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5 Super-Fast Indoor Vegetables You Can Grow In About A Month Image source: Wikimedia Winter gardening is good for the mind. It keeps us thinking and learning new things, which helps our brains stay alert, healthy and young. But gardening can be hard when there is a foot of snow covering the garden. Have you ever thought about growing vegetables indoors? Indoor gardening helps us grow fresh produce until our outdoor gardens are ready to be used again.

You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home All you need is around $2000 to begin building one of these epic homes – made from recycled shipping containers! Check out some of these amazing creations! A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great rooms and gilded toilets. Living Without Money and bacteria and atoms and galaxies. Nothing Special. (which we think is the whole universe). Yup, I boast! SPARK Proposes Vertical Farming Hybrid to House Singapore's Aging Population SPARK Proposes Vertical Farming Hybrid to House Singapore's Aging Population To address issues surrounding Asia’s aging population and food scarcity, SPARK has unveiled a conceptual project the blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming. The proposal, titled "Home Farm," integrates vertical aquaponic farming and rooftop soil planting with high-density housing designed for seniors that provides residents with a desirable garden environment and opportunities for post-retirement employment. "We designed this concept for Singapore," says SPARK Director Stephen Pimbley, "but there is the potential for it to be applied in any location that would support the growth of leafy green vegetables on building facades and rooftops." He continues, "We are keen to see this project materialise at some point in the future.

Small talk topics at dinner parties should be banned What is your relationship with God? What is something you fear in life? These may be great topics for conversations, but we rarely tackle such meaty topics at social gatherings. Instead, our discussions usually centre around summer travel plans, the latest home repair horror story and, of course, the weather. Sun-Inspired Passive Solar House Plans Forest View 2 features abundance of arches inside and out just like the older, original Forest View, but this client wanted the master bedroom on the cool northeast side of the house. They also desired the sunroom to be on the southeast corner. The shallow porch on the south creates a nice place for sitting without blocking winter sun and the arched columns make the south view even more attractive than the front of the house! The dominant feature of the house is still the central great room with high ceilings surrounded by arches. When you enter this room from the foyer or family entry side, your eyes are immediately drawn to the south French doors with large arched windows above. The extra high ceilings in the foyer, great room, and dining create grandeur, but the floor plan is still comfortable and practical.

About — Economy What we do Economy isn't just about calling for change, it’s about being the change we want to see. Our website ecnmy.org provides news and entertainment on the economics around us. We make sense of the dry stuff in the financial press, bring clarity to the economics of current news stories, find economics in popular culture and provide jargon-free explanations on the economic concepts of our day to day via our Learn section. We also work with schools, communities, and economic institutions to provide tools and create spaces for people to talk about the subject in an engaging and accessible way. Solar Powered ‘Farm from a Box’: Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a Box is a complete, small-scale farming toolkit that includes everything you might need to produce your own food. Each box comes in 10-, 20- and 40-foot units and is pre-installed with a photovoltaic system comprising of 10 high-efficiency solar modules, off-grid inverters, a transformer and distribution box and deep-cycle batteries for energy storage. The array is backed up by a 3,000-watt generator. It’s also equipped with high-efficiency LED lighting, secured storage, a mobile charging area, Wi-Fi and a remote monitoring solution. Oh, and seeds and farming tools of course.

» The StrawBale.com Green Building Resource Center Looking for local builders, plasterers, architects, contractors, and designers who specialize in straw bale and other natural building techniques? Search our resource center by clicking one of the links on the right or below. If you don’t find what you are looking for please click on one of the Google Ads, which are located on each page. How To Invest In Startups And Make Money Investing in startups is trending, but the million dollar question is how to generate outsized returns? How do you actually make real money? If you had invested just $10,000 in Amazon, Dell, Apple, or Microsoft, when they went IPO, you’d be a million dollars richer just from that investment according to the IPO Playbook. Apple kicked that 100x ‘Franklin Multiple’ to the curb with a 4,581.7% rise in stock value between 2002 and 2012 alone. For some of you reading this, $1million may just be chump change.

Grow Your Food All Year-Round With a $300 Underground Greenhouse This earth-sheltered greenhouse taps into the thermal mass of the earth, so that much less energy is needed to heat up the walipini's interior than an aboveground greenhouse. Of course, there are precautions to take in waterproofing, drainage and ventilating the walipini, while aligning it properly to the sun -- which the manual covers in detail. Growing food is an every day necessity, if we are trying to become independent and self sufficient, you realize very soon that one of the biggest concerns is that of our food supply. To be able to eat healthy and provide nourishment for our family and loved ones. Technologies and methods have been developed to grow these foods: from vertical farms to solar-powered “farms from a box,” we’ve seen how farming technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years.

Article Index Page Articles about projects that save you money. viewing 1 - 5 of 55 results. Old furnace, washer or water heater? Mother tongues - www.lucasinfografia.com Mother tongues INFOGRAPHIC. There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today.

Eco Nest 1200 Plan Eco Nest 1200 Touson Saryon, Designer This 1434 sf home was designed specifically for an off grid building site. It's floorplan allows all spaces to be easily heated by the solar gain or by the woodstove at night.

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