These Green Roofs Are More Than Just A Garden, They’re Also A Power Plant

Green roofs produce food, cool buildings, and add a dash of color to the skyline. In the future, could they also generate electricity? That's the vision of Marjolein Helder and her Dutch startup Plant-e. Helder has developed a modular system that generates power from submerged plant roots. Eventually, it could power whole households, she says. … Continue reading These Green Roofs Are More Than Just A Garden, They’re Also A Power Plant

Organic farming – creating a healthy garden of plenty in Mali’s arid soil

Organic farming – creating a healthy garden of plenty in Mali’s arid soil Posted on December 8, 2014 in Health It should be a no-brainer that organic farming – food grown without  toxic chemicals, and synthetic pesticides and fertilisers – is better for your internal and external environments. Yet there are still lobbies and people who believe … Continue reading Organic farming – creating a healthy garden of plenty in Mali’s arid soil

Weeds Seeds and Bees

Eric Frisk adopted organic gardening methods partly because, he says, “I’m a lazy and cheap gardener,” and composting in his backyard garden was an easy way to loosen the Texas clay soil.... More here: http://www.fairfield-sun.com/27870/weeds-seeds-and-bees/