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Food Web

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012:

“We are working on a new project called Food Web. The Food Web is a holistic approach towards small scale food production. Basically, it’s a way to increase efficiency and yields by integrating livestock. If you are going to raise animals on your homestead, you should design connections and interactions between them to decrease feed […]  Read more from > Food Web

Low Cost Cistern

Friday, July 27th, 2012:

“A cistern liner is a flexible membrane, sometimes called a geomembrane. You can get them in PVC or EPDM. Here’s a link to where we get our potable liners: http://www.websweeper.com/liner/tank-liner/prices.php  Read more from > Low Cost Cistern

Desert Cisterns

Friday, June 29th, 2012:

An adequate freshwater supply is a basic necessity. Obtaining water can be especially challenging in deserts. The following photos illustrate a few simple methods for capturing and storing water in arid regions.  Read more from > Desert Cisterns

Earthbag Cisterns

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009:

Since water is vital to life, and there is increasing scarcity of clean drinking water in much of the world, it makes sense to store this precious resource and use it wisely. Earthbags in combination with ferrocement offer a number of interesting alternatives for storing water. Three different methods are shown below. www.flickr.com/photos/10349013@N02/2798383930 www.flickr.com/photos/11222150@N02/1082496465 http://earthbagplans.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/earthbag-cistern/  Read more from > Earthbag Cisterns