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Sundance is now so big it's a bit much for me says founder Robert Redford

Sundance is now so big it's a bit much for me says founder Robert Redford | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
Everybody wants a piece of Robert Redford. Young filmmakers ask him up for advice in the street. A stewardess on a plane mentions her son has this idea. The guy with a videotape under his arm who looked so grungy Redford thought he was a tramp.

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Organic Farming Techniques

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Organic Farming Techniques

Most modern organic farming techniques take their roots from old agricultural practices that promote ecological sustainability and conserve natural resources such as soil and water.  These farming techniques are used by organic farmers to complement the processes and elements of nature that are already present in their farmlands. That is, farmers use organic farming techniques in order to cultivate good healthy crops and harvest good yields without harming the ecosystem. To do so, modern organic farmers combine old traditional practices with scientific knowledge to maintain a healthy balance that permeates across the soil, the water system, the air, and the various organisms that make up the local ecosystem.

Expert organic farmers combine several farming techniques to achieve the most beneficial effect not only to the farm and its produce but also to its immediate environs. In addition, true organic farmers are ecologically intuitive and consider ‘pests’ and ‘weeds’ as natural inhabitants of any organic farm and seek only to manage their population instead of eradicating them completely. Basically, organic farming techniques address four fundamental challenges in agriculture: 1) how to maintain soil structure and fertility in order to produce healthy crops; 2) how to control pests, diseases, and weeds; 3) how to conserve farm resources such as water; and, 4) how to implement good, ecologically sound husbandry if the farm also outputs animal products. Some of the common organic farming techniques include composting, green manure, crop rotation, mulching, biological management of pests and weeds, and the use of organic pesticides and fertilizers.

Crop Rotation

The cultivation of the same crop year after year has been found to significantly reduce soil fertility and may cause a rise in the population of pests and weeds. Organic farmers “rotate” the planting of crops from one plot of farmland to another wherein the crop is prevented from being planted to the original site until after three to four years. Crop rotation allows the build-up of nutrients by one type of crop for the later consumption of the said nutrients by another crop type. Crop rotation also allows natural predators to thrive in the organic farm.

Organic Fertilizers

Organic fertilizers are soil-enriching materials that naturally occur in nature or are produced through a completely natural process without the aid of synthetic elements or additives. The main ingredients of organic fertilizers are animal or plant matter, or a combination of the two. Organic fertilizers include manure, compost, peat, slurry, worm castings, seaweed, and guano. Basically, any material that occurs naturally and has undergone the process of decomposition may be considered as an organic fertilizer.

Green Manure

Green manure are also called cover crops and are used to improve soil structure and fertility. They simulate the beneficial effects of synthetic fertilizers but are cheaper and free from chemicals that degrade the environment. Green manure also increases the water holding capacity of soils and prevents erosion and weed growth.

Composting

Composting is a process which includes natural decomposition of plant and animal matter so that it is eventually used as a soil additive. Made up of leaves, fruit skins, or animal manure, compost is easy to prepare and may be used to improve soil quality or prevent the build up of pests and diseases.

Organic Weed Control

For organic farmers, weeds are natural inhabitants of the farm ecosystem and should be managed as such. This means that the objective is not to completely eradicate them by potent herbicides but to curb their spread through various ecologically sound methods. Crop rotation, manual hoeing, application of mulches, green manure, and introduction of natural weed consumers are some of the methods organic farmers use to manage weeds.


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Herald Sihombing's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:24 AM

Different techniques help different plants grow in different places. This helps me know how to garden depending on the location of where I live.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 15, 6:56 AM

unit 5

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Why speaking English can make you poor

Why speaking English can make you poor | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
A controversial theory by a US economist says the grammar of the languages we speak can determine how much money we save, and how healthy we are.

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Haven't we intuitively known this forever?

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Tess Giles Marshall's curator insight, February 23, 2013 4:29 AM

This is a fascinating possibility about the use of tense in language which has implications for attitudes towards aging generally.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:06 PM

"Speakers of languages which only use the present tense when dealing with the future are likely to save more money than those who speak languages which require the use a future tense, he argues."

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Rebel Without A Crush

Rebel Without A Crush | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
I tried crushes. They don’t work for me. When I was 9 or 10, I remember begging my dad to get me a Leif Garret album.  I didn't really want his album, but
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Who did you have a crush on when you were young?  Who do you admire now?  What do you think makes the difference?

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Sundance is now so big it's a bit much for me says founder Robert Redford

Sundance is now so big it's a bit much for me says founder Robert Redford | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
Everybody wants a piece of Robert Redford. Young filmmakers ask him up for advice in the street. A stewardess on a plane mentions her son has this idea. The guy with a videotape under his arm who looked so grungy Redford thought he was a tramp.

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A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.

Via Marc Rougier
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Mind boggling to think what that the overload of content he speaks of is now created in a single day, every day.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, December 18, 2012 9:31 AM

1945!

teoportal's curator insight, December 19, 2012 8:49 AM

Tu vivienda esta aquí (pisos, apartamentos, chalets, villas, casas, adosados, locales, estudios, etc .....o promoción de obra nueva) nunca fue tan fácil en comprar tu vivienda, nosotros les ofrecemos una gestión personalizada en compra de tu vivienda, pide mas información sin compromiso.

garassini's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:51 AM

Applicare il metodo delle associazioni mentali all'archiviazione e alla ricerca delle informazioni. La visione profetica di Vannevar Bush.

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Facebook Posts Get Half Their Reach In 30 Minutes

Facebook Posts Get Half Their Reach In 30 Minutes | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
A Facebook page post gets half its reach within just 30 minutes of being published. Here's how you can make the most of this short window.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 27, 2013 5:48 AM

No matter what your purpose is for sharing information whether personal parties and pics,  knowledge, news or sales this is good information to consider if your goal is to share with as many as possible.

Renee Baribeau's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:13 AM

FB can not be your sole source of business network. Try getting out and shaking hands.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:43 AM

go curate!

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Climate change endangers elephants

Climate change endangers elephants | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
By making new use of historical records, scientists have shown that climate change could have a greater impact on Myanmar's elephants' dwindling numbers than previously thought.

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The Quietus | Features | Things I Have Learned | Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World

The Quietus | Features | Things I Have Learned | Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
In Cabaret Voltaire, Chris Watson used tape loops and field recordings as a pioneer of industrial music. Now, he is a sound recordist for BBC nature programmes who also works on installations, films and his own albums.
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César Lemoine Valarino's curator insight, March 15, 3:11 PM

Chris Watson has been studying sounds since he got his first tape recorder in the late 60's, he is now a sound artist for BBC and specializes on recording nature's sounds and working for documentaries. He also talks about the places he's liked the most to record sounds and his style. Talking a little bit about sound pollution and how it is affecting everyone's daily life by not being able to listen to everything correctly. psychological changes.

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Daddy, Am I Pretty?

Daddy, Am I Pretty? | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
She crept onto the bed, curling into the smallest ball.  And whimpered.  "What's the matter?" He asked. "Daddy, am I pretty?" He paused, wondering both w
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Darryle Pollack

Darryle Pollack speaking at BlogHer '11 Voices of the Year
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Fantastic speech by Darryle Pollack.  "Who says we can't open closed minds?  We can make the numbers for work us, not against us as long as we count ourselves IN and count on each other."

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150-Foot Asteroid Has Close Encounter with Earth This Week

150-Foot Asteroid Has Close Encounter with Earth This Week | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
The asteroid 2012 DA14 will give Earth a record-setting close shave on Friday (Feb. 15). The asteroid won't hit Earth, but gives scientists an unprecedented chance to study a near-Earth asteroid.
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Medium less-is-more design and the simple power of words

Medium less-is-more design and the simple power of words | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it

"Less is more" is a principle that made the success of some great products. Take the iPhone in its early days for instance: much less features than competing smartphones at that time but a beautiful interface that brought an ease-of-use never seen before.

Medium seems to be going down that path by focusing on delivering true wysiwyg editing on an online service while removing a lot of the bells and whistles that Wordpress and other platforms have.

While this is certainly interesting and exciting, I wonder whether it won't make this too impressive for the casual blogger or writer. With Medium, it seems like you won't be able to rely on anything else than the simple power of words. But then again, it might be the intention: getting the best storytellers excited about the platform rather than an attempt to democratize publishing?


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Trends: Be Discovered in 2013 via Content Curation and the Interest Graph

Trends: Be Discovered in 2013 via Content Curation and the Interest Graph | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it

My name is Ally Greer. I’m a marketer with expertise in content marketing and curation. You’ve probably never heard of me.

 

With over 500 million users on Twitter, 175 million on LinkedIn, and over a billion on Facebook, you probably haven’t heard of most people on the Internet. The bad news is that this also means most of those people probably haven’t heard of you either.


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timethief's comment, January 27, 2013 7:26 PM
Inspiring article - thanks!
timethief's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:29 PM

Listen up! " The benefit that topic-centric curation provides to you is that your name is now attached to all of the most relevant content on your topic of expertise... " Curation can help you get found.

Renee Baribeau's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:53 AM

Keys to the internet castle, curation of content that unlock peoples desire to share.

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Leave No Dolphin Behind: Dolphin Pod Carries Injured Member Until She Stops Breathing

Watch these dolphins try to save their injured friend

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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:11 AM

This is how we could be a better member of our tribe.

 

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5 Resolutions to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Fundraising Strategy

5 Resolutions to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Fundraising Strategy | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
The new year means a clean slate for your organization’s fundraising strategy. Here are 5 resolutions you should consider keeping in 2013.
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Sang Hoon Moon's comment, February 11, 2013 7:32 PM
세계물의날을 맞이하여 ( 대체수자원 서비스: oecd193개 회원국 삶의질향상 / 과학기술 지식서비스 ) 기후변화 지구환경복원 지식 서비스를 제공합니다.
To celebrate World Water Day (Alternative water oecd193 life-member of the science and technology improving the quality / knowledge services), climate change, global environmental services restored knowledge.
Greg Jordan's curator insight, February 16, 2013 12:55 PM

In addition to this great article, my nonprofit clients have gotten funds in a unique way: http://youtu.be/zQOmAbwDL_0

JoAnn Smith Quarles's comment, April 20, 2013 11:20 AM
I've started my non-profit and I'm open for funding! Any and all suggestions are open and welcome.
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How Google Author Rank could change content marketing… and journalism

How Google Author Rank could change content marketing… and journalism | Posy Fyre | Scoop.it
Here’s a little piece of SEO nerdery that affects us all: Google is using Google+ to influence search results in a big way, and brands and media organizations alike have yet to wake up to the...

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Laura Brown's comment, January 27, 2013 10:49 PM
I fixed up the Author Rank last week on all my sites. I think it is far more reliable than the old Page Rank plan.
Laura Brown's comment, January 27, 2013 10:49 PM
At least for another six months when some scammer will figoure out how to work around it.
Andre van Wyk's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:49 AM

I think people will now have to sit up and take notice, especially the naysayers ....