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The nicest routes on RouteYou | RouteYou

The nicest routes on RouteYou | RouteYou | Simple Planet | Scoop.it
Search, plan, publish, view and download routes for cycling, walking, hiking, biking, motorcycling, tourism, sports and recreation world wide.
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New Orleans school cultivates a generation of forward-thinking farmers

New Orleans school cultivates a generation of forward-thinking farmers | Simple Planet | Scoop.it
Nat Turner and the hardworking young crew behind Our School at Blair Grocery are bringing healthy soil and fresh food to the Lower Ninth Ward.

 

Nat Turner, a former New York City public-school teacher, moved to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward on Thanksgiving Day, 2008. He didn’t know anything about gardening — “I could barely keep a cactus alive” — but he had a vision to start an urban farm that would be a vehicle for educating and empowering the neighborhood’s youth. He’d been making service trips to the Big Easy with students, but he wanted an opportunity to dig deeper, literally and figuratively, into the city’s revitalization.

His first goal, Turner says, “is to figure out how to make the Lower Ninth food secure.” It seems fitting, then, that in a neighborhood with no supermarket, Turner set up shop in a falling-down building that had once housed a black-owned family business called the B&G Grocery.

He filled a pink bathtub in the backyard with soil and planted scallions, which floated away when the bathtub flooded in a rainstorm. That was the beginning of Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG)...


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How to Build a Human Heart

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How to Build a Human Heart - It is almost time for humanity to start building humans. The stuff of science fiction has become more of an ethical debate than a theoretical one.
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Carsharing saves U.S. city governments millions in operating costs - O'Reilly Radar

Carsharing saves U.S. city governments millions in operating costs - O'Reilly Radar | Simple Planet | Scoop.it
Whether it's co-working, bike sharing, or cohabiting, there are green shoots throughout the economy that suggest the ways we work, play and learn are changing.
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Using mobile and social apps in the tourism industry

This is a presentation that Eamonn Carey gave at a tourism conference in Egypt in December 2010. In it, he looks at trends in tourism, facts and figures abou...
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We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters

TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen invites us on her 5-year journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-suff...
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Barcelona Fab City

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"his proposal consists on a fab city made up of an interconnected community of neighborhood fab labs. The venues’ goals would be to encourage entrepreneurship and interest in innovation that have already been present in Barcelona throughout centuries. As they see it, bringing factories back to cites will lead us through a new industrial revolution where production methods and social bonds will be transformed. To set the project up they are currently developing a brand – FabCity. A foundation would promote the project and it would be funded by the public and private sector. The goal is to set up a fab lab in each neighborhood to produce devices and products for the local community. Right now they are still reflecting on how to make these fab labs economically viable. Fab labs would be eventually managed by neighborhood’s residents that would have assisted to training courses."


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Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Under a Dime

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Under a Dime | Simple Planet | Scoop.it
Chemists have designed a new disease sensor that can be printed on an office printer, and take less than a minute to assemble.

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