From The Bakersfield Californian: BY JOHN COX The Bakersfield Californian email@example.com Food processors, dairies and others in Kern County may soon have a new place to send their organic waste -- and with it, a new source of renewable, compressed natural gas. This month, two state agencies awarded grants totaling $8 million to help fund … Continue reading Digester project near Tulare would turn organic waste into renewable transportation fuel
From Sowetan Live: MATAGALPA, Nicaragua - That morning cup of coffee gives many of us a needed boost, but Central American coffee farmers have found a new source of energy in their beans: turning agricultural waste water into biogas. An often overlooked by-product of the world's favourite stimulant, the water used to process raw coffee … Continue reading Turning waste water into fuel
By Cindy Conner Tags: winter gardening, season extension, Cindy Conner, Virginia Building low tunnels that are about 30 inches tall to protect your crops through weather that is outside of their comfort zone is fairly easy to do using plastic pipe and plastic sheeting. You will find directions for this at Homeplace Earth. The … Continue reading Securing Covers on Low Tunnels
A catalogues of vegetables Garlic is Chandran Chaliyakath’s big test this year. Their wiry, green stems grow out of a couple of plastic cans on his terrace. Last year, he harvested onions. “I got about 20 kgs,” says Chandran who makes metal grills and shutters for a living and grows vegetables for passion. In the … Continue reading Farm fresh from home
Wow!!! Resistance is fertile!!!
Paul Joseph Watson
August 4, 2014
War on self-sufficiency intensifies
In yet another example of the federal government’s war on self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a seed library in Pennsylvania, claiming that a system whereby residents could borrow heirloom seeds and then replace them at harvest time was a violation of the 2004 Seed Act, while a commissioner warned that such behavior could lead to “agri-terrorism.”
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Why then do we garden? How does it apply to the philosophy of "Living Small"? The point of gardening, food gardening, is to reduce the time and fuel expended between what's grown and what's consumed. We do this to for several reasons. The primary reason being food. Food grown at home it just so satisfying. … Continue reading Living Small. Gardening Part 2.
Sustainability This is a video I linked to yesterday. I've had time to view it in its entirety since then. It brings together so many strands of my own thoughts and, I suspect, of yours too. It does have a scriptural interpretation running through it. If this offends then just concentrate upon the techniques and … Continue reading 1 July 2014
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