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Analyzing Soil Texture in the Field | A WINE IDEA

Generally, to describe a soil, you take a core sample with an auger or you dig a pit or trench. You then identify over the entire depth studied the homogeneous soil strata, called “horizons”. Each horizon is defined, amongst other things, by its colour, and by its composition in solid elements, i.e. the proportion and nature of the coarse elements (gravel, stones, etc.) and the texture of the soil (clay and sand content, etc.) As an initial estimate, by direct observation in the field, you can evaluate the proportion of mor…

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Cornell University Campus Pursues Geothermal Heating | La Paz Group

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© Cornell Marketing Group

In 2009, Cornell faculty, staff, and students came together to create a Climate Action Plan that made a goal of making the Ithaca campus carbon neutral by 2035. Since then, gross emissions have already been reduced by about 30% through several measures, such as installing solar farms and ceasing the use of an old coal-powered energy plant. Now, a new initiative to keep the campus warm in winter with a geo…

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Vegan Permaculture: Is It The Future? – Little Green Seedling

There are some experiences which completely change your perspective on life. For me, one of those experiences was spending two weeks as a volunteer on a vegan permaculture farm in the heart of North Wales.

Despite having grown up in the Welsh countryside, this was different to anything I had done before. For one thing, the farm is completely off-grid – no mains water, electricity, sewage or gas, no phone and no Internet connection. For another, permaculture was a relatively new concept to me and I had no idea what kind of work I wo…

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Start Your Urban Veggie Garden with Kitchen Scraps – FAREWELL MY MANICURE

Reasons people give for NOT  starting their own vegetable garden:

  1. I live in an apartment and have no space
  2. I haven’t got a green thumb and gardening takes time and patience
  3. Starting a veggie garden is expensive!

I had the privilege recently of filming a segment on The Point TV with Gerald Pauchman.  My segment was a piece on starting a vegetable garden on a balcony with recy…

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