Gardening for Life - Discovering New Ways To Feed The World Waray-waray defended Waray-waray defended By Rolando O. Borrinaga Tacloban City (Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 29, 2003.) THE WARAY-WARAY, the people who speak the Bisayan language of Leyte and Samar, remains a scorned linguistic group at present. The ethnic label was always "Waray-waray" (with stress on all syllables), to refer to both the people and the predominant language of Eastern Visayas. The movie and its theme song, the title of which was grossly mispronounced by the Tagalog actors, made them the cultural scapegoats for the underside of the Filipino nature. Somehow, in recent decades, half of the two same-word label got lost or was dropped, and the word "Waray" (with stress on the second syllable) was appropriated to substitute for the original label. Of course, the literal meaning of the substitute half-label is "none" or "nothing," which connotes a desperate state or condition of hopelessness. "May ada-ada" I tried to look into this line of thinking and found the following: Home
Endless Food Systems Sanctuary Series - These full size aquaponic systems include everything you need to get started except water and fish! The smallest kit in this series is 32 square feet of grow space and can be expanded by adding additional grow beds up to 128 square feet of growing space. Genesis Series - There are two systems in this series. One is 11 square feet of grow space and can be expanded up to 22 square feet of growing space by adding an additional growbed. Important: This series Does Not include pebbles to keep prices lower, but you can add them on if you prefer. This series is maxed out at 22 square feet of grow space, therefore if you think you may need more in the future you may want to start with the sanctuary series. Note: Genesis Series beds are 3'X3' and Sanctuary Series beds are 4'X4! An important thing to consider prior to buying a system is make sure it is large enough (or expandable) to grow the amount of food on a perpetual basis that is needed for you and your family.
Grow The Easiest Garden on Earth Black Soldier Fly Applications in Recycling Organic Waste Aquaponics 4 You “Break-Through Organic Gardening Secret Grows You Up To 10 Times The Plants, In Half The Time, With Healthier Plants, While the "Fish" Do All the Work...” Imagine a Garden Where There's No More Weeds or Soil Pests, No Tilling or Cultivating, No Fertilizer Spreading or Compost Shredding, No Manure Spreading or Irrigating, and No Tractor Shed Required... And Yet... Your Plants Grow Abundantly, Taste Amazing, and Are Extremely Healthy. Here's How It Works: WARNING: What You're About To Read Is Life Changing Information, DO NOT Read This If You Don't Want To Discover a Way To Grow Up to TEN Times the Amount Of Organic Produce In the Same Area of Ground, Use 70% Less Energy, And Absolutely Revolutionize Your Gardening and Farming Forever. Dear Gardener, Imagine you knew a secret about growing plants in a break-through new way... to the outside world your organic garden or farm would seem almost "magic", Why? This one family in Hawaii spends less than 1 hour per day. 1. 2. 3. Wait a minute! PPS.
Wilson Solar Grill Stores the Sun's Energy For Nighttime Grilling Many of us will be firing up our grills this weekend for some well-deserved barbecue time. After all, barbecuing is one of America’s greatest pastimes, but it certainly isn’t one of our most environmentally friendly. Whether you prefer charcoal, wood chips or propane, grilling releases emissions and contributes to poor air quality. Wilson’s technology harnesses the sun and stores latent heat to allow cooking times for up to an amazing twenty five hours at temperatures above 450 degrees Fahrenheit. “There are a lot of solar cookers out there,” says Wilson, “but surprisingly not many using latent-heat storage as an attribute to cook the food.” A group of MIT students are working with the technology to develop a prototype solar grill. + Solar Grill on Barbecue Lovers Via Treehugger Images ©Derek Ham
Our History The Original Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California Seventeen years ago, Alice Waters was quoted in a local newspaper, claiming that the school she passed every day looked like no one cared about it. Recognizing the potential of the idea, Zenobia Barlow and the Center for Ecoliteracy provided funding for the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley's (ESY Berkeley) first full-time garden director, David Hawkins. In the fall of our third year, the kitchen became a reality. Many of the school’s teachers, increasingly comfortable with hands-on learning, collaborated with David and Esther to generate garden and kitchen lessons linked to classroom studies. By year five, ESY Berkeley taught ten 90-minute classes a week in both the garden and kitchen. As the garden grew so did the program. Today, ESY Berkeley is lush with more than 100 varieties of seasonal vegetables, herbs, vines, berries, flowers, and fruit trees. Chez Panisse Foundation School Lunch Initiative
Milan's Vertical Forest Wednesday, 12 October 2011 GreenMuze Staff Milan’s Vertical Forest from Stefan Boeri Architects. The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities. Designed by Stefan Boeri Architects, as part of their BioMilano vision to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. The Bosco Verticale building has a green façade planted with dense forest systems to provide a building microclimate and to filter out polluting dust particles. Each apartment balcony will have trees (900 plantings are planned for the two buildings) that will provide shade in the summer and drop their leaves in winter to allow in winter sunlight. Visit: Via Inhabitat
Sound Types FindSounds Search the Web for Sounds What types of sounds can be found on the Web using FindSounds? Below is a partial list. Animal Sounds alligator, baboon, bat, bear, bobcat, buffalo, bullfrog, camel, cat, cheetah, chimpanzee, chinchilla, chipmunk, cougar, cow, coyote, crocodile, deer, dinosaur, dog, dolphin, donkey, elephant, elk, ferret, fox, frog, gibbon, goat, gorilla, grizzly bear, guinea pig, hippo, horse, hyena, jaguar, kitten, lamb, lemur, leopard, lion, llama, marmot, monkey, moose, mouse, orca, panda, panther, pig, polar bear, prairie dog, puppy, rabbit, raccoon, rat, rattlesnake, rhinoceros, rodent, sea lion, seal, sheep, snake, squirrel, sugar glider, tiger, toad, whale, wolf, zebra Sounds of the Holidays Christmas sleigh bells; Halloween creak, creature, evil laugh, ghost, howl, monster, scream, witch; Independence firecrackers, fireworks; New Year's balloon, party horn, pop cork; Thanksgiving turkey Insect Sounds bee, cicada, cricket, insects, katydid, mosquito, wasp
Very Edible Gardens Agriculture, Myths of Creation and a Great Flood, Harvest Gods and Sacrifices Farming created more food, and more food made possible more people. Agricultural societies became more densely populated than hunter-gatherer societies. And farmers were more dependent on the weather than were hunter-gatherers, who had been free to drift from drought to areas that had more game and wild foods. Among agricultural people, relying on crops made life less secure. Domesticated plants were vulnerable to insect ravages in ways that wild plants were not. Archaeologists have found in the bones of children in agricultural societies more signs of malnutrition than that of people living from hunting and gathering, and the average height of early farming populations have been discovered to be shorter than that of hunter-gatherers. Needing rain for their crops, people in agricultural societies tried evoking magic in the form of imitation. For good harvests, early farmers were eager to please the gods by sending them what gifts they could.
How One Startup Sold $6,000 Worth of Charcoal on Kickstarter Name: re:char Big Idea: Utilize organic waste to create carbon-negative charcoal, a substance that pulls CO2 from the air and helps crops grow taller and stronger. Why It's Working: Re:char's mission is about providing farmers — both at home and in developing countries such as Kenya — with conservation-oriented soil-boosting complexes that can double food output compared to traditional farming methods. How do you convince longtime traditional farmers that they could produce 200% more food every crop season if they mix their soil with specially-designed charcoal? "It's hard to get them to do anything out of their routine because it's very risky for them, especially when you're talking about their livelihood," says Aramburu. But once they saw the bountiful corn stalks that re:char could grow on Kenyan soil, they began to listen. The benefits of this charcoal are twofold: The chemical makeup of the biochar pulls carbon dioxide from the air and then feeds it back in the soil.
Unreported Heritage News: Scribbled by a community of nuns – Ancient Coptic graffiti adorns walls of 3,200 year-old Egyptian temple Who says nuns don’t have any fun? A new research project led by Professor Jennifer Westerfeld, of the University of Louisville, is taking a look at a unique set of graffiti scribbled onto the walls of a 3,200 year old Egyptian temple. The temple was built at Abydos by Seti I, a powerful pharaoh who pushed the borders of the Egyptian empire as far as modern day Syria. It contains two courtyards, two hypostyle halls, chapels and an enigmatic structure known as the “Osireion,” which may commemorate the Egyptian story of creation. Today this complex is covered in a large amount of graffiti dating from ancient times up until the medieval period. “A significant corpus of late antique graffiti from the temple appears to have been produced by a community of Coptic nuns who periodically visited the site,” she writes in the abstract of a paper recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).