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Directory of technologies and resources relating to growing using energy-efficient methods.

Index page commenced May 30, 2010


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Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Applications / Directory:Building > Directory:Walipini Underground Greenhouses - The Walipini utilizes nature’s resources to provide a warm, stable, well-lit environment for year-round vegetable production. Locating the growing area 6’- 8’ underground and capturing and storing daytime solar radiation in the soil and water barrels are the most important principles in building a successful Walipini. (PESWiki Jan. 14, 2010)
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Directory:Water / Directory:Growing > Persian Gulf Harnessing Microbes to Transform Desert into Farmland - The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait are in the midst of a massive project to re-landscape their deserts and transform them into fertile farmland, providing food security for their future. The countries are utilizing a mixture of microbes and soil — called mycorrhiza — that allows plants to absorb more nutrients than they can alone. (Inhabitat May 18, 2010)
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Directory:Heat / Directory:Growing > Composting to create hot water - See how nature can supply you with 130-150 degree warmwater from a composting in the process of keeping the pile at a low enough temperature to produce and store methane generated from the compost pile. (Hackaday May 23, 2010)
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Directory:Composting Toilets / Directory:Growing > DIY Composting Toilets and Humanure: The Pee & Poop Show (Video) - Video interview with Laura Allen of illustrates how to collect urine separate from feces to use the urine directly in fertilizing, and then put the feces mixed with sawdust into 1-year composters (1 year of warm temps) all in a urban setting. (TreeHugger June 2, 2010)