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Blog Highlights – 7/28/14


Sustainable blog of the week: A Lazy Girl Goes Green | Life and style |

Trudi Holden on  writing about and living sustainably, taking shortcuts, that there is always more to do, and why she talks to cows

This Week in Sustainability: New Developments in Renewable Energy – Microsoft Green Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

The Official Blog of Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability Team

Coastal wetlands could protect New York City from storms – and the Nature Conservancy is spreading the word : TreeHugger

The Nature Conservancy is teaching New Yorkers about the protective natural ecosystems in the city

7 Clever Ways to Lower Your Water Bill this Summer | Eartheasy Blog

: When the hot sun blazes, we double or even quadruple our water use. Make every drop count with these off-beat tips.

Q&A on the “Waters of the US” Proposed and Interpretive Rule | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

There has been a lot of attention lately on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it engages with the farming community on the proposed rule to define “Waters of the

 

Jonah Askin – 7.8.2014

Jonah 6This is the end of my 6th week at NTP. I scrubbed the micro greens trays with Nicole on Saturday, other than that all I’ve done in the warehouse is test the water in my IBC system (still high in nitrite) and do a couple of troubleshooting things with it. I also signed up the system to compete for the most unique aquaponics system at the aquaponics festival in Longmont this August.

Joe Barrett –7.13.2014

microgreenThis week Nourish the Planet has consisted of more moving and much of it has been suitable for the show dirty jobs!

Each day started with harvesting our barley fodder out of our hydroponic fodder system (micro greens) pod. We completed our final harvest on Tuesday and now we will begin cleaning that pod and prepping it for the move. On the topic of our hydroponic fodder systems; Dr. Wayne Dorband has given me a research project this week that I’ve just begun. I have begun researching and compiling information on all the hydroponic fodder companies I can find. I am also researching and compiling articles and forum websites where hydroponic fodder is discussed. This will be an ongoing research project for me.

Teaching Children About Organic Farming

children farmingGetting children involved in farming and home gardening projects can help them connect with nature while exposing them to some fresh air. It also gives them the opportunity to help their parents with gardening. It’s a great way to engage kids in outdoor activities where they can produce food and get exercise all while having some fun. All natural farming or organic farming doesn’t use any toxic chemicals or elements that are harmful to the environment or to humans.

Livestock Alternate Nutrition & Cost Effectiv...


cattel farmWhen producing beef-and-cattle-based farm animal products, you should aim with forages to provide the majority of the food for your herd. However, many cattle farmers are challenged with forage growth issues like changes in forage quality, lack of rain, excessive heat, and rising costs of hay. This article will show you several cost effective alternatives and supplements that you can feed your animals during summer to minimize heat stress among cattle and give them enough nutrition for optimal growth and health. A healthy herd that is fed mostly grass-based forages rarely needs any medical attention or antibiotics, and they are ecologically friendly without any negative side effects.