In the era of rapid urbanisation and exponential growth of population, and because there are no more lands to accommodate for agriculture, food is becoming more scarce and has to travel longer distances in order to get on our plates. That leads to increase in food prices, bigger carbon footprint of nourishment production and more […]
The guy on the housetop caught my eye. He was mowing, pushing his lawnmower back and forth across the roof.
I was driving just outside Fairbanks through an area with many log cabins. Several had sod roofs, and I guess, in that situation, you mow your roof as well as your lawn. Every time I hear the words “green roof,” I think of that scene.
Of course, today the term gre…
In Antarctica we had a fantastic hydroponics set up, two container buildings fully insulated and wired up with lights, heating and electricity. It was our indoor garden and bright space, the only area that you could walk into and smell growing green things. When I got back to Australia the first thing I wanted to do was set up my own hydroponics system.
I looked at all the kits available on line and although a lot of them were quite pretty, the pretty ones didn’t seem terribly practical if you wanted to grow more then a couple of small lettuces and some parsley. The large kits seemed to be for people who want to turn their entire back yard into a hydroponics patch!! I wan….
This recent submission to our series on whether or not hydroponics should be considered organic comes from Joanna Storie, a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of Estonian University of Life Sciences. She takes a similar stance on hydroponics to our last contributor, adding that hydroponics are not sustainable agriculture in that they divert attention from strength….