More and more people are trying to become more self-sufficient by growing their own food and producing their own renewable electricity. But how much land does one require to become fully self-sustainable?
I bumped into the GrowBag guys at the Oranjezicht City Farm market in Cape Town this morning. They are selling some really great planters made from upcycled vinyl mostly from old signs. Visit their website for more info at www.growbag.co.za for more info.
Plants in your garden consume the nutrients in the soil as they grow and it is the gardener’s job to replenish these nutrients as they are consumed. This can be tricky as one does not know which nutrients are depleted without having expensive soil analysis done in a lab. Another indicator of which nutrients are […]
I have heard all kinds of stats being mentioned around food waste and always knew it was high and so I went and did some research. I was amazed by the actual amount of food wasted during production and by consumers. Interesting – but not surprising – stat on how efficiently emerging economies use their […]
iLevel is an innovative remote tank monitoring system that provides accurate ‘real time’ information of the contents of any bulk storage tank – both liquids and solids. The solution consists of a device that you fit to the tank you want to monitor as well as a secure website which you can use to view the […]
This infographic really jumped out at me! Wild animals form a relatively small proportion of the mammal population on earth. The questions I have are: Has the absolute number of wild animals decreased over time or only the relative proportion of wild animals decreased? Is this gross disproportion between wild animals and other sustainable? What […]
Flow™ Frame is an amazing innovation which allows you to tap honey from your hives without actually having to open the hives. It is literally honey on tap! They are launching the project on Kickstarter on the 23rd of February, so watch this space for more detail. How do the Flow™ frames work? The Flow frame […]
The USDA tells American kids to drink 3 servings of milk per day. Per capita, the US drink 9 times more milk than China. Average dairy consumption: 593 lbs per year. Average vegetables consumption: 428 lbs per year. But drinking milk IS NOT NATURAL. Consider this: 4% of adults have food allergies. Cow’s milk is the number one […]
Weather is the most important driver in agricultural productivity. A farmer’s eye is always on the weather man, and his thoughts with the clouds, as rain remains pivotal for yields, especially in dryland areas. However, those keeping a close eye on the weather will agree that the weather sure seems warmer than it used to […]
Crows are the intellectual badasses of the avian world. They have been regarded throughout history for their intelligence and new research continues to show how remarkable they really are. A new experiment designed by corvid expert Alex Taylor from the University of Auckland in New Zealand was set to be the most difficult puzzle the New Caledonian crows […]