Sustainability Project Outline

A noble project!

Returning to Our Roots

I’ve made a project outline to try and inspire myself to research as thoroughly as possible (what can I say, I’m a planner). Below is a rough starting point for my research.


  • Project: Design a sustainable living community that is as close to self-sustaining as possible (this includes food, water, buildings, and energy). Focus on making the smallest environmental impact possible, and include a list of tentative but realistic costs for each part of the community (land, building structures, farming equipment, etc.). Also, be sure to include a general timeline for the process of starting up the community (gathering experience, finding land, building structures), as well as a list of necessary/ helpful skills that would aid in creating a sustainable living community.
  • Possible Research Topics: Organic gardening, livestock, climate zones, maximizing crop production (green houses, crop rotation, perennials), garden design, existing sustainable communities, best locations for such a community…

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12 June 2014

Gardening Nepalese guide to growing organic. Click here Organic fungicides, these ones are simple too. Click here Get to know your neighbours, especially if you see them growing fruit! Click here Farming Some Queensland, Australia, farmers longing for frosts. Click here New Indian Prime Minister, Modi, calls for more organic farming in his homeland. Click … Continue reading 12 June 2014

10 June 2014

Gardening Academic staff sow organic garden whilst students sit exams. Click here Farming India's red 'Kaipad' rice, grown organically receives a boost. Click here Davao, Philippines uses organic farming to green the district. Click here Permaculture, can it help save the world? Click here Food limit your exposure to pesticides. Click here Organic is no … Continue reading 10 June 2014

9 June 2014

Gardening Nature's security blanket: Mulch. Click here A perennial treat: asparagus. Click here Community Gardens A community garden on a mission. Click here A US Army garden brings healing. Click here Farming Seed ownership in US Agriculture. Click here Nutrient efficiency, a good article. Click here New Zealand's organic grape industry grows. Click here Sustainable … Continue reading 9 June 2014

8 June 2014

Gardening Toxic waste: not pleasant but an ever present danger. Click here Inside a master gardener's garden. Click here A lesson in the need for secure land tenure. Click here Farming Land and water management go hand in hand. Click here From wasteland to fertility, an Indian example. Click here Organic Ag attracts a new … Continue reading 8 June 2014

7 June 2014

Gardening Urban myths from the garden. Click here Orange is the new green. Click here A productive new garden. Click here Simple title: Vegetable gardening. Click here Farming Vermont passes GMO law, could this disrupt the entire food system? Click here Information, thoughtfulness the keys to sustainability. Click here Indian middle class take to farming. … Continue reading 7 June 2014