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eat Local Organic food and abate global starvation

by Sakuntala Narasimhan Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at 9:46 AM
Bangalore, India

How the environment and eating (Local Organic Food) is linked to Gandhi's ideology for transforming the world. Many links.

June 5, observed annually as World Environment Day, turns the spotlight on issues like deforestation, pollution, climate change and global warming, but these discussions seldom make a connection with Gandhian ideology which offers a simple but powerful answer to the environmental ills that beset the earth today. Now validation of what Bapuji advocated, comes from an unlikely source -- the Worldwatch Institute, a research organization based in the USA.

Although Gandhi is remembered for his espousal of non-violence as an effective strategy for conflict resolution, his philosophy covered a much wider canvas and included a vision of development based on small, self-sufficient communities that grew their own food, in a sustainable model with decision-making vested at the grassroots level. The same idea of local self-sufficiency, particularly in food, is the central theme of the Worldwatch Institute's publication titled "Eat Here", which describes the enormous environmental price that modern societies pay, in terms of transport costs (and the pollution that millions of trucks and lorries cause, leading to widespread increases in respiratory illnesses around the world), the tons of chemical preservatives that get added to food products to prevent spoilage in transit across long distances, and the health costs that the community ends up paying under this global supermarket pattern of development.

Only 6 per cent of what one pays for a supermarket loaf of bread, Eat Here points out, goes to the farmer who actually grows the wheat.The rest goes into the pockets of middlemen, transporters, and oil companies. It is the same with perishable fruit and vegetables hauled over long distances. No wonder farmers, who feed the country, remain impoverished and contemplate suicide, while mammoth agribusiness corporations rake in earnings greater than the GDPs of some nations.

It is considered an 'improvement in the quality of life' if a community can enjoy out-of-season fruit or exotic vegetables imported from thousands of miles away, but what about the costs involved in packaging, refrigeration, the huge amounts of waste and pollution? Who pays? Also, if the availability of Washington apples (or Australian butter) in Bangalore is construed as 'progress', what about accountability when problems arise? An outbreak of mad cow disease saw millions of cows being burnt on massive pyres in England recently (causing dioxin scares from the smoke) and the slaughter of millions of chicken worldwide in the wake of a fear of bird flu. When food comes from far, it becomes impossible to trace the trouble spot in the long chain from producer to importer to retailer to buyer. Whereas, with food grown locally, consumers know what they get, where it was produced, with what inputs, and who sold it. The supermarket model of food retailing defaults on accountability and dehumanizes the community links between buyer and producer. The non-quantifiable costs are huge.

No wonder then, that initiatives for small community level food production and sales, are growing all over the West, as part of a "healthy, holistic model of living'. "The food tastes fresher, it is tastier, there is less processing and less of additives, and less chance of contamination between farm and plate, so it is healthier," say members of this growing movement for 'eating local'. It is described as "food democracy" (because there is less dependence on huge companies that can dictate monopolistic terms, to suppliers as well as buyers) and a movement against "culinary imperialism" (protesting against mass promotion of invariant fast food items that over-ride the attractions and advantages of local, culture-related eating traditions in the name of 'novelty' or 'modernity' especially in the developing countries).

Gandhi's protest was against another kind of imperialism, but his ideology encompassed a pattern of local self-sufficiency that is exactly what members of the 'local foods' movement in Europe and USA are promoting. Some of the shelf food is actually described by these groups as "embalmed food", because of the enormous amounts of synthetic chemicals that go into them.

Food trucks account for 40 per cent of road freight in the UK. In the US, food travels on average 2,400 km from farm to plate. That calls for enormous amounts of oil for transport - and oil becomes the reason for even going to war, because without oil the nation starves. Under the Gandhian model of local self-sufficiency, not only is dependence on extraneous factors (oil imports) reduced, the costs too get reduced. Imported foods, Eat Here estimates, costs four times as much as local food if the environmental costs are added. There are also the additional bonuses of better human relations within the community, cultural cohesiveness, and the dignity of individuals that comes with self-reliance that Gandhi valued so highly.

From consumer activist Ralph Nader, to the president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in the US, and professors of bio-ethics and nutrition at Princeton and Columbia, praise for Eat Here's focus on 'reclaiming homegrown pleasures in a global supermarket' has flown instintedly from different quarters of the West. Farmers' markets are burgeoning, and even American school cafeterias are choosing locally grown foods. While we, in the developing countries, scurry to adopt the dehumanized, cost-ridden, environmentally unsound models of supermarket retailing of food, in the name of 'progress'.

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ELIMINATE HUNGER AND ABATE GLOBAL STARVATION Luke 10:29

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http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/46232.php

http://www.sistersonline.org/Articles/index.cfm?article_id=257

ORGANIC FARMING WILL FEED THE WORLD

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http://www.midiaindependente.org/en/blue/2005/06/320339.shtml

book: Eco-Farm; author: Charles Walters http://www.acresusa.com

journal: Acres http://www.acresusa.com

utilizing ORGANIC COMMUNITY GARDENS to feed the hungry

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http://www.communitygarden.org.au http://www.communitygarden.org/publications.php http://www.communitygarden.org.au http://www.growingpower.org http://www.greenguerillas.org http://www.greenthumbnyc.org

http://www.st.catharines.com/recreation/pt/grow_row.asp

http://www.earthandtable.com/commgarden/cgresources.html

http://www.tbdhu.com/food/security/Gardening.htm

http://www.cityfarmer.org/booksales.html

http://www.foodsecurity.org/links.html

http://www.communitygarden.org.au/news/cgjun05_email.pdf

http://www.longbeachorganic.org/Site/englishstartupguide.PDF

http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/articles/startup_guide.html

http://www.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/spew4th.pl?ascribeid=20030513.123819&time=13+19+PDT&year=2003&public=1

http://news.ucanr.org/newsstorymain.cfm?story=476

http://www.vegparadise.com/24carrot4.html

http://www.organicfood.co.uk/stories/historicfarm.html

http://departments.oxy.edu/uepi

http://www.lta.org/resources/index.html

http://www.lta.org/publicpolicy/advocates.htm

Free book: http://www.wasatchgardens.org/Library/CommunityGardenStart-upHandbook.PDF

book: Growing Communities: How to Build Community Through Community Gardening; author: Jeanette Abi-Nader http://www.communitygarden.org/publications.php

book: Cultivating Community: Principles and Practices for Community Gardening as a Community-Building Tool; author: Karen Payne http://www.communitygarden.org/publications.php

book: Community Planning Handbook; author: N. Wates http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Sustainable Communities; author: H. Barton http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Sustainable Community - A Practical Guide http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Common Sense of Community; author: D. Atkinson http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Conservation Finance Handbook; author: Kim Hopper http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/conservationfinance

book: Doing Deals: A Guide to Buying Land for Conservation http://www.amazon.com

book: In Gardens We Trust http://www.tpl.org/tier2_kad.cfm?folder_id=1385

connecting ORGANIC HOME GARDENS with FOOD BANKS to feed the hungry

P Patch Gardening and Grow a Row for the hungry

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http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch http://www.seattletilth.org

http://www.growarow.org/overview.html http://www.organicconsumers.org

http://www.winnipegharvest.org/index.cfm?SC=6&PT=101

http://www.gleanerscoalition.org

http://lifecyclesproject.ca/food_directory/?q=node/444

http://www.compost.org/growarowintro.html

http://www.ywcapeterborough.org/growarow.htm

http://www.hmk.on.ca/plantarow.html

http://www.cnh.bc.ca/foodsecurity/growarow.htm

http://www.afbna.ca/plantarow.html

http://www.tbdhu.com/food/security/N148Plantarow%20Growarow.pdf

book: New Organic Grower; author: Eliot Coleman http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3c.html#NOG

book: Super Nutrition Gardening; author: William Peavy http://www.alibris.com

book: Practical Guide to Container Gardening; author: Susan Berry http://eco-artware.com/books.shtml

book: Dirt Doctor's Guide to Organic Gardening; author: J. Howard Garrett http://www.alibris.com

book: Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden; author: Dick Kitto http://www.alibris.com

book: Organic Gardening; author: Elizabeth Miller http://www.alibris.com

book: Soul of Soil; author: Grace Gershuny http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3e.html#SS6

book: Permaculture Garden; author: Graham Bell http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc2.html#PCG

book: Organic Salad Garden; author: Joy Larkcom http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3d.html#OGC

book: Growing and Using Herbs Successfully; author: Betty Jacobs http://acresusa.com

book: Heirloom Vegetable Gardening; author: William Weaver http://www.alibris.com

book: Organic Methods of Pest and Disease Management http://www.ciks.org/pub-org.htm

book: Weeds-Control Without Poisons; author: Charles Walters http://acresusa.com

book: Secret Life of Compost; author: Malcolm Beck http://acresusa.com

book: Handbook of Successful Ecological Lawn Care; author: Paul Sachs http://acresusa.com

book: Neem, The Ultimate Herb; author: John Conrick http://www.neemassociation.com/products.htm

book: Neem, a User's Guide http://www.ciks.org/pub-org.htm

book: Hydroponic Home Food Gardens; author: Howard Resh http://www.alibris.com

book: Planting a Bible garden; author: F. Nigel Hepper http://www.alibris.com

book: Keeping the Harvest; author: Nancy Chioffi http://acresusa.com

book: Allergy-Free Gardening; author: Thomas Ogren http://www.allergyfree-gardening.com

organic seeds: http://www.heirloomseeds.com http://www.seedalliance.org http://www.seedsavers.net http://www.enscseeds.org http://www.seedsavers.org http://www.nativeseeds.org http://www.korewildfruitnursery.co.uk

Free Cataloge reviewing books about Organic Gardening, Natural pest control and Natural weed control http://acresusa.com

Jouranl: Acres http://acresusa.com

utilizing ORGANIC GARDENING in SCHOOLS-UNIVERSITIES

for improving Academic Performance and social development

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http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicgardening/schools.php http://www.studentsseedsandsoil.com http://www.schoollunchinitiative.org http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/cla_lessons.html http://www.ecoliteracy.org/programs/rsl-guide.html http://www.calhealthyschools.org http://www.organicconsumers.org

http://departments.oxy.edu/uepi/cfj/cfj_factsheetsarticlesetc.htm

http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/cla_edures.html

http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/kit_lessons.html

http://www.utafoundation.org/Sunshine/home.htm

http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/pubs/index.html

http://hort.ufl.edu/ggk/resbook.htm

http://www.communitygarden.org/commgreenrev-99.pdf

http://www.thewatershedproject.org/Library/research%20library.html

http://www.cherylcorson.com/lbd.pdf

http://www.drjaygordon.com/nutrition/goodfood/healthy01.htm

http://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/create_orderakit.cfm

http://www.jhsph.edu/clf/PDF%20Files/Toolkit.pdf

http://64.243.182.248/going_solar/better_schools.cfm

http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/programs/nc_solar_in_schools.cfm

http://www.solarschools.com http://irecusa.org/schools http://www.crestuk.org

http://www.pv.unsw.edu.au http://www.rise.org.au

http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/ed/teachers/links.htm

http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/ProfessionalDevelopment/index.htm

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/sep02/82148.asp?format=print

http://www.bibleplus.org/health/ms_lupus.htm

http://www.healthmasters.com http://www.livingnutrition.com

http://www.wellbeingjournal.com http://www.stevitastevia.com

book: Learning About Lifecycles Using An Organic Garden; author: Allan Randall http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc16.html#LAL2

book: How to Grow World Record Tomatoes; author: Charles Wilber http://www.acresusa.com

book: Square Foot Gardening; author: Mel Bartholomew http://www.squarefootgardening.com

book: Windowsill Gardening, Year-Round Indoor Gardening Projects for Kids; author: Klutz http://eco-artware.com/books.shtml

book: Super Nutrition Gardening; author: William Peavy http://www.acresusa.com

book: Permaculture Teachers' Guide; author: Andrew Goldring http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc2.html#PTG

book: Manual For Teaching Permaculture Creatively; author: Robin Clayfield http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Soul of Soil; author: Grace Gershuny http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3e.html#SS6

book: All New Square Foot Gardening; author: Mel Bartholomew (available February 2006)

book: Growing Naturally: A Teacher's Guide to Organic Gardening; author: M. Brown

book: A Child's Organic Garden, Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables; author: Fryer Bradford http://www.alibris.com

book: Children’s Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers; author: Elizabeth Bremner

book: Let's Grow!: 72 Gardening Adventures with Children; author: Linda Tilgner http://www.alibris.com

book: Digging Deeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrating Youth Gardens into School and Communities; author: Kiefer and Kemple

book: Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities; author: Terry Williams http://www.oriononline.org/pages/ob/index_ob.html

book: Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World; author: Michael Stone http://www.bioneers.org/programs/books/ecolit.php

book: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn; author: Adele Faber http://www.amazon.co.uk

book: Ability Development from Age Zero; author: Shinichi Suzuki http://www.azsuzuki.org/readlist.htm

book: Nurtured by Love, The Classical Approach to Talent Education; author: Shinichi Suzuki http://www.alibris.com

book: The Mozart Effect for Children; author: Don Campbell http://www.growingyourmusician.com/booksforparents.html

book: The Healthy School Handbook, Conquering the Sick Building Syndrome http://store.nea.org/NEABookstore/control/productdetails?item_id=1866400

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/site/pp.asp?c=coIHKTMHF&b=84958

Jouranl: Acres http://acresusa.com

BOOKS ABOUT ORGANIC GARDENING-FARMING

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http://www.acresusa.com http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk http://www.organicconsumers.org http://www.soil-health.org.nz http://www.organic.aber.ac.uk http://www.soilassociation.org

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.html#Anchor%20L

http://agebb.missouri.edu/sustain/moa/almanac/2001fall

journal: Acres http://www.acresusa.com

BOOKS ABOUT BIODYNAMIC GARDENING-FARMING

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http://www.biodynamic.org.uk http://www.acresusa.com http://www.biodynamics.com http://www.biodynamic.org.nz http://www.biodynamics.net.au http://www.ibdf.de

http://www.moscowfoodcoop.com/books/wilson.html

ORGANIC GARDENING THERAPY

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http://www.thrive.org.uk http://www.camphillkimberton.org http://www.horticulturaltherapy.com.au http://www.growingcenter.org http://www.gardening4good.org http://www.plants-for-people.org http://www.camphill.org.uk http://htinstitute.org http://www.steinerwaldorf.org.uk http://www.kidsgardening.com http://www.calhealthyschools.org

http://www.kurisu.com/kurisu-restorative-gardens.shtml http://www.meristem.org

http://www.sustland.umn.edu/design/healinggardens.html

http://www.kinghorngardens.com/healing.htm http://www.kurisu.com

http://www.djc.com/special/landscape98/10037844.htm

http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/swt_0905p19.htm

http://www.talesoftheearth.com/pages/articles.html

http://www.mhtachapter.org/resources.htm

http://www.healthdesign.org/resources/pubs/books/books_gardens.php

book: Starting a Horticultural Therapy Program; author: Cathedne Drew http://www.horticulturaltherapy.com.au/Object.asp?ObjectID=468

book: Healing Gardens, Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations; author: Clare Cooper Marcus http://www.alibris.com

book: Accessible Gardening: Tips and Techniques for Seniors and the Disabled; author: Joann Woy

book: Restorative Gardens; author: Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs http://www.alibris.com

book: Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population; author: Suzanne Wells

book: Horticulture As Therapy: A Practical Guide to Using Horticulture As a Therapeutic Tool; author: Mitchell Hewson

NATURAL ANIMAL CARE and HEALING BOOKS

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http://acresusa.com

WINTER FARMING AND GARDENING TECHNOLOGY

Solar greenhouses and more

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http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouse.shtml http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouseII.shtml http://biointensiveforrussia.igc.org http://www.fourseasonfarm.com http://www.growbiointensive.org/newsletter/may2000/passive-solar.html http://www.homepower.com

Passive Solar Greenhouse Workshop: design, construction and year round production:

contact: sandcmoore@juno.com telephone: 717.225.2489 (USA) Steve and Carol Moore

book: Four Season Harvest; author: Eliot Coleman http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/main/books/books.html

book: Solar Gardening; author: Leande Vogel Poisson http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3e.html#SG2

book: Winter Harvest Manual; author: Eliot Coleman http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/main/books/books.html

book: Lasagna Gardening; author: Patricia Lanza http://www.alibris.com

HEATING GREEN HOUSES with SOLAR HOT WATER and radiant heating systems

(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS)

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http://www.radiantsolar.com http://www.solargenix.com http://www.radiantec.com http://www.radiantcompany.com http://www.wirsbo.ca http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.twapanels.ca http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.thermomax.com http://www.orange-energy.de

Free Installation Manual: http://www.radiantec.com/installation.htm

book: Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses; author: John Bartok http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php

book: Biodynamic Greenhouse Management; author: Heinz Grotzke http://www.alibris.com

book: Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners; author: John Bartok http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php

book: Complete Greenhouse Book, Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold-Frames to Solar Structures; author: Peter Clegg http://www.alibris.com

book: Complete book of the Greenhouse; author: Ian Walls http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html

book: Greener Greenhouses; http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php

book: Greenhouse Gardener's Companion; author: Shane Smith http://www.alibris.com

book: Building Your Own Greenhouse; author: Mark Freeman http://www.alibris.com

book: Gardening Under Cover: A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames; author: William Head http://www.alibris.com

book: Building and Using Cold Frames http://www.alibris.com

book: Polytunnel Companion; author: Jayne Neville

book: Gardening Under Plastic: How to Use Fleece, Films, Cloches and Polytunnels; author: Bernard Salt

book: Starting Early Flowering and Vegetable Plants Under Glass; author: Charles Nissley http://www.alibris.com

HEATING GREEN HOUSES with GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS and radiant heating systems

(note: some manufactures in Europe combine geothermal with solar hot water and solar wall heating systems)

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http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.radiantcompany.com http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.wirsbo.ca http://www.orange-energy.de http://www.twapanels.ca

BRINGING SUN LIGHT INDOORS for Gardening inside your home

(recycling indoor air with plants, save energy)

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http://www.solatube.com http://www.kalwall.com http://www.sunpipe.com http://www.sun-dome.com

book: Daylight Design of Buildings; author: Nick Baker http://www.cat.org.uk

UTILIZING ORGANIC ALLOTMENTS TO FEED THE HUNGRY

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http://www.hhdra.org.uk http://www.nsalg.org.uk http://www.farmgarden.org.uk http://www.soilassociation.org http://www.jardins-familiaux.org http://www.allotment.info http://www.allotments-uk.com http://www.allotment.org.uk http://neildixon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk http://www.earthlypursuits.com/AllotGuide/AllotGuide.htm http://www.btinternet.com/%7Erichard.wiltshire/alldoc13.htm http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1127689 http://www.allotments.net http://www.keirg.freeserve.co.uk/diary/default.html http://perrone.blogs.com http://www.staan.co.uk http://www.keirg.freeserve.co.uk/diary/default.html http://www.kitchengardens.dial.pipex.com/homepage.htm http://www.paddocks-allotments.org.uk http://www.othas.org.uk http://www.spahill.org.uk/shogg http://www.firsestateallotments.co.uk http://www.btinternet.com/~richard.wiltshire/draa1.htm http://www.wlcsallotments.org.uk http://www.weybridgeoasis.org

http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/ari http://www.foodsecurity.org/UAHealthArticle.pdf

book: The City People's Book of Raising Food, authors: William Olkowski and Helga Olkowski http://www.alibris.com

book: Allotment Gardening; author: Susan Berger http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html#AGO

book: Successful Allotments http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3b.html#SA2

book: The Allotment Handbook http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html#AH1

PERMACULTURE

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http://www.seedinternational.com.au http://www.tagari.com http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html http://www.permaculture.co.uk http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za http://www.permacultureinternational.org http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com http://www.permacultura-es.org http://www.permacultureactivist.net http://www.permaculture.org.au http://www.permacult.com.au http://www.permacultura.org http://permakultur.dk http://www.permaculture-steve.net http://www.permacult.com.au/noosa http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au http://www.permaculture.biz http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura http://www.3.telus.net/permaculture http://permaculturevisions.com http://www.permaculture.net http://www.openpermaculture.com http://www.permaculture.org.nz http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br http://www.permacultura-montsant.org http://www.permacultura.org.br http://www.tierramor.org http://www.ecohabitar.org http://www.ecocentro.org http://www.pacificos.org http://permacultura.freeservers.com http://www.permacultura.cl http://permacultura.no.sapo.pt http://www.utopie.it/ecovillaggi/permacultura.htm http://www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm http://www.vidasana.org http://www.ufpa.br/permacultura http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html http://www.permaculture.org.uk http://colombiaenhechos.org/permacultura.htm http://www.permacultura.it http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk http://www.torri-superiore.org http://www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura http://www.ybytucatu.com.br/permacultura.htm http://www.amazonia.org http://www.permacultura-rs.org.br http://www.mmrfbz.org http://www.permaculture.org http://www.moa-inter.or.jp/english/naturefarm/nf-contents.html

http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/oop/click_ord/showlist.html?sid=5845&list=Gardening

Eco-Buddhahist Project: http://www.buddhafield.com

journal: Permaculture Activist http://www.permacultureactivist.net

journal: Permaculture Magazine http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc1.html

journal: Permaculture Drylands Journal http://www.permaculture.net

PIL's Planet Newsletter http://www.permacultureinternational.org/newsletter/newsletter.htm

PERMACULTURE FARMING-GARDENING Methods for Europe and Temperate Countries

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book: The Earth Care Manual; author: Patrick Whitefield http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc2.html#ECM

PEAK OIL AND PERMACULTURE

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http://istanbul.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/77679.php

NATURE FARMING

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http://www.infrc.or.jp http://www.naturesnovel.com http://www.moa-inter.or.jp http://www.emlabo.co.jp

book: Nature Farming and Microbial Applications; author: Hui-lian Xu http://www.acresusa.com

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)

keeping our communities Safe from Peak Oil

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http://www.cuco.org.uk/index.php?page=3 http://www.localharvest.org/csa http://www.biodynamics.com/csa.html http://www.csacenter.org

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/farmtrust/index.html

http://solutions.synearth.net/2004/02/04

http://www.foodsecurity.org/PerspectivesOnCFS.pdf

http://www.localharvest.org/csa.jsp

http://www.planetfriendly.net/dontpave.html

http://www.vlt.org/partners.html

http://www.lta.org/newsroom/pr_090105.htm

http://www.swcs.org/en/advocacy/societys_latest_action/letter_to_protect_land_stewardship_8_05.cfm

http://www.seedinternational.com.au/CG%20article%201.html

http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC42/Resource.htm

http://www.indianlinefarm.com/csa.html

http://www.communitylandtrust.salford.ac.uk

http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/farmtrust

http://www.nfucountryside.org.uk/news-1691.htm

http://www.fordhallfarm.com/Project%20home.htm

http://www.cureorganicfarm.com/curenews.htm

http://farmlandtrust.coop/farmcoop/wrap.php?about.html

http://www.farmers-market.org/vendors/kirsopfarm/kirsopfarm.html

http://www.planetfriendly.net/dontpave.html

http://www.ctnofa.org/Farmland.php

http://www.farmland.org

http://www.savelancasterfarms.org/savelanc

http://www.ffcf.bc.ca/gg_new2/PDF%20and%20linked%20documents/Mar%202003%20Policy%20Priorities.pdf

http://www.permacult.com.au/community/land_trust01.html

http://www.umich.edu/~econdev/agrecondev

http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~njuep/tec3.html

http://www.landtrustalliance.bc.ca/research.html

http://www.lta.org/publications/index.html

http://www.lta.org/resources/index.html

http://www.bodeganet.com/landtrust/about.html

http://uruguay.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/36067.php http://www.isec.org.uk

book: Sharing the Harvest; author: Elizabeth Henderson http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc17.html#STH

book: Farms of Tomorrow: Community Supported Farms; author: Trauger Groh http://www.greenpatchseeds.com.au/biodynamic.html

book: Rebirth of the Small Family Farm, authors: Bob and Bonnie Gregson http://www.acresusa.com

book: MetroFarm; author: Michael Olson http://www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php

book: The New Organic Grower: Master's Manual; author: Paul Hawken and Eliot Coleman

book: Valuable Vegetables; author: Mandy Pullen http://www.amazon.co.uk

book: Formula to Create Community Supported Agriculture; author: Robyn Van En http://www.csacenter.org/brochure.html

book: Community Land Trust, A Next Step In Hummanizing The Economy; author: Gretchen Older http://www.amazon.co.uk

book: Community Land Trust Handbook http://www.amazon.co.uk http://www.alibris.com

book: Starting a Land Trust, by Land Trust Alliance http://www.alibris.com

book: Sold Out; author: William Young http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc18b.html#SOT

book: The Economics of Convulsion; author: Harold Wills http://www.alibris.com

video: CSA: Making a Difference http://www.csacenter.org/brochure.html

HEATING BUILDINGS and SPAS with Solar hot water

and radiant heating systems

(note: some manufatures combine solar hot water with geothermal heat pumps)

(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS HEAT STORAGE)

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http://www.radiantsolar.com http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.radiantcompany.com http://www.radiantec.com http://www.solargenix.com http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.twapanels.ca http://www.wirsbo.ca http://www.thermo-dynamics.com/solar_radiant_heat.html http://www.solarthermal.com http://www.thermomax.com http://www.twapanels.co.uk http://www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn/101202.asp

http://www.ourcoolhouse.com/images/construction/floor.htm

training for: installing and maintaining solar radiant heating systems: http://www.solarenergy.org sli@solarliving.org

Gino Nicolai Hydronic Radiant Simulator Training Center http://www.theiqa.com/gntc.shtml

Free Installation Manual: http://www.radiantec.com/installation.htm

book: Modern Hydronic Heating; author: Siegenthaler http://www.alibris.com

book: Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook; author: Richard Watson http://www.ourcoolhouse.com/go/library/10000/BS_1077567592

book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html#SWH

book: Hydronic radiant heating, a practical guide for the nonengineer installer; author: Dan Holohan http://www.heatinghelp.com

book: Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings; author: John Siegenthaler http://www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn

book: Radiant Floor Heating; author: R. Dodge Woodson http://www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn

book: Golden Rules of Hydronic Heating; author: Dan Holohan http://www.amazon.com

book: Installation Guide for Residential Hydronic Heating Systems http://www.alibris.com

SOLAR HEAT STORAGE

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http://www.iea-eces.org http://www.orange-energy.de http://www.freeheat.com.au http://www.solargenix.com http://www.warmwater.com

THERMAL MASS HEAT STORAGE

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Some European manufactures use the floor for thermal mass heat storage. This can keep the building warm for three to seven days if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days in a row or if there is little daylight during the winter.

One method is to put a layer of insulation on the ground, using the same insulation that is used for the Monolithic Dome, see www.monolithicdome.com. A three foot (one meter) layer of sand is placed over the insulation. In the sand is placed the hydronic radiant floor heating system or hot water pipes. Then the flooring system is placed on top of the sand.

A deeper base of sand may use to obtain more thermal mass for areas of extreme cold. The hot water heats up the thermal mass of sand allowing the retained heat to keep the building warm if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days.

An additional option for multi story buildings is to place one foot ( 1/3 meter) of sand between upper level floors and to place additional hydronic heating pipes in the sand. A floor systems is placed on top of the sand. The building has be built extra strong to withstand the additional weight of sand sub-flooring. Some manufactures use the steel framing method for homes and building to obtain the strength needed for the additional weight of the sand. See www.tri-steel.com for steel homes and buildings.



HEATING BUILDINGS with VEGETABLE BioDiesel

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(recycled used Cooking Oil works better than home heating oil)

http://www.homepower.com http://www.dieselsecret.com/heatingoil.html http://www.biodieselwarehouse.com

SOLAR WALLS

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http://www.solarwall.com http://www.kalwall.com

FREE JOURNAL ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY, Sustainable Technologies:

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http://www.homepower.com http://www.epsea.org

FREE CATALOG - RENEWABLE ENERGY

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http://www.realgoods.com/renew/service/catalog.cfm

telephone: 800-919-2400 (USA and Canada)

TOURS of SOLAR HOMES and SOLAR BUILDINGS

and links to local chapter NGO's and their events

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http://www.ases.org http://www.solarhouseday.com/index01.shtml http://homepower.com

PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING of BUILDINGS

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http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome/technical/fs14.htm

http://www.ourcoolhouse.com/phase2.htm

http://www.sunplans.com http://www.solardwellings.com.au http://www.omsolar.net http://www.poweredliving.co.nz http://www.solarliving.org

book: Passive Solar House; author: James Kachadorian http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc12d.html#PSH

book: Solar House, Passive Heating and Cooling; author: Ph.D. Chiras http://www.alibris.com

book: Affordable Passive Solar Homes; author: Richard Crowther http://www.alibris.com

book: Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook; author: Michael J. Crosbie

book: Warm House, Cool House: Inspirational Designs for Low-Energy Housing; author: Nick Hollo http://www.bookworm.com.au/bookworm/dw000013.htm

book: The Passive Solar Energy Book: A Complete Guide to Passive Solar Home, Greenhouse, and Building Design; author: Edward Mazria http://www.alibris.com

book: Solar Projects for Under 500 Dollars; author: Mary Twitchell http://www.amazon.co.uk

book: Passive Solar Construction Handbook; author: Levy Emanuel http://www.alibris.com

book: Survey of European Passive Solar Buildings; author: Commissariat a L'ene http://www.amazon.co.uk

book: Profiting from Sunshine - Passive Solar Building in the Mountains http://www.amazon.co.uk

book: Passive Solar Design Strategies; National Renewable Energy Lab http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

book: Passive Solar Retrofit; author: Darryl Strickler http://www.alibris.com

GeoThermal Heat Pumps for HEATING and COOLING OF BUILDINGS

note - some Manufactures combine GeoThermal systems with solar hot water heating systems

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http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.geothermalheatpump.com/how.htm http://www.geoexchange.org http://www.soundgt.com/links.htm http://www.earthenergy.co.uk http://www.heatpumpcentre.org http://www.aphgeothermal.com http://www.alliantenergygeothermal.com http://www.waterfurnace.com http://www.earthenergy.ca http://www.geosource.info http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu http://www.geothermalheatpump.com http://www.earthcomfort.com http://www.hydronmodule.com http://www.geothermal-heat-pump-resource.org http://www.hydro-temp.com http://www.geo-systems.com http://www.econar.com http://www.amgeo.com http://www.alliantenergygeothermal.com http://www.sustainablehawaii.com

book: Geothermal Heat Pumps, Introductory Guide http://www.hvacbooks.com/heat_pumps.htm

book: Closed Loop geothermal heat pump design handbook; author: Canbek Karaca http://www.amazon.com

book: Commercial geothermal heat pumps; author: J. Mark Hannifan http://www.amazon.com

book: Geothermal heat pump options manual; author: J. Mark Hannifan http://www.amazon.com

book: Ground Source Heat Pumps, Design of Geothermal Systems for Commercial & Institutional Buildings; author: Stephen Kavanaugh

book: How Come, Hydronic heating questions we've been asking for 100 years; author: Dan Holohan http://www.heatinghelp.com

book: Residential Hydronic Heating, The I=B=R Coursebook; author: Dan Holohan http://www.heatinghelp.com

SOLAR WATER HEATERS and solar heated swimming pools and spas

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http://www.heliodyne.com http://www.rpc.com.au http://www.tctsolar.com http://www.solar.org.uk http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.ecs-solar.com http://www.estif.org http://www.bubbleactionpumps.com http://www.heliosenergies.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy http://www.sundasolar.com http://www.solarthermal.com http://www.thermotechs.com

free books: http://www.ecs-solar.com/publications.htm

book: Solar Hot Water Systems: Lessons Learned 1977 to Today; author: Tom Lane http://www.ecs-solar.com/lessons_learned.htm

book: Tapping The Sun, A Guide To Solar Water Heating http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html#SWH

book: Cascade Solar Water Heating Plans; author: Bob Larson http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

training for: installing and maintaining Solar water heating systems: http://www.solarenergy.org http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.rpc.com.au sli@solarliving.org http://www.homepower.com

BUILD INTO THE FUTURE

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Indestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes

(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof and Tidal Wave proof)

http://www.monolithicdome.com http://www.kalwall.com http://www.solatube.com http://www.solarwall.com http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.sloanled.com http://www.cansolair.com http://www.myecospace.com http://www.thermotechs.com http://www.waterless.co.nz http://www.wintersundesign.com cnalbant@skydome.com.au

COHOUSING NETWORK

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http://www.cohousing.org http://www.cohousing.org.au http://www.cohousing.ca http://www.cohousingco.com http://www.converge.org.nz/evcnz http://home.vicnet.net.au/~cohouse http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/research/publications/hdm/back/8ahrentzen.html http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/1999/0199bader.html http://www.berkeleydaily.org/article.cfm?storyID=3205

book: Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community; author: Chris Hanson http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

book: Cohousing; author: C. McCamant http://www.tenspeedpress.com/catalog/all/item.php3?id=2079

book: Thinking About Cohousing; author: M. Field http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: The Challenge Of Sustainability; author: Lisa Gibellini http://www.converge.org.nz/evcnz/resources/hb_paper.html

book: Senior Cohousing; author: Charles Durrett http://www.tenspeedpress.com/catalog/all/item.php3?id=2158

free book: The Needs Of Innovative Community Housing Projects; author: Peter Scott http://pl.net/%7Epscott/rp/

journal: Cohousing Magazine http://www.cohousing.org/magazine

ECOVILLAGE NETWORK

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http://www.ecovillage.org http://www.villagepower.net http://www.zegg.de http://www.ecologicalsolutions.com.au http://www.ecohousing.pl.net http://www.earthaven.org http://www.lacaravana.org http://www.folkecenter.dk http://www.gen-europe.org ..

http://www.feasta.org/documents/shortcircuit/contents.html

Ecovillage Designers Conferences http://www.ecologicalsolutions.com.au

book: Ecovillages, a Practical Guide to Sustainable Communites; author: Jan Bang http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.html

book: Creating a Life Together, Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities; author: Diana Christian http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.htm

book: EcoVillage Living, Restoring The Earth And Her People; author: Hildur Jackson http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Creating A Life Together; author: D L Christian http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

book: EcoVillage at Ithaca, Pioneering a Sustainable Culture; author: Liz Walker http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.htm

book: Natural Step for Communities; author: Sarah James http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3841

book: Findhorn Book of Community Living; author: William Metcalf http://www.findhornpress.com

The Earth Repair Catalog http://www.permaculture.co.uk

journal: Communities magazine http://communities.ic.org

CAR SHARING

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http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/tdm/publications/carsharing.html

http://carshare.com http://www.carsharing.org http://www.carshare.co.nz http://www.flo.net.au http://carshare.org http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/campuscars/join.htm http://www.stattauto-kassel.de http://www.stattauto.de http://www.flexcar.com http://www.commuterpage.com/carshare.htm http://www.dublintraffic.ie/Carpool.html http://www.rideinfo.co.nz http://www.carsharing.net http://www.victoriacarshare.ca http://www.autoshare.com http://afo.sandelman.ca/afz/issue9-II.html http://www.zipcar.com http://www.bilkollektivet.no

book: International Developments Towards Improved Car-sharing Services; author: Ing Bodo Schwieger

book: Shared EVs in Denver: Extending the station car and car sharing concepts; author: Martin Bernard

SINGLE MOTHER COHOUSING

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http://www.co-abode.com http://www.homehold.org/about/hxacheiv.htm http://www.charityadvantage.com/goldengirlhomes/Home.asp

http://www.womenspress.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=1243&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=233&S=1

COMMUNITIES for DISABLED PEOPLE

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http://www.camphill.org.uk http://www.thrive.org.uk http://www.camphillsoltane.org http://www.permaculture.org.uk

book: Camphill Movement; author: Karl Konig

book: Man as a Social Being; author: Karl Konig

COMMUNITIES for THE OLDER PEOPLE

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http://www.fellowshipcommunity.org http://www.thrive.org.uk http://www.permaculture.org.uk

INSULATING HOUSE PAINT

reduce heating and cooling costs and energy use

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http://www.insuladd.com

REDUCE AIR CONDITIONING COST 20% to 40%

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Paint your house and roof white, which reflects infra red sunlight http://www.duro-last.com/buildingowners/coolzone http://www.silvercote.com/reflective.asp

REDUCE AIR CONDITIONING COST 10% to 20%

by using solar Attic fans

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http://www.atticsolarfan.com http://www.hotattic.com http://www.solarventtech.com http://www.solatube.com/res_solarstar.php http://www.theledlight.com/solar-fans.html http://www.cetsolar.com

HOUSES FROM THE EARTH

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http://www.calearth.org http://www.rammedearthworks.com http://www.cobcottage.com http://www.earthshelter.com http://www.builderswithoutborders.org

book: Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home; author: Michael Smith http://www.cobcottage.com

book: Hand Sculpted House; author: Ianto Evans http://www.cobcottage.com

book: Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture; author: Nader Khalili http://www.calearth.org

book: Earth-Sheltered House; author: Rob Roy http://www.cat.org.uk

book: Rammed Earth House; author: David Easton http://www.rammedearthworks.com/publications.html

book: The Owner-Built Adobe House; author: Duane Newcomb

book: Adobe Houses for Today; author: Laura Sanchez http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

book: Adobe Build It Yourself; author: P.G. McHenry http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/adbuilityour.html

book: Cinva Ram block press Plans http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/cinvaramplans.html

book: Australian Earth-covered building; author: S. Baggs http://www.integratedliving.com.au/pub_aecb.htm

book: Earth-Sheltered Dwellings in Tunisa; author: Gideon Golany http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

Dirtcheapbuilder Guide on CD http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com

training: http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://www.rammedearthworks.com

STRAW BALE HOMES

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Recycling Straw- Create furniture and homes from straw waste

http://www.strawhomes.com http://www.greenbuilder.com/sbat http://www.primeboard.com http://www.strawboard.com http://www.meadowoodindustries.com http://www.odiseanet.com http://www.skillful-means.com http://www.environbiocomposites.com/biofiber.php http://www.nexwood.com http://www.kenaf-fiber.com http://www.kenaf-industries.com http://www.greenenaturalfibers.com http://www.visionpaper.com http://www.kenex.com

book: The New Strawbale Home; author: Catherine Wanek http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/frame.books

book: Building With Straw Bales; author: Barbara Jones http://www.lowimpact.org/booksstrawbale.htm

book: More Straw Bale Building; author: Chris Magwood http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc12c.html#SBB1

book: Serious Straw Bale; author: Paul Lacinski http://www.solarenergy.org/resources/store.php

book: Straw Bale Details; author: Chris Magwood http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3791

book: Strawbale Homebuilding http://www.soil-health.org.nz/books.htm

book: The Straw Bale House: Designing and Building with a Resource-Efficient Material; author: Athena Steen http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/frame.books

book: Papercrete and Low Cost Homes http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/paplowcoshom.html

journal: The Last Straw; http://www.strawhomes.com

training for: buiding straw bale buildings http://www.solarliving.org http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm

STEEL FRAMED HOMES

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http://www.tri-steel.com http://www.heritagebuildings.com http://www.clarksteel.com http://www.sbi.se http://www.dietrichindustries.com http://www.cemcosteel.com http://www.marinoware.com

ROOF TOP GARDENING and Farming

and storm water abatement (Recycling storm water)

Saving energy costs by reducing heating and cooling costs and heat island mitigation

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http://www.greengridroofs.com http://www.greengridroofs.com/advantages/greengridadv/index.htm http://www.rooftopgardens.org http://livingroofs.org http://www.greenhellas.com http://www.miller-roofscapes.co.uk http://www.optigruen.de http://www.zinco.de http://www.roofgreening.com http://www.greenroofservice.com http://www.greenroof.se http://www.igra-world.com http://www.sfg-gruen.ch http://www.greenroof.co.uk http://www.greenroofplants.com http://www.dachgaertnerverband.de http://www.ecoroofsystems.com http://www.prairie-tech.com http://greenroofblocks.com http://www.eltgreenroofs.com http://www.gardensinthesky.com http://www.greenroofnewyork.com http://www.countyflatroofing.co.uk/greenroofs.html http://www.greenroofs.com http://www.roofmeadow.com http://www.sarnafilus.com/vegetated_roofs_s http://www.xeroflora.com http://www.hadj.net http://www.ecoroofseverywhere.org http://www.re-natur.de http://www.scholz-barth.com http://greenroofonline.com

http://www.greenfingers.com/articledisplay.asp?id=427

books: http://www.cityfarmer.org/booksales.html

book: Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls; author: Nigel Dunnett

ELECTRIC BICYCLES and ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Freedom from the Oil Pirates and Robber Barons

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http://manila.indymedia.org/index.php?action=newswire&parentview=6058

solar boats, solar bicycles, making BioDiesel

RECYCLING USED COOKING OIL into BIODIESEL

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Run your diesel vehicle on used cooking oil.

Fill your gas tank at fast food restaurants.

http://www.plantdrive.com http://www.greasecar.com

book: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank; author: Joshua Tickell http://www.joshuatickell.com/books_films.htm

book: How to Make Biodiesel; author: Dan Carter http://www.lowimpact.org/booksbiodiesel.htm

book: Biodiesel Power; author: Lyle Estill http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3898

training for: veg oil engine conversion: http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm

PEAK OIL and PERMACULTURE

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http://istanbul.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/77679.php

RENEWABLE ENERGY

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http://italy.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/903470.php

solar energy, wind energy, micro-hydro

ocean energy, tidal energy, river energy

energy conservation

ORGANIC TECHNOLOGY FOR GARDENERS and FARMERS

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http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/92738.php

http://www.midiaindependente.org/en/blue/2005/06/320339.shtml

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

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http://www.zeri.org http://www.emtech.org http://www.oceanarks.org http://www.bokashi.co.nz http://www.elementgreen.com

TRAINING for DEVELOPING COUNTRIES and for emergency response teams

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http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://www.rpc.com.au http://www.carbon.org http://www.sunutility.com/html_pg/healthcare.html http://ranchomastatal.com http://greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.lutw.org http://www.grupofenix.org http://www.solarenergy.org http://www.scoraigwind.com http://www.seedinternational.com.au http://www.watermotor.net http://www.solarliving.org http://www.homepower.com http://www.journeytoforever.org http://www.rainwaterclub.org http://www.sre.org.np http://www.lowimpact.org http://www.passerelleco.info http://www.gen-europe.org http://portugal.ecovillage.org ian@solarenergy.org

Specialized training for women http://www.solarenergy.org http://www.hlf.org.np/solsis.htm

EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND HOUSING

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book: Earthbag Building; author: Kaki Hunter

WORM COMPOSTING

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http://www.vermico.com http://www.elementgreen.com http://www.wormdigest.org http://www.wormbooks.com http://www.eco-ireland.com http://www.bedrockworms.com http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html http://www.earthworms.co.nz http://vermitechnology.com http://www.wonderwormsuk.com/recycling

http://www.sfenvironment.com/aboutus/recycling/compost/worm.htm

http://home.alphalink.com.au/~salo/rivers/guide.html

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/Redwormsedit.htm

book: Worms Eat My Garbage; author: Mary Appelhof http://www.vermico.com/books.htm

book: Recycle With Earthworms; author: Shelley Grossman http://www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm

book: Let An Earthworm Be Your Garbage Man http://www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm

book: Composting With Worms; author: G. Pilkington http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: A Worm's Eye View of Recycling Rubbish http://www.soil-health.org.nz/books.htm

book: The Farmer's Earthworm Handbook; author: David Ernst http://www.vermico.com/books.htm

article: The Worm Composting Toilet http://www.wormdigest.org

book: The Worm Café: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes- A Manual for Schools

resources for the Classroom http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html

schools and univerities composting their organic waste http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html

newsletters: http://www.vermico.com/newsletter1.htm http://www.elementgreen.com

training and seminars: http://www.vermico.com/seminar.htm

Kitchen Worm Composter http://www.elementgreen.com

COMPOST TEA

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http://www.vermico.com/compost_tea_brewers.htm http://www.growingsolutions.com http://www.soilsoup.com

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/compost-tea-notes.html#soilfoodweb

http://www.westonaprice.org/bookreviews/fateful-harvest.html

book: Compost Tea Brewing Manual; author: Elaine Ingham http://earthfortification.com/shopexd.asp?id=18 http://www.vermico.com/books.htm

book: An Introduction to the Soil Foodweb; author: Elaine Ingham http://www.soilfoodweb.com http://earthfortification.com/shopexd.asp?id=22

WORM TEA

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http://www.ourvitalearth.com/tea.php http://www.wackyworldsof.com/worm-tea http://bristen.com/natureshop/gardenjournal/wormtea.htm http://www.kitsapezearth.com/fact.html#tea

E.M. COMPOSTING

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http://www.emtech.org http://www.emrousa.com/about.html http://www.bokashi.co.nz http://www.eminfo.info http://www.agriton.nl/apnanman.html http://www.emro.co.jp http://www.emtrading.com http://www.embnusa.org http://www.emnz.com http://www.emrochina.com http://www.emroeurope.com http://www.multikraft.at http://www.school-el.net http://www.unet.or.jp http://www.emrokorea.com http://www.go-emco.co.jp http://www.embiotech.org http://www.chujosl.com http://www.effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk http://www.emgreen.pl http://www.emhellas.com http://www.emiko.de http://www.lindros.co.za/Effective%20Microorganisms.htm http://www.emhawaii.com

http://www.newfarm.org/depts/gleanings/0803/rutter.shtml

book: Beneficial and Effective Microorganisms for a Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; author: Teruo Higa

book: An Earth Saving Revolution; author: Teruo Higa http://www.emtechnologynetwork.org

book: Eco Pure The Front Line of EM Kitchen Garbage Recycle; author: EM Joho-shitsu

book: EM Teacher's Manual Transforming Waste http://www.emtechnologynetwork.org

Compost-Zing for Kitchen Waste Recycling http://www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm

Bokashi Compost-Zing Systems http://www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm

EM Kitchen Composter bucket http://www.emtechnologynetwork.org

RECYCLING WASTE WATER

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http://www.ecological-engineering.com http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com http://www.emrousa.com/about.html http://www.emtech.org

PURIFYING WASTE WATER WITH PLANT TECHNOLOGY

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book: Growing Clean Water; author: B. C. Wolverton http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com http://www.bioscan.dk http://www.oceanarks.org http://www.waterstewards.org

PURIFYING WATER WITH POND SAND FILTER SYSTEMS

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http://www.asia-arsenic.net/dhaka/posand-e.htm http://www.sos-arsenic.net

GRAY WATER RECYCLING

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http://www.oasisdesign.net http://www.ecological-engineering.com http://www.oceanarks.org http://www.waterrecycling.com http://www.waterrecycle.com.au http://www.korte-organica.hu http://www.livingmachines.com http://www.cepp.cc http://www.seacology.org http://www.seaweb.org

book: Builder's Greywater Guide; author: Art Ludwig http://www.oasisdesign.net

book: Sewage Solutions; author: Nick Grant http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3914

RECYCLING HEAT FROM WASTE WATER for heating and cooling buildings

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http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.focus-solar.com

NO FLUSH COMPOSTING TOILET SYSTEMS

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http://www.compostingtoilet.com http://www.waterless.co.nz http://www.toiletsforall.org http://www.composttoilet.nl http://www.ecosan.nl http://www.sun-mar.com http://www.riles.org http://www.solartoilet.com http://www.envirolet-europe.com http://www.berger-biotechnik.de http://www.aquatron.se

book: Composting Toilet System Book; author: David Del Porto http://www.oasisdesign.net

book: Humanure Handbook; author: Joseph Jenkins http://www.jenkinspublishing.com/humanure.html

book: Wastewater Recycling Manual http://csestore.cse.org.in

book: The Toilet Papers: Designs to Recycle Human Waste; author: Sim Van Der Ryn http://www.alibris.com

article: The Worm Composting Toilet http://www.wormdigest.org

Compost-Zing for compost toilets http://www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm

training for: building composting toilet systems http://www.cepp.cc

SOLAR WATER PURIFICATION

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http://www.mindquest.de/Zonnewater http://www.sunutility.com/html_pg/thermos_bottle.html http://www.solartoilet.com

SOLAR POWERED OZONE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

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http://www.hlf.org.np/spowts.htm

RECYCLING and PURIFYING INDOOR AIR by utilizing plant technology

(reducing heating and cooling costs)

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book: How To Grow Fresh Air; author: B. C. Wolverton http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com

http://www.corporate-plants.ie/html/plants___health.html

http://www.nipa.asn.au/Articles/article17.htm

http://plantsatwork.org/pdf/NatHotelExec2.pdf

http://www.healthygreenatwork.org

http://www.iuoe.org/cm/iaq_greenbuild.asp?Item=447

http://www.houseofplants.co.uk/healthbenefits.html

http://www.greenworks.com/healthbenefits.htm

http://www.nipa.asn.au/Articles/article6.htm

http://www.plantscleanair.com

http://www.interiorplantscaper.com/benefitp.htm

http://www.planterra.com/research/research_1.php

http://www.planterra.com/research/research_2.php

http://www.planterra.com/research/SymposiumUlrich.pdf

http://www.drdelphinium.com/green/research.asp

http://www.actionindoorplants.com.au/benefits.htm

http://www.potnplant.com.au/health.htm

http://www.secondnatureplants.com

SOLAR TUBE INDOOR DAYLIGHTING for growing plants indoors

(reducing heating and cooling costs)

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http://www.solatube.com http://www.kalwall.com http://www.sunpipe.com http://www.sun-dome.com

http://64.243.182.248/going_solar/better_schools.cfm

RAINWATER HARVESTING COLLECTION SYSTEMS

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http://www.ircsa.org http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk http://www.eng.warwick.ac.uk/dtu/rwh/index.html http://www.raincentre.org http://www.smartflo.com.au http://www.rainwaterclub.org http://www.aboutrainwaterharvesting.com http://www.krg-rainwater.com http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org http://www.rainwaterharvesting.net http://www.skywater.jp

book: Rainwater Harvesting; author: Arnold Pacey and Adrian Cullis http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13b.html#RH1

book: Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply; author: Erik Nissen Petersen http://www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13b.html#RCS

book: Safe Rainwater Collection; author: Charmaine Taylor http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/safraincol.html

book: Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns; author: by Art Ludwig http://www.oasisdesign.net

book: Water Harvester's Manual http://csestore.cse.org.in

book: Tanks of South India http://csestore.cse.org.in

book: Ferrocement Water Tanks http://www.eco-logicbooks.com

book: Ferrocement Tank Construction Manual http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/sol.html

FOG WATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS

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http://www.fogquest.org http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2003/march/fog.htm

http://www.oas.org/osde/publications/unit/oea59e/ch12.htm

http://www.silsoe.cranfield.ac.uk/iwe/documents/fog.pdf

book: Fog Water Collection Manual http://www.fogquest.org/Manual.shtml

WATER SCARCITY

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book: Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity; author: Sandra Postel http://www.worldwatch.org

book: Water for every Farm; author: P. Yeomans http://www.acresusa.com

book: Gardening Without Water; author: Charlotte Green http://www.alibris.com

http://www.zeolite.com.au http://chapinlivingwaters.org http://www.ecoshower.com.au http://www.swaphep.virtualactivism.net http://www.thewaterpage.com

RECYCLING STORM WATER

(heat island mitigation, cleaning and filtering storm water)

Porous concrete vehicle parking areas and green parking lots

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http://www.grasscrete.com http://www.ecocreto.com http://www.nidaplast.nl http://www.hexapath.com http://www.perfo-uk.com http://www.hoofmark.co.uk http://www.netlon.co.uk/_turfsystems http://www.heitonuk.com/ground1.htm http://www.invisiblestructures.com.au http://www.grasspave.com/GP2/grasspave.htm http://www.ritter-technik.co.uk/grass.html http://www.geoproducts.org http://www.geosyn.co.uk/products/duoblock.html http://earth-savers.com

PURIFYING and RECYCLING POLLUTED SOIL with plants

(phytoextraction of lead, arsenic and uranium from soil)

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http://www.edenspace.com http://www.kengro.com

RECYCLING GLASS

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http://www.enviroglasproducts.com http://www.remade.org.uk http://www.rbgc.co.uk http://www.energywiserecycledglass.co.uk http://www.recycledglassworks.com http://www.bedrockindustries.com http://www.fireandlight.com http://www.glasstile.com http://www.greenglass.org http://www.icestone.biz

book: Trash to Treasure; author: Ann Van Wagner Childs http://eco-artware.com/books.shtml

book: Choose to Reuse, An Encyclopedia of Services, Businesses, Tools & Charitable Programs That Facilitate Reuse http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

WIND ENERGY

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http://www.canwea.ca http://www.bergey.com http://www.activepower.com http://www.bwea.org http://www.tmawind.com http://www.kestrelwind.co.za http://www.ewea.org http://www.abundantre.com http://www.provenenergy.co.uk http://www.windpower.org http://www.vestas.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy http://www.windpower.org/composite-224.htm http://www.goldwind.com.cn http://www.ropatec.com http://www.auswea.com.au http://www.windenergy.org.nz http://www.gwec.net http://www.indianwindpower.com http://www.jwpa.jp http://www.suzlon.com http://www.tuulivoimayhdistys.fi http://www.fee.asso.fr http://www.rawi.ru http://www.suisse-eole.ch http://www.ruzgarenerjisibirligi.org.tr http://www.igwindkraft.at http://www.wind-energie.de http://www.afriwea.org http://www.save.szm.sk http://www.force2wind.com http://www.eoleres.com http://www.winwind.fi

books for building wind energy systems - http://www.scoraigwind.com/books/books.htm

Training for: building and maintaining wind generators http://www.scoraigwind.com http://www.solarenergy.org http://greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.cubasolar.cu

ELECTRIC BICYCLES AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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http://www.electroauto.com http://www.nedra.com http://www.myebike.com http://www.tidalforce.com/why_M750/index.cfm http://www.evt-scooter.de http://www.ibike.org http://www.tidalforce.com http://www.nbeaa.org http://www.solarsailor.nl http://www.electrictransport.net http://www.ebikesnw.com http://www.etraction.com http://www.velomobile.de http://www.ecospeed.net http://www.dahon.com http://www.bionx.ca http://www.bicycle-power.com http://www.solarmobil.net http://www.solarwaterworld.de http://www.feelgoodcars.com http://www.rqriley.com http://www.solomontechnologies.com http://www.shortcircuit.com.au/EVCA/HOMEPAGE.HTM http://www.granturismomobility.com http://www.zapworld.com http://www.powabyke.com http://www.sunswift.com http://www.sunversy.de http://www.eddos.com/solarcycling http://www.electrichorse.co.uk http://www.elbil.no http://www.heliev.gr http://www.apve.pt http://www.evthai.com http://www.egovehicles.com http://www.e2v.co.uk http://www.itiselectric.com http://www.biketec.ch http://www.ihpva.org http://www.elweb.info http://www.a-e.ch http://www.electroportal.com http://www.revaindia.com http://www.avere.org http://www.acev.fi http://www.twike.ch http://www.greenspeed.com.au/special.htm http://www.elcat.fi http://www.eveez.com http://www.idbike.com http://www.ecopowertechnology.com http://www.aae.it http://www.alel.biz http://www.solarcycle.net http://www.seiko.net.tw http://www.kewet.com http://www.haveblue.com http://www.wildernessenergy.com http://www.velomobiel.nl http://www.velomobiles.net http://www.danskelbilkomite.dk http://www.evf-electric.fi http://www.avere.org http://www.citelec.org http://www.greenmobil.de http://www.megawattmotorworks.com http://www.elektromobil.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy http://www.aeva.asn.au

CONVERT YOUR VEHICLE to an electric vehicle- classes, books, videos and consulting

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http://www.electroauto.com http://www.cloudelectric.com http://www.canev.com http://www.evparts.com http://ev-america.com http://www.kta-ev.com http://www.go-ev.com http://www.metricmind.com

book: Convert It; author: Michael Brown http://www.electroauto.com/info/books.shtml

STORING RENEWABLE ENERGY for later use

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http://www.activepower.com http://rpm2.8k.com http://www.uptenergy.com/eng http://www.piller.co.uk/energy.php http://www.pentadyne.com http://www.beaconpower.com/products/SolarInverterSystems/M5.htm http://www.activepower.com http://www.urenco.co.uk/flycylinder http://www.afstrinitypower.com/apps/app_fut.html http://www.tribologysystems.com http://www.satcon.com/applications/estorage.html http://www.magma.ca/~fesi/ http://www.amsuper.com/products/applications/windEnergy/index.cfm http://www.mechron.com/hybrid.asp http://ecmweb.com/mag/electric_cure_battery_blues/index.html

WATER BATTERY

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economical energy storage for developing countries and for remote sites:

Use a Ram Pump to pump water to an elevated storage tank. Then use the gravity of the water in the storage tank to generate electricity by utilizing a Micro-Hydro generator.

http://www.gpe-waterpumps.com http://www.microhydropower.com http://www.watermotor.net http://www.windmills.biz http://www.lorentzpumps.com http://www.greenandcarter.com http://www.hi-ram.co.uk http://www.waterwheelfactory.com

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http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/38087/index.php

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