1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land! Imagine growing your own food on your own land, but also enough food to feed your entire neighborhood. Growing Power does just that. They’re able to grow 1 Million pounds of food, year round. Yes! You read that right. Great garden events to enjoy this May - The English Garden Like The English Garden? Share us with your friends! Our pick of some of the great gardening events coming up this month.
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land! - Off Grid World Imagine growing your own food on your own land, but also enough food to feed your entire neighborhood. Growing Power does just that. They’re able to grow 1 Million pounds of food, year round. Yes!
Simple Aquaponics System for Growing Your Own Food & Fish At Home This aquaponics system is different than most. It’s a scaled down version of the system Will Allen over at Growing Power Inc uses to grow 1 Million pounds of food on his 3 acre farm in Milwaukee, WI. The whole system uses just a single pump and uses very little energy to pump nutrient rich water up to the gravel bed on top for filtration. The upper bed is slightly angled so the water can slowly drain down to the second bed below. And then finally back into the main tank where the fish are kept. This system is scalable and will produce a large amount of food in a very small space when compared with traditional row cropping. Willow Fedges and other Living Willow Structures West Wales Willows West Wales Willows Living fences (also called “fedges”, as they are a cross between a hedge and a fence) are a wonderful way to create borders. The principle that is used in building them can also be applied to the building of arches, tunnels,tepees, domes and arbours.
Un dôme géodésique Promises poissons du ciel - Les villes BON Ever since R. Buckminster Fuller popularized the design in the mid-20th century, there's been something captivating about the geodesic dome. While the structure typically makes architecture lovers salivate, now it's conquering the heart of another type of urbanist: the city farmer. A new dome-based prototype promises an affordable method of rooftop aquaculture for apartment and commercial buildings—as the website calls it, getting "fish from the sky." Malthus, a Meal a Day. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Food and Love the (Population) Bomb. — Conceptual Devices As designers we give ideas a form and we transform them into things. We can’t certainly solve the world’s challenges, but what we can do is to create a concrete storytelling about them. A narrative. Malthus is one of these tales. It is an in-home aquaponics unit designed for the next generation kitchen or living room. It grows one meal a day: a portion of fish and a side salad.
DIY IKEA Shelf In-Home Aquaponics - Planted Space Dubbed "Malthus," this Ikea-hacked project by Conceptual Devices pieces together a 100g fish tank, plastic grow beds, a pump and piping onto an IKEA Broder shelf, with wheels. Malthus is designed to be an in-home unit, and to grow one meal a day, a portion of fish with a side of salad. If you don't know yet, aquaponics is basically hydroponics + fish in a sustainable loop. The fish provides nutrients and CO2 to the plants, and the plants in turn purifies the water and returns O2 to the fish. Check out our introduction to aquaponics. My garden is my symphony View full sizeAnn NickersonThis amazing Hillsboro garden, owned by Margie Butts, is a tapestry of texture, color and beauty that can only be created with a diverse mix of plants. By Ann Nickerson - Special to The ArgusEvery time someone new comes into our home and sees our baby grand piano they ask, "Who plays?" I sheepishly reply, our kids and me. I took up piano more than 20 years ago when I was looking for a creative outlet.
Simple Aquaponics System for Growing Your Own Food & Fish At Home - Off Grid World This aquaponics system is different than most. It’s a scaled down version of the system Will Allen over at Growing Power Inc uses to grow 1 Million pounds of food on his 3 acre farm in Milwaukee, WI. The whole system uses just a single pump and uses very little energy to pump nutrient rich water up to the gravel bed on top for filtration.
Simple DIY Aquaponic System Made With Barrels Setting up a decent-sized aquaponic system does not have to be complicated or expensive. Using a few easily-attainable materials, you can build a barrel system similar to this one built in China. The builders had to get creative in implementing this design due to lack of materials in the area, but the end result is an extremely efficient, highly productive system. Grape Trellis becomes a Grape Tunnel! – Vicki's Garden Tips This is what I was seeing in my mind when I realized our grape trellis had rotted out: (Double click next to the word Vimeo to get it full screen- it is so much prettier!) My poor grape vines have been suffering in the last few years because the trellis is slumping. The post finally rotted away this spring and so we had to come up with a new plan. We debated putting in new posts- rent a post hole digger, buy post hole cement, new posts, and sturdy wire. That really adds up in cost and time to do all those things.