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Biomimicry furniture. Could Mushrooms Be The Savior To The World’s Radiation & Petroleum Footprint? Listen To This Remarkable Lecture. Here is an eye opening lecture – ‘The Future is Fungi’ from passionate mycologist Paul Stamets who has devoted over 30 years to the study of fungi.

Could Mushrooms Be The Savior To The World’s Radiation & Petroleum Footprint? Listen To This Remarkable Lecture

His decades of work reveal it to be an incredibly robust and transformational organism. This intelligent, organic technology could be a crucial accomplice in reducing the footprint across our planet. Stamets details how we are “more closely related to fungi than any other kingdom”. Fungi are our proto-ancestors and were the first organisms on the planet 1.3 billion years ago. The fact that mushrooms have withstood the catastrophic extinction events that wiped other species off the earth is testament to fungi’s resilient nature and essential connection to the biosphere. Mushrooms yield a vast array of what Stamets calls “mycological solutions”. Also explored in this talk, the powerful medicinal properties of various species of mushrooms which are contributing huge advances towards viral immunity and cancer fighting efforts. 12 Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature. “In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.”

12 Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature

27 Examples Of Living Willow Fences In Use. Living Willow Hedges Or 'fedges' = fence + hedge.

27 Examples Of Living Willow Fences In Use

Willows, sallows, and osiers form the genus Salix (Latin for willow), which consist of around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. Willow are native to moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings. Young, thin willow cuttings are known as withies, longer willow rods are known as whips. Living willow fence at Vevey Garden, Switzerland. The angled rods tend to sprout along their entire length, while the uprights oft times sprout from the top only. Simply make a hole in the ground with a metal bar, then insert the willow cutting.

Tree tunnel. Natural architecture - an emerging art movement that is exploring mankind's desire to reconnect to the earth, through the built environment. Natural Swimming Ponds. Natural swimming ponds, also called natural pools, are a wonderful way to recreate nature in your backyard.

Natural Swimming Ponds

They offer a much lower maintenance alternative to conventional pools and allow you to swim in clean, chemical free water. Natural Pools - Natural Pool selfbuild. Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds. Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water...

Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds

Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area. The aquatic plants filter out contaminants and use nutrients from the water as food which helps prevent algae. Then rocks, such as granite river rock or haydite, to which friendly bacteria attach, act as biological filters. Natural pools are beautiful and environmentally friendly. A natural swimming pool is a magical addition to a home where you can observe nature throughout the seasons and be closer to the wildlife you share your land with.

Natural pools are beautiful and environmentally friendly

Some of the creatures you will attract are insects like water beetles and dragonflies; birds will visit the pond to bathe, feed and collect nesting material and amphibians like the frog and newt will take up residence. Your pond will become a stepping stone for the wilderness where local native flora and fauna will find your pool and flourish. A conventional sterile pool will typically cost around £50,000 ($80,000) but a 180 m2 (2,000 ft2) organic pool like the one above only cost David about £6,000 ($10,000) to make.

Facebook. Facebook. Terra Preta Toilets. Urine diversion terra preta toilets are dry terra preta sanitation (TPS) systems based on urine diversion, lacto-fermentation, the addition of charcoal and vermicomposting to produce lasting and highly fertile soils with properties similar to the terra preta soils (GENSCH 2010 b).

Terra Preta Toilets

Pre-Columbian native populations generated terra preta soils, literally “black earth”, by incorporating large amounts of charred residues (charcoal) either produced intentionally or as a by-product from human activity into the soil together with nutrient-rich material (GLASER 2006). Nutrient-rich material was used to be human and animal manure (rich in P and N), waste including mammal and fish bones (rich in P and Ca), ash residues of incomplete combustions (rich in Ca, Mg, K, P and charcoal) or plant biomass (e.g. kitchen wastes, compost, algae etc.) (GLASER 2006). A typical soil from the Amazonian region (left). 8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World Sabine Schober Toilet - Gallery Page 4. Open Source Ecology. Natural Swimming Pools - a guide to designing & making your own. GeoPathfinder. has moved to new addresses!


The information on this page is no longer being updated or maintained. It has been divided into new categories, and it is built and edited using new software. The new categories and pages, formerly known as our Food Preservation Page are:Solar Food Drying , Energy-Wise Cooking & Canning , The Four-Season Pantry , and Live Food Storage . The following information is still posted for historical purposes only.

Energy Efficient Food Preservation Once you've gotten started with gardening, you'll soon have to find a way to deal with the surplus (hopefully you've planned for this!). Hopefully, you may be inspired to try building your own solar food dryer, maybe even one like the model we designed, shown further below. We have type 304 stainless steel, plain weave, 12-mesh, .018" wire size, dryer screening available for immediate shipment. Of course, food that is fresh is best, but our Minnesota winters challenge that approach.

Basic Design Principles: Design in/ with Nature. The Willow Man and cradle to cradle living. Natural Pools - Natural Swimming Pools and Ponds. DIY Rustic Wood Table. Natural Pools or Swimming Ponds. A chandelier that turns a room into a forest. Edible & Ecological Landscapes.