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The 'Ponics Project

The 'Ponics Project The 'Ponics Project is a Springfield Illinois, community based GREEN/ORGANIC movement to reutilize old properties, turning them into indoor AQUAPONIC farms

Chinampas: Artificial Islands Created By The Aztecs To Improve Agriculture | MessageToEagle.com
05/22/2016
Chinampas: Artificial Islands Created By The Aztecs To Improve Agriculture | MessageToEagle.com

Chinampas: Artificial Islands Created By The Aztecs To Improve Agriculture | MessageToEagle.com

MessageToEagle.com – To improve their agriculture, the Aztecs built so-called chinampas. These were small, artificial islands created on a freshwater lake. The chinampas resembled floating gardens. Chinampas were used throughout the Valley of Mexico around the lake bed and were without doubt one of...

05/10/2016
These Earthship Homes In New Mexico Are Off-The-Grid, Made With Old Junk, And Totally Adorable
04/23/2016
These Earthship Homes In New Mexico Are Off-The-Grid, Made With Old Junk, And Totally Adorable

These Earthship Homes In New Mexico Are Off-The-Grid, Made With Old Junk, And Totally Adorable

Homes are havens. We find comfort, solace, well-being, and so much more in our cozy shelters. They are a positive aspect of society, right? The idea of them is, yes, but have you ever thought about how much energy is consumed and how much waste is produced by each and every home on the planet? Tradi…

Seed-Starting Chart
04/16/2016
Seed-Starting Chart

Seed-Starting Chart

We've put together a handy guide to help you figure out when to germinate and when to plant your seedlings.

03/20/2016

Well it looks as though we have an attorney now on our side. Good chance of saving our 1885 village hall and jail!

An hour every day workout can power your home for twenty-four hours
02/22/2016
An hour every day workout can power your home for twenty-four hours

An hour every day workout can power your home for twenty-four hours

What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a family.People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to wo…

The world's most beautiful wastewater treatment plant
02/20/2016
The world's most beautiful wastewater treatment plant

The world's most beautiful wastewater treatment plant

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living operates as a wastewater treatment plant and is probably the most beautiful wastewater treatment plant in the world.

Self Sufficiency for Urban Dwellers - Gardens All
02/19/2016
Self Sufficiency for Urban Dwellers - Gardens All

Self Sufficiency for Urban Dwellers - Gardens All

It’s inspiring and gratifying to see what you can do with even a plot of land (urban land too) and a desire to become more self-reliant.

Vertical Garden from Rain Gutter Pieces - Gardens All
02/10/2016
Vertical Garden from Rain Gutter Pieces - Gardens All

Vertical Garden from Rain Gutter Pieces - Gardens All

Conserving resources, reusing and repurposing—aka upcycling—just makes sense. So we really like this vertical gardening method that will also use up old rain gutter pieces. You can make it out…

Timeline photos
02/06/2016

Timeline photos

February To-Do List
02/03/2016
February To-Do List

February To-Do List

Everything that needs to be done in the garden this month.

12/30/2015
Ritz-Carlton utilizes “Crop Box” technology | WINK NEWS
12/23/2015
Ritz-Carlton utilizes “Crop Box” technology | WINK NEWS

Ritz-Carlton utilizes “Crop Box” technology | WINK NEWS

Ritz-Carlton utilizes “Crop Box” technology December 22, 2015 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NAPLES, Fla. – In the back service area of the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort of Naples sits a gray box, however it’s no ordinary box, it’s called a “Crop Box” and the team at the Ritz call it their “grow h…

Timeline photos
12/21/2015

Timeline photos

So interesting! Natural methods are so awesome.

via Organic Farmer

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12/16/2015

Timeline photos

What do you think?

How an urban farm is profitable - Homestead Notes
12/08/2015
How an urban farm is profitable - Homestead Notes

How an urban farm is profitable - Homestead Notes

Half of farming is running the numbers of the business. You have to know your accounting and costs AND know how to farm and take your products to market.

Innovate Springfield incubator a long time coming
12/07/2015
Innovate Springfield incubator a long time coming

Innovate Springfield incubator a long time coming

A privately funded business incubator expected to open in the next few weeks adds Springfield to the list of similar-sized cities in Illinois that have

Detroit's Newest Urban Farm
12/05/2015
Detroit's Newest Urban Farm

Detroit's Newest Urban Farm

LaGrasso Brothers Produce is a wholesale produce distributor that has been operating in the city of Detroit for over 100 years, serving restaurants, schools, hotels, healthcare facilities and more all across Michigan and Northern Ohio. Earlier this fall, the company’s warehouse became home to the fi…

How To Buy Land To Live Off Grid - Homestead Notes
12/03/2015
How To Buy Land To Live Off Grid - Homestead Notes

How To Buy Land To Live Off Grid - Homestead Notes

Imagine you're living where you've always wanted to live and doing what you've always wanted to do. Every day you wake up and have a leisure breakfast...

Timeline photos
11/30/2015

Timeline photos

What a great idea!

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