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undergroundgreenhouse.pdf

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As seen on http://www.growtest.org/underground-greenhouse-manual.

 

"By digging into the ground, [...] the temperature called the "termal constant" is tapped"

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Nor Cal Aquaponics - Bamboo rafts

Nor Cal Aquaponics - Bamboo rafts | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Nor Cal Aquaponics - Permaculture Based Closed-Loop Aquaponics Systems Design, Consulting, and Training
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Unusual aquaponics set-up with 2 IBC-type tanks buried in the ground and hosting about 120 rainbow trouts. 2 airpumps bring air into an "air manifold" PVC pipe that circle around the 2 tanks, and linked to airstones at the 2x 4 corners.

The system uses rainwater so there is an overflow equiped with a filter sending excess water directly through a perforated PVC pipe running underground to irrigate bamboos.

The tank water is pumped into a first settling tank in which there are water hyacinths on top. Sediments are sent into a wormbin.

The water goes from there into a second tank with lots of airstone in order to degazify the water from ammonia.

Then water cascades in 6 half-IBC tanks hosting bamboo rafts with winter veggies and mosquito fish who feed on algae and insect, larvaes. Those fishes then feed the trouts.

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Polyface Farm Part 2 - Egg Mobile Version 2 focus

Joel Salatin @ Polyface farms shows the new design for his egg-mobile and the cycle it integrates into.

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Layers are kept in polytunnels for winter (100 days) then out for the rest of the year. They are hosted in the newly designed egg-mobile on a 1/4 acre "salad bar" and moved everyday 3 days.

 

Once the ladies are out, the polytunnels are used to grow tomatoes, sweet corns, peppers and other veggies straight on the chicken littered soil with added water.

 

Layers start laying after 20 weeks when meat birds are kept 8 weeks so they need to "generate" innovative income in the meantime.

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Biogas: Coming to a backyard near you?

Biogas: Coming to a backyard near you? | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

2 young founders of Israeli startup HomeBioGas Yair Teller and Oshik Efrati have designed a backyard-sized biogas machine that turns organic kitchen waste, garden waste, and pet droppings into pressurized renewable gas. The system, called TevaGas, also produces a clear organic liquid fertilizer than can be spread on gardens.

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Chlorine filter to neutralize pathogens

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Permaculture Design is About Understanding, Emulating and Reestablishing Natural Connections. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.

Permaculture Design is About Understanding, Emulating and Reestablishing Natural Connections. (Perma)Culture and Sanity. | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

A website with tons of permaculturesque links to it

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good resources that goes beyond the practical aspects of permaculture to explore the reason and consequences of embracing it.

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Ingenious Lamp Illuminates Rural Communities Using Nothing But Saltwater 

Ingenious Lamp Illuminates Rural Communities Using Nothing But Saltwater  | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Providing sustainable, eco-friendly lighting could be as easy as filling a glass of water and adding a dash of salt.
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"a new Filipino startup has found a way to harness that simple combination of H2O and NaCl, and transform it into a low-cost source of reliable lighting for a country in which many live disconnected from the national power grid."


the only question mark would be about the recycling process at the end of the "6 months life span"

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Homeless People In Atlanta Plant Organic Garden, Provide Food For Shelter Residents

Homeless People In Atlanta Plant Organic Garden, Provide Food For Shelter Residents | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Planting an organic garden is an activity typically reserved for bougie hipster types who have the time, money and training to get behind the cause. But a homeless shelter in Atlanta is opening up that
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Great to see such initiative take place. It's moving in the right direction of providing tools so people, no matter what's their condition is, can be actors of their own life, feel proud and able to have purpose, a drive...

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Mon potager nourrit ma famille toute l'année (Fiches conseils)

Mon potager nourrit ma famille toute l'année (Fiches conseils) | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Que vous soyez 2, 4 ou 6 personnes chez vous, vous pouvez assurer les besoins en (petits) fruits et légumes de votre famille avec les récoltes de votre potager. Comptez 500m⊃2; pour une famille de 4 personnes, et du temps pour s'en occuper ! Mettez toute la famille à contribution !
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super page avec un listing des différents fruits et légumes par saison pour 2, 4 ou 6 personnes. Pratique!

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Paris propose un « permis de végétaliser » la ville aux habitants - Aménagement

Paris propose un « permis de végétaliser » la ville aux habitants - Aménagement | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

L’adjointe à la maire de Paris en charge des espaces verts, de la nature et de la biodiversité, Pénélope Komites, présentera au prochain Conseil de Paris (29,30 juin et 1er juillet) le « permis de végétaliser ». L’objectif de la mandature est de 100 hectares de toits, murs et façades végétalisés d’ici 2020, dont un tiers consacré à l’agriculture urbaine.


Via Bruno Vitasse \\ Zone-AH!
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Great to see the city I live in finally get in the "transition" bus, one initiative at a time. 

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Bruno Vitasse \\ Zone-AH!'s curator insight, June 29, 7:32 PM

"Délivrée par la Ville de Paris, sous un délai d’un mois, cette autorisation d’occupation du domaine public à titre gratuit portera sur une durée de 3 ans renouvelable tacitement."


Nous on l'a déjà pris le permis, mais pour la forme on va le demander à la Mairie :) #CoBabylone 

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How to build Floating Islands naturally – bringing back the lost art of Chinampas

How to build Floating Islands naturally – bringing back the lost art of Chinampas | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Recently we ran a Permaculture Design Certificate – Water Module workshop in partnership with Growing Roots Permaculture at the amazing Starseed Gardens where participants learnt how to build a natural floating island. The floating islands were planted with a variety of species that play different roles. Floating gardens are super productive and support nutrient dense plants such as water cress which is a superfood, water spinach and kang kong an asian green. We also planted vetiver grass and carex grass which provide a floating wetlands effect via biofiltration with their larger roots, taking up excess nutrients present in the water. The word Chinampas comes from the Nahuatt word for “square made of cane”, so if we take this as our guide, harvesting bamboo, cane or similar material is a way to get started.

Materials harvested onsite at Starseed Gardens included bamboo and camphor laurel which is a weedy tree and these two core materials provided floatation, lashed together with hemp rope. 

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Chinampas FTW! Aquapony on the spot + shelter for the fishes when birds attack!

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Ghost Town's Request For Volunteers Draws Much Interest

Ghost Town's Request For Volunteers Draws Much Interest | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
MISSOULA — Interested in living in a Montana ghost town for a month, with no electricity or indoor plumbing, and groceries for pay?So’s everybody else. You’re too late. The job is filled.Folks at Missoula’s U.S. Bureau of Land Management office are still shaking their heads at the monumental response to their request for a volunteer resident at Garnet Ghost Town. A Missoulian story about the vacancy was posted online Monday afternoon.“The calls came in almost immediately,” said BLM spokeswoman M
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People are starting to understand. And they are eager to re-learn.

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San Francisco, la ville zéro déchet

San Francisco, la ville zéro déchet | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Le recyclage crée de la valeur et des jobs, là où d'autres ne produisent que des champs d'immondices stériles." Les mesures les plus spectaculaires de la municipalité sont, du coup, applaudies dans les sondages. Par exemple, l'interdiction de vendre des petites bouteilles d'eau minérale dans les lieux publics. Bannis également, à "Frisco", les emballages en polystyrène imputrescibles et les sacs en plastique. 

Notre public demande juste à être guidé dans sa vie quotidienne de consommateur responsable [...] Le recyclage est une fierté. Un signe d'appartenance à la ville." 

Il aura fallu plus d'une décennie pour en arriver là.

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Très inspirant pour des villes du monde entier. Y a plus qu'à!

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« Un métier n’est pas là pour vous emprisonner mais pour vous rendre libre »

« Un métier n’est pas là pour vous emprisonner mais pour vous rendre libre » | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Daniel Testard est un boulanger atypique. Il ne travaille que deux jours par semaine pour pouvoir s'occuper de son jardin, pratiquer le chant...

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Impressionnant de simplicité et de lucidité. Cet homme est une illustration vivante de tous les principes auxquels j'adhère.

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Make a Biogas Generator to Produce Your Own Natural Gas

Make a Biogas Generator to Produce Your Own Natural Gas | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Transform grass clippings, food waste and livestock manure into renewable biogas energy with a homemade biogas generator.
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key element of my permaculture design in the making

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Providing Natural Poultry Feed

Providing Natural Poultry Feed | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Save money and build a healthier flock. Give your birds homegrown, all-natural poultry feed.
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pretty exhaustive list of ways to feed chickens, ducks, turkeys and geeses on your own.

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Joel Salatin Processes Chickens - MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

http://milkwood.net/tag/joel-salatin - Joel Salatin's way to process chicken

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12 hours off feed before processing

1 slit and let blood out till rigor mortis

70° water with rotary drums going in and out of it till plucking is easy

then the whole processing in the expert hands of Joel Salatin

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Working with the Polyface Eggmobile

Working with the Polyface Eggmobile | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Tim Rohrer, a Polyface Apprentice, talks about his interaction with the Polyface Eggmobile. Here, Tim speaks about his perspective on one of the Polyface centerpieces.
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" The Eggmobile follows the cows, leaving roughly a three day time period between when the cows are in a specific section and when the birds get on it. What this means is that the chickens are having their pick of delicious fly larva that are (at three days old) perfectly plump for the pecking."
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How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet

How to Make a Vermicomposting Flush Toilet | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
When the flushings enter the container, the solids remain on the surface to be processed by the worms and the liquids drain through the organic filter material and exit the container. They then pass through another waste pipe to a growing bed, also full of carbon-rich material, where they’re taken up by plants or processed by soil bacteria.
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would be good ith bamboo in the grow bed area

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would be good ith bamboo in the grow bed area

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ENOUGHNESS: Restoring Balance to the Economy in the Most Awesome Way Ever

ENOUGHNESS: Restoring Balance to the Economy in the Most Awesome Way Ever | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
5 minutes | How we see the world determines how we act. Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources. In Indigenous philosophy, we are all related as individuals in balance with nature. Enoughness juxtaposes these two world views and delivers some startling facts.
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Hobbes' fueled Western ways compared to a different way of seeing the individual in balance with the whole.

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Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Jeremy Rifkin (born January 26, 1945) is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. [Wikipedia]


Via jean lievens
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I usually do not share political thoughts on this curation page, but 

Rifkin is the man... he could be seen as an economic's philosopher :)

He is not afraid to actually try to create the framework in which the possible solution to today's societal challenges could emerge and develop.

 

Additional talk on empathy (in education):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZv9H62xm0

 

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LEONARDO3 - Leonardo da Vinci | MACHINES COLLECTION - COLLEZIONE DELLE MACCHINE

LEONARDO3 - Leonardo da Vinci | MACHINES COLLECTION - COLLEZIONE DELLE MACCHINE | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Leonardo da Vinci's work collection

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Always mind-blowing to see how far this guy went. 

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Laundry to Landscape Greywater System

Laundry to Landscape Greywater System | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

This design and much of the information contained within are borrowed from Art Ludwig's website: OasisDesign.net. That website has more in-depth information and alternative designs for different systems. I highly recommend that you visit that site and donate via their tip jar so that they can keep designing! Oasis also sells a book and DVD. 

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laundy machine greywater tutorial

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Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

Is this the world’s most efficient solar system? | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Swedish energy company, Ripasso, is taking advantage of the intense South African Sun to test its small-scale solar concentrator system that combines military technology with an idea from a 19th century Scottish engineer and clergyman. The results? The system converts a whopping 34 percent of the sun energy into electricity that goes straight into the grid. That’s about twice as much as traditional solar systems.
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we're getting there

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Black Soldier Fly Production Part 1 Introduction

"Black Soldier Fly (BSF) breeding in captivity is a relatively new development for the DIY crowd."

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Living Web Farms put an entire course on BSFL online for us go at
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This Cement Alternative Absorbs CO2 Like A Sponge

David Stone, an Arizona inventor, has discovered a ciment alternative 

that doesn’t require high heat and recycles materials from other industries.The whole process is green.

A key ingredient is iron, something he gets from steel mills' dust which used to be going straight to the landfill. Silica is then added to the mix, and that comes from ground-up glass.

But it has another environmental plus as it traps CO2. It’s a kind of carbon sponge. Stone adds CO2 into concrete paving slabs which makes it harden.

This is a carbon-negative process that helps trap the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.


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impressive discovery: a construction material produced through a carbon-negative process with recycled materials

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Moringa - A Great Permaculture Plant

Moringa

This article is about the genus Moringa. Moringa is also the common name of a particular species, Moringa oleifera . Moringa , native to parts of Africa and Asia, is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae. The name is derived from murungai/ muringa, the Tamil/ Malayalam word for drumstick.

Much of the plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals. A 100-g portion of fresh moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 μg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.

Feeding the high-protein leaves to cattle has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production by 43 to 65%. The seeds contain 30 to 40% oil that is high in oleic acid, while degreased meal is 61% protein. The defatted meal is a flocculant and can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and undesirable organisms.

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very high nutrition facts. Moringa Oleifera can grow up to 12meters. It usuallly grows in dry soil but can accomodate humidity if the soil is well drained.

 

you can feed the animals with fresh leaves or dried ones during off season

 

more [in French] http://www.permaculturedesign.fr/permaculture-en-milieu-tropical-le-moringa-une-plante-magique/

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