Blog – Page 3 – Eco Snippets

How To Farm Mushrooms For Food, Medicine & Bioremediation…

Ian Garrone started Far West Fungi out of his garage 25 years ago to introduce America to the wide variety of edible fungi. Today, the Garrone family farm 60,000 square feet of greenhouses filled with organic, sawdust-based mushrooms. They sell over 40 different types of mushroom at their San Francisco store, a relatively rare offering, […]

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Oil & Gas Companies Are Facing Major Technological Disruption…

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating wind farms. Meanwhile, one small German village is showing how large companies aren’t always essential. Over 80% of the world’s energy needs are provided by coal, oil and gas. Although technologies to […]

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The World’s Insects Are On The Verge Of A “Catastrophic Collapse”…

Climate change gets blamed for a lot of things these days: inundating small islands, fueling catastrophic fires, amping-up hurricanes and smashing Arctic sea ice. But a global review of insect research has found another casualty: 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered. It confirms what many have been suspecting: in Australia and around the world, arthropods – which […]

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Basil, How To Grow More Than You Can Eat…

In this video I demonstrate how quickly you can go from one Basil plant to an almost infinite supply. I go from one plant to 8 in 30 days and then to 18 in 60 days. In one year using this method you could have thousands of Basil plants all from the original mother plant. […]

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Yurt Life & Permaculture In High Sierra…

In this weeks episode we travel into the High Sierra region of California to visit a dynamic young family who are living big in a yurt home on their 30 acre homestead / permaculture property. Traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia, yurts are much less common in the west, however these well insulated, portable […]

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3 x 20ft Shipping Containers Turn Into Amazing Compact Home…

I’m always amazed at how people can turn shipping containers, hard, cold metal boxes, into some of the most beautiful, warm and welcoming homes. That’s exactly what this young couple from Victoria have done, transforming 3 20ft shipping containers into a wonderful, functional house. Everywhere you look, Richard and Amy have packed their container home […]

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