A new type of extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out fires has been built by two engineering students in the US. Both chemical- and water-free, the invention offers a relatively non-destructive method of fire control, which could find applications in fighting small fires in the home, and the researchers now hold a preliminary patent application for their device.
While the concept of using sound waves to extinguish flames is not new, previous attempts to realize the principle – including efforts by teams at West Georgia University and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – had not been successful.
Undeterred by this, as well as initial [...]
By Dr. Mercola
High-quality soil is crucial to grow nutrient-dense plants. Tragically, most of our soil is being significantly damaged, thanks to modern farming methods. Gabe Brown is a true pioneer in teaching about regenerative land management, which helps restore soil health.
Gabe was originally trained as a traditional farmer of the conventional mindset, using heavy tilling, genetically engineered (GE) crops, and chemical principles in his challenging growing farm environment of North Dakota.
I actually had the opportunity to personally met Gabe last week when I was keynote speaker at the ACRES USA conference in Columbus. He is every bit as knowledgeable [...]
Small Vegetable Garden Ideas
Small vegetable garden ideas. Would you just love to grow vegetables, but you don’t have the space? While a big sprawling garden may be the ideal, quality vegetables can be grown even in the absence of a garden. Many people who live in flats in crowded towns and cities still manage to grow great vegetables to enjoy.Small Vegetable Garden Ideas – Container Garden
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When you don’t have a garden to plant in, you can turn to container gardening to grow your fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s easy to find pots and other containers, both large and small that work great on small back [...]
How to Start a Vegetable Garden
How to start a vegetable garden? Begin in a small way, don’t be too ambitious. Learn how to vegetable garden and enjoy eating your own fresh produce.
There is a great surge in interest in growing vegetables and fruit for family use and this has to be a good thing if not only to save money, fuel and reduce our carbon foot print.
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A vegetable garden is a long term commitment. You need to give up time for planning. Regular hours to work your vegetable plot, prepare the ground, sow seeds and set out vegetable plants. Maintenance such as weeding, feeding and [...]
How to Create a Butterfly Garden with Bees in Mind?
How to create a butterfly garden? Is it simple to do and will a butterfly garden also attract bees?
When you start your first garden it can be quite a challenge. Not just physically but gaining the knowledge about what and how to plant. You look at professional gardens or amateur’s established gardens and think that it cannot be that difficult.
Gardening is one of those hobbies where you never stop learning but at the same time can create something while in that learning process. Sow hardy annual seeds directly into the soil, buy a shrub or two, maybe a rose and a climber. Whatever takes your fancy. But [...]
Birds In Your Garden – Garden Wildlife and Wildlife Gardens
Birds in your garden along with other garden wildlife bring your garden to life. But are wildlife gardens essential to attract garden birds?
It depends upon how you define a wildlife garden. There is a difference between a wildlife friendly garden and a wildlife garden. For the vast majority of us, the best approach is to create a wildlife friendly garden.
The size of your garden will restrict what you will be able to plant but it is viable to provide something on even the smallest flat balcony or back yard.
Here are some hints and tips about designing your garden and choosing, planting and [...]