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Garden planeted

My wife and I just got done with the first round of planting in our garden. I hope to do something to increase the food security of more than just the two of us soon, like participate in the Multnomah Food Summit, but this will have to do for now.



Today we planted bush beans, peas, and zuccini outside. We also got a few things started inside, such as herbs. We are using Mel Bartholomew's square foot gardening system to maximize the space… Continue

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 4:32am — 1 Comment

Design: Heating and cooling an office building with a server room

One of the most striking inefficiencies (both ecological and economic) in the modern work place is HVAC-related system of the server room.



Even in the dead of winter while an organization is spending money keeping the rest of the building warm, it's spending money keeping its server room cool.



There are a few ways around this.



A. Cloud Computing



To resolve the economic inefficiency only, they might move to… Continue

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 10:36pm

The Mechabolic: carbon-negative vehicle



Above: The Mechabolic CAD designs


Third in my series on carbon-negative power is the The Mechabolic. The Mechabolic is a Burning Man art project currently in development. The Machabolic uses gasification to convert coffee grounds and other biomass into fuel for a moving "mechanical… Continue

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

Amy Smith: turning farm waste into clean "biochar" to fuel cooking stoves

Continuing on the subject of carbon negative energy, here's one existing project that's changing lives right now:



Amy Smith's "biochar" cooking stoves. From the write-up of her TED talk



Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more…
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Posted on March 21, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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