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Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living. Visit www.communitysolution.org for more information. fore more details http://www.powerofcommunity.org/cm/index.php  

Made in Israel: Agriculture

Gordon Robertson looks at Israel’s remarkable agricultural innovation, with special focus on the role of the kibbutz in Israel’s agricultural success, growing crops and orchards in desert, rocky land and swamps with hard work and ingenuity. CLEAN and GREEN: http://goo.gl/OHFLsY MEDICINE: http://goo.gl/PBP25A TECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Pd2rJS WATER: http://goo.gl/0oTTY7 For more MADE IN ISRAEL: http://www.cbn.com/special/made-in-israel/

An organic manure factory for Rs. 800 only!

A 200 litre capacity plastic barrel and continuous supply of cow dung and urine (something most farmers have access to) – that’s all you need to set up a manure factory in your farm. Cow dung, urine, water and sugar (jaggery is usually used; cane sugar and palm fruit would do as well) mixture is… Read more »

Escaping Pesticide Trap

The economics of addiction can be summed up in a few words: Sell a product that makes buyers need it more. Cotton farmers in Andhra Pradesh had descended into a seemingly hopeless abyss of escalating pesticide dependence and debt. Suicides were becoming common. “Non-Pesticide Management” was the tipping point that brought health and hope to… Read more »