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Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production. Common knowledge dictates that most food plants can’t grow in areas fed by salty sea water.

Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production

But a group of researchers in the Netherlands has found that perhaps that isn’t necessarily the case. Those researchers discovered that the humble potato can not only survive, but thrive in salty soil, and it could spell a food revolution. Salt-grown potatoes are sweeter than normal potatoes, with a hint of salt. And while that might make them an interesting niche product for foodies in many countries, it could be a promising development for growing crops in places where they couldn’t have survived before.

Over 70 percent of the world is covered in salty sea water and around 250 million people live on salt-fed soil. Related: 16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough. Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production. Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) 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.

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

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. Collective-Evolution article on Earthships. An Earthship is a remarkable housing innovation that creates a completely off-grid and full-featured sustainable home.

Collective-Evolution article on Earthships

Utilizing passive solar as its main source of energy, earthships also collect and treat their own water, keeps the climate warm and cool when necessary, and has the ability to grow enough food for a small family. Earthships can be built in any climate and overall the design has been becoming very popular as of late. Grow Everything Better - Naturally. Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides. Updated 25 August 2013 09:56 AM The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.

Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides

Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides. Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment technology is now being rolled out across the world. The technology makes GM obsolete and also addresses the whole global warming fear that there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, by simply converting excess CO2 into edible plant mass. Just another WordPress site. The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World. From Alchemy to Ecotechnology. Comments by James Borges, with excerpts from Viktor Schauberger‘s “The Dethronement Of Science” (Implosion Magazine, May 1955, No. 50), as originally printed in Journal of Borderland Research (2004 annual)

From Alchemy to Ecotechnology

Agriculture Library Index. Ecological Land Co-op wins planning permission at appeal. Planning permission has finally been granted to Greenham Reach Small-holdings as part of the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) in Devon after a four year journey.

Ecological Land Co-op wins planning permission at appeal

The three residential smallholdings are to be made accessible to people who want to work on the land but normally would not be able to afford the high price of land. They will be built as part of the ELC's aim to save land from being intensively managed. The ELC buy land that has been, or is at risk of being, intensively managed, and convert it into affordable land for people who have the skills to manage the area ecologically.

This enables more environmental farming and provides jobs and homes. Eudea: A WikiTown. Largest Indoor Vertical Farm In The Nation Opens In Chicago. Lately, some packages of fresh basil have been showing up at grocery stores around the city stamped with the name "FarmedHere.

Largest Indoor Vertical Farm In The Nation Opens In Chicago

" You may have run into them at Whole Foods, or you may have noticed the FarmedHere brand at the Good Food Festival last weekend. Either way, if you're like us, your first response was: "How are they possibly growing basil in this horrible weather? " Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA. Earthship Global. The upcoming Earthship Biotecture Euro Tour will present to various venues in Europe forty-five years of work developing the Earthship concept.

Earthship Global

The history, the successes, the failures, the battles, the barriers, the current state of the art. It will present the growth and development of a virtual Earthship Army… not out of design but out of unstoppable interest in this direction of thinking on this planet at this time. Earthship Biotecture does not claim to have all or any of the “answers” to problems with life on Earth, we are simply addressing them on a grass roots level in the hopes of finding a better way… and that “way” is opening up like a “yellow brick road”.

The latest opening is the opportunity to “settle” a virgin island. We will get to apply all principals learned from forty-five years of trying to get closer to the right way to live on this jewel of a planet they we are all lucky enough to find ourselves on. Michael reynolds. India's rice revolution. Tirewall - Home Page. Homesteading Self Sufficiency Survival. The Mind Gardens Project. Windowfarm at the American Museum of Natural History. Toronto Earthship Event. No posts to display.

Toronto Earthship Event

About Earthship Biotecture Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. Windowfarms. IKEA's New Mini Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden. Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse?

IKEA's New Mini Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution.