How Islington Council Uses Google Earth Enterprise [...]

The Open-Source Google Earth Enterprise project (Open GEE) is making inroads into not only big business, but also municipal-level government. > > HOW ISLINGTON COUNCIL USES GOOGLE EARTH ENTERPRISE > > See how the Borough of Islington used Google Earth Enterprise to transform multiple city operations. Everything from community interaction, maintenance and...

 

Aquaponics at Home: A Modern Farmer Review of Turnkey Aquaponics Systems for All Levels – Modern Farmer [...]

> There weren’t many on the market seven years ago when I started tinkering in my garage with visions of fish tacos dancing in my head. Today, though, there are a plethora. Some are suited for raising nothing more than a couple goldfish and a bouquet of herbs in your kitchen. Others are big enough to supplement a market gardener’s income with sales of hydroponi...

 

Holistic Management, A New Framework for Decision Making – Google Play [...]

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=7xZJHZ5aVH0C&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA86 (share link with n.b. (not telepac tho) and Clotilde+Abilio ... They would appreciate!)...

 

Grafting Cutting Tool (50% OFF + FREE SHIPPING) – Sona Stars [...]

> How to do grafting : > > After you have selected a good scion(one year old, w/at least 2 sections of joint above) & cut it (wipe grafting tool cutting blade with alcohol) to perfect fit to root-stock (cambium layer must be contacted well), tying with nursery tape or rubber(must be tight joint point).Tip: use a measuring caliper to find close size diame...

 

The Food Movement, Rising | Michael Pollan [...]

> the food movement starts out splintered. Among the many threads of advocacy that can be lumped together under that rubric we can include school lunch reform; the campaign for animal rights and welfare; the campaign against genetically modified crops; the rise of organic and locally produced food; efforts to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes; “food sovereignty...

 

A Holistic Perspective on How the Fires in Portugal Came to be and Where we Go from Here – TreeYo Permaculture [...]

> Eucalyptus or pine, would have been much more spaced out in their natural habitats.  While both are also adapted to experience fire in their native ecosystems, which humans even enhanced through controlled burns to create more of a savannah for hunting, planting them at this density is ludicrous especially without animal integration.  While it does afford econo...

 

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots | Environment | The Guardian [...]

> Murcia, Spain > Advertisement > > For Wolfgang Cramer, scientific director of the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology in Aix-en-Provence, France, climate change impacts are already visible not only in the vicinity of Murcia, but across much of the Mediterranean basin. If pledges to cut emissions are not met, catastrophe looms....

 

Climate change could flip Mediterranean lands to desert : Nature News & Comment [...]

> Seville and Lisbon have thrived for more than a thousand years in a temperate climate. But if global warming continues at the current pace, these cities will be in the middle of a desert by the end of the century, climate modellers report on 27 October in Science1. > >...

 

Heat waves expected to increase, says study: Can adaptation outpace climate changes? – CSMonitor.com [...]

> What constitutes 'deadly heat,' and who might be affected by it the most? A new study explores these questions, while the lead author acknowledges the superior ability of developed countries to adapt to extreme weather....

 

Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun [...]

> The prototype, under conditions of 20-30 percent humidity, was able to pull 2.8 liters (3 quarts) of water from the air over a 12-hour period, using one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of MOF. Rooftop tests at MIT confirmed that the device works in real-world conditions....

 

Charlie Price re Aquaponics @ TEDx Warwick, 2011 [...]

> Uploaded on Mar 17, 2011Charlie Price from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply.He provides an insight into both the applications for aquaponics but more specifically a new approach to urban agriculture, turning wastes into resources and transforming disused urban spaces to provide ...

 

Imprinting Soils – Creating Instant Edge for Large Scale Revegetation of Barren Lands – The Permaculture Research Institute [...]

> Imprinting is a method for instantly adding what permaculturists call the ‘edge effect’ to soils, utilising a heavy and dimpled/wedged roller to ‘imprint’ soils with patterned depressions. The bottom of these depressions then become collection points for all the crucial elements needed for seed germination and soil building: seeds themselves, water, organ...

 

How to Poach an Egg – YouTube [...]

Given all the eggs we have coming out of our backyard chicken system, this is a must-know technique for getting the most nutritional value out of them. > Published on Apr 14, 2013This cooking tip walks you through preparing a poached egg, and how to do it perfectly every time. This easy three-step process makes egg poaching fool proof. Promise. 1 farm fresh organic...

 

Introduction to Ecosystems – Free online course [...]

Recommended as a solid foundation and good frame of reference (common language) for anyone involved in the ERC (Ecosystem Restoration Camps) project: this course produced by Open University: > In this course you will discover how organisms are linked together by complex interrelationships, how such links are studied and how the physical properties of a particular ...

 

The Trouble with Permaculture – Resilience [...]

> I still get irritated with wide eyed, blue sky thinking permies though, who despite knowing sod all about vegetable growing, come and tell us that we are not doing it “right” in our market garden, because if it’s hard work, it can’t be PC. Apparently, you can design hard work out of gardening; in PC Lala land, all you have to do is wander through your foo...

 

“PermOccupy – A Pathway to a Sustainable Future,” by Killian O\’Brien. Interview on PermOccupy with Killian by Willi Paul. Presented by Planetshifter.com Magazine | www.planetshifter.com [...]

> > Why PermOccupy? … “I should clarify. The name just popped into my head down in the Grand Circus Park the night this whole idea occurred to me. It's just a simple, perhaps catchy way of getting across the idea of intentionally melding permaculture and Occupy to ramp up the transition to sustainability....

 

“PermOccupy – A Pathway to a Sustainable Future,” by Killian O\’Brien. Interview on PermOccupy with Killian by Willi Paul. Presented by Planetshifter.com Magazine | www.planetshifter.com [...]

> “PermOccupy - A Pathway to a Sustainable Future,” by Killian O'Brien. Interview on PermOccupy with Killian by Willi Paul. Presented by Planetshifter.com Magazine > > Why PermOccupy? … “I should clarify. The name just popped into my head down in the Grand Circus Park the night this whole idea occurred to me. It's just a simple, perhaps catchy way of...

 

Why The Slate Article About Allan Savory Is Dead Wrong | [...]

> If you Google search for “Allan Savory” you will find two articles on the first page which seem to discredit Allan’s work....

 

Why George Monbiot is wrong: grazing livestock can save the world | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian [...]

> In his recent interview with Allan Savory, the high profile biologist and farmer who argues that properly managing grazing animals can counter climate chaos, George Monbiot reasonably asks for proof. Where I believe he strays into the unreasonable, is in asserting that there is none....

 

Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle | George Monbiot | Environment | The Guardian [...]

> Here’s another one: a miracle technique that allows us to reconcile our insatiable demand for meat with the need to protect the living planet. Better still, it proposes, eating meat could actually save the biosphere. A TED talk which makes this claim has been viewed 2.6m times. > >...

 

Agricultural Regeneration of Mediterranean Landscapes – A Wikity Site [...]

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Why Wool? | The Wool Room [...]

Because mother nature invented the perfect solution to all these problems that plague synthetic solutions to the problem of clothing -good luck trying to one-up her by synthetic means! From "The Wool Room," here are but a few of the benefits: > It's cool when it's hot, and warm when it's not! > Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and naturally...

 

Permaculture | Vale da Lama Farm [...]

> Further to an article in this issue of “Permaculture Magazine” (see PM#91, Spring 2017, article “Regenerative Farming” by Walt Ludwick), this page is to elaborate on some of the topics merely touched-on in that article, not necessarily known to all “Permies”, such as: > - Ecological tools: like HugelKultur, Holstic Planned Grazing, AgroEcology; >...

 

AgReMed.net [...]

Nascent network in early stages of formation. Future site location at:...

 

Savory Network, Portugal Node [...]

There is a movement afoot to establish in Portugal a node in the . Should be more info arising out of Skype chat scheduled for next Wednesday (2017.02.15) at 22h CET. (FB chat excerpts appended below, for extraction of relevant links) Hugo Last summer I went to the paleo convention where I met Christopher. He, together with some other speakers, was part of the “pal...

 

Camping as a Practical Solution – Ecosystem Restoration Camps [...]

Exciting new opportunity in the field of "VolunTourism": > The challenge: > Why we are restoring degraded landscapes in the Altiplano of Spain Initiative launched by John D. Liu -documentary filmmaker of "Green Gold" fame- via Facebook...

 

The Negative Impact of Solutes on Water Potential [...]

Chorus Title: What is solute potential? Response Title: It's the Negative Impact of Solutes on Water Potential I know, fascinating right? But there are a couple of things to note here. Other explanations of solute potential often mention that "osmosis wants to equalize the saltiness" on two sides of a membrane. But when we say "want" in terms of physical processes, we...

 

Farmers\’ Handbook – The Permaculture Research Institute [...]

> The links to follow are to individual chapters of a Farmers’ Handbook created by Chris Evans (UK) and Jakob Jespersen (Denmark), who have spent considerable time in Nepal, helping to develop locally appropriate methods and technologies that can help the people of Nepal live better lives, and sustainably so. > > Although the information is specifically ta...

 

Why Whole Foods is now struggling – The Washington Post [...]

> Organic food has never been so popular among American consumers. Ironically, that’s bad news for the brand that made organic a household name — namely, the Austin-based Whole Foods....

 

Big Food Strikes Back: Why did the Obamas fail to take on corporate agriculture? | Michael Pollan [...]

The N.American food supply was further consolidated during the Obama administration, and if you think it will turn in direction of decentralization under the next president, think again. Here's why: > According to one traditional yardstick, an industry is deemed excessively concentrated when the top four companies in it control more than 40 percent of the market. I...

 

Intrinsic Motivation [...]

> Intrinsic motivation, as it’s known in psychology, is doing something because that activity is inherently rewarding. Extrinsic motivation is doing something for outside rewards — praise from parents, money or recognition, for instance. Goal pursuit directed by intrinsic motivation is not only more powerful, but exponentially more fulfilling....

 

Introducing Wikity | Hapgood [...]

> I show how you can work in Wikity in the video below....

 

Help:: Getting Started / Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Welcome [...]

Changing the face of our beloved Mediterranean landscapes, one family farm at a time....