.

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#Guam might be something we could farm on Guam ..i have a bizillion of these around my house!

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Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology

Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
With advances in genetic sequencing technology, scientists are now able to readily identify the microbes living in and around the roots of trees.
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good science for Guam and Micronesia

 

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University installs solar-harvesting pavement

University installs solar-harvesting pavement | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Thanks to the increasing affordability of the solar panel, we often talk about the energy-generating potential of rooftops. Just imagine if every roof was a miniature power plant, turning ...

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multi use urban structures will reduce development impact on fragment Pacific island forests...this technoolgy is important for the insular Pacific islands of Micronesia.

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Win Copies of The Earthcare Manual & Help Us Sow The Permaculture Seed - Permaculture Magazine

Win Copies of The Earthcare Manual & Help Us Sow The Permaculture Seed - Permaculture Magazine | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Permaculture Magazine Win Copies of The Earthcare Manual & Help Us Sow The Permaculture Seed Permaculture Magazine Permaculture magazine has five copies of the latest edition of The Earthcare Manual by Patrick Whitefield to give away to anywhere in...
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Patterns in Nature: Packing Them In

Patterns in Nature: Packing Them In | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Patterns in Nature: Packing Them In
by Douglas Barnes
As promised, here is a brief look at some more interesting patterns we get from the properties of surfacants.
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The 8,000 Square Foot Garden: Designing and Implementing Invermere’s Community Garden

The 8,000 Square Foot Garden: Designing and Implementing Invermere’s Community Garden | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
This spring, Verge converged with Big Sky Permaculture and 7 apprentices (most of them past students) at the Invermere Community Greenhouse site, to do a design blitz. We had three days to produce a design for an eight thousand square foot garden.
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One tree's architecture reveals secrets of a forest, study finds

One tree's architecture reveals secrets of a forest, study finds | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Behind the dazzling variety of shapes and forms found in trees hides a remarkably similar architecture based on fundamental, shared principles, UA ecologists have discovered.
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Can Britain's woods be saved by clever planting?

Can Britain's woods be saved by clever planting? | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Amid a host of threats to Britain's forests, experts believe the woodland of the future needs to mimic nature.
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great idea for Guam's tropical forests too!

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Aspire | Sustainability - McGill University

Aspire | Sustainability - McGill University | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it

A group of McGill students has been awarded $1 million for undernourished communities in urban slums.

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we need similar effort and outcomes for Guam

 

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Extreme Urban Gardening: Straw Bale Gardens

Extreme Urban Gardening:  Straw Bale Gardens | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Here's a very simple technique for gardening in tight spots and in places with no/terrible soil (from the arctic circle to the desert to an asphalt jungle).  It's also a great way to garden if you have limited mobility (in a wheel chair).

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A wonderful technique!

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Hugelkultur

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Hugelkultur How To

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vertical gardens! smart and functional, the natural Pacific island primal forest was a vertically integrated ecosystem. we can mimic it to maximize agroforest productivity. in mondern terms we would be practicing Permaculture forestry.

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Steven Putter's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:50 AM

Brilliant, so much potential, a have to have in any bio intensive design, love the webpage

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How to Build Tropical Soils

This video looks at building soils in dry and humid tropics, as well as desert regions. The footage is from Andhra Pradesh, India in 2009, and the Loreto Region of Peru in 2013.
For more on the Chaikuni Institute, click here.
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Case Study: How Ecological Design Can Mitigate Life, Financial and Infrastructure Risk

Case Study: How Ecological Design Can Mitigate Life, Financial and Infrastructure Risk | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Identifying the Formative System The consultancy that I performed was in Central Alberta on the Red Deer River, which delineates the badlands from the grasslands.
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Patterns in Nature: Surface tension

Patterns in Nature: Surface tension | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Patterns in Nature: Surface tensionby Douglas Barnes
Why is a honeycomb hexagonal, and how can that help me? How can I make a curved tensile surface like a roof with minimum tension?
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Come On Out, The Water’s Fine: Rob Talks Rain Tanks!

Come On Out, The Water’s Fine: Rob Talks Rain Tanks! | pacific island forestry | Scoop.it
Hey everyone, I just shot a short video on setting up a low tech rainwater harvesting system that can be employed for an urban yard.
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