I will share here a low cost solution for the recycling of organic waste, appropriate for apartments and urban housing that do not have a piece of land or an outdoor area. This construction is inspired by the Cadico earthworms nice project. The photos are from the composter I made here at home : ) It’s called a Vermi composter because we use worms in the process, uhuuuuu big thanks to the worms, they deserve! To make this kind of composter, it is important to use stackable supports to separate the different stages of composting. In this case, I used 3 buckets of margarine 15L reused. The first step is to cut the center of the lids that stands between the buckets. Then we will make holes into the bottom of the 2 buckets that will stay on top and receive the organic waste. Then, we use thinner drills, size 1, or 1.5 mm for making holes in the top of these 2 buckets to allow the entry of air, very important component of a good composting. Place a first layer of compound or forest land. . .
Urban Agriculture - David TraceyLaboratoire d’Urbanisme AgricoleRoot CellarsThere are various types of Root Cellars including ones connected and those separate from your home. Some made from earth and others made from old freezers, culverts, cement or simple garbage cans. Whatever your choice they are excellent for year around food storage. Remember safety though and make sure your root cellar is well ventilated if its large enough to walk into. A Plan for All Seasons Why winter was NOT just a cold gruel world for 1830's New Englanders By Mark Ashton From Old Sturbridge Visitor, Winter 1997. A Root Cellar for Your Homestead-The low-tech root cellar, will keep your harvest fresh for two months or longer, depending on what you store, without ozone-depleting refrigeration, or electricity. BBC-Short article on Root Cellars-Dig a hole and voila, a root cellar. Building an outside root cellar-Werner Gysi wrote this nice little article on building and designing a root cellar. Country Life-Mrs. Ehow-How to make a root cellar from your deep freezer or old fridge.
Terres en VillesWorgamic'The Urban Food Revolution' Goes High RiseSolviva Salad? Five-storey vertical farms? A taste of Peter Ladner's new book on growing food in cities. Asked to create a concept for vertical farming in New York City, the architecture firm WorkAC designed this. The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities Peter Ladner New Society Publishers (2011) [Editor's note: The following chapter, "In Praise of Technology," is excerpted with permission from Peter Ladner's The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities. A week after the wettest September on record, farmer Bill Zylmans called into a local radio show from his tractor on his farm in Richmond, B.C. "I'm sitting here on the tractor, looking out over the fields. "It's not just potatoes. "Farmers have been trying. "On this farm alone, our loss is hundreds of thousands of dollars. "Young farmers who started this year, will they be around next year? Being at the mercy of the weather is the fate of farmers throughout history. As the writer P.
L'agricultureNantes Métropole mène une politique de soutien et de développement de l'agriculture, composante importante de son identité et acteur économique de l'agglomération nantaise.Avec un territoire marqué par 15 000 ha de zones agricoles et 15 500 ha de zones naturelles (dont 9 500 ha de zones humides), l’activité agricole reste une activité économique importante, avec près de 330 exploitations, 1 400 emplois directs et une très grande diversité de productions et des produits locaux emblématiques. L’agriculture au service de la biodiversitéPour favoriser la prise en compte de la biodiversité dans les pratiques agricoles, Nantes Métropole entreprend des « diagnostics biodiversité » au sein de sept exploitations volontaires, dont la ferme fruitière Les Trois Villages, à Carquefou.
GREEN RUSHShaping Traditional Oral knowledge: about project"Observing the food and therefore changing the notion of food preservation, we could find the answer to current situations such as the overuse of energy and food wastage. My design is a tool to implement that knowledge in a tangible way and slowly it changes the bigger picture of society. I believe that once people are given a tool that triggers their minds and requires a mental effort to use it, new traditions and new rituals can be introduced into our culture." This project is about traditional oral knowledge which has been accumulated from experience and transmitted by mouth to mouth. Through the research into the current situation of food preservation, I’ve learned that we hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology, the refrigerator. Therefore my design looks at re-introducing and re-evaluating traditional oral knowledge of food, which is closer to nature. jihyun ryou 2009, shaping traditional oral knowledge-save food from the fridge
Vertigo - vol 10 - Agriculture urbaineSous la direction de Eric Duchemin (VertigO - La revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement) (Institut des sciences de l’environnement, Université du Québec à Montréal) (Université du Québec à Montréal), Luc Mougeot (CRDI, Canada) et Joe Nasr (Collège Ryerson, Canada) Depuis maintenant plus d’une décennie - selon la plus récente estimation disponible – ils sont mondialement environ 800 millions à pratiquer l’agriculture urbaine (AU). 200 millions d’entre eux réalisent de la production de marché et 150 millions le font à plein temps. Ces gens produisent environ 15% de la production mondiale de nourriture.