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Oasis Design: Grey Water Books, Ecological Design Information & Consulting

Oasis Design: Grey Water Books, Ecological Design Information & Consulting

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Hugelkultur Raised Bed Garden — Home & Garden Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique! According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton: Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.

7 Key Facts About the Drought Ruaridh Stewart/Zuma There's been a lot of talk lately about the drought in California, especially since this past week, when Gov. Jerry Brown introduced mandatory water cuts for the first time in the state's history. So what exactly makes this drought so bad? And what are people doing about it?

Breaking Free, Sisters helping Sisters live free AboutBreaking Free is a Minnesota-based non-profit and social justice/social change organization founded in 1996 by Vednita Carter. Every year, Breaking Free helps an average of 400-500 women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Our main offices are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, with branches in Rochester and Minneapolis. Breaking Free's doors are open to women and girls throughout Minnesota and the United States. Meet our Founder/Executive Director and staff leadership.

Pigs, Hogs & Boars: Facts About Swine Pigs are mammals with stocky bodies, flat snouts, small eyes and large ears. They are highly intelligent, social animals, and are found all over the world. Pigs are in the Suidae family, which includes eight genera and 16 species.

Los Angeles, City of Water Photo LOS ANGELES is the nation’s water archvillain, according to public perception, notorious for its usurpation of water hundreds of miles away to slake the thirst of its ever-expanding population. As a character in “Chinatown,” the noirish 1974 film starring Jack Nicholson that churns through the city’s water history, puts it, “Either you bring the water to L.A., or you bring L.A. to the water.” Recently, however, Los Angeles has reduced its reliance on outside sources of water. It has become, of all things, a leader in sustainable water management, a pioneer in big-city use of cost-effective, environmentally beneficial water conservation, collection and reuse technologies.

9895 175 acre rural Vernon county ORGANIC farm with trout stream consisting of nearly 55 tillable acres, 10 acres in pasture and the balance of 110 acres are wooded. The solid four bedroom farm home with full basement and two story barn and outbuildings are well off the blacktop valley road on a level country lane. Begin or expand your farm here or invest and enjoy nature on this magnificent Driftless area woodland property. 9 Awesome Vintage Buses Converted Into Beautiful Mobile Homes These vintage buses have all been converted into beautiful mobile homes! Mobile homes come in all shapes and size, so do vintage buses. In my opinion, you can calling anything a mobile home as long as the unit is mobile and has an area for sleeping, eating, and/or living and buses are a great option for anyone wanting their own mobile home. Buses are perfect for those that want to live in or just travel in an affordable home. Bus 1: Hank Bought a Bus The first bus was bought by Hank so it was fitting that he call his website ‘Hank Bought a Bus’ at

Littlerock Creek Watershed: A Shared Resource In partnership with Antelope Valley Art OutpostManaged by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Antelope Valley Art Outpost is a creative placemaking project that supports regional vitality through artist-driven projects in the unincorporated California communities of Littlerock and Sun Village. By Jenny Kane If you a take a close look at this map above what you will find is one key physical feature that connects and defines the western boundaries of two small unincorporated towns (Littlerock and Sun Village) on the northern boundary of Los Angeles County - Littlerock Creek Wash.

Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering - Bushcraft Nine Ways to make Fire - Barry Keegan Fire is essential to human life. It is a fundamental aspect of cultures worldwide. Worldwide, pre-steel people have relied on many different ways to start fires - and methods based on friction are by far the most common. Stingless bee - Wikiwand Stingless bees, sometimes called stingless honey bees or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees (about 500 species), comprising the tribe Meliponini[1] (or subtribe Meliponina according to other authors[2]). They belong in the family Apidae, and are closely related to common honey bees, carpenter bees, orchid bees, and bumblebees.[3] Meliponines have stingers, but they are highly reduced and cannot be used for defense. Meliponines are not the only type of "stingless" bee; male bees and bees of several other species, such as in the family Andrenidae, also cannot sting.[1] Range Behavior Hives

After Dry Wells, Relief for Some California Families State and local aid is helping, but only for a few. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue Benjamin Luengas and his great-granddaughter Selena stand next to the water tank the family received last October, thanks to a grant from a local bank.