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Benton Farmer Near Proposed Path of Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline Speaks Out

Benton Farmer Near Proposed Path of Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline Speaks Out

  I spent some time at Endless Mountains Farm in Benton, PA, operated in part by several members of Shalefield Organizing Committee (SOC), a group of dedicated activists created to put more focus on

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DIY Hugelkultur: How To Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

DIY Hugelkultur: How To Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

Although the term "hugelkultur" was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years. Roughly translated

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Reading Your Weeds: What’s Your Soil Telling You?

Reading Your Weeds: What’s Your Soil Telling You?

So, it's August, which means that September is a few short weeks away, and most gardeners will be reaping the rewards of their labors right about now. Tomatoes will be ripening on the vine, squashes will

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Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Northern boreal forests are easily recognized for their majestic trees and have been credited with helping to sequester much of the world's carbon dioxide. It was originally thought that vegetative matter

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New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock In 2011, we published a story that non-native earthworms were a threat to the US as they were releasing more carbon into the atmosphere. Now a new Dutch/US study has revealed

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Soil Erosion Could Cause Food Crisis, Expert Warns

Soil Erosion Could Cause Food Crisis, Expert Warns

Photo via Shutterstock Could the world's supply of fertile soil really run out? That's the question posed by TIME Magazine in a recent Q & A with University of Sydney professor John Crawford, and

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Atelier Tekuto’s Earth Brick House is the Epitome of Efficient, Local Design

Atelier Tekuto’s Earth Brick House is the Epitome of Efficient, Local Design

Atelier Tekuto's goal for the project was to utilize an environmentally friendly building material that was not limited or hindered by the economy. They focused their attention on soil and researched

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Meco’Press Machine Makes LEGO Building Bricks From Mud

Meco’Press Machine Makes LEGO Building Bricks From Mud

Perrocheau told Inhabitat that one of his goals is to have the presses operational in Haiti in the near future. Concerns about portability and global shipment are addressed in the lightweight design of

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UrbanBuds: Soiled Suitcases Grow Food

UrbanBuds: Soiled Suitcases Grow Food

Gionata Gatto, an Italian designer based in the Netherlands, has soiled and seeded suitcases and such for gardening on the go. Designed as a graduation project, UrbanBuds enlivens luggage to grow up to 36

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