decodeencode: Let’s Talk About Soil (by IASS Vimeo…

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Let’s Talk About Soil (by IASS Vimeo Channel)

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.

For more information visit globalsoilweek.org

Beginning Permaculture – Ideas for Renters

Beginning Permaculture - Ideas for Renters:

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Permaculture ideas for renters (like me) …

  • Think of your garden as a gift to future occupants.
  • Lots of plants grow well in pots and so you can move them when you move (plus you can move them around to make the most of seasonal conditions).
  • Planting fruit trees in the nature strip. Everyone gets the benefits plus you can come back to harvest even after you have moved on.
  • Think about moveable compost bins. I have two of the chicken wire bins they suggest and they work great - easy to open up to turn, plenty of air can get in, easy to move.
  • If you can keep chickens build a coop you can move.
  • You may need to import some ingredients to build soil fast for a vegetable garden.
  • Keep seeds and other plant material for future moves.
  • You can still harvest rainwater in a barrel. They note that old houses often have leaky gutters - so you don’t have to hack into the downpipe to collect water. (Definitely true of our place).
  • For good measure here is another article from PRI Australia: Rental Permaculture: How to Fill the Void.

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Beginning Permaculture – Ideas for Renters

Beginning Permaculture – Ideas for Renters:

decodeencode:

Permaculture ideas for renters (like me) …

  • Think of your garden as a gift to future occupants.
  • Lots of plants grow well in pots and so you can move them when you move (plus you can move them around to make the most of seasonal conditions).
  • Planting fruit trees in the nature strip. Everyone gets the benefits plus you can come back to harvest even after you have moved on.
  • Think about moveable compost bins. I have two of the chicken wire bins they suggest and they work great – easy to open up to turn, plenty of air can get in, easy to move.
  • If you can keep chickens build a coop you can move.
  • You may need to import some ingredients to build soil fast for a vegetable garden.
  • Keep seeds and other plant material for future moves.
  • You can still harvest rainwater in a barrel. They note that old houses often have leaky gutters – so you don’t have to hack into the downpipe to collect water. (Definitely true of our place).
  • For good measure here is another article from PRI Australia: Rental Permaculture: How to Fill the Void.

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unconsumption: Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. (by…



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Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. (by thnkrtv)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

unconsumption: Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. (by…

unconsumption:

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. (by thnkrtv)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.