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Archive for October, 2009


Food, Inc.

The Food, Inc. movie is now online, and is a recommended watch. Commercial farming, full of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, growth hormones and who knows what all causes a lot of health defects in humans, and consumes a tremendous amount of fossil fuels and water. If you ever needed a reason to grow some veggies, chickens and rabbits in your back yard, here is a good one.

Watch the whole movie
Learn more about the movie
Learn more about local organic food
Learn more about local organic food

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Solar Tutorials and Interactive Simulator

We ran across a site that has a good set of tutorials explaining off grid and grid tie solar power systems. The interactive simulator is educational as well. Check it out at http://www.freesunpower.com/basic_advanced.php.

Other good tutorials:
http://www.backwoodssolar.com/reference/solar_power.htm
http://hacknmod.com/topics/diy-free-energy/
http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/

Let us know if you find more that should be listed. sspence@green-trust.org

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Improving soil a necessity if we are to sustain ourselves

Ingham believes that traditional soil additives such as chemical and salt-based fertilizers, ammonia and lime are damaging our soils and diminishing our ability to produce abundant crops. “Stop killing your soils with your chemical addiction,” she adamantly stated and added that “what we need to do is add large amounts of well-made compost to our soils to reintroduce beneficial organisms. If you are trying to grow a certain crop and your soil needs more fungi the compost or tea can be made to support that need. If your crop needs more beneficial organisms a batch is made to meet that need. If you want to improve a home garden or flower beds, emerging orchards or young forests the same holds true.” Dr. Charles Cubbage, semi-retired environmental consultant and retired toxics expert for the State of Michigan, was an attendee and not shy to say “Michigan has a great opportunity to benefit from recognizing the importance of soil ecology and the benefits we can reap from improving our soils because of our niche farms.”

http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/Improving-soil-necessity-to-sustain-ourselves.html

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My New Granddaughter

I held my new granddaughter (our first) today. 5 lbs. 14.6 oz. of adorableness. Jaymi was born at 8:08 this am. It brought back memories of when my children were born so many years ago. Mallory is doing well, and may be home by Friday. Linda and I are so proud, My son Steven even had tears in his eyes, which I did not expect. Great grandma was there, and great great grandma will get to see her soon. Pictures to be posted soon.

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Aquaponics Solutions

apsolutionsImagine a Garden Where There’s No More Weeds or Soil Pests, No Tilling or Cultivating, No Fertilizer Spreading or Compost Shredding, No Manure Spreading or Irrigating, and No Tractor Shed Required…

And Yet… Your Plants Grow Abundantly, Taste Amazing, and
Are Extremely Healthy. Here’s How It Works:

Click Here!

Homemade Hydroponics – You DON’T need to go spending upwards of hundreds or thousands of dollars on hydroponic systems when you can find out the information that will show you how to build your own hydroponic system and have it up and growing for around $50 Click Here!

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Earthtronic’s Honeywell Windtronics WT 6500–A Review

I keep telling folks that the new “Honeywell” wind turbine is a case of marketing trumping science, but here’s the real scoop from a real wind guy!

http://www.wind-works.org/SmallTurbines/Windtronics760EstimatedGeneration.html

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Emergency Shelter Ideas

We came across an idea we think is great for emergency shelter, is reasonably priced, and keeps you out of the mud, above the critters, and takes up little space. It’s quick and easy to set up, and is always with you.

http://www.cartopcamper.com/

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Solar Heating or Greenhouse Differential Controllers

A differential controller monitors two temperature probes, and turns on fans or pumps accordingly. Here is an inexpensive kit so you can build your own:


Basic Differential Controller Kit

http://www.green-trust.org/products/

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Free medical guides

We have posted updated versions of “Where There Is No Doctor”, Where There Is No Dentist”, and the “Special Operations Forces Medical handbook, 2001″ at http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/. We hope these resources will be of value to you in the future, so please download and archive them now. As always, if these resources are helpful to you, please consider a donation at http://www.green-trust.org/wordpress/why-donate-to-green-trust/. We will be traveling to SC in 2 weeks (after our granddaughter is born) to work on solar / aquaponics systems with Travis Hughey, and help with that move will be appreciated. We will document our workshops and systems and post them here for your education and enjoyment.

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The Culmination in Cellular Nutrition Tele-seminars

BAC Academy Series
Awakening The Genius Within
“The Culmination in Cellular Nutrition”
Must attend October tele-seminars

Mark your calendar to attend this two (2) parts telephone series on the culmination of cellular nutrition and the science of Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) with Roland Thomas, BSc, ND and his guests.

Wednesday October 14 – Part I of II – History, Research and Technology

Wednesday October 28 – Part II of II – Usages, Guidelines,Benefits and Cases

CONFERENCE ACCESS DETAILS

FROM 8:30PM TO 9:30PM – EASTERN TIME
FROM 7:30PM TO 8:30PM – CENTRAL TIME
FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM – MOUNTAIN TIME
FROM 5:30PM TO 6:30PM – PACIFIC TIME

CONFERENCE TELEPHONE : (402) 237-2015
CONFERENCE ACCESS PIN : 788363#

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