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
From China News: Cui Min, a 62-year-old farmer in the village of Lianhua, Yonghe, in Bin county, Heilongjiang province, recently finished harvesting his corn in much the same way he has for the past 40 years. This year, however, after the harvest, he left the cut stalks standing in the fields instead of burning them. … Continue reading Farmers rewarded for not burning crop stalks
From the Huffington Post: What's the deal with the Bees?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomology, Biology, Evolution I [and pretty much all … Continue reading Why Are Bees Disappearing?
New Seasons jumped into the sustainable Christmas tree market this year, selling some of Oregon's only organic trees. The Oregonian wrote Wednesday about how a new... More here: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/12/first_oregon_organic_christmas.html
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
NEW DELHI, India — Away from jarring city traffic and dusty New Delhi streets, the Upadhyes' rooftop garden is a lush, green haven of vegetables and herbs, even after the summer rains have drawn to a close. The couple, both... More here: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/world/2014/12/12/globalpost-new-delhi-india-pollution/20294715/