Browsing the "Garden and Yard Care" Category

The Muncher; Garbage Eating Industrial Composting Machine

September 10th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Wouldn't it be great if world's garbage did not end up in landfills or be incinerated? And wouldn't it be great if you can throw out your garbage and a big composting machine can turn it into nutrient filled mulch in matter of hours and not months or years? If a green technology company called Ecologico-Logic had its way, it just may be possible to turn garbage into plant food and we don't have to worry about clogging landfills or polluting the air. [Top image: Artist rendering of 50 ton per day capacity muncher by Jacob Dickinson, used with permission from Ecologic Logic

Eating Garden Snails

September 9th, 2011 | by Luke Seall

The garden snail. A formidable pest and one that has tormented gardeners for generations. I have experimented with many methods to control or in some cases eradicate these pesky critters, but whatever I try they still feast on my produce before I do. It is infuriating, but being angry at snails does not seem to work. So instead I have turned the problem on it’s head and embraced the garden snail with open arms and an empty stomach. From now on if I catch a snail eating my lettuce, I eat the snail. Simple, sustainable, effective and delicious!

Keeping the World’s Seeds Safe

August 29th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Apart from the devastating role globalization has in diminishing our seeds, the world's agricultural diversity is at risk every time a disaster strikes, and with a continuous loss of seed varieties we get more and more vulnerable. The idea behind The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is to offer backup storage for the world's crop diversity

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