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This Tokyo office building doubles as an urban farm (photos) 1/13 10 of 13 Pasona Group might be one of the largest staffing agencies in Japan, but it also has to have the most biodiversity in any corporate headquarters. In the company's 215,000 square foot office building in downtown Tokyo business meetings mix with broccoli fields, seminar rooms double as growing spaces for salad greens, guests are greeted by a rice paddy, and workspaces are separated by fruit trees. The building uses 43,000 square feet for growing space (20 percent of the building) for 200 different species of vegetables, fruits, and rice. But it's not just a novelty concept, all of the plants are maintained by Pasona's employees along with an agricultural specialist. And the food that's harvested is used in the building's cafeteria. Here's a look.

Green-Tech World About Millets | Millets What are millets? Millets are small-seeded grasses that are hardy and grow well in dry zones as rain-fed crops, under marginal conditions of soil fertility and moisture. Millets are one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes. Millets are also unique due to their short growing season. Why eat millets? Millets are particularly high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Environmental: Unlike rice and wheat that require many inputs in terms of soil fertility and water, millets grow well in dry regions as rainfed crops. Small farmers: There are many co-operatives of small farmers that are working on providing livelihoods to farmers while at the same time focusing on ecological preservation. What kinds of millets are available? How do I cook them? Where can I buy millets? Earth 360 Ventures, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh. Jaivik Mall, near Lalbagh Double Road gate. 080 65624197 References Like this: Like Loading...

Four Simple Do-It-Yourself Soil Tests Learning as much as you can about your soil will help you decide what needs to be done to make it ideal for the plants you want to grow. If you can learn about your soil’s texture, composition, drainage, acidity, and mineral density, you will avoid, up front, the disappointing results that can occur when your soil is unsuitable for your dream garden. Soil Test #1: The Squeeze Test One of the most basic characteristics of soil is its composition. In general, soils are classified as clay soils, sandy soils, or loamy soils. Clay is nutrient rich, but slow draining. To determine your soil type, take a handful of moist (but not wet) soil from your garden, and give it a firm squeeze. It will hold its shape, and when you give it a light poke, it crumbles. Now that you know what type of soil you have, you can work on improving it. Soil Test #2: The Percolation Test It is also important to determine whether you have drainage problems or not. Dig a hole about six inches wide and one foot deep.

untitled The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched on the 11th January, 2010 by the Prime Minister. The Mission has set the ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 is aimed at reducing the cost of solar power generation in the country through (i) long term policy; (ii) large scale deployment goals; (iii) aggressive R&D; and (iv) domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products, as a result to achieve grid tariff parity by 2022. Mission will create an enabling policy framework to achieve this objective and make India a global leader in solar energy. Constitution of the High Powered Task Force under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to pursue the use of Solar Photovoltaic Power (Posted on 20.02.2013) Grid connected Solar Systems Off-Grid Solar Systems Solar Photovoltaic Formats for submission of Project proposal for SPV systems under Off Grid Solar Applications:- Formats for submission of project completion document:-

Earthworks Urban Farm As a society, we have become dangerously disconnected from the land and the sources of food that sustain life. We have detached ourselves from the real source of wealth - a respectful and reverent relationship with each other and the land. In 1997, Brother Rick Samyn felt a calling to start a garden at his workplace, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The response was overwhelming and positive. That small plot of land grew into what is our urban farm project today. Earthworks Urban Farm seeks to build a just, beautiful food system through education, inspiration, and community development. This project relies on the gracious donations of many. You are welcome to visit our farm at any time and take our self-guided tour.

Home About the Urban Homestead project | Urban Homestead ® - Path to Freedom 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." We forged ahead, calling our project the Urban Homestead® model and with no small means of blood, sweat and tears, we worked to transform this ordinary 66' x 132' urban lot [LINK: Comparison Diagram of Property ] into a self-sufficient city homestead with an organic garden that now supplies us with food year-round.

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