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Overview; Object of the Contest. Any awarded prizes will be provided to a winner only after the winner has signed a Winner's Declaration and Release. Judging. . © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden. Broadcast Yourself. Farm Hack - An Open Source Community for Resilient Agriculture. UNIPASTO - Associação para o formento à pesquisa de melhoramento de forrageiras. How to make Toilet Paper (Very Long P... - Permaculture. It was fun writing this.
Bio swimming pools, the self-cleaning mini-ecosystems. Bio pool aka natural swimming pool or pond is the chemical-free alternative to evil chlorine and complicated mechanical filtering systems, designed to use living plants and micro-organisms as bio-filters.
The principles and technology have been well established and tested in UK, Germany and Austria over the past two decades. The basic philosophy here is the constant circulation of the water from the swimming area, which is structurally distinct to the shallow wetland or regeneration zone with the friendly micro-organisms and selected aquatic plants. To achieve sufficient filtration, the area of the plant zone should equal at least 50% of the swimming area. Designers Have Created a Device That Can Pull Drinking Water Out of Thin Air.
The United Nations estimates that people in sub-Saharan Africa spend roughly 40 billion hours per year collecting water, and what they do find is often unsafe to drink.
In some parts of Africa, finding potable water can be a six-hour endeavor. How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House. Merete and Christopher install their tiny house roof trim.
Photo by Kevin Hoth. Please share with Shareable! Click here to support our coverage of the real sharing economy. LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, self-sufficiency, including gardening, raising animals and “doing for ourselves” was normal and necessary. Cities of the Dead : Kyrgyzstan. View sheds in the eco category - Shed of the year 2014 Readersheds.co.uk. Sementes de Plantas Exóticas e Plantas Raras - Loja ReinoPlantae. MANUAIS DE CULTIVO - PLANTAMUNDO: Ginkgo biloba. How to reuse grey water in the home and yard.
Using grey water for many of the water needs in a home or garden that don't require potable water can help reduce stresses on water supplies, lower home water usage and costs, and support a thriving landscape.
If you just crawled out from under a rock, you can be forgiven for not knowing that fresh water is a precious resource, and that using it, and reusing it, wisely, is a key component of trying to live more sustainably. And with the extended drought conditions in many parts of the US, as well as in many other parts of the world, water issues are one of our most pressing challenges. One effective strategy lies in reducing the overall demand for fresh water, through water-wise landscaping, rainwater harvesting, water-efficient appliances and fixtures, and implementing manufacturing processes with lower water needs than conventional methods.
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening. Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses.
Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. How to build a self-watering raised garden bed from scavenged materials. One effective method of gardening in a spot with subpar soil is to build a raised bed, and as these videos show, they can also be built from scraps, and in a way that allows the garden beds to water themselves.
Trying to grow food in a spot with low quality soil is a fairly common gardening challenge, especially in backyards of new constructed homes, where any topsoil has been scraped off before the construction begins. These yards are often compacted from all of the heavy equipment and building activity, with little to no soil fertility or biological activity, which can be quite frustrating, even for seasoned gardeners. In other places, such as urban areas, there is a very real possibility of soil contamination from a variety of sources, which is usually not visible to the naked eye, and which could lead to either poor growing conditions or health hazards from eating the plants grown there. Here's the DIY guide, complete with ukelele: How to Build a Composting Toilet Barrel System. Barrel Composting Toilet System. The Barrel Composting Toilet system is similar to our Bucket-to-Barrel Composting Toilet system, except that it is designed to function without the bucket aspect.
Instead, a toilet seat and ventilation system are fitted directly on top of a 55 gallon polyethylene barrel which serves as a composting chamber. By eliminating the need to empty buckets, the design comes a step closer to being permitted in some jurisdictions. Urban composting toilet: poo from loo to garden in 1 year. DIY Composting Toilet part 1. Low Cost Do-It-Yourself Dry Toilet System. Why Waste Water? Au petit coin du jardin.
How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House. Todd Walker. Solar Food Dryers? (food preservation forum at permies) Thomas wrote: 1.
I want the added benefit of the box being black but the thought of paint is unappealing. Was thinking maybe a homemade concoction of black walnut stain? Dellartemis wrote: That sounds cool! Um.....what about soot rubbed into the wood? Might be messy if you tough it later though.... Um lugar para se inspirar através da criatividade. The hot poop on alternative toilets, Tiny house edition. After covering the wonderful Tiny Tack House, Commenter Marrena noted: A bucket and sawdust! That's pretty hillbilly for most people. I see that the other similar tiny home you feature here, Alek Lisefski's Tiny Project, also did the bucket and sawdust routine.
How to grow and harvest "cut and come again" lettuce, for perpetual salad greens. There's something beautiful about growing and harvesting a whole head of fresh lettuce from the garden, and it can be well worth the wait, but for both an earlier and an extended harvest of salad greens, the cut and come again method can yield an abundance of leafy green goodness all season long. Lettuce is one of those fairly simple to grow garden crops, as it doesn't require pollination or waiting quite as long as other veggies in order to harvest and enjoy, but if you want to grow head lettuce, it does take a bit of patience. If you're an impatient gardener, or want to extend your salad harvesting season, you might consider planting a bed or two with leaf lettuce that can be cut over and over again. To grow lettuce with the cut and come again method, it's best to plant loose-leaf lettuce varieties (although head lettuce varieties can also work), and to use mesclun (mixed) lettuce seed to provide some variety in color, texture, and flavor.
Compact Wind Turbine for houses. May 28, 2014 | by Agis F A compact and quiet wind turbine, a windmill, that you can place more than one on just about any house. Developed by Research & Development Company the Archimedes, the Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine has an energy yield that is “80 percent of the greatest that theoretically can be done,” compared to the conventional ones, that average around 25 – 50 percent. “This unique windmill, combining a tight and elegant design with impressive and unequalled performance, is based on the laws of nature and the theoretics of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Bio construccion 2° Parte. Sacred Stardust. Tutorial.
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine v1.0 Contents of this tutorial: Description How to use this tutorial Tools Materials Step by step instructions Mounting and applications Description: This is a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine which uses wind energy to drive things like air and water pumps for cooling, irrigation and similar, or an alternator/generator for producing electricity. The turbine uses the 35-40% mechanically efficient Lenz2 lift+drag design. It is made entirely from scrap materials except for the bolts and pop rivets, and should cost about $15-$30 for the six vane version, which can be made by two people in six hours without much effort.
Full power curves have yet to be calculated for this particular build, but according to Mr Ed Lenz's calculator ( a six vane at 0.93 meters diameter and 1.1 meters high with a 90% efficient alternator should produce at least 135 watts of electricity in a 30 km/h wind, and 1.05 kilowatts at 60 km/h. Open Source Wind Turbine v1.0 - Construction Tutorial Animation. SolarFlower.org. Tutorial. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine v1.0. A DIY Home Wind Turbine For Just $30? Here's The Blueprint. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF. A Permacultura no Brasil. Moom permaculture. Farm Hack. Vegetable Garden Planner. Zenman Energy - Open Source Solar Power.
Open Source Beehives. WikiHouse. Humanity's Open-Source Automated Precision Farming Machine. Recycled Materials Nursery Home in Vietnam. Recycled Materials Nursery Home in Vietnam March 12, 2014 | by Nina Papaioannou. Modular all-in-one chicken coop & garden composts too. Thanks to rising food prices, food security concerns and a tide of skill-sharing and awareness, urban farming is gaining more of a foothold in cities today. How to pack a whole lot of living into 221 square feet.
Vermiponics roundup: The beauty of worms in hydroponic gardens (Video) ArchitectureAtlas. The Tiny Project: "Less house! More Life!" You know that tiny houses have become a big thing when they are actually randomly passing each other on the highway. 5 ways to get the most out of backyard chickens. Vertical vermiponics: research project combines worms with hydroponics. Ken Rinaldo's Cascading Garden Uses Vermiponics for Growing Veggies Vertically. Vermiponics? Adding worms to hydroponic gardens. Aquaponics Is Growing Farms in the Most Unlikely Places. RSS. Miniature Garden (For Beginners!) Primeval Symbiosis -Single Pole House on Behance. 7 Ways to Live Like an EcoVillager in the City. Conceptual Devices — Antonio Scarponi / News. Earthship Biotecture - Radically Sustainable Buildings. Redagriculturaurbana.cl. A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening.
TrillionthTonne.org. Simulador Solar - América do Sol, o site da energia solar no Brasil. HoYi! Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The Windstrument Turbine. Guardian Environment Network. Notícias sobre Meio Ambiente, Ecologia e Sustentabilidade - O Eco. Re:Vision / A framework for changing the way we look at cities. Do It Yourself: Make a Compost Bin #30DaysofGOOD - GOOD Projects. Helsinki Plant Tram. Not Exactly Rocket Science. Aprendizado do dia - "E sem que se perceba, a gente se encontra!" Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming. Untitled. Super adobe « A casa da montanha. ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE. Advancing the Science of Climate Change. Climate Change: A Summary of the Science.
Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. BREAKER: Urban Agriculture Challenge by Juliette LaMontagne. Decisive Ecological Warfare. Sustentavel na Pratica. Windowfarms. Ecopolitica. Urban Homestead ® - Path to Freedom.