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Solar bottle lights in the Philippines

Coke bottles light up Filipinos’ lives. Amazing!

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richsoil.com writes…

Raised garden bed

Raised garden bed

“It’s a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I’m an american doofus, so I say “hoogle culture”. I had to spend some time with google to find the right spelling. Hugal, hoogal, huegal, hugel …. And I really like saying it out loud: “hugelkultur, hoogle culture, hoogal kulture ….” – it could be a chant or something.

I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. I also saw it demonstrated on the Sepp Holzer terraces and raised beds video – he didn’t call it hugelkultur, but he was doing it.

Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc. As the years pass, the deep soil of your raised garden bed becomes incredibly rich and loaded with soil life. As the wood shrinks, it makes more tiny air pockets – so your hugelkultur becomes sort of self tilling. The first few years, the composting process will slightly warm your soil giving you a slightly longer growing season. The woody matter helps to keep nutrient excess from passing into the ground water – and then refeeding that to your garden plants later. Plus, by holding SO much water, hugelkultur could be part of a system for growing garden crops in the desert with no irrigation…”

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The Blue Economy

The Blue Economy

Gunter Pauli has a dream. The Belgian economist and entrepreneur has a plan to develop 100 manufacturing innovations with viable business models that could generate 100 million jobs in 10 years. All with zero emissions and no waste.

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A tremendous audio interview with Frank Aragona from Agroinnovations.

[Click here for Part I interview]

Permaculture Design with Bill Mollison (Part I)

[Click here for Part II interview]

The World According to Mollison (Permaculture Part II)

 

 

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thesurvivalpodcast.com writes…

“Bill is an amazing guy that followed his dream, walked away from a career and created something special. He has a special gift for making some of permaculture’s more complex components easy to understand and an unstoppable passion for teaching and spreading the word that no matter what the problem may be, we can find a solution utilizing a sustainable methodology.”

Listen to the Podcast here

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Permaculture Media Blog writes…

Organic Gardening Magazine – Free 19 issues Online

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