I was hoping to show a new system that we made for a community learning centre in Northern Japan. This had been set up in Minamisanriku, a town that had been practically wiped off the map by last year's earthquake and tsunami.
We had the support of the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan and several other groups, but we also have to thank two members of this forum who wish to remain anonymous, but who made a significant donation to the…Continue
I have always struggled to explain my vision for the future. In my mind it’s crystal clear. I see people consuming food grown in their kitchen. I see people living in houses that have walls of orchids and ferns, sleeping and working and playing in rooms that resemble more a jungle than a bedroom or a study. Whenever I drive through the city, I envision the gray concrete walls and the ugly architecture covered with the straw-colored stalks of grasses, brown branches and green…Continue
What do you want most in all the world? More money, a new car stereo, a vacation? To lose ten pounds, to get home from work in time to see your favorite sitcom? Or is it something more than that, something harder to define?
Maybe you've given up on ever realizing your true dreams, and you settle for smaller things because they, at least, seem possible. Maybe it never occured to you to ask yourself if the goals you've been pursuing really are what you want…Continue
Aloha everyone fronm the land of paradise. Everyone may not think it is paradise but to me it has been paradise since 1964 when my feet first toched Hawaiian soil. I can remember almost 60 years later the very feeling I had when I stepped down from the airplane "My soul said you are home". I left once for an extended period of time and regreted it for a lot of reasons. One my health went to pot (deterioated) but most of all I mourned for 14 years for Hawaiil. When I returned in 1998 my…Continue
Lost a goldfish today. Pretty sure it was the same one that made a side trip to the floor on purchase day, and the rest of the lot are doing just fine.
No great loss, as it was a 27 cent Comet from Petsmart.
Added by Chuck Phillips on November 22, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments
Food and eating for our society has evolved far beyond the need for sustenance, but instead now has a myriad of social conventions associated with it. We share big announcements over dinner, engagements are made, careers are toasted and yearly rites of passage are commemorated. Food consumption is not just about eating to survive any longer but instead has become a venue for entertainment and social activity. Unfortunately though, this shift in our diet and our eating habits has…Continue
As of now I have 2 successful and committed chefs and 2 "sandwich shop" owners, that have promised to buy whatever produce I grow. I have had to stop accepting clients, until I have more space. …Continue
Added by Maurice Person on November 19, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments
This document is step by step instructions on building and using a 4’x4’ ebb & flow bioponic system. All steps were taken to be as frugal as…Continue
Am new here.
I recently started volunteering at a urban gardening center that has an aquaponics system that seems to be copied from Will Allen's Growing Power.
The growing beds seem to be sloped about 1 inch per six feet. My thought is that beds are usually flat. In building new beds, should they be level or sloped?
Also the media is about 6 inches deep, as opposed to 12 inches recommended in the book. How much less effective will 6 inch…Continue
"WHAT would an ideal food label look like? By “ideal,” I mean from the perspective of consumers, not marketers."