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Aeroponics Vs. Soil. Gardeners have been growing plants in soil for centuries, but plants do not need dirt in order to grow.

Aeroponics Vs. Soil

Some gardeners prefer using aeroponic systems instead of soil. Aeroponics is a type of hydroponics growing method in which plants are grown in a soil-less environment. Each method has its pros and cons, so which method of growing is better varies depending on the gardener. Survival Food Series: 25 Survival Seeds You Need For Your Garden. Living off the land sounds as inviting as Christmas dinner.

Survival Food Series: 25 Survival Seeds You Need For Your Garden

But many have hardly had adequate experience being “farmers.” In fact, many have had no experience at all when it comes to planting anything. That being said, the day is slowly approaching where each of us may have to trade in our company identification badges for a shovel and a pair of overalls. Educating yourself on farming topics such as mirco farming, planting for the seasons, natural insect repellents, seed collection and seed storage could help prepare for an upcoming economic crisis.

Earthship Biotecture - Radically Sustainable Buildings. How to Build a Totally Self-Sustaining Home. More than four decades ago, a lone architect had what must have seemed at the time like an impossible dream: to build a new kind of residence that would be in complete harmony with the planet.

How to Build a Totally Self-Sustaining Home

This home would be made with recycled and sustainable materials. It would rely on clean energy and renewable resources to supply its inhabitants with the most basic and essential of needs. It would be designed to be affordable and utilize construction techniques that are so simple that anyone could build it. This vision was the beginning of what is now known as the Earthship – a remarkable feat of sustainable living. The environmental, economical, and ethical reasons for living in an Earthship – or any self-supporting home for that matter – are abundant. How to Make a Simple 5 Gallon Bucket Aeroponics System. Aeroponics is growing plants in a mist environment.

How to Make a Simple 5 Gallon Bucket Aeroponics System

Unlike traditional aquaponics and hydroponics, the plants are suspended without grow medium. Here is a 5 gallon bucket aeroponic system that is easy to make. Irrigation. Irrigation systems are also used for dust suppression, disposal of sewage, and in mining.

Irrigation

Irrigation is often studied together with drainage, which is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area. Irrigation has been a central feature of agriculture for over 5,000 years and is the product of many cultures. Historically, it was the basis for economies and societies across the globe, from Asia to the Southwestern United States. History[edit] Animal-powered irrigation, Upper Egypt, ca. 1846.