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Convenience and efficiency are king when it comes to product design. What could be more efficient than a natural ecosystem? That's the insight behind a "living kitchen" designed by the brilliant young design studio Studio Gorm. They looked at what we have in our kitchens--fruits, vegetables, organic waste--and figured: That's actually enough to create a miniature system for watering fresh herbs, composting the waste, and generating new soil.
Raised beds eliminate root rot
Photo: Watercone Passive Solar One Step Water Condensation FTW! We wrote about the Watercone back in 2004 , but considering how much TreeHugger's audience has grown since then, it's likely that only a handful of you were reading the site back then. I think it's time to have a second look at this very clever device that has the potential to help provide clean drinking water for millions of people who are lacking access to clean water (or if they do, maybe the access is intermittent and they could use a plan B).
All you need for fresh air. Seventeen years ago Kamal Meattle found out that the air in his home city of Dehli was killing him.
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June 3, 2010 at 10:20 AM by Jeff Yeager | If you are what you eat, then I should weigh-in at under $1 a pound.
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(This lovely DIY how-to is written by my partner April, who recently made a fantastic straw mattress for the cob bed . Not only is it entirely natural, it’s pretty super to sleep on, too. Read ahead!) Living in a hand-built home can often mean making unique and non-conventional furniture choices.
"Keep it hot, keep it cold, or don't keep it" is another saying in my family. This chart from the USDA shows why this is good advice. The microorganisms that cause food to spoil don't live well at high and low temperatures. Canning is a way to preserve food at room temperature.
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