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About Us - Sadhana Forest Sadhana Forest started its ecological revival and sustainable living work on December 19th 2003. The vision of its founders, Yorit and Aviram Rozin, is to transform 70 acres of severely eroded, arid land on the outskirts of Auroville. In a spirit of human unity, their aim is to introduce a growing number of people to sustainable living, food security through ecological transformation, wasteland reclamation, and veganism. IPCC Fifth Assessment Report The decision to prepare a Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) was taken by the members of the IPCC at its 28th Session (09-10 April 2008, Budapest, Hungary). Following the election of the new IPCC Bureau at the 29th Session of the IPCC (31 August - 04 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland) and discussions about future IPCC activities at the 30th Session of the IPCC (21-23 April 2009, Antalya, Turkey), a Scoping Meeting was held (13-17 July 2009, Venice, Italy) to develop the scope and outline of the AR5. The resulting outlines for the three Working Group contributions to the AR5 were approved by the 31st Session of the IPCC in Bali (26-29 October 2009).

Homegrown Power Latest Articles Pete's Magnetic Levitation project. Just for fun. Solar pump. 80 litres per hour. Added the "Blogs" page, where members can share their blogs about their own back shed projects. Open Source Seed Initiative = an organization committed to facilitating vigorous innovation in plant breeding by preserving the right to unencumbered use of shared seeds and their progeny in breeding programs. "Corporate appropriation of plant genetic resources, development of transgenic crops, and the global imposition of intellectual property rights are now widely recognized as serious constraints on the free exchange of seeds and the development of new cultivars by public breeders and small seed companies. In response, legal and operational mechanisms drawn from the open source software movement have been proposed for deployment in plant breeding. In the United States, an Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) has been organized by a working group of plant breeders, farmers, non-governmental organizations and sustainable food system advocates.

Non-wood forest products for rural income and sustainable forestry Sophie Emma Kuipers Natural Medicine Marketing 261 Portobello Road W11 1LR London, UK Tel/Fax:++44 171 727 1753 Email: Abstract Navdanya’s Biodiversity Conservation Farm The Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm, spread across 47 acres, is situated between the Yamuna and the Ganga, the Himalayas and the Shivalik range. The farm is a sanctuary of biodiversity where we are saving more than 1500 varieties of seeds, which attracts life of all forms such as bees, birds, insects and microorganisms. The beginning of the Navdanya farm dates back to 1995, a time when the soil was left barren and degraded due to prior eucalyptus and sugarcane plantations. Since then the soil has been regenerated as we have 690 (and increasing) varieties of rice, 200 varieties of wheat, 60 types of millets, lentils, vegetables, oilseeds, spices and more.

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures. Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline. They call these departures "anomalies." They do this because temperature anomalies are more consistent in an area than absolute temperatures are. For example, the absolute temperature atop the Empire State Building may be different by several degrees than the absolute temperature at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Beginners permaculture garden See the talk page for this article: "nice start, but doesn't look like Permaculture yet." A better permaculture introduction is needed for this topic. This How To has more questions than answers. Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil : The Salt hide captionFox Ranch, outside Yuma County, Colo., is a 14,000-acre nature preserve and working commercial cattle ranch. The ranch is used by the Nature Conservancy to put into practice its panned grazing technique. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media Fox Ranch, outside Yuma County, Colo., is a 14,000-acre nature preserve and working commercial cattle ranch. The ranch is used by the Nature Conservancy to put into practice its panned grazing technique. The world's soil is in trouble.

Is Nestlé trying to patent the fennel flower, also known as Nigella sativa or black cumin? FENNEL FLOWER: Also known as Nigella sativa, black seed and black cumin. Is Nestlé patenting the fennel flower? No. We’re not claiming to ‘own’ the fennel flower, nor are we trying to patent it. Our patent application relates only to the specific way that thymoquinone - a compound that can be extracted from the seed of the fennel flower - interacts with opioid receptors in the body and helps to reduce allergic reactions to food. Pandora Thomas on responding to the Prison Industrial Complex with permaculture and resilience Pandora Thomas is a teacher, writer, speaker and designer. She currently lives in Berkeley, California and is a board member of Transition US, a founder of the Black Permaculture Network, a co-founder of Earthseed Consulting, and co-creator of the Pathways to Resilience programme. We've been trying to get an interview with her many months, so we're delighted to share this with you as our last blog of 2014. We started by asking her to tell us more about Pathways to Resilience.

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