Agriculture is one of the leading culprits of waste in the world. Waste is coming from manure, poultry houses and slaughter houses, harvest waste, fertilizer run-off, pesticides that go into the air, soil, and water, and topsoil erosion from fields. As with many issues that arise with global warming, our food system has proven to […] … Continue reading Waste and Industrial Agriculture.
By PRANAV DADHICH Unsustainable Sustainable. (Credits: http://www.xkcd.com) How many of you have seen a sudden upsurge of the word “Sustainability” or “Renewable” in the recent past? This is not something that happened just out of no where but a result of years of exploitation of the natural resources for our greed without a slight consideration for … Continue reading Sustainability साप्ताहिक | Aperture to my life
Today marks one week since Benny and I packed our van, said our goodbyes to family and friends and left for our first internship with Simonton Farm, a native wetland tree nursery, farm and canine paradise. We arrived early evening last Sunday in time to meet the family, Sid and Susan and their children and […] … Continue reading WWoOFing! First Week.
Biochar is a solid material obtained from the carbonization thermochemical conversion of biomass in oxygen-limited environments. In more technical terms, biochar is produced by thermal decomposition of organic material (biomass such as wood, manure or leaves) under the limited supply of oxygen (O2), and at relatively low temperatures (<700°C). This process mirrors the production of … Continue reading BIOCHAR AND SUSTAINABILITY | Phoolbari- A Garden (फूलबारी- एक बगैंचा)
This past weekend we put our chickens into their new mobile coop, and found them a nice space in our garden area for them to prepare. It’s a bit of an experiment, but I think it will work. Here in Wisconsin the weather is still pretty cold in March and April, and our average last … Continue reading Chicken Tractor!