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Urban sustainability #5: Grey water systems for urban settings

01-12-2013 02:18 PM by bucheron | 2 comments »

Peak Moment TV’s Janaia Donaldson interviews and visits Trathen Heckman’s home to see his greywater system in a suburban neighbourhood.Now his system is in California, so some adjustment may be necessary for colder climates, but he does talk about a diverter valve (which, in his case is under the house) which then effectively allows the choice to divert or not to divert the greywater into his outdoor filtration system and dispersal. At the moment, I don’t see how greywate...

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Some Impact Man #3: Green vs sustainable

03-11-2012 12:53 AM by daltxguy | 9 comments »

The term ‘green’ has been bantied about quite a bit for some time now. It seems overnight, products have been relabelled green touting their credentials but appearing unchanged except for some new labelling with the words ‘green’ or ‘eco’ in it and lots more green ink added to the label.Indeed the words green and sustainable are sometimes interchanged. All of this adds to the confusion about whether something is a better product or, like most advertisin...

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Texas natives #4: Grashopper

05-27-2011 08:55 PM by chscholz | 2 comments »

We bought a Japanese Maple at the garden store last weekend. This tree will be turned into a pensai (bonsai) over the next few years. It is amazing what you find when you are looking at nature closely. I don’t know if this little grasshopper came with the tree of if he jumped on it when we put the tree into the backyard. I don’t quite understand why a green animal wants to sit on the red leaves of a Japanese Maple, I am sure he has his reasons.

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Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

09-10-2009 02:14 PM by urbangardens | 5 comments »

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban micro farms with the goal of ensuring that local residents have access to safe, affordable food. Pam Broom, Deputy Director of the New Orleans Farm and Food Network When I was in New Orleans last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Pam Broom,...

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