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Problem with House Plants: Brown Tips on Leaves

Watering from taps – city water contains too much fluoride. Allow water to sit overnight before watering. Shallow watering – allow water to flow freely out of pots Low Humidity – air is too dry, mist plants every few days Too much fertilizerToo much water leading to plant root rotNot enough waterChemical burnPlant diseasesDirect sunlightNutrients […]

Converting plastic and fabric waste into floor tiles using Solar Power

A 40-foot shipping container platform holds a complete mobile waste recycling plant capable of upcycling plastic and fabric waste into architectural tiles. Dealing with recyclable materials in the developed world, which often has a recycling infrastructure in place, isn’t nearly as difficult as dealing with waste in off-grid and remote areas, where plastic and other […]

Square Roots builds climate-controlled, indoor, hydroponic vertical farms

Square Roots squeezes the equivalent of 2 acres of outdoor farmland into a shipping container, growing non-GMO, fresh, tasty real food, all year round. Using vertical hydroponic farming, where plants grow year-round with LEDs rather than natural sunlight and seeds lie on trays with nutrient-rich water, stacked from the floor to the ceilings inside the shipping containers, […]

Lightweight collapsible wind turbine for adventurers

Ferber’s portable vertical axis wind turbine promises to be a lightweight option for providing off-grid electricity in places with abundant winds and problematic access to direct sunlight. The device is designed to pack down into about the size of an umbrella for transport and storage, and then to quickly unfold into a three-bladed Savonius-style turbine […]

The Sage Project

Sage Project, is a platform where design and technology come together to create the food labels we’ve always wanted — smart, simple, and personalized. Transparency: Food data should be openly available, reliable and actionable. Simplicity: Visual cues make complex data easy to digest and accessible to all. Personalization: We pinpoint info that matters most to you and your individual […]

A-jang’s Home~Art of campsite 阿將的家~藝術營地

Owners’ of Ah Jiang are Taiwan indigenous people, who from young followed their parents in farming. Every grass and plant are carefully planted by themselves. Every stone and foundation laid by the owners. 一草一木用心栽植‧一柱一石親手搭建 阿將 是鄒族人自小隨著父母耕種 每到一處 父親生起火之後才開始一天的工作 阿將爸 告訴阿將雖然我們生活很辛苦 但 要忍耐才能像這爐火 一樣 越燒越旺 生生不息 Ah Jiang and his wife are both descendants of the Zou tribe, […]

Why Composting Helps Save the Planet

Worm composting differs slightly from traditional compost. Red worms, specifically red wigglers. They break down the nutrients and reproduce more rapidly than night time crawlers. And, if you are arranging to keep your worm compost bin indoors, red worms manage the warmer temperatures significantly greater too. Some items should never be placed in a worm bin. […]

Grow you a salad every day

Organic indoor gardening just got easier, more stylish, and insanely more high tech. The Grove Ecosystem promises to change the way Americans think about growing their own food with a sleek-looking bookshelf-sized unit that connects to your mobile device. An idea born and initially developed at MIT, it is the world’s first intelligent, in-home garden that uses aquaponics to […]