10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden Combining common hardware store parts with readily available micro-controllers yields an automated vertical hydroponic garden system for indoors or outdoor growing. Got garden fever but the cold and snowy weather is keeping you inside? Here's one antidote, at least for the DIY crowd: build a robotic vertical garden for automated indoor gardening! The Robotic Urban Farm System (RUFS), from Paul Langdon of BLT Robotics, calls for parts readily available from most hardware stores for building the growing system itself, and then integrates several Arduino micro-controllers and a Raspberry Pi for automation and monitoring of the system.
4. Zones and Sectors – Efficient Energy Planning The fourth Permaculture Design principle is principle of ‘Zones and Sectors’. The design principle of Zones and Sectors is concerned with efficient energy planning, that is, planning the placement of elements in the design, such as trees and plants, animals, structures and buildings, to make to most efficient use of energy. Efficient energy planning can be broken down to the following three categories:
GreenTools for King County Sustainable Cities Explore the map above or use the menu bar on the left side of the screen to explore the many integral parts of a Sustainable City, from regulatory tools to green buildings and infrastructure to programs that improve all aspects of quality of life. "A sustainable community is one that works harmoniously to create a balance between equity for people, economy and environment. The community uses its resources to meet current needs while benefiting future generations. We conserve natural resources and their richness through prioritizing human health, eliminating waste, preventing pollution, maximizing conservation and promoting prosperity in our local living economy." – King County GreenTools, Earth Day 2010 The Sustainable Cities Toolkit2 is a web-based network of tools, resources, examples and a peer-to-peer networking forum to support a municipality’s role in making green building a priority and a reality.
Identity I follow Andy Luce for years, and I want his hand-drawn work and lettering for one of this year sentense of the 2015 letterpress calendar. As for Matt Stevens and Joe White I also present here, I try to found a sentense that feat his personality. So "The best things in life aren't things" was perfect for him and looks even more perfect printed in letterpres... Here comes a selection of his other work, recently updated on his web site. www.andyluce.com
Plants For A Future : 7000 Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants Recommended this month New Book ** Edible Perennials: 50 Top perennials from Plants For A Future [Paperback] Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems, enable plants to form cooperative combinations, make use of layers above and below the soil, and they create benign microclimates which soften winds and recycle the rain. The challenge is productivity: how can yields of useful foods and other useful materials be maximised? The latest book from Plants For A Future is a resource for discovering some of the answers.
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The Drought Fighter - Craftsmanship Magazine Topics: Climate Change, Drought, Farming, Fertility, Food, Organic Agriculture, Science, Soil Health, Urban Farming Locations: California, Sebastopol Materials: Bugs, Carbon, Compost, Plants, Soil Masters: Paul Kaiser: Drought Fighter Could a controversial farmer in California have found the most effective way to grow food in a warming world? By TODD OPPENHEIMER On Singing Frogs Farm, a relatively minuscule, 8-acre operation in Sebastopol, California, Paul Kaiser says he is grossing more than $100,000 an acre just by harvesting vegetables.
How To Transition To a Permaculture Lifestyle My message to Permaculturists: Known or unbeknownst to you — you are an exceptionally valuable and powerful human being. You are armed with the knowledge and information to bring you and the people around you into a place of abundance and harmony. You are powerful, and if you choose to be, are a pillar in your community for guidance and leadership. Know that through your knowledge of natural systems and patterns you hold the keys to the future of humanity — being able to provide the best options and decision-making processes for an abundant future. Understand your value and worth. We are going to need you — start now!
How To Clean Your House in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days When I first learned to clean my own place, I thought Saturday had to be an all day clean-a-thon. I didn't really have a concept of how to balance the work load during the week so weekends could be reserved for larger projects or even you know…fun! Now I clean in 20 minutes a day — every day — and things just seem to take care of themselves. Here's a glimpse at the schedule I use! No one said you had to do everything at once and even when time seems short, if you can manage one task a day, things should start to work themselves out.