New crop practices trap more carbon in the soil, increasing rainfall and adding profits. For the past century, the world’s climate has rapidly warmed, spurred by a precipitous increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases that trap the sun’s heat
By tweaking the glass roof panels of greenhouses, scientists have engineered a way to effectively grow indoor crops and gather power from the sun at the same time. In tests, the special pink glass generated enough solar electricity to control
You’ve heard of a plant-based diet, but do you know what it actually means? Find out how we define this highly nutritious and sustainable way of eating. “Eating a plant based diet is simply a more sustainable way to live.”
Pangea Builders. Together As One. Pangea Earthship Buildings and Systems are beyond Platinum LEED, meet and exceed the Uniform Building Codes and have been built over the last 40 years worldwide. What we can do together for the people of
If you’re a keen gardener, why not save money by making your own compost? It’s an easy process and apart from taking the time to use the correct raw materials and giving your compost a fork over regularly, there is
This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End.
Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.
MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard. MUFI runs a successful two-acre garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, and a children’s sensory garden. They provide free produce to the neighborhood, churches, food pantries, and more.… Read More
like it even has to?!??!? California just became the fourth state to pass a law making it legal to swap seeds and collect them in non-commercial libraries. Itâ€™s Now Legal to Share Seeds in California. Free seed libraries, swaps, and exchanges increase access to local food and can play a large role in both expanding and preserving biodiversity. Yet for almost 80 years, these non-commercial operations have been running afoul of the law.… Read More
We have to learn to be self sufficient, only then can we stand on our own! And people whoâ€™ve been in the thick of it know all too well how life can get, the pressures and pulls and temptations and
CEDAR CITY â€“ Worm poop. Thatâ€™s the secret to what Tim Ferguson and Kelton Wood, owners of Natureâ€™s Way Recycling in Cedar City, hope will be their success. Not necessarily just for their own sake but, more importantly they said,
Buying directly from farmers has outsized impact on local economy, UC Davis study finds As a past board member at the Davis farmers market, Shermain Hardesty knows that people who buy fruits and vegetables directly from producers show up week