Prettiest Composting Toilets

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The prettiest composting toilet in Oakland!  This toilet was built during a full bathroom remodel.
The collection chamber is below the house in a sectioned off area of the crawl space.

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Urban Agroecology Sustainability

green-basics-organic-produce-standSome environmental activists have used the metaphor of the lifeboat to explain how we can get out of our worsening environmental predicament. Business-as-usual is the Titanic, sinking fast. What we need, then, is a renewable energy powered life raft (complete with organic rations) to rescue us. To lead the way, we need a kind of lighthouse. As Altieri sees it, urban farms and gardens based on the principles of agroecology can serve as that beacon.

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4 Best Methods for Off-the-Grid Food Production

beautiful gardenFor most of us producing all of our own food is just a fantasy. It evokes visions of multiple acres of fertile land, long work days, and expensive machinery. However, none of these are necessary to achieve self-sufficient foodproduction.

There are many gardening techniques that can produce an abundance of food for you and your family without requiring a lot of space, money or equipment. What each of these methods will require is your time, but not the dawn-to-dusk work hours associated with farming.

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Elements of Fire, Water, Air, Earth

elementalThe very beginning of the creation of the Universe within the Mind of The One is symbolically identified with those well-known words “Let there be Light”, Fiat Lux! At that point the entire Universe was thus created within the infinite Mind of God, God then became The First Cause for the Universe and The Source of everything that Is. And so it was then that entire magnificent Universe in all of its spheres came into being.

It should also be noted this does not only apply to the physical Universe according to science with its “big bang theory”, or indeed as interpreted by religion as written in Genesis I, but it rather applies to all the Great Planes of life from the very highest vibration of The Source, The First Cause, God, descending all the way down to the physical world of Matter.

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Hemp as a Fuel and Energy Source

hemp is not marijuanaThe most important aspect of industrial hemp farming, the most compelling thing hemp offers us, is fuel. Right now we are depleting our reserves of petroleum and buying it up from other countries. It would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.
Petroleum fuel increases carbon monoxide in the atmosphere and contributes heavily to global warming and the greenhouse effect, which could lead to global catastrophe in the next 50 years if these trends continue. Do you want to find out if they are right, or do you want to grow the most cost effective and environmentally safe fuel source on the planet? Using hemp as an energy and rotation crop would be a great step in the right direction.

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