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Humanure and your relationship with life cycles

Humanure is what it sounds like- human waste transformed into a viable, safe fertilizer



I was studying this use of human manure as a way to transform toxic sources of water poisoning in rural areas of Uganda into a way to improve suffering soils. The issue of poor water quality in the areas where I was working posed a particularly acute and complex problem which could not be solved through human manure. However, it's a practice I'm seeing more and more in less urban areas of…

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Added by Megan Whaley on March 23, 2010 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Food Security in the middle of the Michigan mitten- Organic Farming

Last spring I spent a couple of months working at the MSU Student Organic Farm (SOF). I met them first while I was volunteering for the Africa Sister Cities Conference in 2008- they are constantly working with cities around the world to develop sustainable solutions to the food crisis and global climate change.…



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Added by Megan Whaley on March 23, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

Urban Farming- resources and ideas I've come across

This is a post in response to Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuy's post "Collaborate-Urban Farm".



Urban farms are an incredibly relevant issue right now in the Detroit area of Michigan where the unemployment rate is around 1/4 the…

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Added by Megan Whaley on March 23, 2010 at 7:53am — 2 Comments

Social Innovation: 2020 is calling me and I'm right in the action

I'm in my small four walled office trying to ignore the drip, dripping of rain water falling into the pan from the leaky corrugated iron roof. One of our students is working on putting up a rain water harvesting system for this tin shack soon, but resources are tight. I scowl- I feel bad for each drop that washes away soil that could be going into a thirsty mouth or root. I'm so proud of them! We took designs of rain water harvesting systems that we saw in villages…

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Added by Megan Whaley on March 22, 2010 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Tiller International- hooking up with the right people to help rural African farmers

I just called D*** Roosenberg, a man passionate about working with farmers to improve livelihoods in rural areas of Africa. I'm going to meet him sometime in the next 2 weeks at the Tillers International farm in Scotts, Michigan. I'm so excited I'm bouncing out of my seat.

Tillers Int'l…

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Added by Megan Whaley on March 22, 2010 at 3:50pm — 5 Comments

Social Innovation: hooking up with Villgro

Villgro is amazing! (Follow this link to their Website)

It's a hotspot for social entrepreneurship and innovation that is dedicated to finding solutions to rural poverty in India. I read through their current Blog material, read through their staff, read through their current initiatives, and I've fallen in love with these people. On their home page they have a button: "Do you have an idea? Share it with…

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Added by Megan Whaley on March 21, 2010 at 12:05am — 1 Comment

Social Innovation: saving your shillings in a small women's group

I learned several techniques to finding simple and innovative solutions to poverty issues in Uganda. 1. Listen to people when they talk about their problems, be empathetic, and try to live life their way to understand the problem from their angle as well as your angle. 2. Create simple (I can't emphasize that enough!) solutions which are replicable and catchy- solutions which are transparent to even the least skilled user and that you can explain easily. 3. Make sure the solutions involve… Continue

Added by Megan Whaley on March 20, 2010 at 10:54pm — 5 Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

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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The meal

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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