Give Your Children the Gift of Sustainability

GMO Film Project

Do you know what GMO stands for? If you do not you are like most American’s that have no idea what it stands for either. Neither did the documentary film maker of the GMO Project until his discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act…

Garden Pool – Aquaponics

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Do you have pool in your backyard that you are not quite sure what to do with? How about raising some chickens, fish and enough fruits and vegetables to feed your family. Check out what this creative family did in Arizona, turning their backyard…

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:…

Escondido Tilapia Farm

escondido-tilapia

Recently I made a trip out to Escondido, which is in East San Diego County to visit the fellas over at the Escondido Tilapia Farm. Out there they have a sustainable set up to raise Tilapia for local fish farmers and urban aquaponic fanatics…

Home Scale Constant Flow Aquaponic System

Aquponic Grow Bed

Here is example of a home scale gravity feed constant flow aquaponic unit that I set up in a front yard in Ocean Beach, California. The tank is a 750 liter re-purposed food grade cart dug 16 inches into the ground then covered with…

Backyard Ebb & Flow Aquaponic System

Gravity Feed Aquaponic Home Scale System

This is a home scale aquaponic unit that installed a our backyard. We repaired an old 150 gallon fish tank by supporting it with some treated 2×4’s and plywood. It is a gravity feed system that operates with one pump that pumps water up…

Urban Chickens

There is slow and subtle change happening in suburban homes across the country, the chicken coop is beginning to replace the dog house, and for a good reason. There are a variety of reasons to keep chickens in urban environments. People have been keeping…