Ancient Barley took the high road to China — Ancientfoods

Eurekalert.org WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS—First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley switching from a winter to both a winter and summer crop during a thousand-year detour along the southern Tibetan Plateau, suggests new research from Washington University […]

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Biochar —

The word “biochar” is a combination of “bio-” as in “biomass” and “char” as in “charcoal”. Biochar is a high-carbon, fine-grained residue that today is produced through modern pyrolysis processes; it is the direct thermal decomposition of biomass in the absence of oxygen(to prevent combustion), which produces a mixture of solids (the biochar proper), liquid […]

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Let it Snow, so Long as the Cloches are There — Everything’s Lively

I went out on a recovery mission to the veg plot to rescue the over wintered veg. It’s a first for me to try and grow through the cold months. I have not got that much growing. So far i have garlic and radish as my main crops. There are also a few potatoes and […]

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Forest Protection : Save Trees, Save Earth —

Deforestation Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use. The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests. About 30% of Earth’s land surface is covered by

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