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GreenWave ocean farming model scoops $100,000 sustainability prize. A commercial fisherman who admitted to once pillaging the oceans has won the 2015 Fuller Challenge, one of the most important prizes in sustainability.

GreenWave ocean farming model scoops $100,000 sustainability prize

Bren Smith, executive director of nonprofit GreenWave, took home $100,000 for his 3D ocean farming model, designed to address overfishing, mitigate climate change, restore marine ecosystems and provide jobs for fishermen. Announced today by the Buckminster Fuller Institute, the prize is reserved for designers, scientists and students developing whole systems solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014. Expanded clay aggregate. Cross section of clay pebbles.

Expanded clay aggregate Agaricus campestris. Agaricus campestris is commonly known as the field mushroom or, in North America, meadow mushroom.

Agaricus campestris

It is a widely eaten gilled mushroom closely related to the cultivated button mushroom Agaricus bisporus. Taxonomy[edit] Description[edit] Distribution and habitat[edit] Agaricus campestris is common in fields and grassy areas after rain from late summer onwards worldwide. Edibility[edit] Mushroom Observer: Image: Agaricus campestris L. (340999)

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Gardening. Farm design. The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1. Sugar industry's bitter pill. World changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air. Home » Natural nitrogen to boost agriculture. Open-source GMOs to fight climate change and take down Monsanto. Photo by Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images This article arises from Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate.

Open-source GMOs to fight climate change and take down Monsanto

Ecosystem Services in Biologically Diversified versus Conventional Farming Systems: Benefits, Externalities, and Trade-Offs. Copyright © 2012 by the author(s).

Ecosystem Services in Biologically Diversified versus Conventional Farming Systems: Benefits, Externalities, and Trade-Offs

Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance. Go to the pdf version of this article The following is the established format for referencing this article: Kremen, C., and A. Miles. 2012. Ecosystem services in biologically diversified versus conventional farming systems: benefits, externalities, and trade-offs Ecology and Society 17(4): 40. Synthesis, part of a special feature on A Social-Ecological Analysis of Diversified Farming Systems: Benefits, Costs, Obstacles, and Enabling Policy Frameworks.

Soil - Our Financial Institution Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture Information & News. Soil — the substance you walk on, build on, and live from — provides your food, clothing, and even the air you breathe.

Soil - Our Financial Institution Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture Information & News

It gives warmth, shelter, and the goods you possess. Soil is, I believe, a substance that is under-acknowledged, and also under attack, and its misuse is contributing greatly to the excessive release of CO2 into our atmosphere – making it a large contributor to global warming. Therefore, I felt it high time we came to its defense. Plantduino Greenhouse. UPDATE 7/9/11: The AC power fed relay has been replaced with a DC battery fed relay system as shown in step 10.

Plantduino Greenhouse

How-To plastic bottle green house build guide ! Internet of food: Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland. 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. Sustainability: Larva production for the benefit of man, animal and environment. This is the third in a series of articles about sustainability and specifically sustainability within the University.

Sustainability: Larva production for the benefit of man, animal and environment

What are our staff members contributing in their fields of expertise; in which sustainable projects and initiatives are they involved and what contribution do they make to this important issue in the rest of South Africa? First article: Sustainability is all about the future – Prof Russel Botman Second article: Sustainability: Rio+20 – The Stellenbosch Connection. Open field system. Generic map of a medieval manor, showing strip farming, from William R.

Open field system

Shepherd, Historical Atlas, 1923 The open-field system was the prevalent agricultural system in much of Europe during the Middle Ages and lasted into the 20th century in parts of western Europe, Russia, Iran and Turkey.[1] Under the open-field system, each manor or village had two or three large fields, usually several hundred acres each, which were divided into many narrow strips of land. Ostrich farms are not for chickens. There are fewer than 250 000 farmed ostriches in South Africa, compared with a million at the beginning of the 1900s. Permaculture Principles. Lawton's Guide To Permaculture Design and Strategy - Part 4. Daily Yeah Pictures and Videos. About the Urban Homestead project. In the mid-1980s, our family set out to do the seemingly impossible: To create a new revolution in sustainable urban living. Finding ourselves owning a run-down circa 1917 craftsman-style house in the metropolis of Pasadena (the 7th largest city in Los Angeles County) and just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles with the intersection of 134 and 210 freeways 30 yards from our home, we shelved our dreams of idyllic country living and "five acres and independence" and decided to do what we could, with what we had -- RIGHT NOW.

No one thought it was possible. Residents in our low income, mixed race neighborhood thought we were the "crazy white folks. " Explore Cornell - Home Gardening - Vegetable Growing Guides - Growing Guide. Landshare - connecting growers to people with land to share. Only Organics Can Feed the Hungry World: Here's Why.

Students working on UGA's organic demonstration farm in summer 2012. (Photo: UGA College of Ag)A new approach to agriculture that combines the best in industrial production with organic and sustainable practices is the key to meeting the changing needs of a changing world, where resources are rapidly depleted by a growing population.

"Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? " is the title of a controversial report released last week by Stanford University's Center For Health Policy. The study concludes that there is "little evidence of health benefit" from eating organic food. " The meta-analysis of more than 200 separate studies found that organic products were no more nutritious - based on vitamin and mineral content - than conventionally-grown meats and vegetables. Farmer To Farmer: The Truth About GMO Crops (Documentary) ( Kirlian/Aura-Photography ) -of raw foods !!!

Organic rice farmer in India yields over 22 tons of crop on only two acres, proving the fraud of GMOs and Big Ag. (NaturalNews) Despite all the claims made by industry-funded hacks that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and other industrial agricultural methods are necessary for the future of humanity, it is the traditional growing methods that continue to shine through as the real sustainers of life. As reported by Gaia Health, Indian rice farmers using traditional, organic growing methods are achieving yields far higher than farmers using more modern methods.

Fish farming: affordable protein for SA? Young landless Ethiopians find hope and security in beekeeping. UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013. World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned. Bhutan Bets Organic Agriculture Is The Road To Happiness : The Salt. Regenerative Agriculture: Feeding the Future. Guido EBNER - Morphogenetic Fields - Electrostatic enhancement of plant and animal development. The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity. (NaturalNews) The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest. Accelerated returns in food production.

Average daily calorie consumption in countries (credit: Interchange88/Wikimedia Commons) Farm springbok, not sheep in Karoo: report. To Kick Climate Change, Replace Corn With Pastured Beef.