Kudzu, red clover, pigs, blood red shrimp and water hyacinth are some of the most familiar of the over 6500 “invasive species” that have taken up residence here. There are many many known benefits these plants and fish have brought with them. Kudzu for soil erosion is also a great nutrient consolidator, same goes for clover, pigs have … Continue reading
This Spanish fish farm is a major achievement! The importance of natural, controlled pond fertility as an alternative to manufactured fish food is can not be underestimated. It is an alternative to everything manufactured that is needed to build a food chain sufficient to feed populations entirely off the grid. Here, waste from the river … Continue reading
Here’s a remarkable american family that produces food, fuel and good living on a fifth of an acre home garden in the city. Pretty remarkable that the limited space being farmed produces enough to move off the grid. If this can be done with in-ground gardening imagine how much easier the effort might be with … Continue reading
This is an experiment in raising microgreens without dirt, chemicals or synthetic media. The Bioponica™ bed itself is optimized for 10″ standard sized trays. The water levels are set to fill to the top of the rocks and can be adjusted with drain valve to any level. With a bioponic method it is possible to … Continue reading
Any grow operation will benefit from home made tools that reduce unnecessary labor. Spend more time doing higher value projects and make seeding simple by building a vacuum seeder from vacuum cleaner and easily aquired materials. If a similar contraption were built for seeding microgreens, space use could be optimized, considerably saving on the cost … Continue reading
Jaime Lerner shares his magic as architect, mayor, governor, now hero to the Brazilian city of Curitiba. His committment to simplicity is a central theme to his transformation of a Curitiba. In this video by Journeyman Pictures, see how ecological sustainabilty has improved life, social and economic standards for all.
This video shows how algae and zooplankton are harvested from algae containers each day. With a bucket and strainer, a fresh slurry of oxygen rich plant matter is scooped up along with zooplankton, insect eggs and larval that live in the algae tank. This is poured into the tank and meticulously consumed by fish and … Continue reading