John Madden Company MADDEN Museum The MADDEN Museum of Art sits on the atrium level of John Madden Company’s newest building, Palazzo Verdi at Fiddler’s Green. In addition to housing the personal collection of Mr. and Mrs. Madden, the Museum showcases a variety of artists and holds several exhibits throughout the year. For additional information visit TheMaddenMuseum.org. Palazzo Verdi Event Center Urban gardens: The future of food? - Dream City With penny-farthings, handlebar mustaches and four-pocket vests back in fashion, the rise of urban farming should just about complete our fetish for the late 1800s. Today, you can find chicken coops on rooftops in Brooklyn, N.Y., goats in San Francisco backyards, and rows of crops sprouting across empty lots in Cleveland. That it fits so snugly into the hipster-steampunk throwback trend is what makes urban farming ripe for ridicule. (“Portlandia” has taken a crack or two at it.) But could city-based agriculture ever make the leap from precious pastime to serious player in our cities’ food systems — not just for novelty seekers and committed locavores, but for the Safeway-shopping masses? “I don’t want to make a statement like, ‘This is the future of farming,’” says Gotham Greens co-founder Viraj Puri, sitting at his laptop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, steps away from hundreds of rows of butter lettuce.
The Future of Energy FilmThe Future of Energy Film Want to support the movement? The Future of Energy is a non-profit film. Even though we've finished production, we're still actively seeking funds to cover the cost of music licensing, stock footage, and editing fees for post production. In addition, our plan is to tour the film internationally through schools, colleges, and local communities. If you can support this movement financially, we'd greatly appreciate your support! High-tech greenhouse planned for downtown Vancouver parkade rooftop VANCOUVER -- The roof of a city-owned downtown parkade will be converted to a high-tech vertical growing space capable of producing 95 tonnes of fresh vegetables a year. Vancouver-based Valcent Products has entered into a memorandum of understanding with EasyPark, the corporate manager of the city’s parkades, to build a 6,000-square-foot greenhouse on underutilized space on the roof of the parkade at 535 Richards Street, in the heart of the downtown core. The inside of the greenhouse will be anything but ordinary. Four-metre-high stacks of growing trays on motorized conveyors will ferry plants up, down and around for watering, to capture the sun’s rays and then move them into position for an easy harvest.
Contact American Craftsmen Inc Raleigh NC Click here to link up with us on Facebook! American Craftsmen Inc. are proud Gold members of the Western North Carolina Green Building Council. WNCGBC is a 501C3 non-profit organization whose mission is the promote environmentally sustainable and health conscious building practices through community education and innovative programs. Please visit www.wncgbc.org American Craftsmen Inc. are proud members of theThe Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA), created in 1966, is the builder’s advocate in the community. Its mission is to educate and support members, contribute to the local community, and represent the local, state, and national building industry.
A Book that aims to bring the farm to the city Carrot City Creating Places for Urban Agriculture By Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar and Joe Nasr. The Monacelli Press The Solar Bike has solar panels in the wheels and never needs to be plugged in Because of the huge development in effectiveness and size of solar panels in the last 10 years, designer Jesper Frausig was able to create a bicycle with panels in the wheels that can go up to 30 mph. The on-board battery resides on the down tube. At capacity, it can run the bike for about 43 miles. According to Frausig, “The on-wheel solar cells deliver clean energy directly to the battery. While the Solar Bike is standing still, it charges the battery. Smart tips to make life easier Posted on February 24, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading...
Products Some of the Products We've Created Our Latest Innovation The Solar Hand Cart DIY Aquaponics - Aquaponics made easy so you can do it yourself - Benefical Bacteria for the Growbed Bacteria play an important role the health and well being of your aquaponics system by removing the ammonia from the water. This is not a special or magical thing unique to aquaponics, filters in home aquariums as an example use the same families of bacteria to perform the necessary task of removing the ammonia in a very similar fashion. The Nitrogen Cycle When our fish excrete waste (we'll call it poo or poop from now on because we're all friends here) the fish poo contains a very high percentage of ammonia.
Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to kill off dangerous bacteria Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG), an area where water is particularly susceptible to pathogen infestation. The water treatment system was developed in collaboration with ChildFund Australia, an organization dedicated to promoting children's rights across the globe. One of the team's main design focuses was to provide a solution that could easily be adapted by local communities in PNG.
Growing Industrial Hemp in Ontario Table of Contents Introduction Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. For centuries, its fibres have been used to make ropes, sails and clothing. Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that mimics photosynthesis. According to the researchers, their versatile, high-yield system can take water, sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into the building blocks of biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even biofuel. Although renewable energy is making up a growing portion of the world’s energy production, scientists have suggested that the current trends of CO2 buildup in our atmosphere are still likely to lead to serious consequences, and do so sooner than we had anticipated. One way to keep harmful emissions under control could be to trap the CO2 coming out of smokestacks using materials like polymers or sponges. Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, scientists have now devised a system that uses sunlight and water to convert carbon dioxide into a wide range of useful chemicals. Source: LBNL