Blog – Page 4 – Eco Snippets

50 Years Ago, This Was A Wasteland. He Changed Everything…

Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original […]

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Growing An Abundance Of Food In The City Using Permaculture…

The Plummery is a suburban home where a backyard permaculture garden measuring only 100 sq/m (1076 sq feet) produces over 400kg / 900 pounds of food year-round. Kat Lavers describes her approach to gardening, including vertical and biointensive growing, and how important it is – and possible! – for city dwellers to be food resilient […]

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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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