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Not Even Jesus Is Going To Save California From This Drought

Not Even Jesus Is Going To Save California From This Drought | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
California is looking pretty thirsty these days, having gotten less than half the historical average rainfall over the past year.
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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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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 2016 9:13 PM

Fascinating design???

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Small Planet Institute/Frances Moore-Lappe/Diet For A Small Planet

At the Small Planet Institute we believe that ideas have enormous power. So we seek to identify core, often unspoken, assumptions—economic, political, and psychological—now driving humanity to take our planet in directions that none of us individually would ever choose. To this core predicament, Small Planet focuses on solutions: From the crisis of needless hunger to that of democracy itself, we offer evidence-based, life-serving frames of understanding that enable us to perceive and join in solutions emerging all around us.

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CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans | Sustainable Brands

CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Six participants in the EMF’s New Plastics Economy initiative - MARS, M&S, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and Werner & Mertz - are pledging (or reiterating a pledge) in Malta today to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 at the latest. This is a major step forward, and the EMF is calling on the whole industry to follow their lead, as well as to make commitments that ensure all packaging is not just recyclable, but also in practice recycled, reused or composted.

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China Reassigned 60,000 Soldiers to Help Plant Trees!

China Reassigned 60,000 Soldiers to Help Plant Trees! | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
In a pretty incredible move for the planet, China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees and increase the country’s forest coverage. The move is part of China's plan to plant at least 32,400 square miles of trees by the end of 2018 to help tackle pollution.
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SOLARKIOSK | SOLARKIOSK was invited to speak at the Munich Security Conference kick-off event

SOLARKIOSK | SOLARKIOSK was invited to speak at the Munich Security Conference kick-off event | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
“Collaboration with local partners and civil society actors has become an undisputed part of comprehensive and effective international development cooperation. However, the question of how to deal with the old economic elites in the process of social transformation has not...
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Growing Cannabis | Ed Rosenthal - the guru of ganja

Growing Cannabis | Ed Rosenthal - the guru of ganja | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Growing cannabis with Ed Rosenthal - California horticulturist, author, publisher, cannabis grower and former High Times Magazine columnist.
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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Refusal to Release Records on Pesticide Harms to Endangered Wildlife | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Refusal to Release Records on Pesticide Harms to Endangered Wildlife | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
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The Center for Biological Diversity is one of the few environmental justice groups that actually accomplishes anything.

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Cities Can Do a Better Job Managing Public Assets

Cities Can Do a Better Job Managing Public Assets | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

Politicians versus Public Management: The removal of the political class from public asset management has a salutary effect on democracy: It turns politicians from asset gatekeepers to consumer and citizen advocates on behalf of public asset productivity and quality.

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The Wasted City

The Wasted City | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

Cities of the global north are traditionally dominated by linear 'take-make-waste' habits. This is the Wasted City: an urban settlement in which it is difficult to develop circular systems on a mainstream basis. We currently see urban hot spots of circularity proliferating across the world, where reducing, recycling and reusing meet progressive policymaking and economic innovation. But the truly circular city remains utopian.

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Hemp Anatomy

Learn what parts of the hemp plant can be used to make our world more sustainable. Courtesy of Brady Blackburn
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Organic Farming Internships in Michigan

Organic Farming Internships in Michigan | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Organic Farming Internships in Michigan for 2018 Granor Farm, located in Three Oaks, MI, is a 27-acre farm growing a wide variety of organic vegetables, he

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From arms to farming: Russia becomes a grain superpower

From arms to farming: Russia becomes a grain superpower | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Exports of Russian wheat have grown by nearly a quarter in the first ten months of 2017, according to the country’s agriculture ministry. Russia now earns more from agriculture exports than weapons sales.


Wheat exports surged by 23 percent to 10.6 million tons with overall sales of Russian grain up by 28.4 percent to 16.9 million tons.

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Swords into plowshares.....

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Offshore wind cheaper than new nuclear

Offshore wind cheaper than new nuclear | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

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Korean Natural Farming: Managing Farm Systems Holistically | Northeast Organic Farming Association: Massachusetts Chapter

Korean Natural Farming: Managing Farm Systems Holistically | Northeast Organic Farming Association: Massachusetts Chapter | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

The natural farming movement grew in the Far East, while a similar pattern was developing with the organic movement in Europe and America. Both of these “movements” came about out of a response to the Green Revolution and the heavy move toward chemically based agriculture in the 1940’s worldwide. Over the span of the 7 hour day, about 22 of us learned many of the recipes used in KNF for enhanced farm production through conversation, power point, mutual sharing, and, most importantly, hands on demonstrations. Many thanks to Linda Ugelow who pushed the idea of inviting Aaron in the first place and has been doing a lot of experimentation. She helped a lot during the day, and brought a few completed recipes to help with demonstrations. Korean Natural Farming recognizes three general stages in plant development, and has developed recipes for products for each of these stages. For the nutritional growth vegetative stage, FAA, FPJ, LAB, and OHN are appropriate to use. For the changeover period (when the plant is in “puberty”), the go-to recipes are LAB, OHN, WCaP, and FFJ. And in the full on reproductive stage, it is advisable to use LAB, WCA, and OHN. Here are most of the basic recipes and their abbreviations:

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Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico power grid

Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico power grid | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

 
Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk says that he believes he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar power.



“The Tesla team has [built solar grids] for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.”
Tesla has already done similar battery and solar power projects with the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative in Hawaii and in American Samoa.

Both projects were designed to supply power for much smaller populations than Puerto Rico, however. Still, the Tesla CEO is confident that his company’s existing operations can be scaled up to meet larger demand.

Currently, under 10 percent of the island has power. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said on Monday that it could take one month to restore power to only a quarter of households in the territory.

The Puerto Rico state owned electric company says that some households be without power for four to six months. Any Tesla solution would likely be aimed more toward the long-term, rather than the immediate restoration of power that's required.

 

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#Musk is not afraid of a challenge. 

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How to Properly Store Your Fruit and Vegetables for Maximum Freshness

How to Properly Store Your Fruit and Vegetables for Maximum Freshness | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The proximity of one piece of fruit to another can make all the difference in how they appear and taste several days later. Follow these tips for how to properly store your fruit and veggies for maximum freshness.
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Vietnamese Noodle Soup [Vegan]

Vietnamese Noodle Soup [Vegan] | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Phở is basically a Vietnamese noodle pot, whose main ingredient is a strong, aromatic broth served with broad rice noodles, crunchy Asian vegetables, fresh herbs, and chili sauce. Many spices, soup vegetables, and special touch dried shiitake mushrooms give the broth a hearty note.
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What’s Missing From Every Environmental Book? The Simplest Solution to World Hunger and Climate Change

What’s Missing From Every Environmental Book? The Simplest Solution to World Hunger and Climate Change | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The Eat For The Planet book is going to be released on March 20, 2018, and it is available for pre-order now. We hope this little fast-paced, fact-rich, graphic-heavy book shocks you and angers you, but most importantly inspires you to be the change.
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Survive the Winter Blues: Grow, Eat and Plan

Survive the Winter Blues: Grow, Eat and Plan | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
There is no denying it: the days are short and unless you planned for a winter garden, fresh vegetables from your backyard have long passed. But don’t let the winter get you down. There are plenty of recipes to last you through the cold season and into the ‘hungry gap’. And we’ve shared a few …
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What's Wrong with Our Food System? Capitalism.

What's Wrong with Our Food System? Capitalism. | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

In a new book, the decades-long veteran of the global food justice movement says there's no way of substantively changing or transforming the food system, and tackling the immense problems of world hunger and labour exploitation that characterize it, without changing the economic system in which it operates. The problem with North Americans in particular is that as much as they may want to feed the hungry and create a more just and equitable world, many of them still lack a firm understanding of how the capitalist system operates and makes possible -- even necessary -- tremendous levels of suffering and exploitation.


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Cities Aren't Broke. But They Need New Ways to Raise Money.

Cities Aren't Broke. But They Need New Ways to Raise Money. | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

As we’ve written before in CityLab, we believe that cities can leverage the public assets they own (e.g., land and buildings in downtowns and along waterfronts) to invest at scale in critical public goods like infrastructure. In The New Localism, we devote a chapter to the workings of the Copenhagen City & Port Development Corporation, a publicly owned, privately managed corporation that has regenerated the historic harbor and used the revenue to service the debt on a city-wide transit system. Think of that: an entire transit system built on the revenue from the sale or leasing of public land.

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Interview - Christopher Cook - Diet for a Dead Planet - YouTube

Interview with Christopher Cook author of "Diet for a Dead Planet: How the Food Industry is Killing Us"
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The Most Powerful Plant on Earth? | The Hemp Conspiracy | Documentary

Is there more to this than we think? Background music by CO.AG: Don't forget. A groovy hip-hop hempster tune extolling the extraordinary virtues of HEMP
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The locations of 14 new garden villages have been revealed

The locations of 14 new garden villages have been revealed | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

The first wave of garden villages planned to create tens of thousands of new homes in England has been given the go-ahead.

Ministers have backed 14 bids across the country that will develop new communities with between 1,500 and 10,000 properties.

Larger scale garden towns in Aylesbury, Bucks, Taunton in Somerset and Harlow and Gilston, on the Essex-Herts border, have also been signed off by the Government.

The plans are expected to create a series of new communities with green spaces, good transport links and high quality affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

Some £6 million in funding will go towards developing the new villages, which could generate 48,000 new homes, while £1.4 million has been earmarked for the towns.

Combined with seven garden towns and cities already announced, the initiative has the potential to deliver 200,000 properties, the Government said.

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GoSun Stove | High Performance Solar Cookers

GoSun Stove | High Performance Solar Cookers | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Premium solar ovens and cookers that are the ultimate in design, performance, and ease. Shop now with fast and free shipping from the official store.
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Bee Better Certified™

Bee Better Certified™ | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

Bee Better Certified partners with innovative farmers and food companies to protect bees and other pollinators in agricultural lands. The Bee Better Certified seal gives consumers confidence that their purchasing decisions benefit pollinators, reward conservation-minded farmers, and incentivize the incorporation of pollinator conservation into product supply chains. Together we can make the world better for bees.

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