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It can be safely said that modern, industrial farming is one of the most destructive practices on the planet today both for the health of the people and the planet. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), factory farming, the use of pesticides and excessive nitrogen-based fertilizers, agricultural subsidies – all of these practices are unsustainable. GMOs upset the natural practice of saving seeds by creating genetically-modified crops that do not reproduce so that farmers must buy new seed every year. This is incredibly risky behavior as we lose the natural variability in organic seed. What if Monsanto for whatever reason were to stop producing the seed? The factory farming of animal meat is one of the most inhumane practices ever developed by human beings. Pesticides are sprayed on crops by men wearing chemical suits yet they are somehow declared safe to eat. All of these practices are declared necessary in order to feed the world. Permaculture: A Journey To Freedom Related:  quelques blog permacultureAGRONOMY (@VITAM.ORG)Schöner Leben

Utiliser la Permaculture pour se libérer de notre société de Consommation Déc82013 Qu’elle est belle notre Société ! Que devez-vous faire aujourd’hui ? Comme tout le monde vous devez aller travailler pour gagner votre vie. Avec cet argent vous pourrez faire des crédits (des cadeaux), acheter une maison, remplir votre réfrigérateur de fruits et légumes du supermarché ou encore vous offrir le tout dernier smartphone d’Apple qui révolutionne notre petit monde. Pour subvenir à tous nos besoins, la société a décidé que nous devions échanger de notre temps pour obtenir un salaire et s’en servir pour alimenter cette même société. La société impose, exige-même, que nous achetions en permanence au prix le plus fort des biens matériels qui ne nous servent bien souvent à rien. C’est le triste constat de notre société, dite « avancée », où le moindre enfant doit avant toute chose penser à son futur travail afin de choisir soigneusement ces futures chaînes pour consommer de manière approprier (beaucoup et mal, par définition). La permaculture, principes de base

Ferme du Bec Hellouin - Eco-cente du Bec Hellouin - Formations en permaculture, jardinage et agriculture naturelle A Man Replaces His Lawn With a Giant Vegetable Garden and No Regrets During the summer, nothing is better than the smell of freshly cut grass. That is, unless, you have a giant vegetable garden growing in the place of your lawn. Instead of turf, this awesome homeowner, user locolukas on Reddit, opted for tomatoes. The results are absolutely epic. What you see actually used to be a lawn. But instead of mowing grass, one man decided to say “screw the lawn” and plant vegetables. He filled his yard’s grid with compost that the city gave away. Seeds began growing quickly and he had to keep up by planting support systems around them. He even developed an irrigation system, which is much more difficult than it looks. He lined his garden with cinder blocks, covered the ground with wood chips and filled the cinder blocks with compost as well. Arugula came in first. Then spinach. Then beets. Radishes began growing quickly. He grew carrots by the bucketful. Peas aplenty! The man even began giving out the veggies he couldn’t possibly eat, helping to spread the wealth. Peppers.

The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge Studio I Like Architecture Studio: Paul Cocksedge Studio Images: Courtesy of Paul Cocksedge Studio Location: London, UK Paul Cocksedge Studio has been commissioned by Resolution Property to design a central feature for Ampersand, the state-of-the-art creative office development in Soho, London. At the project’s heart are the people who make up the Ampersand community and so the question was: how can a staircase become something more than a means of moving from floor to floor? By examining the structure of a staircase, it was discovered that by expanding the diameter and by removing the traditional central, load-bearing pillar, a new hidden space was revealed at its centre. Everything about The Living Staircase relates directly to the people using it, including the plants along the balustrade, which are not intended as merely decoration, but envisaged as a working garden, each plant cared for by individual members of the community.

comment arranger cette recherche Google ?? Bhutan To Be World's First 100% Organic Country | Underground Health Share by Anthony Gucciardi – Natural Society Bhutan wants to be the first country to eliminate herbicides and pesticides from the food chain. If there was ever a nation that could see the purpose behind organic, sustainable farming, it would be a nation that is composed mostly of farmers. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is known for a high level of citizen happiness, but it is doing something even more noteworthy in the near future. What this comes down to is no GMO, no pesticides, no herbicides, no fluoride-based spray products, no Monsanto intrusion at all, and a whole lot of high quality food available for the 700,000 citizens of Bhutan. “By working in harmony with nature, they can help sustain the flow of nature’s bounties.” Bhutan’s land currently supplys most corn, rice, fruits, and some vegetables, and it is perfectly positioned to begin developing 100% organic farming. Australian adviser to Bhutan, Andre Leu, explains:

The Man Who Lives Without Money Think you couldn’t live without money? Irishman Mark Boyle challenged this notion and here’s how he finds life with no financial income, bank balance, and no spending. “If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked on my microwaved ready meal.” According to Boyle, the plan back then was to ‘get a good job’, make as much money as possible, and buy the stuff that would show society he was successful. Like most individuals raised in a consumer-driven society, he never second guessed those goals. The change in life path came one evening on the yacht while philosophizing with a friend over a glass of Merlot. The two friends began talking about all the major issues in the world – environmental destruction, resource wars, factory farms, sweatshop labor – and wondered which of the issues they could best devote their time to. The next concern was shelter. Sources: World Observer The Guardian

28 cosas que obviamente necesitas para tu casa | PedacicosArquitectonicos A todo el mundo le gustaría hacer algunas pequeñas mejoras en su casa. Bien, pues aquí va una lista con ideas para que esas pequeñas mejoras se convierta en… ¿disparatadas? ;) 1.- Una barrera de fuego alrededor de vuestra piscina 2.- Una puerta que se convierta en mesa de ping pong 3.- Cajones Refrigerados en la cocina 4.- Una escalera bodega 5.- Una sala llena de cojines para ver películas a lo grande 6.- Una puerta que apague automáticamente las luces y el gas cuando te vas 7.- Una mesa de comedor con columpios 8.- Una bañera con televisión y un pedazo equipo de sonido 9.- Una chimenea con campana de cristal 10.- Un loft con hamacas colgadas en la doble altura 11.- Un jacuzzi que esté dentro y fuera de la casa 12.- Una ventana redonda en el dormitorio 13.- Una puerta cristalera 14.- Una librera en la escalera 15.- Una piscina para tu máscota 16.- Una catarata en el jacuzzi 17.- …O en la piscina 18.- Un estanque en el jardín 19.- Un vestidor con dos plantas y a doble altura 20.- Una cama sobre otra cama

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