Creating a PERMA-culture

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Harvard Scientists Moving Ahead on Plans for Atmospheric Geoengineering Experiments

The climate researchers intend to launch a high-altitude balloon that would spray a small quantity of reflective particles into the stratosphere.<p>A …

Solidarity Economy Showcase: Ellon Hinengo Co-operative Society, Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Cooperative College)

The P2P Foundation is serializing videos on the Solidarity Economy produced by the SUSY (Sustainable and Solidarity Economy) Project. See all videos …

Greece

Japan's Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots - Bloomberg

As the average age of farmers globally creeps higher and retirement looms, Japan has a solution: robots and driver-less tractors.<p>The Group-of-Seven …

Cities Have a Role in Making Sure “Local Food” Is Local

From open-air farmers markets to community gardens to farm-to-table menus, the local food movement has been a powerful catalyst in urban placemaking. …

Water

2016 Dirty Dozen List Highlights Fruits and Vegetables You Should Always Buy Organic

Knowing which foods to buy and which to avoid can be a daunting task. And now that pesticide use on produce has become a major topic in the food …

Garden-care giant to drop chemicals linked to bee declines

DENVER (AP) — Amid ominous warnings about threats to pollinators and the food crops they make possible, garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm the most important pollinators of all: bees.<p>Bees are critical to the food supply because about …

Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture

What if the future of farming took root in the city rather than in the countryside? London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners explores that idea …

Agriculture

How Urban Farms Are Changing the Way We Eat

Are rooftop greenhouses the next big thing in local produce?<p>"These are spoiled plants," says Gotham Greens co-founder and CEO Viraj Puri, gesturing toward seemingly endless rows of perfectly symmetrical leaves — butter lettuce, arugula, basil — in vibrant, uniform shades of green.<p>His point is …

Farming

Major hotel chain to grow vegetables at 1000 properties to cut food waste

Accorhotels, which includes Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis, will reduce number of main courses on offer and record all food thrown away<p>One of the world’s biggest hotel chains has announced it will plant vegetable gardens at many of its hotels as part of a plan to cut food waste by a …

Food Security

Ostrich could revolutionize the meat industry. But will Americans eat it?

Located on a 120-acre farm in Boise, Idaho, American Ostrich Farms (AOF) is working to provide an unexpected source of protein to American consumers. …

Agriculture

“Moon Hoax Not”: Short Film Explains Why It Was Impossible to Fake the Moon Landing

S.G. Collins doesn’t trust the United States government. They “lie all the time, about all kinds of things,” he insists, “and if they haven’t lied to …

A Massive Aquaponic Lettuce And Fish Farm Will Grow In A Brooklyn Warehouse | Fast Company

The startup is one of a handful that will open large-scale urban farms this year.<p>Chefs tell us that the produce that we grow is literally the best produce that they’ve ever eaten.

Sustainability

Tomato growth boosted with a spray of nanoparticles

Fans of <i>The Simpsons</i> may recall Lisa using genetic engineering to create a super tomato that she hoped would cure world hunger. Now researchers at …

Edible spoons promise to be tasty while saving the planet

Tired of seeing mountains of plastic cutlery polluting India's landfills, Narayana Peesapaty had an idea: What if you could eat your disposable spoon rather than toss it?<p>Peesapaty, a researcher and agriculture consultant from Hyderabad, India, developed an edible spoon made of millet, rice and …

Recycling

Eating Enough Fruits And Veggies Isn't Nearly As Expensive As You Think

Especially if you cut back on your chip and dip spending.<p>As long as the U.S. government has been offering nutrition advice, Americans have essentially ignored it. Have you eaten enough vegetables today?<p>The vast majority of us -- some 85 percent -- fall far short of the recommended levels of fruit …

Watch this haunting short film about a woman who has the last job that hasn't been taken by a robot

On her way to work, Alice sees a headline informing her of job rumors sparking a migration crisis in India. A little later she sees a billboard advertising an "Over 30s" retirement home and a snaking line outside a food bank.<p>This is the world inhabited by the person with the last job on Earth.<p>At …

Vertical farming moves into the store

Recently-opened vertical farms from the likes of FarmedHere and AeroFarms allow produce to be grown more efficiently, transported shorter distances …

Aquaculture

An Upside To Climate Change? Better French Wine

While climate change threatens coastal cities and generates extreme weather, the effects of global warming could bring good news to some of France's most esteemed vineyards.<p>Here, the conditions needed to produce early-ripening fruit, which is historically associated with highly rated wines, have …

Climate Change

Goal Zero 2016 Spring Brochure

The Goal Zero 2016 Spring Brochure is here! It is stocked full of great articles, amazing photos and our currently available product information and …

Edible Landscaping is the Future of Public Space

Source: Edible Landscaping is the Future of Public Space For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.by ARIANA MARISOL Edible landscaping is the …

Meicai is closing the gap between fields and dinner plates

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Agriculture

Most Urban Farmers Aren't Making a Living

The strong social mission of most urban farms might not be enough for longterm viability, a study suggests.<p>A new type of agriculture has recently taken shape in American cities. Vacant properties and high-rise rooftops are morphing into farms, yielding fresh produce and honey, and exposing urban …

Is bigger always better? Meet the 'tiny house movement'

While most people think bigger is better, an increasing number of people are embracing what is called the "Tiny House Movement," a trend where people are downsizing their living spaces.<p>"What we realized is that living with the least, we're gaining the most," Gabriella Morrison told NBC's Craig …

Tiny Idea House in a Shipping Container

Cargotecture c192 Nomad, shown in these renderings, has been selected as the 2011 <i>Sunset</i> Idea House, according to information posted online by …

Growing your own in a small city home

<b>"Try this one," she says. "It tastes of mustard"</b><p>Naomi Schillinger leans down and plucks a cutting from a small plant in her garden.<p>The spiky leaf is such a deep, dark red, it almost looks purple. It tastes hot and tangy - a little like wasabi peas.<p>She leans back and grins, before pointing to …

Gardening

Smartphone-controlled microfarming system can grow veggies in tiny spaces

Homegrown fruits and vegetables might seem like an impossibility in a small apartment, but students at MIT are working on a way to garden …

Aquaculture

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

8 Ways to Buy Natural Organic Food on a Budget

As Kermit the Frog so famously said, it’s not that easy being green. You want to do the right thing for yourself, your family, and the planet, but …