Farming

Survive climate change with these top edible foods that grow in hot conditions.

Temperatures are rising across the planet. It is feared India could be uninhabitable by 2100. Alaska has set all-time high temperature records. Thousands died in Europe during prolonged heatwaves. Extreme temperatures will stress population centers and if food shortages occur, we may be forced to supply or supplement our food…
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Farming

Build a cheap min-greenhouse out of old shelving units

A greenhouse is great for starting off young seedlings or growing plants year-round. By utilizing transparent barriers around the greenhouse framework, solar radiation is allowed to enter the greenhouse (heating it up) while retaining heat and moisture needed for optimal plant growth. Here's how to build a simple, and cheap,…
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Farming

Is human waste OK to use for compost or fertilizer?

Any farmer will tell you that when it comes to efficiently growing food, compost is "black gold".  But some fear that fertilizer or compost made from human waste could be at risk of containing heavy metals, pathogens, or pharmaceuticals causing many environmentalists to consider it unsafe for enhancing plant growth.…
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