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The Garden - The Permaculture Song

The Garden, a new animation series. To introduce the concept, here is a song about Permaculture. Music by David Griswold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYIBY... (Just great!

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Always good to review principles!

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Retrofitting a Small Town

Retrofitting a Small Town | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
For the last four years, I have been dreaming of retrofitting a small town with a group of like-minded individuals with a diverse set of ski
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Check out the tools.  Could we use this in small towns in Alaska?

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#Facebook to build #Arctic #serverfarm in Sweden NOT #NWT #Yukon #Nunavut @NWTel ?#CdnPoli - @eyeonthearctic

#Facebook to build #Arctic #serverfarm in Sweden NOT #NWT #Yukon #Nunavut @NWTel ?#CdnPoli - @eyeonthearctic | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it

#Facebook to build #Arctic #serverfarm in Sweden NOT #NWT #Yukon #Nunavut @NWTel ?#CdnPoli -

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[excerpts] Facebook is to build a new server farm on the edge of the Arctic Circle — its first outside the United States — to improve performance for European users, officials of the social networking site said Thursday.It will also expose them to potential eavesdropping from a Swedish intelligence agency, according to Sweden's Pirate Party, a group opposing government interference with the internet.

Facebook confirmed Thursday it had reviewed potential locations across Europe and decided on the northern Swedish city of Lulea for the data center partly because of the cold climate — crucial for keeping the servers cool — and access to renewable energy from nearby hydropower facilities.

The move reflects the growing international presence of the California-based site, which counts 800 million users worldwide.

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Construction could cost $760 million

Facebook didn't give the price of its investment, but Lulea officials have previously projected construction costs of up to $760 million. The Swedish government said it was ready to pitch in with $16 million.
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With winter temperatures well below freezing and summertime highs that rarely climb above 25 C, Lulea has used its frigid climate as a selling point in its efforts to establish itself as a hub for server farms. Other Nordic cities have adopted similar strategies.

In 2009 Google purchased a paper mill in Hamina, southern Finland, and turned it into a data center, using seawater from the Baltic Sea for its cooling system.

Servers inside data centers are the backbone of internet services such as Facebook. The servers store and transmit billions of status updates, links, photos and all the outside apps used by Facebook's members.


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The cost of building facebook servers for all of our data---better in the arctic?  #onid431

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Alaskan Cold-Climate Permaculture Design Course

Alaskan Cold-Climate         Permaculture Design Course | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate this winter in Palmer
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How To Use Pee In Your Garden

How To Use Pee In Your Garden | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it

If you can get over the ewwww factor, pee-cycling your own urine into the garden makes good sense. Fresh urine is high in nitrogen, moderate in phosphorus and low in potassium and can act as an exc...


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How To Make A Chicken Tractor For Free!

How To Make A Chicken Tractor For Free! | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
A simple and easy guide to building your own chicken tractor from recycled objects.

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Cover Crops

"... Cover crops play an important role in maintaining soil quality and productivity. Usually we think of cover crops in terms of reducing soil erosion and adding organic matter to the soil – but they can do much more e.g. Reduce Nutrient Losse,  Improve Soil Fertility, Reduce Pest Populations, Reduce Compaction and Improve Soil Structure, Water Management and Emergency Forage. ..."

 

 

 

 

 


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Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You've Never Heard Of: Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando

Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defense industries for many years, working both as a designer and as a manager in manuf...

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Build a fancy hotel for your microorganisms. 

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Alaskan EcoEscape Permaculture's curator insight, October 19, 2013 2:38 PM

After a forest fire goes through, no wonder things grow so well!

 

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Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You won't believe what they build underground! - Amazing Earth

Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You won't believe what they build underground! - Amazing Earth | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
This abandoned ant colony revealed how genius these tiny creatures are. Ants live underground – we usually see a relatively small exit on the surface. But you won’t believe the... Read more »
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Amazing----This is permanent culture, well, until someone pours cement down the holes. 

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Plants 'talk' through fungus network

Plants 'talk' through fungus network | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
Researchers show that plants can communicate the need to protect themselves from attack by aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi.
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AH.......maybe I need more fungi in my solarium!

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A.W. Ford's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:14 PM

Plants have to be among the most fascinating and yet least understood life-forms on Earth. We find symbiotic relationships at every turn. Truly amazing.

CU Team & Leadership's curator insight, August 12, 2013 2:00 PM

This morning we had to throw out some turned milk in the office fridge...Gross! But turns out that bacteria and fungus can teach us a thing or two -- these microorganisms are expert communicators.

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The 12 principles of permaculture

The 12 principles of permaculture | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
One way in which permaculture differs from other methods of gardening is that it is not just a set of practical techniques; it is a way of thinking and of adapting to a particular ecology. Each gar...

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No matter where you live, the principles of permaculture resonate. 

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P3 Permaculture's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:08 AM

Clear conseis and clever! the principles of permaculture to guid us in our work and our lives. 

 

Enjoy

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the guerilla gardener’s handbook

the guerilla gardener’s handbook | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
the guerilla gardener’s handbook, by seedbomber: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (the guerilla gardener's handbook is out!
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A handbook?  I'm going to check it out!

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Williams Street Farmhouse

Williams Street Farmhouse | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
Urban Homesteads for Modern Living
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Check out Matt and Saskia's city lot in Anchorage

 

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Meme Meadows Experimental House by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Meme Meadows Experimental House by Kengo Kuma and Associates | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it

This translucent cabin by architects Kengo Kuma and Associates is an experimental house in Hokkaidō, Japan, designed to test the limits of architecture in cold climates.


Inspiration came from the traditional architecture of the indigenous Ainu, whose "Chise" style buildings clad with sedge or bamboo grass hold in the warmth of a central fireplace that is never allowed to burn out.

"The fundamental idea of Chise, 'house of the earth,' is to keep warming up the ground this way and retrieve the radiation heat generated from it," say the architects. The Experimental House was constructed around a coated larch frame and it has a thick layer of polyester insulation sandwiched between the polycarbonate cladding of the exterior and the glass-fibre fabric of the interior. This insulation was made using recycled plastic bottles and it allows light to pass into the house through the walls.

As the first experimental house completed for the Meme Meadows research facility, the building will be used by the environmental technology institute to test how different factors affect the thermal qualities of its construction.


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Interesting green build????  It's certainly not a natural build though.

 

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:38 AM

There is a new group of trendsetters uniting architects, designers, tech guys and just curious-all-of us, creating new mashups that can turn into future trends some day

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

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Fuzzy math of Alaska subsistence: Too many people, not enough fish, game - Alaska Dispatch

Fuzzy math of Alaska subsistence: Too many people, not enough fish, game - Alaska Dispatch | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
Alaska Dispatch Fuzzy math of Alaska subsistence: Too many people, not enough fish, game Alaska Dispatch Alaska's long, difficult, subsistence struggle was back before the Alaska Boards of Fish and Game last week with the many competing interests...
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When in times of shortage----rural folks get preference.   I guess city folks need to start raising rabbits???

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7 No-Cost Ways to Grow More Food From Your Garden

7 No-Cost Ways to Grow More Food From Your Garden | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it

Starting a vegetable garden can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some no-cost ways to boost yields in your garden. Some will even save you money.


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Cover Crops Solutions Chart

Cover Crops Solutions Chart | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it

"....The key ‘features’ you will want to look for when choosing a cover crop mix will somewhat depend on the type of soil you have, and, of course, its level of fertility. For example, if you have a heavy (high in clay content) soil, there is a high risk of compaction, which can create a waterlogged and anaerobic state that will stunt your plants and make them susceptible to disease. Whether you break up the soil withdouble-digging or not, such soils would benefit from a cover crop with strong and deep root systems that can try to penetrate any hard pans below the soil surface...."


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Daily Digest 10/18 - Arctic Farming Can Be Done, 10 Ways Riding a Bike Can Save the World

Daily Digest 10/18 - Arctic Farming Can Be Done, 10 Ways Riding a Bike Can Save the World | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
Economy
JP Morgan's Perfect Silver Manipulation Cannot Last Forever (Taki T.)
In COMEX silver, JPMorgan has behaved differently.
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Bryce Wriggly is interviewed.

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Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You've Never Heard Of: Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando

Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defense industries for many years, working both as a designer and as a manager in manuf...

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After a forest fire goes through, no wonder things grow so well!

 

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Alaskan EcoEscape Permaculture's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:32 PM

Build a fancy hotel for your microorganisms. 

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Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it
Scientists from Sweden have found a majority of carbon sequestration is due to fungi and not trees as originally thought.
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Will fungi sequester enough to combate climate change?

 

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Footprint Calculator

Footprint Calculator | Sub Arctic Permaculture | Scoop.it

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Alaskans have one of the highest footprints in the nation.  Check yours out.

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P3 Permaculture's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:33 PM

How many planets do you need? Calculate your Ecological footprint here!  

 

and why not join us for our Permaculture Design Certificaiton to learn how you can reduce your consumption and increase your production.

 

Follow this link for our course information

http://p3permaculture.ca/Courses.html

 

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