By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 10 September 2011 Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. Ancient vines and roots of trees stretch horizontally across rivers and streams, creating a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. Meghalaya villagers create 'living' bridges by training roots across a river
Coppiced Basswood/Linden Trees I think there are two types of people in the world: those who know a decent amount about coppicing, and those who don't even know how to pronounce the word. This post is for the latter group. Stand of Coppiced Sweet Chestnut Coppicing (pronounced: KAH-piss-ing) is an ancient practice of woodland management where trees are cut down while dormant and allowed to regrow from the stumps/roots for a number of years before cutting again. The new growth of trees/forest from these cut stumps is collectively called "coppice". Permaculture Projects: Coppicing
Ecological Gardening - Happy Earth Ecological Gardening Ecological gardening, like sustainable living, is about seeing ourselves, our homes and our gardens as important parts of local and global ecosystems. It’s about exploring the stories behind what comes into our gardens, and what goes out, and how we can make small positive changes, which have rippling effects far beyond our back fence.
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No dig gardens are the quickest, easiest way to get home grown vegetables on your dinner table. No dig gardening or a raised garden bed, consists of layering organic materials on top of the soil to create a nutrient rich environment for your plants, in this case, vegetables. No matter what your location, gardening the no dig way is an option for you. The garden literally composts the materials while feeding the plants. A raised garden bed means that it doesn't matter what sort of soil you currently have. Simply layer materials over the top of your surface and start growing!
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Working as a pharmacy technician is an extremely rewarding experience. If you enjoy helping people or just need a new career path, this may be the one for you! There are many different types of programs that will provide the knowledge required, such as those provided by technical schools, online courses or community college classes. Technical schools and community colleges provide hands-on skill building. The courses are typically taught by people that have worked in the field and have experience as a pharmacy technician.
Learn2Grow Grow Greener! Have you ever wondered what’s truly meant by the “green movement” and what the average home gardener can do to participate in it? Southern California gardener, Gerald Burke, answers these questions and makes some good recommendations for all of us to grow (and live) in much more ecologically-responsible and sustainable ways. Learn some easy and practical techniques to “go green” in your own yard – and help the environment while you’re at it.
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Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was first coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture"  but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture," as it was seen that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Fukuoka natural farming philosophy. "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system."-Bill Mollison  History
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