Anyone interested in taking a workshop on building a wind-turbine in Berlin? pretty cool. Check here

Anyone interested in taking a workshop on building a wind-turbine in Berlin? pretty cool. Check here

Some visual input from the first day of the gardening season. Thank you, Melina Daphne Papageorgiou for the beautiful photos! if you want to garden, come and find us every saturday at the Beilsteinerstrasse 51, in Berlin-Marzahn. more to come!

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Fiber-Optic Solar Toilet Turns Sewage To Plant Friend

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by Michael Keller

World Water Day is coming up this Saturday. One of the event’s goals is to bring attention to the billion people who live without access to safe drinking water.

A major obstacle standing before that objective is a lack of the sanitation that would prevent human waste from polluting water supplies. One innovation, a solar-powered, fiber-optic-equipped toilet that requires no water and sanitizes sewage with high heat, is among several that are trying to fix the problem and improve public health.

Developed by engineers at University of Colorado Boulder, the system uses eight parabolic mirrors that focus sunlight onto an area the size of a postage stamp. This energy is then piped through fiber-optic cables to a reaction chamber that heats waste to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Moss Fm, the first radio that works with electricity captures by moss during photosynthesis! 

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Urban farming and permaculture merge with the popular hiphop culture in Brussels! this is a great turn, I totally love it! the contemporary ghettos are the urban farms. Do not miss the compost toilet part on 1.33. 

'Utopian cob awesomeness' 

Why we should love material things more – Nick Thorpe – Aeon

Community garden in Marzahn

Berlin Farm Lab is looking for people who would like to start a community garden in Berlin-Marzahn! We can offer you the platform for communication, knowledge support, our garden beds, water supply, seeds and tools. A small gardening experience is required, as well as commitment to the project.The goal is to make a social neighborhood gardening project. Anyone interested? Please write me hello@valentinakarga.com

10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once and Regrow Forever

A film about place and memory, a farmhouse in Japan, and the lives of the people who called it home.

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https://vimeo.com/64980244

if you are traveling to australia soon, and you would like to learn about permaculture, this looks like a nice place..

http://milkwood.net

"This is a general overview of how I built my 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. 
For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit my website:
http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com  “

the greek alternative to the crisis