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1 week ago with 203 notes

Via mothernaturenetwork

Tagged: simple green roof urban urban ag

shelbygulllaird:

But this doesn’t actually answer the question “Are Green Roofs good for you?”  That’s a research question I’d like to get to the bottom of!  :)

mothernaturenetwork:

Are green roofs really good for you?

shelbygulllaird:

But this doesn’t actually answer the question “Are Green Roofs good for you?”  That’s a research question I’d like to get to the bottom of!  :)

mothernaturenetwork:

Are green roofs really good for you?

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1 week ago with 296 notes

Via mothernaturenetwork

Tagged: simple urban home urban ag

shelbygulllaird:

I think there are some assumptions here we need to look at: 
1. Assumes a certain diet
2. Assumes a level of energy use that seems quite high based on the solar power provided (would vary by climate and energy use)
Others?
mothernaturenetwork:

How big a backyard would you need to live off the land?
Graphic illustrates how much backyard square footage would be needed to feed a family of 4 a well-rounded diet of meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, fruits and veggies for a year. Not surprisingly, it’s a lot.

shelbygulllaird:

I think there are some assumptions here we need to look at: 

1. Assumes a certain diet

2. Assumes a level of energy use that seems quite high based on the solar power provided (would vary by climate and energy use)

Others?

mothernaturenetwork:

How big a backyard would you need to live off the land?

Graphic illustrates how much backyard square footage would be needed to feed a family of 4 a well-rounded diet of meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, fruits and veggies for a year. Not surprisingly, it’s a lot.

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3 weeks ago with 99 notes

Via beemill

Tagged: compost simple home

beemill:

Students Design Home Heated by Compost

Students at Waseda University have designed and built an innovative house that produces its own heat through agricultural fermentation. During the cold months, dried straw is composted in acrylic cases within the house using the low-odor Japanese “bokashi” method. The fermentation naturally heats up the house by generating 30° celsius heat for up to four weeks.

read more: http://inhabitat.com/japanese-students-create-straw-home-heated-by-agricultural-fermentation/

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2 months ago with 7,831 notes

Via museumuesum

Tagged: simple home

auradacity-of:

kateoplis:

Ken Griffiths for The Sunday Times, 1973

Here’s the original photo set with proper credits labeled. 

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2 months ago with 148 notes

Via thegreenurbanist

Tagged: simple indoor urban ag

thegreenurbanist:

  • Cronton
  • Cilantro
  • Italian Parsley
  • Garlic Chive
  • Sweet Basil
  • Basil Genovese
  • Purple Sage
  • Spanish Lavender
  • Dracaena
  • Succulent
  • Mint Mojito 

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6 months ago with 197 notes

Via organicandurban

Tagged: urban urban ag simple city planning community

organicandurban:

Efficient City Farming is a project in Berlin using aquaponic techniques in a recycled shipping container to grow all kinds of vegetables.
From tomatoes and basil to passion fruit, they have some cool things going on.

Their new concept is a mobile raised bed and they have future plans for a mobile chicken trailer meant for the city

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2 years ago with 4 notes

Via newanddifferentsun

Tagged: simple home