Tales of Tadpoles | My urban homestead

by wooddogs3 We have had a really unusual summer with lots of rain, and one of my neighbors found his horse paddock flooded. He started to pump it out, and as the water level fell he discovered tadpoles. We scooped them into a bucket, and I put them into a kiddie pool that I keep

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The Unsung Heroes of the Ecosystem | Worm Wigwam

by Reporter Have you ever heard the term “ecosystem engineer”? Well, it refers to any organism that creates, significantly modifies, maintains or destroys a habitat. An ecosystem engineer directly or indirectly modulates the availability of resources to other species, causing physical state changes in biotic or abiotic materials. One of the best known and most

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Vertical Farming at Burning Man | The Urban Vertical Project

I mentioned this in a tweet, but there is a cool new vertical farming project named Isabel that’s traveling to Burning Man. A group of Silicone Valley-type dudes are putting together a project to showcase the potential resiliency of vertical farming. Burning Man (those who don’t know should just look at this or anyphoto gallery;

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The Sting Operation | Fiona Grows Food

By FIONAGROWSFOOD Welcome to the revitalised FionaGrowsFood. It’s been a crazy, hectic, heady few months here in the garden and I’ve been holding off on writing about it until I got everything in the garden organised and the site up to date. So, here we are. 2015 has been a spectacular year in the garden, despite

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