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Lebone for all!

I live in a part of the world that doesn't get a great deal of sun, I'm not near the coast so can't make use of tidal power and the wind is unpredictable. Air source and ground source are too expensive for me at the moment. I would love though to be able to re-charge everyday items with www.lebone.org / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbial_fuel_cell type charging units. If anyone can post links… Continue

Added by Morag on May 22, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments


What I particularly like about www.barefootcollege.org is their approach to sustainability. They've been set up since 1972, but I first heard about them a couple of years ago when I was researching solar power in rural communities. The thing that I think makes their approach sustainable is that they train women to become solar engineers, so that when items break (and they will) rather than villagers being left with some broken expensive kit that just… Continue

Added by Morag on May 22, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Wild food and food forests

mmm foood.

I'm so pleased that I picked up a small book called "Food for Free" in a charity shop back in 2010. I remember thinking, I'll try a new wild food whenever I go out for a walk. And so I did! The first was lime tree leaves (Tilia platyphyllos). I picked the smallest leaf I could reach (as I'd read that when the get big they are not so nice) and nibbled tentatively at one edge. I was surprised, but just as the book said, they could be used a salad leaf - very nice…


Added by Morag on May 5, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Backyard permaculture food growing

So just a quick one here, but quite a timely quest.

A friend is concerned he might be made redundant (the organisation he works for is going through yet another re-organisation of roles, applying for your job, compulsory redundancies you know the kind of thing), his wife had had to resort to applying for part-time positions at fast food chains because there really aren't enough jobs going round for everyone at the moment.

So he's looking to start growing some food, he… Continue

Added by Morag on May 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Drylands of England

So where I'm living at the moment is the east coast of the UK. It's a big arable farming area. Fields are large (but nowhere near as large as the USA), and everything is mechanised and very reliant on fossile fuels. The photo shows the dry soil being blown away as the ground is prepared for the next crop.


The soils are nutrient poor, as monocultures are the…


Added by Morag on May 5, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

2020 and Alchemy calls

Wow, that was some party last night. I swear the celebrations get more wild with each trillion trees planted. Thank goodness for driverless cars! Did I remember to plug it into recharge the electric battery? .... Ah well nevermind. Looks like it's sunny out, so the solar cell paint will soon kick it into turbo power. Nice of the Tesla people to ask me to test run their latest model, I wonder if they'll let me keep it ....

Ugh, phone. Oh it's Alchemy! "Hello?"

Notes… Continue

Added by Morag on April 5, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Social Innovation

Hmmm a tricky one, who to shadow, who is my role model?

Well, I have recently found Bill Liao on facebook. He is the guy behind Xing, but more importantly for me - We Forest and Neo.org.

He has already accepted my friend request (!), and I have already (before this mission - 25th of March 2011) sent him an email - but he hasn't replied :(. So I've decided to use this mission as an excuse to contact him again ... After all, we have similar goals, I'm going to plant lots of… Continue

Added by Morag on April 4, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Innovating from constraint and contradictions

So, maybe I've missed something from Ethan Zuckerman‘s post ‘Innovating from constraint‘, but doesn't ...

"2. Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)"

totally contradict with

"4. Innovate on existing platforms (We’ve got bicycles… Continue

Added by Morag on April 4, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 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

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