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Homemade Solar Collectors-Solar Collector Design

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It’s still hot outside, but, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the winter. Homemade solar collectors should be a consideration for all. Solar power is free and readily available. Why not use it to supplement heating your home or to heat your hot water in the home. this is a collection of solar collector designs to give you …

How To Make Compost Tea

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This video about how to make compost tea struck my interest. If you are like me and into composting for your organic garden, then this video may be worth giving a try. Compost tea is nothing new to me, but, this is a new twist on compost tea. [jwplayer file=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qk9oXPVR2Q&feature=g-vrec’]

Ananda Village Sustainable Living Food Forest Permaculture Project 2009

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    http://www.anandavillage.org/ Permaculture is a system to help people live in greater harmony with the wisdom of nature. A “Food Forest” is an orchard and garden combined into a biodiverse, forest-mimicking, multi-layered, symbiotic mix of edible and medicinal plants. By design, it maximizes the productive use of light, water, and soil nutrients. Ananda is a worldwide group of individuals …

Baby gorilla takes first steps

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    Uploaded by newscientistvideo on Feb 22, 2011 Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/02/baby-gorilla-takes-its-first-s…  

FOOD CURATED: NYC’s Cool New Backyard Farms: Growing More Than Just Produce

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  “You have the land, we grow the produce.” This is the motto of BK farmyards in New York City. BK farmyards is an urban farming group that signs people up and uses their free land, most likely their own backyard, as an urban farm. They enable people to grow their own produce, sell it if they want, and learn …

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Urban Farming

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    Uploaded by CHOW on Nov 9, 2009 Novella Carpenter started small, with some plants in an empty lot next to her house in Oakland. A couple of years later, she was tending to a full-blown farm, with goats, turkeys, ducks, pigs, and a robust garden. This video tackles questions of neighborliness (which is more offensive: police sirens or …

Straw Bale House

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I built my passive solar straw bale house with earthen plasters in 2000 for $50K (will most likely cost more today, depending on many factors). This is an overview of the house; it is extremely energy-efficient. My electric bills are about $35 per month.

Dr. Mercola’s Healthy Breakfast Recipe

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  http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/Miracle-Whey-Protein.html Natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola shares his recipe for a healthy breakfast using Miracle Whey Protein, raw eggs, raw milk, and organic coconut. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have …