“The Guytons started planting their food forest in 1998 on two acres of bare land in Riverton, New Zealand. This style of gardening was new to Southland so their neighbours did not approve. Now it is an established food forest with hundreds (460!) of different plant species. Fruit and nut trees, berries and herbs and […] Read more from > Permaculture Food Forest in New Zealand
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“A video demonstrating the non-electric Off Grid Steam Distiller by Water Wise. It was very rewarding to see the production rate. Up to 16 gallons of distilled water a day off of wood. The water tastes great. Future tests will involve brackish and sea water.” Read more from > Off Grid Water Distillation at its Best!
This is my annual video update of our forest garden. I’m calling it ‘Forest Gardens as a Hedge Against Drought’ for reasons I’m about to explain. Right across the road from our garden you can see the barren, dry rice fields that are normally under water and lush with rice this time of year. Now […] Read more from > 2 Year Forest Garden Update: Forest Gardens as a Hedge Against Drought
Guest post by Alex Wright of Watershed Materials, the company who’s making geopolymer concrete blocks out of waste clay materials. We’ve covered their exciting development in two previous blog posts. This article focuses on their rammed earth block machine. Read more from > Rammed Earth Block Machine Makes Clay Materials Harder than Concrete
SOIL – Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods SOIL received the highest honor in 2012 UNCCD Land for Life Award. Read more from > Two More Ecological Toilets
“Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a food desert, where many tribal members still do not have access to fresh produce and a nutritious diet. The Federal Commodity Foods Program serves food high in fat, sugar, and preservatives, causing Oglala Lakota people to suffer from epidemic levels of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Average life expectancy […] Read more from > Pine Ridge Community Garden Fundraiser