Water Egg

Water Egg
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Water, water everywhere… but it’s not always drinkable, so the ‘lucky’ few buy and drink water from plastic bottles. Be that as it may, whether you walk on it, swim in or under it, whether you drink it or just like to look and listen to it, water is in so many ways both pleasing and vital for us, so perhaps we need to look more on how we use ‘The Blood of Mother Earth

For a starter, when water is contained, it can be described as ‘a single molecule’… with all sorts of interesting and sometimes contradictory eccentricities, for instance it expands when it freezes, and if it’s not the only substance in the universe to do this, it’s one of a very few to do so.

Well you know what they say, “You can lead a horse to water…”

Viktor Schauberger is to Water, what Nikola Tesla is to Electricity. Viktor wrote extensively about the importance of how water should be moved and stored to keep or to enhance it’s vitality… the Water Egg is it seems, in keeping with that idea. Lyall Watson’s (Supernatural) ‘The Dreams of Dragons’ also has an elegant review of Water.

Website: Centre for Implosion Research Shop

Backyard Aeroponics: Self Sustaining Farm for Wisconsin cold

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Benjamin Staffeldt grew up on a farm and works in a garden center so when he and his wife Sara moved into a rental home (a duplex), it was only natural he’d want to start farming his (shared) backyard. They began with containers and then bought a kit greenhouse to extend the growing season and were selling to local supermarkets and restaurants, but the heating bills to farm during Wisconsin winters (with temperatures as low as -70°F) was cutting sharply into their profits.

They knew they had to maximize greenhouse space so they decided to grow vertical and to grow differently. They experimented with hydroponics and finally settled on aeroponics. “So aeroponics is similar to hydroponics using water rather than soil, but it’s mist,” explains Benjamin. “It’s a mist that comes on inside the growing chamber, and it comes on every 3 minutes for 10 seconds, it’s a really high oxygen water that’s hitting that root. The method was actually developed and is being used by NASA because it uses so much less water and the speed of growth is much faster.”

To fully customize the growing experience, they added a thermal wrap to their aeroponics towers which helps refract light to help keep the temperature stable within the grow chambers. They’re now growing enough in their 10′ by 12′ greenhouse for farming to be Sara’s full-time job.

They’re hoping to commercialize their hybrid system- what they call Art Garden. It’s geared toward those looking to grow in a cold climate and in a small space (one unit fits into 4 square feet). This is all part of an increasingly customized growing world that Ben hopes might make farmers out of more of us.

1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres

Video: YouTube

This farm is absolutely amazing. They have 10,000 fish and 500 yards of compost and produce 1 MILLION pounds of Food per year. This has to be the way of the future if we are going to feed the population of Earth as we grow.

The beauty about this type of system is that it could also be utilized on marginal land as well.

Solar Power Makes a Comeback

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Invest in the security of your own home. Invest in your Power supply by installing solar panels and solar hot water systems, build a green house and grow your own food… or don’t become self sufficient.

Soil Depletion and Foods: Quick Facts

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