Category Archives: hydroponics

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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The trompe moves water, compresses air and apparantly removes iron from water, all without electricity.

The first video is specifically about how a Trompe is being used to remove iron from water and to clean the river without external power.  The second is a more thorough explanation about this practically forgotten 16th century technology. We can … Continue reading

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A rain gutter garden watering system.

(Larry Hall) Here is a video about what Larry calls a rain gutter garden. I have seen various versions of this, usually involving five gallon buckets connected to a primary water source. While I do not consider it to be … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #14- Talking aquaponics with Glynn Barber, President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association

So a little while ago I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Glynn Barber, who is the President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association and the inventor of ECSIA. During the interview we discussed aquaponics from a variety of … Continue reading

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Tropical Greenhouse in Alliance Nebraska

Russ Finch Here is another example of what I consider to be a good use of technology that doesn’t fit neatly into the Permaculture toolbox. The reason it doesn’t fit is because one of our primary design principles is to … Continue reading

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DIYFS #11: Interview with Linda Proffitt at Peaceful Grounds

We have a long one for you this week folks. A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives, where we discussed several of their most recent activities. This interview runs about an hour … Continue reading

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Super garden space saver. Hydroponic tower garden.

Food Abundance These are the types of solutions that a lot of Permie purists reject. For this I say, use appropriate technology. If you have limited space, are dealing with toxic soil in the concrete jungle or need a high … Continue reading

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Vertical Farms in Singapore (Using tech to localize food production)

Journeyman Pictures First off let me say that I really enjoy Journeyman Pictures short documentaries, and you should do whatever you can to support them. The next thing I would like to discuss is why I post this video, and … Continue reading

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Small scale aquaponics with Ann “Aqua Annie” Forsthoefel

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Vertical aquaponic greenhouse farm in Wyoming.

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Paul Wheatons Keynote Speech from the S California Permaculture Convergence. Super informative.

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A tower garden tour- complete with a do not do lesson.

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