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Al rico Bocashi | Blog Disidente ¡Hoy se publica la primera receta de Blog Disidente! ¿Te atreves a adivinar qué plato se merece este momento de especial atención? ¿Quizás un kéfir de leche cruda? ¿Qué comen las plantas? Que las plantas comen es un hecho más o menos conocido por todos. El suelo en la agricultura industrial Para entender la importancia de la receta de hoy, es vital conocer cómo se hacen las cosas en la agricultura convencional o industrial. Jairo Restrepo observa la desolación de un campo de cultivo de lechugas en el sur de España. Un suelo sin vida Deja que enumere lo que ese suelo no tiene: minerales traza (que no por estar ahí en pequeñas cantidades son menos importantes), materia orgánica, microorganismos beneficiosos, agua, aire, lombrices, pequeños vertebrados, en una palabra…. El bocashi, un abono fermentado para recuperar la salud del suelo Bien, pasemos a las soluciones. La palabra “bocashi” proviene del japonés, y significa “materia orgánica fermentada”. Receta básica 2 sacos* de tierra cernida

Sahara Forest Project The Sahara Forest Project combines two proven technologies in a new way to create multiple benefits: producing large amounts of renewable energy, food and water as well as reversing desertification. A major element of the proposal is a seawater-cooled greenhouse that creates a cool growing environment in hot parts of the world and is a net producer of distilled water from seawater. The second technology, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) involves concentrating the sun's heat to create steam that drives conventional turbines, producing zero carbon electricity twice as efficiently as photovoltaics. The two technologies have very promising synergies that make the economic case even more attractive. Client - Confidential Architect - Exploration Environmental Engineer - Bill Watts Project Partner - The Bellona Foundation

Bloques de tierra!!!! / Soil Block Day!!! | shamballa permaculture permaculture argentina Hoy es un dia hermoso; se siente como si estuvieramos en verano, mas que en el medio del invierno. Un tiempo perfecto para probar nuestro ‘soil blocker’!!!!! Despues de investigar un poco, nos decidimos por una receta para nuestra mezcla de tierra. We had a beautiful day here, felt more like summer, than the middle of winter. La idea de empezar nuestros plantines sin usar contenedores de plastico es genial….basta de bandejas de plastico!!!!!!. The idea of starting our plants without using any containers is real exciting, no more plastic trays! El proceso fue facil y simple. Ahora, hay que cuidar de que reciban sufiente agua hasta q germinen, evitando q se sequen. The process was easy and simple. We are going to make sure that they receive frequent misting of water to prevent any drying out. Receta para los bloques de tierra de Shamballa 1 parte de turba sphagnum 1 parte de compost 1/3 parte de perlita 1/3 parte humus de lombriz 1/10 parte de harina de roca Shamballa soil block mix

Michael Pawlyn’s 3 ideas Posted on February 22nd, 2011 by sustainability Giant water lillies, inspiration for roof structures. Photo: Michael Pawlyn of Exploration Architecture recently gave a talk on biomimicry at TED Salon London 2010. Michael’s talk, which can be seen here , is upbeat and positive, which in the midst of doom and gloom scenarios, is refreshing. He argues that synergies, abundance and optimising from nature all give prime opportunities for this period now to be one of innovation. Michael presents three case studies informed by biomimicry: the Eden project , Sahara Forest - and new to me Cardboard to Caviar . Exploration Architecture, Seawater Greenhouse, Sahara Forest Project Pawlyn joins Norman Foster , Frank Gehry , Bjarke Ingels and Daniel Libeskind on Ted talks.

El mundo según Monsanto. En español y completo @ReziztenCIA self-integrating thrivability Posted by Michelle Holliday on 21 Feb 2011 I had a fantastic time this weekend giving a talk at TEDx Concordia – red round carpet and all! The video should be available in a few weeks. Thanks to @evablue for the photo. In the meantime, here’s what I said – imagine it being said with great passion! :-) I discovered… that there’s a simple pattern that all living systems follow, …living systems like rainforests and coral reefs, and you… and organizations, and economies, and even all of humanity. Greywater | shamballa permaculture permaculture argentina grey water, self reliance, shower 0 Comments shower greywater system. Policy Switch 1.3 Economic growth is taking us to the cliff edge. Opposing economic growth isn't turning us around. There's another way... Frisson , il on linen 85 x 147 cm 2010 by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox A short link for this page is Summary We need to go beyond patchy improvements and to bring humanity decisively into a global revival - of nature, co-operation, economies and the prospects for everyone's future. This means reshaping the whole economy. If we make this switch (and the others ) soon enough there is the opportunity of aligning real progress with economic progress. Please see also the related info: The full peer-reviewed paper that this article is extracted from: Seven Policy Switches for Global Security The earlier peer-reviewed paper with more about precycling insurance, Systemic Economic Instruments for Energy, Climate and Global Security (global paradigm change) . A conference paper and slides, From credit crunch to planet crunch - or revival? Many thanks! 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.

Cob Oven | shamballa permaculture permaculture argentina blog, cob oven, food, mud oven, natural building, plaster, self reliance, sustainanbility 0 Comments “There is an important, practical relationship between beauty and utility: to be beautiful, life must be useful, and vice-versa. The combination of beauty and utility is our common, human art. It seems to me that natural building, and particularly earthen building, restores that relationship” Kiko Denzer More info coming soon…!!!!!!