Tree Houses for the child within… Just for fun! If the idea of a tree house doesn’t stir your imagination, you might want to check that your heart is still beating The great news is that there are lots of inspired adults around the world determined to fulfil their childhood desires! Lots of inspired adults around the world determined to fulfill their childhood desires!
Who Needs a Grill? Build a Hot-Box Solar Oven August 12, 2011 6:30 AM 1.) Find Parts Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Floating Fantastical Islands Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype’s utopian visions for the future of farming are both beautiful and completely self sufficient. His synergetic design is a floating permaculture, comprised of many green systems including wind power. Made possible by a grant from the Bakema Foundation and partnering with the Netherlands Architecture Institute and A10, Koering’s system is radical, futuristic, and would float about the North Sea. Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food. Springy Decorative Ideas to Revive Your Garden Decoration The spring is finally here! In this flowery season, we usually have a huge need to enjoy our gardens and our outdoors after long months of hiding inside our interiors from the cold winter! If your garden, your terrace or your backyard needs to be redecorated, don’t hesitate to revive it to feel the freshness of spring & summer. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money or to get expensive items to redecorate your outdoor; actually some simple ideas can completely change the old look of your garden without being too costly. To learn more about those cheap yet impressive solutions, follow this post with many interesting ideas & tips.
Block Ticks And Chiggers Published On Friday, July 06, 2012 By Ken. Under: Bushcraft. Tags:Blisters, Boots, Bugs, Chiggers, Hike, Hose, Hosiery, Marines, Pests, Rangers, Ticks I learned some interesting facts about a very manly friend of mine that shared some of his experiences while in the Marine Corp. He was stationed for a time in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and spent plenty of time performing field maneuvers while there. A Gunnery Sargent gave him and his squad some surprising advice “get yourself some panty hose to wear”. World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn Did you know that the world’s largest rooftop farm is located in NYC? That’s right, called the Brooklyn Grange, the 40,000 square foot elevated garden is located on top of a six-story warehouse, and grows everything from tomatoes to peppers to fennel to salad greens and much, much more. The grange recently launched their second growing season and we’re thinking it will be even more successful than the last.
Beautiful Covered Terrace Ideas To enjoy your outdoors even during autumn, the focus is on a covered terrace, which will protect you from cooler temperatures. For more inspiration, discover 10 outstanding ideas for covered terraces that will make you love your outdoors in autumn as much as in spring. To enjoy the view of the pool while being protected, you can opt for a roof that will cover part of the pool. You can then install a lounge and optimize these last days of sweetness during the fall season. If you already have a beautiful terrace adjoining the house, you can cover it with a roof that will warm the atmosphere of the terrace by channeling the sun’s rays—you can then have lunch outside.
The Greening of Gavin: Clay Oven First Layer On Saturday, we held a clay oven workshop at our place which was well attended by members of the Melton Sustainable Living Group. I had ten willing workers at my disposal, and I managed to occupy them all on various tasks. So from this: To this in two hours (plus one day’s drying and sand removal)! So let me step you through what we did during the workshop. However, be warned, there are lots of photos (click to enlarge). Conservation and farming must learn to live together - environment - 18 April 2011 Agriculture and conservation are on collision course, and that has to change, says the UN Environment Programme director MILLIONS of people in Africa live in unremitting poverty and hunger. For the foreseeable future, the only way to alleviate their misery is through agricultural development. So it is heartening that the Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank see great potential for expansion throughout the Guinea Savannah Zone, an area larger than India that stretches across 25 countries from Senegal to Mozambique. The prospect of development is to be welcomed, but its manner requires careful consideration to avoid threats to sustainability. For example, though Africa retains much of its biodiversity, certain trends are cause for concern.
Build a vertical aquaponic veggie & fish farm for small yards & houses This low-cost vertical aquaponic system can grow leafy greens, herbs and raise fish for a small family year round, and it fits in a 5' by 3' space. Sean Brady, the aquaponics projects coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Aquaponics and Nourish the Planet in Loveland, Colo., showed us how to build a system from scrap he found around the greenhouse. We published a version of this how-to guide at engineeringforchange.org, and it's one of the good ones, so we'd like to share it with Instructables, too. What it is A vertical aquaponic system grows vegetables without soil in columns above a fish tank. By growing vertically, you can produce about twice the amount of plants as you can with a hydroponic system of the same area. One five-foot tower can produce more than 200 heads of lettuce per year.