Kubatana.net speaks out from Zimbabwe Change starts with us. Right? Posted on February 11th, 2014 by Bev Clark. Filed in Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog. Comments Off Fundraising on Facebook with Causes Causes is the world’s largest platform for activism and philanthropy. Their team empowers individuals to create grassroots communities called “causes” that take action on behalf of a specific issue or nonprofit organization. Since their founding in 2007, Causes has brought together:
Edmonton High School Creates Perennial Food Forest « GFSA News Posted by gfsa in Countdown to P2S, The How To's. trackback Since February, I have been fortunate enough to work with students at Jasper Place High School to create a perennial food forest system in the school’s largest courtyard. Containing more than seventy different edible perennial herb species, the garden is not dependant on outside human care; of particular importance for summer holidays. Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization Philip E. Auerswald and Iqbal Z. Quadir, Editors Friend-to-Friend Campaigns with Crowdrise Crowdrise is about online fundraising, event fundraising, volunteering and having the most fun in the world while doing it. They’re making an impact by providing a site where even if the cause is extremely serious, people raising money for that cause could have fun doing it. In the short time they have been around, they have found that
Dustin Bajer's Page - Edmonton Permaculture Since February, I've been working with students and staff at JasperPlace High School to create a self maintaing food forest in theschool's largest courtyard. Made up of over 70 different perennialedible plant species (started from seed in the school greenhouse) andmodelled after a forest ecosystem, the courtyard garden is capable ofbuilding soil, increasing biodiversity, producing an abundance of foodfor the culinary program, and providing a cross-curricular leaningspace. Though we've had a lot of success in such a short time, there is stillplenty of work to be done. Most crucially, programs such as JPPermaculture need your help letting educators, policy makers, and thegeneral public know about the amazing potential of permaculture andschool gardening projects. The more people we can get on board, themore successful the program will be! If you have Facebook, please visit the link blow and click 'like' atthe top of the page.
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how to convert a chest freezer to a fridge « John's Running and Living My chest fridge conversion uses an average of only 8 watts, down from 100 watts (peak of 224), a 92 percent reduction of electricity use. Here’s how you can do the same thing. MATERIALS temperature switch $16.78 from Ebay push on connectors – $1.70 Home Depot three wire extension cord, or wall box and plate you will need to use the 14 gauge wires either way micro screwdriver – $1 Dollar Store or Harbor Freight new or used 5 to 7 cubic foot chest freezer $50 to $200 WIRING with extension cord Cut a 6 inch section out of the middle of the extension cord. There need to be black, white and green wires that can be separated and stripped. Complete the wiring with the push on connectors.
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Motions of the Sun Simulator - Calculating Solar Potential in Portland, Maine February 15th, 2010 by ReVision Energy We stumbled across an incredibly useful tool that allows you to calculate the path of the sun on any given day of the year based on your latitude. This tool, part of the The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project (NAAP), will even give really geeky data like the sun’s altitude and azimuth, and allows you to animate the cycles of the sun! Using the tool, we can plug in our latitude (roughly 43N here in Portland, Maine), program the day to February 15, set ourselves facing south and voila! A Recipe for a Hugelkultur Raised Bed Permaculture Research Institute I’ve been wanting to do a hugelkultur bed ever since I saw an article about a village store garden where people could walk around these really tall raised beds picking their veggies without bending. Hugelkultur is a Central European-style raised bed which uses rotting wood as its foundation. Toby Hemenway mentions it in Gaia’s Garden, offering the hot tip that he can start potatoes a month early in this kind of bed.