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Innovation Act

The person I picked as a hero might not sound like a hero to most of us. But for me, he opened a world of possibilities for the garden.

His name is Lee Reich.

The first I heard from him was a recommandation from amazon.ca of one of his books. The title made me curious. Uncommon Fruits For Every Garden. "Fine," I thought, "I guess these must be great to grow in California or something like that." I was wrong. Most of them are for our northern…

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Added by Helene Lavertu on March 24, 2010 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Favorite secrets, innovation chapter

I have 2 :

Share knowledge and skills to continue the innovative process both to and from people and communities.

Peripheral vision; keep a look out for other challenges or new solutions all the time.

I choose these 2 because they are interlinked. I share my knowledge but always hope people will share theirs.

I'm always on the lookout to improve my way of living with new ideas and means to reuse or…

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Added by Helene Lavertu on March 24, 2010 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Innovation for 2020

Food crisis... I frankly hope we'll never get there, but what would we do?

This is my personnal experience. If you want something you can participate in, get to the next Bold text, down.

I'm starting to work on the problem now and improving my solution a little bit more each year. What am I doing? A garden to complement what could become hard to get. The problems are multiple however. In Canada, the seasons to tend for a garden makes it hard to…

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Added by Helene Lavertu on March 24, 2010 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Solar power talk

What can you do with solar power?

Oh but so much. Here, I'm mainly interested of talking about what it can do on a small scale and that can be bought by anybody for a reasonnable price. Maybe 2 years ago I dotted my house with solar powered light. Today, you have them in all manner of color and variety. I have about 8 garden LED lights, all powered by the sun. They eat the sun up in the day and voilà! Light up at dusk until about 10-11 PM at night. The lights are pretty soft and blue…

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Added by Helene Lavertu on March 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Holiday of 2020

The holiday would be christmas. Here in Canada it means snow and cold. A lot of both. Oh and the sun sets down pretty early.So I will need heat and light.

I am going on a limb here and hope that in 10 year's time (my son will be 12) I will have a small house in the forest not too close to the neighbors. I will also give all my efforts to make it self-efficient in terms of energy, maybe solar power on the roof (if the trees permit) or wind power, again above the trees. I would…

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Added by Helene Lavertu on March 18, 2010 at 1:45am — 10 Comments

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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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