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eat Local Organic food and abate global starvation

How the environment and eating (Local Organic Food) is linked to Gandhi's ideology for transforming the world. Many links.
June 5, observed annually as World Environment Day, turns the spotlight on issues like deforestation, pollution, climate change and global warming, but these discussions seldom make a connection with Gandhian ideology which offers a simple but powerful answer to the environmental ills that beset the earth today. Now validation of what Bapuji advocated, comes from an unlikely source -- the Worldwatch Institute, a research organization based in the USA.

Although Gandhi is remembered for his espousal of non-violence as an effective strategy for conflict resolution, his philosophy covered a much wider canvas and included a vision of development based on small, self-sufficient communities that grew their own food, in a sustainable model with decision-making vested at the grassroots level. The same idea of local self-sufficiency, particularly in food, is the central theme of the Worldwatch Institute's publication titled "Eat Here", which describes the enormous environmental price that modern societies pay, in terms of transport costs (and the pollution that millions of trucks and lorries cause, leading to widespread increases in respiratory illnesses around the world), the tons of chemical preservatives that get added to food products to prevent spoilage in transit across long distances, and the health costs that the community ends up paying under this global supermarket pattern of development.

Only 6 per cent of what one pays for a supermarket loaf of bread, Eat Here points out, goes to the farmer who actually grows the wheat.The rest goes into the pockets of middlemen, transporters, and oil companies. It is the same with perishable fruit and vegetables hauled over long distances. No wonder farmers, who feed the country, remain impoverished and contemplate suicide, while mammoth agribusiness corporations rake in earnings greater than the GDPs of some nations.

It is considered an 'improvement in the quality of life' if a community can enjoy out-of-season fruit or exotic vegetables imported from thousands of miles away, but what about the costs involved in packaging, refrigeration, the huge amounts of waste and pollution? Who pays? Also, if the availability of Washington apples (or Australian butter) in Bangalore is construed as 'progress', what about accountability when problems arise? An outbreak of mad cow disease saw millions of cows being burnt on massive pyres in England recently (causing dioxin scares from the smoke) and the slaughter of millions of chicken worldwide in the wake of a fear of bird flu. When food comes from far, it becomes impossible to trace the trouble spot in the long chain from producer to importer to retailer to buyer. Whereas, with food grown locally, consumers know what they get, where it was produced, with what inputs, and who sold it. The supermarket model of food retailing defaults on accountability and dehumanizes the community links between buyer and producer. The non-quantifiable costs are huge.

No wonder then, that initiatives for small community level food production and sales, are growing all over the West, as part of a "healthy, holistic model of living'. "The food tastes fresher, it is tastier, there is less processing and less of additives, and less chance of contamination between farm and plate, so it is healthier," say members of this growing movement for 'eating local'. It is described as "food democracy" (because there is less dependence on huge companies that can dictate monopolistic terms, to suppliers as well as buyers) and a movement against "culinary imperialism" (protesting against mass promotion of invariant fast food items that over-ride the attractions and advantages of local, culture-related eating traditions in the name of 'novelty' or 'modernity' especially in the developing countries).

Gandhi's protest was against another kind of imperialism, but his ideology encompassed a pattern of local self-sufficiency that is exactly what members of the 'local foods' movement in Europe and USA are promoting. Some of the shelf food is actually described by these groups as "embalmed food", because of the enormous amounts of synthetic chemicals that go into them.

Food trucks account for 40 per cent of road freight in the UK. In the US, food travels on average 2,400 km from farm to plate. That calls for enormous amounts of oil for transport - and oil becomes the reason for even going to war, because without oil the nation starves. Under the Gandhian model of local self-sufficiency, not only is dependence on extraneous factors (oil imports) reduced, the costs too get reduced. Imported foods, Eat Here estimates, costs four times as much as local food if the environmental costs are added. There are also the additional bonuses of better human relations within the community, cultural cohesiveness, and the dignity of individuals that comes with self-reliance that Gandhi valued so highly.

From consumer activist Ralph Nader, to the president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in the US, and professors of bio-ethics and nutrition at Princeton and Columbia, praise for Eat Here's focus on 'reclaiming homegrown pleasures in a global supermarket' has flown instintedly from different quarters of the West. Farmers' markets are burgeoning, and even American school cafeterias are choosing locally grown foods. While we, in the developing countries, scurry to adopt the dehumanized, cost-ridden, environmentally unsound models of supermarket retailing of food, in the name of 'progress'.

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ELIMINATE HUNGER AND ABATE GLOBAL STARVATION Luke 10:29
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victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/46232.php
www.sistersonline.org/Articles/index.cfm

ORGANIC FARMING WILL FEED THE WORLD
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www.midiaindependente.org/en/blue/2005/06/320339.shtml
book: Eco-Farm; author: Charles Walters www.acresusa.com
journal: Acres www.acresusa.com

utilizing ORGANIC COMMUNITY GARDENS to feed the hungry
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www.communitygarden.org.au www.communitygarden.org/publications.php http://www.communitygarden.org.au http://www.growingpower.org www.greenguerillas.org http://www.greenthumbnyc.org
www.st.catharines.com/recreation/pt/grow_row.asp
www.earthandtable.com/commgarden/cgresources.html
www.tbdhu.com/food/security/Gardening.htm
http://www.cityfarmer.org/booksales.html
www.foodsecurity.org/links.html
www.communitygarden.org.au/news/cgjun05_email.pdf
www.longbeachorganic.org/Site/englishstartupguide.PDF
celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/articles/startup_guide.html
www.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/spew4th.pl
news.ucanr.org/newsstorymain.cfm
www.vegparadise.com/24carrot4.html
www.organicfood.co.uk/stories/historicfarm.html
departments.oxy.edu/uepi
www.lta.org/resources/index.html
www.lta.org/publicpolicy/advocates.htm
Free book: www.wasatchgardens.org/Library/CommunityGardenStart-upHandbook.PDF
book: Growing Communities: How to Build Community Through Community Gardening; author: Jeanette Abi-Nader www.communitygarden.org/publications.php
book: Cultivating Community: Principles and Practices for Community Gardening as a Community-Building Tool; author: Karen Payne www.communitygarden.org/publications.php
book: Community Planning Handbook; author: N. Wates www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Sustainable Communities; author: H. Barton www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Sustainable Community - A Practical Guide www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Common Sense of Community; author: D. Atkinson www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Conservation Finance Handbook; author: Kim Hopper www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/conservationfinance
book: Doing Deals: A Guide to Buying Land for Conservation www.amazon.com
book: In Gardens We Trust www.tpl.org/tier2_kad.cfm

connecting ORGANIC HOME GARDENS with FOOD BANKS to feed the hungry
P Patch Gardening and Grow a Row for the hungry
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www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch http://www.seattletilth.org
www.growarow.org/overview.html www.organicconsumers.org
www.winnipegharvest.org/index.cfm
www.gleanerscoalition.org
lifecyclesproject.ca/food_directory/
www.compost.org/growarowintro.html
www.ywcapeterborough.org/growarow.htm
www.hmk.on.ca/plantarow.html
www.cnh.bc.ca/foodsecurity/growarow.htm
www.afbna.ca/plantarow.html
www.tbdhu.com/food/security/N148Plantarow Growarow.pdf
book: New Organic Grower; author: Eliot Coleman www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3c.html
book: Super Nutrition Gardening; author: William Peavy www.alibris.com
book: Practical Guide to Container Gardening; author: Susan Berry eco-artware.com/books.shtml
book: Dirt Doctor's Guide to Organic Gardening; author: J. Howard Garrett www.alibris.com
book: Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden; author: Dick Kitto www.alibris.com
book: Organic Gardening; author: Elizabeth Miller www.alibris.com
book: Soul of Soil; author: Grace Gershuny www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3e.html
book: Permaculture Garden; author: Graham Bell www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc2.html
book: Organic Salad Garden; author: Joy Larkcom www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3d.html
book: Growing and Using Herbs Successfully; author: Betty Jacobs acresusa.com
book: Heirloom Vegetable Gardening; author: William Weaver www.alibris.com
book: Organic Methods of Pest and Disease Management www.ciks.org/pub-org.htm
book: Weeds-Control Without Poisons; author: Charles Walters acresusa.com
book: Secret Life of Compost; author: Malcolm Beck acresusa.com
book: Handbook of Successful Ecological Lawn Care; author: Paul Sachs acresusa.com
book: Neem, The Ultimate Herb; author: John Conrick www.neemassociation.com/products.htm
book: Neem, a User's Guide www.ciks.org/pub-org.htm
book: Hydroponic Home Food Gardens; author: Howard Resh www.alibris.com
book: Planting a Bible garden; author: F. Nigel Hepper www.alibris.com
book: Keeping the Harvest; author: Nancy Chioffi acresusa.com
book: Allergy-Free Gardening; author: Thomas Ogren www.allergyfree-gardening.com
organic seeds: www.heirloomseeds.com http://www.seedalliance.org www.seedsavers.net http://www.enscseeds.org www.seedsavers.org http://www.nativeseeds.org www.korewildfruitnursery.co.uk
Free Cataloge reviewing books about Organic Gardening, Natural pest control and Natural weed control acresusa.com
Jouranl: Acres acresusa.com

utilizing ORGANIC GARDENING in SCHOOLS-UNIVERSITIES
for improving Academic Performance and social development
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www.gardenorganic.org.uk/organicgardening/schools.php http://www.studentsseedsandsoil.com www.schoollunchinitiative.org http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/cla_lessons.html www.ecoliteracy.org/programs/rsl-guide.html www.calhealthyschools.org www.organicconsumers.org
departments.oxy.edu/uepi/cfj/cfj_factsheetsarticlesetc.htm
www.edibleschoolyard.org/cla_edures.html
www.edibleschoolyard.org/kit_lessons.html
www.utafoundation.org/Sunshine/home.htm
celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/pubs/index.html
hort.ufl.edu/ggk/resbook.htm
www.communitygarden.org/commgreenrev-99.pdf
www.thewatershedproject.org/Library/research library.html
www.cherylcorson.com/lbd.pdf
www.drjaygordon.com/nutrition/goodfood/healthy01.htm
www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/create_orderakit.cfm
www.jhsph.edu/clf/PDF Files/Toolkit.pdf
64.243.182.248/going_solar/better_schools.cfm
www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/programs/nc_solar_in_schools.cfm
www.solarschools.com http://irecusa.org/schools www.crestuk.org
www.pv.unsw.edu.au http://www.rise.org.au
www.fsec.ucf.edu/ed/teachers/links.htm
www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/ProfessionalDevelopment/index.htm
www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/sep02/82148.asp
www.bibleplus.org/health/ms_lupus.htm
www.healthmasters.com http://www.livingnutrition.com
www.wellbeingjournal.com http://www.stevitastevia.com
book: Learning About Lifecycles Using An Organic Garden; author: Allan Randall www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc16.html
book: How to Grow World Record Tomatoes; author: Charles Wilber www.acresusa.com
book: Square Foot Gardening; author: Mel Bartholomew www.squarefootgardening.com
book: Windowsill Gardening, Year-Round Indoor Gardening Projects for Kids; author: Klutz eco-artware.com/books.shtml
book: Super Nutrition Gardening; author: William Peavy www.acresusa.com
book: Permaculture Teachers' Guide; author: Andrew Goldring www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc2.html
book: Manual For Teaching Permaculture Creatively; author: Robin Clayfield www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Soul of Soil; author: Grace Gershuny www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3e.html
book: All New Square Foot Gardening; author: Mel Bartholomew (available February 2006)
book: Growing Naturally: A Teacher's Guide to Organic Gardening; author: M. Brown
book: A Child's Organic Garden, Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables; author: Fryer Bradford www.alibris.com
book: Children’s Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers; author: Elizabeth Bremner
book: Let's Grow!: 72 Gardening Adventures with Children; author: Linda Tilgner www.alibris.com
book: Digging Deeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrating Youth Gardens into School and Communities; author: Kiefer and Kemple
book: Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities; author: Terry Williams www.oriononline.org/pages/ob/index_ob.html
book: Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World; author: Michael Stone www.bioneers.org/programs/books/ecolit.php
book: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn; author: Adele Faber www.amazon.co.uk
book: Ability Development from Age Zero; author: Shinichi Suzuki www.azsuzuki.org/readlist.htm
book: Nurtured by Love, The Classical Approach to Talent Education; author: Shinichi Suzuki www.alibris.com
book: The Mozart Effect for Children; author: Don Campbell www.growingyourmusician.com/booksforparents.html
book: The Healthy School Handbook, Conquering the Sick Building Syndrome store.nea.org/NEABookstore/control/productdetails
www.seventhgeneration.com/site/pp.asp
Jouranl: Acres acresusa.com

BOOKS ABOUT ORGANIC GARDENING-FARMING
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http://www.acresusa.com http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk www.organicconsumers.org http://www.soil-health.org.nz www.organic.aber.ac.uk http://www.soilassociation.org
www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.html L
agebb.missouri.edu/sustain/moa/almanac/2001fall
journal: Acres www.acresusa.com

BOOKS ABOUT BIODYNAMIC GARDENING-FARMING
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www.biodynamic.org.uk www.acresusa.com www.biodynamics.com http://www.biodynamic.org.nz www.biodynamics.net.au http://www.ibdf.de
www.moscowfoodcoop.com/books/wilson.html

ORGANIC GARDENING THERAPY
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www.thrive.org.uk http://www.camphillkimberton.org www.horticulturaltherapy.com.au http://www.growingcenter.org www.gardening4good.org http://www.plants-for-people.org www.camphill.org.uk http://htinstitute.org www.steinerwaldorf.org.uk http://www.kidsgardening.com www.calhealthyschools.org
www.kurisu.com/kurisu-restorative-gardens.shtml http://www.meristem.org
www.sustland.umn.edu/design/healinggardens.html
www.kinghorngardens.com/healing.htm http://www.kurisu.com
www.djc.com/special/landscape98/10037844.htm
www.socialworktoday.com/archive/swt_0905p19.htm
www.talesoftheearth.com/pages/articles.html
www.mhtachapter.org/resources.htm
www.healthdesign.org/resources/pubs/books/books_gardens.php
book: Starting a Horticultural Therapy Program; author: Cathedne Drew www.horticulturaltherapy.com.au/Object.asp
book: Healing Gardens, Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations; author: Clare Cooper Marcus www.alibris.com
book: Accessible Gardening: Tips and Techniques for Seniors and the Disabled; author: Joann Woy
book: Restorative Gardens; author: Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs www.alibris.com
book: Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population; author: Suzanne Wells
book: Horticulture As Therapy: A Practical Guide to Using Horticulture As a Therapeutic Tool; author: Mitchell Hewson

NATURAL ANIMAL CARE and HEALING BOOKS
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http://acresusa.com

WINTER FARMING AND GARDENING TECHNOLOGY
Solar greenhouses and more
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www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouse.shtml http://www.newfarm.org/features/0404/moore/greenhouseII.shtml biointensiveforrussia.igc.org http://www.fourseasonfarm.com www.growbiointensive.org/newsletter/may2000/passive-solar.html www.homepower.com
Passive Solar Greenhouse Workshop: design, construction and year round production:
contact: sandcmoore (at) juno.com telephone: 717.225.2489 (USA) Steve and Carol Moore
book: Four Season Harvest; author: Eliot Coleman www.fourseasonfarm.com/main/books/books.html
book: Solar Gardening; author: Leande Vogel Poisson www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3e.html
book: Winter Harvest Manual; author: Eliot Coleman www.fourseasonfarm.com/main/books/books.html
book: Lasagna Gardening; author: Patricia Lanza www.alibris.com

HEATING GREEN HOUSES with SOLAR HOT WATER and radiant heating systems
(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS)
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www.radiantsolar.com www.solargenix.com www.radiantec.com www.radiantcompany.com www.wirsbo.ca http://www.heliodyne.com www.twapanels.ca www.thermotechs.com www.thermomax.com www.orange-energy.de
Free Installation Manual: www.radiantec.com/installation.htm
book: Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses; author: John Bartok www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Biodynamic Greenhouse Management; author: Heinz Grotzke www.alibris.com
book: Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners; author: John Bartok www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Complete Greenhouse Book, Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold-Frames to Solar Structures; author: Peter Clegg www.alibris.com
book: Complete book of the Greenhouse; author: Ian Walls www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html
book: Greener Greenhouses; www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: Greenhouse Gardener's Companion; author: Shane Smith www.alibris.com
book: Building Your Own Greenhouse; author: Mark Freeman www.alibris.com
book: Gardening Under Cover: A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames; author: William Head www.alibris.com
book: Building and Using Cold Frames www.alibris.com
book: Polytunnel Companion; author: Jayne Neville
book: Gardening Under Plastic: How to Use Fleece, Films, Cloches and Polytunnels; author: Bernard Salt
book: Starting Early Flowering and Vegetable Plants Under Glass; author: Charles Nissley www.alibris.com

HEATING GREEN HOUSES with GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS and radiant heating systems
(note: some manufactures in Europe combine geothermal with solar hot water and solar wall heating systems)
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www.advgeothermal.co.uk www.radiantcompany.com http://www.demarcoenergy.com www.wirsbo.ca www.orange-energy.de www.twapanels.ca

BRINGING SUN LIGHT INDOORS for Gardening inside your home
(recycling indoor air with plants, save energy)
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www.solatube.com http://www.kalwall.com www.sunpipe.com http://www.sun-dome.com
book: Daylight Design of Buildings; author: Nick Baker www.cat.org.uk

UTILIZING ORGANIC ALLOTMENTS TO FEED THE HUNGRY
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www.hhdra.org.uk http://www.nsalg.org.uk www.farmgarden.org.uk http://www.soilassociation.org www.jardins-familiaux.org http://www.allotment.info www.allotments-uk.com http://www.allotment.org.uk neildixon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk http://www.earthlypursuits.com/AllotGuide/AllotGuide.htm www.btinternet.com/~richard.wiltshire/alldoc13.htm http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1127689 www.allotments.net www.keirg.freeserve.co.uk/diary/default.html perrone.blogs.com http://www.staan.co.uk www.keirg.freeserve.co.uk/diary/default.html http://www.kitchengardens.dial.pipex.com/homepage.htm www.paddocks-allotments.org.uk http://www.othas.org.uk www.spahill.org.uk/shogg http://www.firsestateallotments.co.uk www.btinternet.com/~richard.wiltshire/draa1.htm http://www.wlcsallotments.org.uk www.weybridgeoasis.org
www.farmgarden.org.uk/ari http://www.foodsecurity.org/UAHealthArticle.pdf
book: The City People's Book of Raising Food, authors: William Olkowski and Helga Olkowski www.alibris.com
book: Allotment Gardening; author: Susan Berger www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html
book: Successful Allotments www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3b.html
book: The Allotment Handbook www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc3.html

PERMACULTURE
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www.seedinternational.com.au http://www.tagari.com www.attra.org/attra-pub/perma.html www.permaculture.co.uk www.berg-en-dal.co.za http://www.permacultureinternational.org www.permaculture-hawaii.com http://www.permacultura-es.org www.permacultureactivist.net http://www.permaculture.org.au www.permacult.com.au http://www.permacultura.org permakultur.dk http://www.permaculture-steve.net www.permacult.com.au/noosa http://www.permaculturemelbourne.org.au www.permaculture.biz http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura www.3.telus.net/permaculture http://permaculturevisions.com www.permaculture.net http://www.openpermaculture.com www.permaculture.org.nz http://www.permacultura-bahia.org.br www.permacultura-montsant.org http://www.permacultura.org.br www.tierramor.org http://www.ecohabitar.org www.ecocentro.org http://www.pacificos.org permacultura.freeservers.com http://www.permacultura.cl permacultura.no.sapo.pt http://www.utopie.it/ecovillaggi/permacultura.htm www.gaia.org.ar/cursoperma.htm http://www.vidasana.org www.ufpa.br/permacultura http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/permacultura.html www.permaculture.org.uk http://colombiaenhechos.org/permacultura.htm www.permacultura.it http://www.ipemabrasil.org.br www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk http://www.torri-superiore.org www.agrorede.org.br/curso-permacultura http://www.ybytucatu.com.br/permacultura.htm www.amazonia.org http://www.permacultura-rs.org.br www.mmrfbz.org http://www.permaculture.org www.moa-inter.or.jp/english/naturefarm/nf-contents.html
www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/oop/click_ord/showlist.html
Eco-Buddhahist Project: www.buddhafield.com
journal: Permaculture Activist www.permacultureactivist.net
journal: Permaculture Magazine www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc1.html
journal: Permaculture Drylands Journal www.permaculture.net
PIL's Planet Newsletter www.permacultureinternational.org/newsletter/newsletter.htm

PERMACULTURE FARMING-GARDENING Methods for Europe and Temperate Countries
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book: The Earth Care Manual; author: Patrick Whitefield www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc2.html

PEAK OIL AND PERMACULTURE
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istanbul.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/77679.php

NATURE FARMING
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www.infrc.or.jp http://www.naturesnovel.com www.moa-inter.or.jp http://www.emlabo.co.jp
book: Nature Farming and Microbial Applications; author: Hui-lian Xu www.acresusa.com

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
keeping our communities Safe from Peak Oil
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www.cuco.org.uk/index.php http://www.localharvest.org/csa www.biodynamics.com/csa.html http://www.csacenter.org
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/farmtrust/index.html
solutions.synearth.net/2004/02/04
www.foodsecurity.org/PerspectivesOnCFS.pdf
www.localharvest.org/csa.jsp
www.planetfriendly.net/dontpave.html
www.vlt.org/partners.html
www.lta.org/newsroom/pr_090105.htm
www.swcs.org/en/advocacy/societys_latest_action/letter_to_protect_land_stewardship_8_05.cfm
www.seedinternational.com.au/CG article 1.html
www.context.org/ICLIB/IC42/Resource.htm
www.indianlinefarm.com/csa.html
www.communitylandtrust.salford.ac.uk
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/farmtrust
www.nfucountryside.org.uk/news-1691.htm
www.fordhallfarm.com/Project home.htm
www.cureorganicfarm.com/curenews.htm
farmlandtrust.coop/farmcoop/wrap.php
www.farmers-market.org/vendors/kirsopfarm/kirsopfarm.html
www.planetfriendly.net/dontpave.html
www.ctnofa.org/Farmland.php
www.farmland.org
www.savelancasterfarms.org/savelanc
www.ffcf.bc.ca/gg_new2/PDF and linked documents/Mar 2003 Policy Priorities.pdf
www.permacult.com.au/community/land_trust01.html
www.umich.edu/~econdev/agrecondev
aesop.rutgers.edu/~njuep/tec3.html
www.landtrustalliance.bc.ca/research.html
www.lta.org/publications/index.html
www.lta.org/resources/index.html
www.bodeganet.com/landtrust/about.html
uruguay.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/36067.php http://www.isec.org.uk
book: Sharing the Harvest; author: Elizabeth Henderson www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc17.html
book: Farms of Tomorrow: Community Supported Farms; author: Trauger Groh www.greenpatchseeds.com.au/biodynamic.html
book: Rebirth of the Small Family Farm, authors: Bob and Bonnie Gregson www.acresusa.com
book: MetroFarm; author: Michael Olson www.growingedge.com/store/books_multimedia.php
book: The New Organic Grower: Master's Manual; author: Paul Hawken and Eliot Coleman
book: Valuable Vegetables; author: Mandy Pullen www.amazon.co.uk
book: Formula to Create Community Supported Agriculture; author: Robyn Van En www.csacenter.org/brochure.html
book: Community Land Trust, A Next Step In Hummanizing The Economy; author: Gretchen Older www.amazon.co.uk
book: Community Land Trust Handbook www.amazon.co.uk www.alibris.com
book: Starting a Land Trust, by Land Trust Alliance www.alibris.com
book: Sold Out; author: William Young www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc18b.html
book: The Economics of Convulsion; author: Harold Wills www.alibris.com
video: CSA: Making a Difference www.csacenter.org/brochure.html

HEATING BUILDINGS and SPAS with Solar hot water
and radiant heating systems
(note: some manufatures combine solar hot water with geothermal heat pumps)
(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS HEAT STORAGE)
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www.radiantsolar.com http://www.heliodyne.com www.radiantcompany.com www.radiantec.com www.solargenix.com www.thermotechs.com www.twapanels.ca www.wirsbo.ca www.thermo-dynamics.com/solar_radiant_heat.html http://www.solarthermal.com www.thermomax.com http://www.twapanels.co.uk www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn/101202.asp
www.ourcoolhouse.com/images/construction/floor.htm
training for: installing and maintaining solar radiant heating systems: www.solarenergy.org sli (at) solarliving.org
Gino Nicolai Hydronic Radiant Simulator Training Center www.theiqa.com/gntc.shtml
Free Installation Manual: www.radiantec.com/installation.htm
book: Modern Hydronic Heating; author: Siegenthaler www.alibris.com
book: Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook; author: Richard Watson www.ourcoolhouse.com/go/library/10000/BS_1077567592
book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html
book: Hydronic radiant heating, a practical guide for the nonengineer installer; author: Dan Holohan www.heatinghelp.com
book: Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings; author: John Siegenthaler www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn
book: Radiant Floor Heating; author: R. Dodge Woodson www.radiantheatingweb.com/learn
book: Golden Rules of Hydronic Heating; author: Dan Holohan www.amazon.com
book: Installation Guide for Residential Hydronic Heating Systems www.alibris.com

SOLAR HEAT STORAGE
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www.iea-eces.org www.orange-energy.de www.freeheat.com.au www.solargenix.com www.warmwater.com

THERMAL MASS HEAT STORAGE
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Some European manufactures use the floor for thermal mass heat storage. This can keep the building warm for three to seven days if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days in a row or if there is little daylight during the winter.

One method is to put a layer of insulation on the ground, using the same insulation that is used for the Monolithic Dome, see www.monolithicdome.com. A three foot (one meter) layer of sand is placed over the insulation. In the sand is placed the hydronic radiant floor heating system or hot water pipes. Then the flooring system is placed on top of the sand.

A deeper base of sand may use to obtain more thermal mass for areas of extreme cold. The hot water heats up the thermal mass of sand allowing the retained heat to keep the building warm if electricity is lost or there are many cloudy days.

An additional option for multi story buildings is to place one foot ( 1/3 meter) of sand between upper level floors and to place additional hydronic heating pipes in the sand. A floor systems is placed on top of the sand. The building has be built extra strong to withstand the additional weight of sand sub-flooring. Some manufactures use the steel framing method for homes and building to obtain the strength needed for the additional weight of the sand. See www.tri-steel.com for steel homes and buildings.

HEATING BUILDINGS with VEGETABLE BioDiesel
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(recycled used Cooking Oil works better than home heating oil)
http://www.homepower.com http://www.dieselsecret.com/heatingoil.html www.biodieselwarehouse.com

SOLAR WALLS
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www.solarwall.com http://www.kalwall.com

FREE JOURNAL ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY, Sustainable Technologies:
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http://www.homepower.com http://www.epsea.org

FREE CATALOG - RENEWABLE ENERGY
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www.realgoods.com/renew/service/catalog.cfm
telephone: 800-919-2400 (USA and Canada)

TOURS of SOLAR HOMES and SOLAR BUILDINGS
and links to local chapter NGO's and their events
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www.ases.org http://www.solarhouseday.com/index01.shtml homepower.com

PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING of BUILDINGS
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www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome/technical/fs14.htm
www.ourcoolhouse.com/phase2.htm
www.sunplans.com http://www.solardwellings.com.au www.omsolar.net http://www.poweredliving.co.nz www.solarliving.org
book: Passive Solar House; author: James Kachadorian www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc12d.html
book: Solar House, Passive Heating and Cooling; author: Ph.D. Chiras www.alibris.com
book: Affordable Passive Solar Homes; author: Richard Crowther www.alibris.com
book: Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook; author: Michael J. Crosbie
book: Warm House, Cool House: Inspirational Designs for Low-Energy Housing; author: Nick Hollo www.bookworm.com.au/bookworm/dw000013.htm
book: The Passive Solar Energy Book: A Complete Guide to Passive Solar Home, Greenhouse, and Building Design; author: Edward Mazria www.alibris.com
book: Solar Projects for Under 500 Dollars; author: Mary Twitchell www.amazon.co.uk
book: Passive Solar Construction Handbook; author: Levy Emanuel www.alibris.com
book: Survey of European Passive Solar Buildings; author: Commissariat a L'ene www.amazon.co.uk
book: Profiting from Sunshine - Passive Solar Building in the Mountains www.amazon.co.uk
book: Passive Solar Design Strategies; National Renewable Energy Lab bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
book: Passive Solar Retrofit; author: Darryl Strickler www.alibris.com

GeoThermal Heat Pumps for HEATING and COOLING OF BUILDINGS
note - some Manufactures combine GeoThermal systems with solar hot water heating systems
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www.advgeothermal.co.uk http://www.demarcoenergy.com www.geothermalheatpump.com/how.htm http://www.geoexchange.org www.soundgt.com/links.htm http://www.earthenergy.co.uk www.heatpumpcentre.org http://www.aphgeothermal.com www.alliantenergygeothermal.com http://www.waterfurnace.com www.earthenergy.ca http://www.geosource.info www.igshpa.okstate.edu http://www.geothermalheatpump.com www.earthcomfort.com http://www.hydronmodule.com www.geothermal-heat-pump-resource.org http://www.hydro-temp.com www.geo-systems.com http://www.econar.com www.amgeo.com www.alliantenergygeothermal.com www.sustainablehawaii.com
book: Geothermal Heat Pumps, Introductory Guide www.hvacbooks.com/heat_pumps.htm
book: Closed Loop geothermal heat pump design handbook; author: Canbek Karaca www.amazon.com
book: Commercial geothermal heat pumps; author: J. Mark Hannifan www.amazon.com
book: Geothermal heat pump options manual; author: J. Mark Hannifan www.amazon.com
book: Ground Source Heat Pumps, Design of Geothermal Systems for Commercial & Institutional Buildings; author: Stephen Kavanaugh
book: How Come, Hydronic heating questions we've been asking for 100 years; author: Dan Holohan www.heatinghelp.com
book: Residential Hydronic Heating, The I=B=R Coursebook; author: Dan Holohan www.heatinghelp.com

SOLAR WATER HEATERS and solar heated swimming pools and spas
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www.heliodyne.com http://www.rpc.com.au www.tctsolar.com http://www.solar.org.uk www.thermotechs.com http://www.ecs-solar.com www.estif.org http://www.bubbleactionpumps.com www.heliosenergies.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy www.sundasolar.com http://www.solarthermal.com www.thermotechs.com
free books: www.ecs-solar.com/publications.htm
book: Solar Hot Water Systems: Lessons Learned 1977 to Today; author: Tom Lane www.ecs-solar.com/lessons_learned.htm
book: Tapping The Sun, A Guide To Solar Water Heating www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Solar Water Heating, A DIY Guide; author: Paul Trimby www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13c.html
book: Cascade Solar Water Heating Plans; author: Bob Larson bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
training for: installing and maintaining Solar water heating systems: www.solarenergy.org www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.rpc.com.au sli (at) solarliving.org www.homepower.com

BUILD INTO THE FUTURE
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Indestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes
(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof and Tidal Wave proof)
www.monolithicdome.com http://www.kalwall.com http://www.solatube.com http://www.solarwall.com http://www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.advgeothermal.co.uk www.sloanled.com http://www.cansolair.com www.myecospace.com www.thermotechs.com www.waterless.co.nz http://www.wintersundesign.com cnalbant (at) skydome.com.au

COHOUSING NETWORK
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www.cohousing.org http://www.cohousing.org.au www.cohousing.ca http://www.cohousingco.com www.converge.org.nz/evcnz http://home.vicnet.net.au/~cohouse www.gsd.harvard.edu/research/publications/hdm/back/8ahrentzen.html http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/1999/0199bader.html www.berkeleydaily.org/article.cfm
book: Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community; author: Chris Hanson bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
book: Cohousing; author: C. McCamant www.tenspeedpress.com/catalog/all/item.php3
book: Thinking About Cohousing; author: M. Field www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: The Challenge Of Sustainability; author: Lisa Gibellini www.converge.org.nz/evcnz/resources/hb_paper.html
book: Senior Cohousing; author: Charles Durrett www.tenspeedpress.com/catalog/all/item.php3
free book: The Needs Of Innovative Community Housing Projects; author: Peter Scott pl.net/~pscott/rp/
journal: Cohousing Magazine www.cohousing.org/magazine

ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
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www.ecovillage.org http://www.villagepower.net www.zegg.de www.ecologicalsolutions.com.au www.ecohousing.pl.net http://www.earthaven.org www.lacaravana.org http://www.folkecenter.dk www.gen-europe.org ..
www.feasta.org/documents/shortcircuit/contents.html
Ecovillage Designers Conferences www.ecologicalsolutions.com.au
book: Ecovillages, a Practical Guide to Sustainable Communites; author: Jan Bang www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.html
book: Creating a Life Together, Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities; author: Diana Christian www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.htm
book: EcoVillage Living, Restoring The Earth And Her People; author: Hildur Jackson www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Creating A Life Together; author: D L Christian bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
book: EcoVillage at Ithaca, Pioneering a Sustainable Culture; author: Liz Walker www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/book_list.htm
book: Natural Step for Communities; author: Sarah James www.newsociety.com/bookid/3841
book: Findhorn Book of Community Living; author: William Metcalf www.findhornpress.com
The Earth Repair Catalog www.permaculture.co.uk
journal: Communities magazine communities.ic.org

CAR SHARING
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www.greenhouse.gov.au/tdm/publications/carsharing.html
carshare.com http://www.carsharing.org www.carshare.co.nz http://www.flo.net.au carshare.org http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/campuscars/join.htm www.stattauto-kassel.de http://www.stattauto.de www.flexcar.com http://www.commuterpage.com/carshare.htm www.dublintraffic.ie/Carpool.html http://www.rideinfo.co.nz www.carsharing.net http://www.victoriacarshare.ca www.autoshare.com http://afo.sandelman.ca/afz/issue9-II.html www.zipcar.com http://www.bilkollektivet.no
book: International Developments Towards Improved Car-sharing Services; author: Ing Bodo Schwieger
book: Shared EVs in Denver: Extending the station car and car sharing concepts; author: Martin Bernard

SINGLE MOTHER COHOUSING
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www.co-abode.com http://www.homehold.org/about/hxacheiv.htm www.charityadvantage.com/goldengirlhomes/Home.asp
www.womenspress.com/main.asp

COMMUNITIES for DISABLED PEOPLE
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http://www.camphill.org.uk http://www.thrive.org.uk www.camphillsoltane.org www.permaculture.org.uk
book: Camphill Movement; author: Karl Konig
book: Man as a Social Being; author: Karl Konig

COMMUNITIES for THE OLDER PEOPLE
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www.fellowshipcommunity.org http://www.thrive.org.uk www.permaculture.org.uk

INSULATING HOUSE PAINT
reduce heating and cooling costs and energy use
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www.insuladd.com

REDUCE AIR CONDITIONING COST 20% to 40%
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Paint your house and roof white, which reflects infra red sunlight www.duro-last.com/buildingowners/coolzone http://www.silvercote.com/reflective.asp

REDUCE AIR CONDITIONING COST 10% to 20%
by using solar Attic fans
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www.atticsolarfan.com http://www.hotattic.com www.solarventtech.com http://www.solatube.com/res_solarstar.php www.theledlight.com/solar-fans.html http://www.cetsolar.com

HOUSES FROM THE EARTH
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http://www.calearth.org http://www.rammedearthworks.com www.cobcottage.com http://www.earthshelter.com www.builderswithoutborders.org
book: Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home; author: Michael Smith www.cobcottage.com
book: Hand Sculpted House; author: Ianto Evans www.cobcottage.com
book: Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture; author: Nader Khalili www.calearth.org
book: Earth-Sheltered House; author: Rob Roy www.cat.org.uk
book: Rammed Earth House; author: David Easton www.rammedearthworks.com/publications.html
book: The Owner-Built Adobe House; author: Duane Newcomb
book: Adobe Houses for Today; author: Laura Sanchez bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
book: Adobe Build It Yourself; author: P.G. McHenry www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/adbuilityour.html
book: Cinva Ram block press Plans www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/cinvaramplans.html
book: Australian Earth-covered building; author: S. Baggs www.integratedliving.com.au/pub_aecb.htm
book: Earth-Sheltered Dwellings in Tunisa; author: Gideon Golany bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books
Dirtcheapbuilder Guide on CD www.dirtcheapbuilder.com
training: www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://www.rammedearthworks.com

STRAW BALE HOMES
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Recycling Straw- Create furniture and homes from straw waste
www.strawhomes.com http://www.greenbuilder.com/sbat www.primeboard.com http://www.strawboard.com www.meadowoodindustries.com http://www.odiseanet.com www.skillful-means.com http://www.environbiocomposites.com/biofiber.php www.nexwood.com http://www.kenaf-fiber.com www.kenaf-industries.com http://www.greenenaturalfibers.com www.visionpaper.com http://www.kenex.com
book: The New Strawbale Home; author: Catherine Wanek bookstore.greenbuilder.com/frame.books
book: Building With Straw Bales; author: Barbara Jones www.lowimpact.org/booksstrawbale.htm
book: More Straw Bale Building; author: Chris Magwood www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc12c.html
book: Serious Straw Bale; author: Paul Lacinski www.solarenergy.org/resources/store.php
book: Straw Bale Details; author: Chris Magwood www.newsociety.com/bookid/3791
book: Strawbale Homebuilding www.soil-health.org.nz/books.htm
book: The Straw Bale House: Designing and Building with a Resource-Efficient Material; author: Athena Steen bookstore.greenbuilder.com/frame.books
book: Papercrete and Low Cost Homes www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/paplowcoshom.html
journal: The Last Straw; http://www.strawhomes.com
training for: buiding straw bale buildings www.solarliving.org www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm

STEEL FRAMED HOMES
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www.tri-steel.com http://www.heritagebuildings.com www.clarksteel.com http://www.sbi.se www.dietrichindustries.com http://www.cemcosteel.com www.marinoware.com

ROOF TOP GARDENING and Farming
and storm water abatement (Recycling storm water)
Saving energy costs by reducing heating and cooling costs and heat island mitigation
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www.greengridroofs.com http://www.greengridroofs.com/advantages/greengridadv/index.htm www.rooftopgardens.org http://livingroofs.org www.greenhellas.com http://www.miller-roofscapes.co.uk www.optigruen.de http://www.zinco.de www.roofgreening.com http://www.greenroofservice.com www.greenroof.se http://www.igra-world.com www.sfg-gruen.ch http://www.greenroof.co.uk www.greenroofplants.com http://www.dachgaertnerverband.de www.ecoroofsystems.com http://www.prairie-tech.com greenroofblocks.com http://www.eltgreenroofs.com www.gardensinthesky.com http://www.greenroofnewyork.com www.countyflatroofing.co.uk/greenroofs.html http://www.greenroofs.com www.roofmeadow.com http://www.sarnafilus.com/vegetated_roofs_s www.xeroflora.com http://www.hadj.net www.ecoroofseverywhere.org http://www.re-natur.de www.scholz-barth.com http://greenroofonline.com
www.greenfingers.com/articledisplay.asp
books: www.cityfarmer.org/booksales.html
book: Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls; author: Nigel Dunnett

ELECTRIC BICYCLES and ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Freedom from the Oil Pirates and Robber Barons
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manila.indymedia.org/index.php
solar boats, solar bicycles, making BioDiesel

RECYCLING USED COOKING OIL into BIODIESEL
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Run your diesel vehicle on used cooking oil.
Fill your gas tank at fast food restaurants.
www.plantdrive.com http://www.greasecar.com
book: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank; author: Joshua Tickell www.joshuatickell.com/books_films.htm
book: How to Make Biodiesel; author: Dan Carter www.lowimpact.org/booksbiodiesel.htm
book: Biodiesel Power; author: Lyle Estill www.newsociety.com/bookid/3898
training for: veg oil engine conversion: www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm

PEAK OIL and PERMACULTURE
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istanbul.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/77679.php

RENEWABLE ENERGY
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italy.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/903470.php
solar energy, wind energy, micro-hydro
ocean energy, tidal energy, river energy
energy conservation

ORGANIC TECHNOLOGY FOR GARDENERS and FARMERS
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melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/92738.php
www.midiaindependente.org/en/blue/2005/06/320339.shtml

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
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www.zeri.org http://www.emtech.org www.oceanarks.org www.bokashi.co.nz www.elementgreen.com

TRAINING for DEVELOPING COUNTRIES and for emergency response teams
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http://www.lowimpact.org/courses.htm http://www.rpc.com.au www.carbon.org http://www.sunutility.com/html_pg/healthcare.html ranchomastatal.com greendragonenergy.co.uk www.lutw.org http://www.grupofenix.org www.solarenergy.org www.scoraigwind.com http://www.seedinternational.com.au www.watermotor.net www.solarliving.org www.homepower.com www.journeytoforever.org http://www.rainwaterclub.org www.sre.org.np http://www.lowimpact.org www.passerelleco.info www.gen-europe.org portugal.ecovillage.org ian (at) solarenergy.org
Specialized training for women www.solarenergy.org http://www.hlf.org.np/solsis.htm

EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND HOUSING
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book: Earthbag Building; author: Kaki Hunter

WORM COMPOSTING
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www.vermico.com www.elementgreen.com www.wormdigest.org http://www.wormbooks.com www.eco-ireland.com http://www.bedrockworms.com www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html http://www.earthworms.co.nz vermitechnology.com http://www.wonderwormsuk.com/recycling
www.sfenvironment.com/aboutus/recycling/compost/worm.htm
home.alphalink.com.au/~salo/rivers/guide.html
whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/Redwormsedit.htm
book: Worms Eat My Garbage; author: Mary Appelhof www.vermico.com/books.htm
book: Recycle With Earthworms; author: Shelley Grossman www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm
book: Let An Earthworm Be Your Garbage Man www.wormbooks.com/all.books.htm
book: Composting With Worms; author: G. Pilkington www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: A Worm's Eye View of Recycling Rubbish www.soil-health.org.nz/books.htm
book: The Farmer's Earthworm Handbook; author: David Ernst www.vermico.com/books.htm
article: The Worm Composting Toilet www.wormdigest.org
book: The Worm Café: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes- A Manual for Schools
resources for the Classroom www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html
schools and univerities composting their organic waste www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html
newsletters: www.vermico.com/newsletter1.htm www.elementgreen.com
training and seminars: www.vermico.com/seminar.htm
Kitchen Worm Composter www.elementgreen.com

COMPOST TEA
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www.vermico.com/compost_tea_brewers.htm http://www.growingsolutions.com www.soilsoup.com
attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/compost-tea-notes.html
www.westonaprice.org/bookreviews/fateful-harvest.html
book: Compost Tea Brewing Manual; author: Elaine Ingham earthfortification.com/shopexd.asp www.vermico.com/books.htm
book: An Introduction to the Soil Foodweb; author: Elaine Ingham www.soilfoodweb.com http://earthfortification.com/shopexd.asp?id=22

WORM TEA
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www.ourvitalearth.com/tea.php http://www.wackyworldsof.com/worm-tea bristen.com/natureshop/gardenjournal/wormtea.htm http://www.kitsapezearth.com/fact.html#tea

E.M. COMPOSTING
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www.emtech.org www.emrousa.com/about.html www.bokashi.co.nz http://www.eminfo.info www.agriton.nl/apnanman.html http://www.emro.co.jp www.emtrading.com http://www.embnusa.org www.emnz.com http://www.emrochina.com www.emroeurope.com http://www.multikraft.at www.school-el.net http://www.unet.or.jp www.emrokorea.com http://www.go-emco.co.jp www.embiotech.org http://www.chujosl.com www.effectivemicro-organisms.co.uk http://www.emgreen.pl www.emhellas.com http://www.emiko.de www.lindros.co.za/Effective Microorganisms.htm www.emhawaii.com
www.newfarm.org/depts/gleanings/0803/rutter.shtml
book: Beneficial and Effective Microorganisms for a Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; author: Teruo Higa
book: An Earth Saving Revolution; author: Teruo Higa www.emtechnologynetwork.org
book: Eco Pure The Front Line of EM Kitchen Garbage Recycle; author: EM Joho-shitsu
book: EM Teacher's Manual Transforming Waste www.emtechnologynetwork.org
Compost-Zing for Kitchen Waste Recycling www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm
Bokashi Compost-Zing Systems www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm
EM Kitchen Composter bucket www.emtechnologynetwork.org

RECYCLING WASTE WATER
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www.ecological-engineering.com www.wolvertonenvironmental.com www.emrousa.com/about.html http://www.emtech.org

PURIFYING WASTE WATER WITH PLANT TECHNOLOGY
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book: Growing Clean Water; author: B. C. Wolverton www.wolvertonenvironmental.com http://www.bioscan.dk www.oceanarks.org http://www.waterstewards.org

PURIFYING WATER WITH POND SAND FILTER SYSTEMS
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www.asia-arsenic.net/dhaka/posand-e.htm http://www.sos-arsenic.net

GRAY WATER RECYCLING
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http://www.oasisdesign.net http://www.ecological-engineering.com www.oceanarks.org http://www.waterrecycling.com www.waterrecycle.com.au http://www.korte-organica.hu www.livingmachines.com www.cepp.cc www.seacology.org http://www.seaweb.org
book: Builder's Greywater Guide; author: Art Ludwig www.oasisdesign.net
book: Sewage Solutions; author: Nick Grant www.newsociety.com/bookid/3914

RECYCLING HEAT FROM WASTE WATER for heating and cooling buildings
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www.demarcoenergy.com http://www.focus-solar.com

NO FLUSH COMPOSTING TOILET SYSTEMS
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www.compostingtoilet.com www.waterless.co.nz www.toiletsforall.org http://www.composttoilet.nl www.ecosan.nl http://www.sun-mar.com www.riles.org www.solartoilet.com www.envirolet-europe.com http://www.berger-biotechnik.de www.aquatron.se
book: Composting Toilet System Book; author: David Del Porto www.oasisdesign.net
book: Humanure Handbook; author: Joseph Jenkins www.jenkinspublishing.com/humanure.html
book: Wastewater Recycling Manual csestore.cse.org.in
book: The Toilet Papers: Designs to Recycle Human Waste; author: Sim Van Der Ryn www.alibris.com
article: The Worm Composting Toilet www.wormdigest.org
Compost-Zing for compost toilets www.bokashi.co.nz/order_form.htm
training for: building composting toilet systems www.cepp.cc

SOLAR WATER PURIFICATION
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www.mindquest.de/Zonnewater http://www.sunutility.com/html_pg/thermos_bottle.html www.solartoilet.com

SOLAR POWERED OZONE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
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www.hlf.org.np/spowts.htm

RECYCLING and PURIFYING INDOOR AIR by utilizing plant technology
(reducing heating and cooling costs)
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book: How To Grow Fresh Air; author: B. C. Wolverton www.wolvertonenvironmental.com
www.corporate-plants.ie/html/plants___health.html
www.nipa.asn.au/Articles/article17.htm
plantsatwork.org/pdf/NatHotelExec2.pdf
www.healthygreenatwork.org
www.iuoe.org/cm/iaq_greenbuild.asp
www.houseofplants.co.uk/healthbenefits.html
www.greenworks.com/healthbenefits.htm
www.nipa.asn.au/Articles/article6.htm
www.plantscleanair.com
www.interiorplantscaper.com/benefitp.htm
www.planterra.com/research/research_1.php
www.planterra.com/research/research_2.php
www.planterra.com/research/SymposiumUlrich.pdf
www.drdelphinium.com/green/research.asp
www.actionindoorplants.com.au/benefits.htm
www.potnplant.com.au/health.htm
www.secondnatureplants.com

SOLAR TUBE INDOOR DAYLIGHTING for growing plants indoors
(reducing heating and cooling costs)
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www.solatube.com http://www.kalwall.com www.sunpipe.com http://www.sun-dome.com
64.243.182.248/going_solar/better_schools.cfm

RAINWATER HARVESTING COLLECTION SYSTEMS
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www.ircsa.org http://www.rainharvesting.co.uk www.eng.warwick.ac.uk/dtu/rwh/index.html http://www.raincentre.org www.smartflo.com.au http://www.rainwaterclub.org www.aboutrainwaterharvesting.com http://www.krg-rainwater.com www.rainwaterharvesting.org http://www.rainwaterharvesting.net www.skywater.jp
book: Rainwater Harvesting; author: Arnold Pacey and Adrian Cullis www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13b.html
book: Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply; author: Erik Nissen Petersen www.permaculture.co.uk/erc/erc13b.html
book: Safe Rainwater Collection; author: Charmaine Taylor www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/safraincol.html
book: Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns; author: by Art Ludwig www.oasisdesign.net
book: Water Harvester's Manual csestore.cse.org.in
book: Tanks of South India csestore.cse.org.in
book: Ferrocement Water Tanks www.eco-logicbooks.com
book: Ferrocement Tank Construction Manual www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/sol.html

FOG WATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS
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www.fogquest.org http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2003/march/fog.htm
www.oas.org/osde/publications/unit/oea59e/ch12.htm
www.silsoe.cranfield.ac.uk/iwe/documents/fog.pdf
book: Fog Water Collection Manual www.fogquest.org/Manual.shtml

WATER SCARCITY
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book: Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity; author: Sandra Postel www.worldwatch.org
book: Water for every Farm; author: P. Yeomans www.acresusa.com
book: Gardening Without Water; author: Charlotte Green www.alibris.com
www.zeolite.com.au http://chapinlivingwaters.org www.ecoshower.com.au http://www.swaphep.virtualactivism.net www.thewaterpage.com

RECYCLING STORM WATER
(heat island mitigation, cleaning and filtering storm water)
Porous concrete vehicle parking areas and green parking lots
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www.grasscrete.com http://www.ecocreto.com www.nidaplast.nl http://www.hexapath.com www.perfo-uk.com http://www.hoofmark.co.uk www.netlon.co.uk/_turfsystems http://www.heitonuk.com/ground1.htm www.invisiblestructures.com.au http://www.grasspave.com/GP2/grasspave.htm www.ritter-technik.co.uk/grass.html http://www.geoproducts.org www.geosyn.co.uk/products/duoblock.html http://earth-savers.com

PURIFYING and RECYCLING POLLUTED SOIL with plants
(phytoextraction of lead, arsenic and uranium from soil)
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www.edenspace.com http://www.kengro.com

RECYCLING GLASS
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www.enviroglasproducts.com http://www.remade.org.uk www.rbgc.co.uk http://www.energywiserecycledglass.co.uk www.recycledglassworks.com http://www.bedrockindustries.com www.fireandlight.com http://www.glasstile.com www.greenglass.org http://www.icestone.biz
book: Trash to Treasure; author: Ann Van Wagner Childs eco-artware.com/books.shtml
book: Choose to Reuse, An Encyclopedia of Services, Businesses, Tools & Charitable Programs That Facilitate Reuse bookstore.greenbuilder.com/index.books

WIND ENERGY
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www.canwea.ca http://www.bergey.com http://www.activepower.com http://www.bwea.org www.tmawind.com http://www.kestrelwind.co.za www.ewea.org http://www.abundantre.com www.provenenergy.co.uk http://www.windpower.org www.vestas.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy www.windpower.org/composite-224.htm http://www.goldwind.com.cn www.ropatec.com http://www.auswea.com.au www.windenergy.org.nz http://www.gwec.net www.indianwindpower.com http://www.jwpa.jp www.suzlon.com http://www.tuulivoimayhdistys.fi www.fee.asso.fr http://www.rawi.ru www.suisse-eole.ch http://www.ruzgarenerjisibirligi.org.tr www.igwindkraft.at http://www.wind-energie.de www.afriwea.org http://www.save.szm.sk www.force2wind.com http://www.eoleres.com www.winwind.fi
books for building wind energy systems - www.scoraigwind.com/books/books.htm
Training for: building and maintaining wind generators www.scoraigwind.com www.solarenergy.org greendragonenergy.co.uk http://www.cubasolar.cu

ELECTRIC BICYCLES AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES
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www.electroauto.com http://www.nedra.com www.myebike.com www.tidalforce.com/why_M750/index.cfm www.evt-scooter.de http://www.ibike.org www.tidalforce.com http://www.nbeaa.org www.solarsailor.nl http://www.electrictransport.net www.ebikesnw.com http://www.etraction.com www.velomobile.de http://www.ecospeed.net www.dahon.com http://www.bionx.ca www.bicycle-power.com http://www.solarmobil.net www.solarwaterworld.de http://www.feelgoodcars.com www.rqriley.com http://www.solomontechnologies.com www.shortcircuit.com.au/EVCA/HOMEPAGE.HTM http://www.granturismomobility.com www.zapworld.com http://www.powabyke.com www.sunswift.com http://www.sunversy.de www.eddos.com/solarcycling http://www.electrichorse.co.uk www.elbil.no http://www.heliev.gr www.apve.pt http://www.evthai.com www.egovehicles.com http://www.e2v.co.uk www.itiselectric.com http://www.biketec.ch www.ihpva.org http://www.elweb.info www.a-e.ch http://www.electroportal.com www.revaindia.com www.avere.org www.acev.fi http://www.twike.ch www.greenspeed.com.au/special.htm http://www.elcat.fi www.eveez.com http://www.idbike.com www.ecopowertechnology.com http://www.aae.it www.alel.biz http://www.solarcycle.net www.seiko.net.tw http://www.kewet.com www.haveblue.com http://www.wildernessenergy.com www.velomobiel.nl http://www.velomobiles.net www.danskelbilkomite.dk http://www.evf-electric.fi www.avere.org http://www.citelec.org www.greenmobil.de http://www.megawattmotorworks.com www.elektromobil.com http://www.sourceguides.com/energy www.aeva.asn.au

CONVERT YOUR VEHICLE to an electric vehicle- classes, books, videos and consulting
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www.electroauto.com http://www.cloudelectric.com www.canev.com http://www.evparts.com ev-america.com http://www.kta-ev.com www.go-ev.com http://www.metricmind.com
book: Convert It; author: Michael Brown www.electroauto.com/info/books.shtml

STORING RENEWABLE ENERGY for later use
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www.activepower.com http://rpm2.8k.com www.uptenergy.com/eng http://www.piller.co.uk/energy.php www.pentadyne.com http://www.beaconpower.com/products/SolarInverterSystems/M5.htm http://www.activepower.com http://www.urenco.co.uk/flycylinder www.afstrinitypower.com/apps/app_fut.html http://www.tribologysystems.com www.satcon.com/applications/estorage.html http://www.magma.ca/~fesi/ www.amsuper.com/products/applications/windEnergy/index.cfm http://www.mechron.com/hybrid.asp ecmweb.com/mag/electric_cure_battery_blues/index.html

WATER BATTERY
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economical energy storage for developing countries and for remote sites:
Use a Ram Pump to pump water to an elevated storage tank. Then use the gravity of the water in the storage tank to generate electricity by utilizing a Micro-Hydro generator.
www.gpe-waterpumps.com http://www.microhydropower.com www.watermotor.net http://www.windmills.biz www.lorentzpumps.com http://www.greenandcarter.com www.hi-ram.co.uk http://www.waterwheelfactory.com

WHY BE STUPID?
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indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/38087/index.php

Keep our country and community strong like a rock. Please ban all GM foods from our country. Please refrain from purchasing or consuming any product containing GM materials. Please support LOCAL Organic FAMILY farmers. Please use sustainable technology. Please help disabled people, older people and poor people to grow their own organic food. Luke 10:29 THANK YOU for your help!!!

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Re: eat Local Organic food and abate global starvation

Thank you for your wonderful article and the wealth of information!
Reclaiming our food independence and restoring family farms is a peaceful way to eradicate the earth destroying agra businesses that use deadly pesticides, herbicides, avicides (yes, they poison birds) and chemical fertilizers.

How wonderful to drive all the "cide" businesses bankrupt.
Manure is much better than chemicals!
 

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