“I want to introduce you to our company, Clean Up America, Inc., and our product, the amazing Sanitizer™ Evaporative Toilet (Patent No. 9301659). We believe it would greatly complement your tiny house designs and provide your customers with a much more satisfactory form of sanitation than incendiary or composting toilets.
“The Guytons started planting their food forest in 1998 on two acres of bare land in Riverton, New Zealand. This style of gardening was new to Southland so their neighbours did not approve. Now it is an established food forest with hundreds (460!) of different plant species. Fruit and nut trees, berries and herbs and wild plants all blended together in a productive and sustainable way. This short video introduces concepts of permaculture.”
“A video demonstrating the non-electric Off Grid Steam Distiller by Water Wise. It was very rewarding to see the production rate. Up to 16 gallons of distilled water a day off of wood. The water tastes great. Future tests will involve brackish and sea water.”
This is my annual video update of our forest garden. I’m calling it ‘Forest Gardens as a Hedge Against Drought’ for reasons I’m about to explain. Right across the road from our garden you can see the barren, dry rice fields that are normally under water and lush with rice this time of year. Now they’re brown with dying weeds. It’s so bad that many farmers aren’t even plowing and planting. This is the worst rainy season in 15 years and yet our garden is still very lush. It’s not growing as fast as when it rains because plentiful rain softens the subsoil so roots can grow more readily, but our forest garden is still a lush oasis as you can see in the video.
Guest post by Alex Wright of Watershed Materials, the company who’s making geopolymer concrete blocks out of waste clay materials. We’ve covered their exciting development in two previous blog posts. This article focuses on their rammed earth block machine.
SOIL – Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods
SOIL received the highest honor in 2012 UNCCD Land for Life Award.