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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A NEW TWIST ON THE DEBATE

It seems we can't go a couple of days without Global Warming issues and opinions taking prime newspaper, radio and TV space. The latest finding coming from the E.U. which adds a new dimension to the opinions being formed. We all have our own opinion or gut feeling about global warming and it really is very disconcerting when we read some of the reports. So we need to be as informed as possible so that our personal considerations have legitimacy.

For this reason I felt a need to share this latest report  so that people following this blog can read absorb or reject as you see fit. However the end result is not to have an opinion but to have an understanding so that we can draw conclusions that will benefit our needs, and the needs of our families and communities.

So here is the link, the rest is up to you.

Now to work:
Can Aquaponics Benefit You?
 I'm sure that you've heard the term hydroponics before. If you have you probably associated with watery produce. Back when it was first invented it was supposed to be the next big thing, that was until people started eating the food. Lately, there's been some buzz around what's called aquaponics.

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Commercial Aquaponics Farm - Aquaponic GardeningVisit to a successful Commercial Aquaponics Farm. Aquaponics is the Earth Friendly way to grow organic vegetables. Listen to Gina and T...
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Hamden High, SHA Students Shine at Science Fair
Hamden High students takes second place in one catagory, while an SHA student chosen to compete in NY competition.

Two Hamden students took prizes Saturday at the final day of the 63rd annual Connecticut Science Fair held at Quinnipiac University.
Yiyuan Hu, a junior at Hamden High School, placed second in the fair’s Life Sciences category. Yiyuan will now compete for more than

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New Grants from OHA Announced
BY MALIA HILL - The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has just announced the award of $329,000 in “Community-Based Economic Development” grants to nine programs that will help make Native Hawaiians “economically successful and self-sufficient.”

You know, when you read enough grant-type literature, that kind of phrasing really starts to drive you crazy.

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Training for Haiti's Living Food Bank® Begins in Wisconsin

The launch of the first Living Food Bank® aquaponic system will bring fresh fish and vegetables to many. The construction of this system is nearing completion on the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in Haiti and the training for the individuals who will oversee the operation of the system has begun in Montello, Wisconsin.
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Locavores, SPIN Farmers, and Pumpkineers--Oh My!
Even Newark, N.J., is becoming a grow-it-yourself paradise
For many readers, the spring has just sprung and the grass is riz, as the poet said. It's time, in other words, to turn our attention to growing things or, more to the point, to words related to growing things.

A column last year introduced some climate-friendly food terms, such as foodshed, the area where a person or family can obtain locally grown food; food miles, the distance that a food item travels from its source to the consumer; and locavore, a person who eats only locally grown food. (I didn't know it at the time, but it turns out...
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The Local Food Revolution
By Michael Brownlee
A local food revolution is quietly unfolding in our midst right here in Boulder County. It’s a revolution aimed at rebuilding this region’s capacity to feed its own people, to ensure food security and food sovereignty for all.

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As Aragorn has begun, so we must go on.
Leni appeared almost the moment he had done so. MILLINOCKET SCHOOL DEPT was written up the side, big black letters against a yellow background. " So, my father, we dragged him out, groaning, to the cleft that is above in the breast of aquaponics in education old Stone Witch, that same cleft where Galazi had found the bones.
"He hath twice manfully served me. � �It is now a full hour past noon,� said �omer. He was sterling stuff, even if he aquaponics in education a survival of darkness. At last she fell asleepand dreamed of a blond, grayeyed youth fighting for his life against a swarm of attackin

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I don't have a curriculum, but I do have a large file of powerpoint slides from Colorado Aquaponics.  I'm also gleaning all of the information I can find. 2.  So far, all of my aquaponics systems have been funding by a couple of grants from donorschoose.org as well as a small bit of program budget funding.  My advisory committee has gathered up the funding I need to set up a greenhouse based system. We are setting up a fund with the three local banks that will allow my students to borrow the money needed to purchase fish, feed, testing supplies, etc.,

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(Aquaponics florida >> aquaponics i danmark) (west coast ...
aquaponics be constructed from trex deck lumber. how to care tilapia for aquaponics

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UCSD students team up with ECOLIFE foundation
A group of UCSD engineering students has joined the San Diego-based nonprofit ECOLIFE Foundation to develop technology that will help reduce the need for bushmeat hunting while maintaining the diets of residents of Ugandan towns.
They are building a sustainable aquaponics system for the communities that will be delivered this spring, according to a press release.

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Hernando's local harvest is bountiful
“I’m so excited,” Audry Mosher tells visitor Bill Bonner, right, as she shows off the swiss chard she planted in a Verti-Grow hydroponic container at the Auro Community Garden south of Brooksville last week. A U.S. Department of Agriculture survey has shown an increase in the number of farmers Hernando.

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Aquaponics and light choices to grow food that's worth the time and $$
First of all I'm posting this here because I plan to do the following as an organic flood table setup (using Bio-Bizz), or as an aquaponics setup....possibly even considering soil filled tray with drippers. The second reason I am posting here is to avoid all the senseless banter I'd probably get in the lighting forum for inquiring about LED lights. And lastly, because I highly value the input of the people that hang around this forum.
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Biogas and How to Make a DIY Anaerobic Digester (Video)
by Sami Grover, Carrboro, NC, USA
Biogas and anaerobic digestion made number one in HowStuffWorks' list of wacky alternative energy, and poop-to-energy biogas projects have proven popular on Discovery News too. From biogas in Haitian slums to green gas being sold direct to UK consumers, there are plenty of examples of innovative projects turning biodegreadable waste into both energy and fertilizer. But how can someone at home get a piece of the action? The Urban Farming Guys have just released a great video showing how they built a DIY biogas digester using little more than some tanks, piping, rubber seals and a grinder. Oh, and a whole load of cow poop.

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Aquaponics Project to Provide Fish, Vegetables
Today was the last official day of our aquaponics setup. If you aren't familiar with the system, you need to talk to Rev. Jeff Greer at Grace Chapel about it. He speaks with the passion and dreamer's view of what this system could mean to this community in the future.

A small team took a random set of resources and have put together a fully functional hydroponic vegetable garden and fish pond together to work symbiotically to produce what could be a monthly harvest of food.
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Goodness Gracious, Great Gobs of Greens!
Full of texture and bursting with flavor, a well-constructed salad is anything but boring.
Italian-Style Arugula Salad
Salad of Strawberries and Watercress
Mixed Lettuces with Pears, Fennel, Walnuts and Parmesan
Arugula, Beet and Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Tasty Taco Salad
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NASA Begins Arctic Mission
This year’s Operation IceBridge continues the airborne surveys studying changes in polar ice, glaciers and sea ice, as a means of monitoring our global climate.
Courtesy NASA
Washington, D.C. — Researchers and flight crew arrived in Thule, Greenland, in mid-March for the start of NASA's 2011 Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in Arctic polar ice. This year's plans include surveys of Canadian ice caps and expanded international collaboration.
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Eat in Season: Asparagus
Enjoy asparagus three ways this spring.
Tall, slender stalks of bright green asparagus are as much a harbinger of spring as is the highly anticipated melting of snow or pretty bulb flowers popping their heads and necks out of the ground.

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Wild About Dandelions
Learn how to use freshly harvested wild dandelion greens at their young and tender best.
I’m going wild again, just like I did last year. My suburban wildness — if such a thing is possible — centers on a simple spring ritual that starts in mid-April and continues through mid-May: harvesting wild dandelion greens at their young and tender best.
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Hope that gives you plenty to think about
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