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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.
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)
- Emergency Preparedness > Gardening > Tower Garden >
Tower Garden Introduction (video) - New promotional video illustrates various tower garden installations and what customers have had to say about it. The Tower Garden by Juice Plus+is available now from http://www.TowerOfEden.com, the producers of the video and contributor to PES. See O'hare Airport urban garden installation. (YouTube / OfficialTowerGarden; October 31, 2011)
- 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)
- Feature: Emergency Preparedness / Conspiracy >
Solar garden a remedy for coming food shortages - Several factors, including the unknown extent of crop damage from the Gulf-disaster-poisoned-rains, point to food shortage and skyrocketing food prices in the U.S. A survival seed bank is suggested as a crucial step to sustaining life and independence through terrible times certain to come. (PESN; July 22, 2010) (Comment)
Other Garden Technologies
- 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)
See Directory:Water – separate page
Gray Water Recycling
See Directory:Home Generation:Gray Water Recycling – separate page