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Directory of technologies and resources pertaining to gardening, particularly from a renewable energy and sustainability point of view.

Index commenced Aug. 31, 2010.

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Technologies

Feature Pages by PES Network

  • Feature: Gardening >
    Tower Garden provides modular hydroponics solution for organic produce - The features of the Tower Garden include using only 5%–10% of the nutrients and water compared to conventional and organic farming • Grows 20 plants per tower, or 36 with add-on kits • Grows almost any vegetable, herb or flower • Fast growing, producing crops in half the time of traditional soil • Easy: no weeding, tilling, kneeling, or getting dirty! (PESN; Sept. 19, 2010)
  • Featured: Solar > Applications / Building >
    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)

Other Garden Technologies

  • Gardening / Alt Fuels > Biofuels > Algae >
    Is Algae the DIY Answer to Fuel & Food Crisis? - Aaron Baum of the Algae Lab explains why people growing algae at home for fuel and food can help the environment and their health. He's creating an international network of people growing all kinds of algae in their homes in an open source way. One of the low-cost materials is household urine. (Shareable; Sept. 7, 2010)
  • Emergency Preparedness > Gardening > Walipini >
    Mesa family grows food in swimming pool - A family in Mesa, Ariz., turned their unused pool into an organic greenhouse in their backyard. The GardenPool holds a tilapia (fish) pond, hydroponic fruits, veggies and herbs and a chicken coop. Treehugger reports that it uses solar power to keep it off the grid, has a natural water filtration system and uses non-toxic natural means to control garden pests. (ABC News; Aug. 27, 2010)

Resources

Water

See Directory:Water – separate page

Gray Water Recycling

See Directory:Home Generation:Gray Water Recycling – separate page


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