Added by Theodore Burt on May 1, 2010 at 4:53am —
It's 2073 and I am still teaching sustainable farming. In todays class I tell of a free local garden input that is already available for home use. The native bee.
Native bees are usually unnoticed by most people. They are the best pollinators around. Compared to honeybees, native pollinate 10 to 15 times more efficiently, both males and females pollinate, the are more hardy in their local environment. Making accommodations for them is also a lot easier and requires very… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 22, 2010 at 5:30am —
Well I have to bring this up again. The Weston Price Foundation. Mr Weston A. Price was a dentist who learn a lot from indigenous people and how their lifestyle is healthier due to the lack of access to processed foods. The Weston A. Price foundation was founded long after the research was done but is now becoming a movement in the civilized world. It's really not that they… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 22, 2010 at 5:23am —
Today I am called upon to announce a very special project that I have been waiting to be made a reality for a long time. Today is the launching of the clean up process from the Kaisei Project. We know have the technology to beginning the process pf removing plastic from the ocean. Armed with an army of robots of various types to collect and process the plastic littered pacific ocean. It took years of work to get people to take this project seriously but after the toxic fish epidemic in… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 22, 2010 at 1:30am —
Today I start my first gardening lesson using teleprescence technology. My networking and practice have led to an extremely efficient method to create sustainable gardens. I give our homework individually tailored to each students circ**stance. I give them instructions on how to find the resources in their area and set them on a mission to learn how to grow according to the environment they live in. These students will work to master their gardens and teach the community they live… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 20, 2010 at 3:30am —
I have a collection of pdf books that I have found have useful for anyone wishing to learn.
I also highly recommend a book called Back To Basics by Reader's Digest, this book shows you how to build a homestead using the resources around you, very useful book but i don't have a digital version to give out....yet
If you are interested in any let me know and I'll sent it to you.
Here are the pdf files I… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 19, 2010 at 6:45pm —
I am excited to see the ideas from her. She has the same intentions I have and it's inspiring. I want to live in a world where have lots of participation in both local and global sustianabity and knowledge sharing. She recommend a book called Gaia's Garden that I have in pdf format along with a collection of other books that found useful. I am going to make them available to anyone who wants them.
Added by Theodore Burt on April 19, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I have found resources for organizations using time as currency. I hope to this idea grow into a a maojor movement. If you got some down time and want to invest in in a way that it will return to you then look into participating in one these time banks in your area. If you don't have one talk to your friends and see if anyone you know has the time resources to start one. I am going to. I don't hink I have the time myself but I may try and make or work in a collaborative effort.
Added by Theodore Burt on April 19, 2010 at 4:43pm —
The ultimate sustainable community network create owns barter system. These folks have a group of people who decided to be localvores with a twist. They have worked to create renewable resources and fair trade systems and have gotten very proficient at it. Not only do they support their local economy where they live but have been thinking globally as well. They share knowledge resource bases and train apprentices who can return to their own community or relocate to a community in need of their… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 19, 2010 at 3:52pm —
The earth is about 1/3 water on the surface. Most of it is "salt" water. Salt water requires desalinization which I will leave for the experts and most hardy do-it-yourselfers. We also have rain that falls on us on a somewhat regular basis. I have gathered some info on collecting rainwater and additional info on ways to may it palatable. The most popular way to store rain is in rain barrels The major obstacles of using collected rainwater is proper storage and moving it through a watering… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 19, 2010 at 2:07am —
I am a do-it-yourself type guy. I look for things to start on that are simple enough for the average person (like me) to actually build. I had a little success using the internet. Youtube has a lot of videos to go through. I've watched a good number of these and found that I can recall the info pretty well but I also like written instructions and diagrams.
I found a couple of sites that have access to shared knowledge on making your own renewable electricity. They are listed… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 19, 2010 at 1:11am —
I am a member of a worldwide non-profit organization called Slow Food, I am also on the board of the local chapter serving as the treasurer. One of our national objectives is supporting the Time for Lunch campaign in which we held an event nationwide. This event was a pot luck hosted by each local chapter. We are also working on a school garden project thats get student to do hands on learning while growing food. We hope to work toward the food from these gardens to be incorporated into… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 18, 2010 at 10:44pm —
I want to share this seed network. It's pretty self explanatory site and is worth a read.
Added by Theodore Burt on April 18, 2010 at 1:41am —
I have a friend is runs a Healthy girls initiative group in my area. This program is geared toward giving girls the ability to empower themselves by learning more about themselves and developing their self-esteem. There are many problems that still linger in our society that make it difficult for girls to succeed in achieving their dreams. Teaching them and support them while they are young is important. Most of us are heavily influenced by our elders and our peers while we were young. We… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 16, 2010 at 6:30am —
Provide skills, not just finished technologies
Share knowledge and skills to continue the innovative process both to and from people and communities
I am embarking on a project that will not only change my life but the lives of everyone I work with. My original business plan was a simple concept of installing organic gardens for people in their yards so they could enjoy fresh clean produce that they had a part in. My idea is backed my 5 years work experience in organic farming… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 16, 2010 at 3:00am —
Yesterday I seeded a bunch of plants. To day I posted a call out to my friends to bring me pots to put them in and take home. I am hoping to start a trend and see how many people will become growers for the community. I can instruct them in the ways of growing, let them grow in bulk to give away and to learn how to get in on helping the community grow food even if they have little time to commit to the effort. I am encouraging easy plants and encouraging people to act regardless of their… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 16, 2010 at 2:23am —
I found the local resilience efforts and have posted links for them below with comments of my own.
The event is being hosted by a friend of mine. I have been to his presentation before and recieved the transition handbook.
the accompaning website for local chapter… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 16, 2010 at 1:30am —
It is time for the biweekly block dinner. I have made some dishes this time and am cofident they will go over well with my freinds and neighbors. I got a batch of my hummus, (btw, I am always expected to bring hummus and will get some polite dissatifaction if I don't.) I baked a crusty bread for dipping into the hummus. A some simple roasted chickens I raised, plucked and cleaned myself. My neighbors and I are going to have a meal and show each other some new things. It's not just my block… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 16, 2010 at 12:40am —
Food security should be looked at on the personal level as well as globally. Think of what happens to yourself from the things you eat now. I am not going to go into detail about everything that is bad for you, I don't have the time. I do have a few things to say.
I will be as bold as to say that if comes in a package you should avoid it. What? This is not an ironclad rule but a good rule of thumb. Things that come in packages are usually packed with unhealthy additives, just look at… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 5, 2010 at 5:39am —
Maxwell wants low maintanence plants planted in beds on the sunny side of his house. Plus he keeps plants on covered porch that need to be repotted
Soil is sandy. Amendments used - composted cow manure, mushroom compost, chicken manure, fertrell all natural fertilzer. Plants to be installed - pineapples, aloe vera, ferns, some lemongrass, an agave, some pine shrub things, some lilies and other bulb flowers that were already there.
The layout will have four beds on the… Continue
Added by Theodore Burt on April 5, 2010 at 2:27am —