URBAN ROOTS -Documentary

urban roots documentary

Check out this trailer to short film put together about the inner city of Detroit coming together and planting urban farms. Urban Roots Trailer from Tree Media on Vimeo. Urban Roots is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th…

Aquaponics In the Tropics

tropical aquaponics unit

The following video is pretty inspiring. It is large home-scale aquaponics system that was installed at a house in the Philippines posted on greencorerevolution. Heads up, the score/music in the video kind of lags, feel free to turn down the volume. You can see…

Organic Mildew Spray

Organic Mildew Spray

Two years ago our garden was attacked by a powdery mildew that took over our pumpkins and spread to the rest of our plants. I wrote about it on a post in another blog called Pura Vida Culture back from September 08, Garden Chronicles:…

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponic-thumb

Before we start talking about ammonia levels, nitrates and grow mediums, I think that it is safe to take it back to the roots and answer that basic question, what is aquaponics? Simply put, Aquaponics is where the food cycle for fish ends and…

What is Permaculture?

permaculture

Permaculture is an approach to designing your home and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies. Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise…

Permaculture Design

Permaculture-plans

Permaculture is a design method based on ecological principles, founded in the ’80s in Australia by Bill Mollison and Dave Holmgren. The focus is on the creation of high quality, sustainable human habitats. It can be applied at many levels of scale, from garden…

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

What is growing organically? It depends upon who you talk to. The simple answer is, that organic gardeners only use animal or vegetable fertilizers rather than synthetics. It also means natural pest control devoid of industrial insecticides. In other words, using natural substances and…

Organic Soil – Compost

Composting

As we all know that many people are adopting organic gardening rather going for the traditional forms of gardening. Soil plays most important part in any form of gardening. If you are trying to grow your organic garden then you must use a soil…

Red Worm Vermicomposting & Worm Tea

Vermicomposting

So what, you may ask, is vermicomposting and how does it work? Well, “vermi” is the Latin word for worm, and worms like to feed on slowly decomposing organic materials (e.g., vegetable scraps). The “end” product, called castings, is full of beneficial microbes and…

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