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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Patagonian EcoAldeas

In Argentina, in Patagonia, there is what they call an "EcoAldea", or Eco-village.  I know, hippies, Earth-firsters, granola crunchers.  BUT, what they have on the rest of us is that they are going hard after ways to do things that work really well, are super-cheap or free, can be done with materials on hand, look beautiful (if unconventional), and only add life to the environment around them, not damage it.  Nothing wrong with that, after all, we were commanded to steward the Earth, not destroy it.  Anything else is probably viewed as disobedience to the one we call God, and thus, sin.

So check out this video.  Forgive me the Spanish headers, but you'll still be able to understand what's going on.  There's no dialogue, just pictures and videos.  It's a beautiful vision of what can be done when many hands belonging to like-minded people work toward common goals.

I hope you enjoyed the video.  It's food for thought, and action.  Please understand that even now, it is entirely possible to build a wonderful, comfortable habitation that uses NO outside electricity, water, gas, heating, and recycles all wastes completely.  These houses may turn out to look NOTHING like what you are used to seeing, but they are every bit as comfortable and enjoyable as any house you may be aware of right now, or more so.  More about that in another post.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oscar Perone of Argentina and his PermApiculture

Oscar Perone is a growing figure worldwide in the realm of apiculture, or bee keeping.  His methods are quite different from the typical european/american style of apiculture.  The following is a short series of video clips that highlight a few aspects of his method.  Enjoy.

If you would like to discuss this in more depth, in English, or Spanish, please feel free to contact me via the comments section.



Friday, January 6, 2012

Brace Yourself, America is Tanking!

This is a very long program, at almost 3 hours in length, but is very enlightening.  I don't hold all the same views as Chris Hedges, the well-known journalist and author, but the guy is super sharp and a fount of information.

Take a gander, when you have time.  It is really worth listening to/watching.



Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Commentary on Irresponsible Spending

So I joined a site named  There I found this video, which says it all.

If this doesn't get your gander up, you're probably comatose, or worse.



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Aquaculture Video

Here's an interesting video on raising marine fish inside the country and using plant-based feeds, not animal proteins.  I would like to set up an aquaponics system and use mostly duckweed as the protein source.  Duckweed is very  high in excellent quality protein and grows at astounding rates.  The difficulty is that it also requires large surface areas to produce rapidly, and optimum temperatures.


Let me know what you think.



Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year!

We're here in Fairfield with our good friends celebrating the new year.  Good food and good conversations while the Bengals struggle to catch up to the Ravens.

My friend wants to go to that island that I wrote about earlier.  He needs to get away from it all.  That place IS away from it all.

I, however, have to come up with a financial miracle to make something like that happen.

Happy New Year to all my readers!