What is a Water Table?

If you’ve decided to go off grid and become a modern homesteader, you’ll likely need a well. While rainwater harvesting methods can help conserve and reuse the Earth’s precious blue gold, a well is a reliable source of water. Before purchasing land, you’ll need to assess if and at what … Read more

Traditional Yurts as Sustainable Homes

It seems that yurts are popping up everywhere – campgrounds, spas, vacation homes, guest quarters, even a home office. And why not, yurts are low impact and comfortable. Traditional yurts, called a Mongolian Felt Tent or Ger, are designed to be portable, carried by a single pack animal, and set … Read more

The 100 Dollar Laptop

The 100 Dollar laptop, also known as the Children’s Machine, 2B1 and better known as the XO-1, is an inexpensive sub notebook computer. It was created with the goal of distributing the laptop to children in developing countries, effectively giving them the opportunity to explore and learn, in the end … Read more

What is a Woodland Garden?

If you have a problematic set of trees in your yard or property that you simply don’t know what to do with, go with a positive mode of thinking and “make the problem the solution” and make those trees into part of a shade-loving garden. The trees will naturally provide … Read more

Clean Technologies, the Future?

Clean technologies provide the shining beacon of hope in the dark world issues of climate change, energy security and energy price hikes. We need new solutions and we need them fast. The industry that provides the practical solutions to these problems is fast growing and covers many aspects of sustainable … Read more

What is a Physic Garden?

Surely you have heard of a botanical garden, and maybe you’ve roamed around the sanctuary like place seeing and smelling the different flora and fauna carefully cared for and studied by public and botanists alike. Yet did you know that the first known botanical garden, in fact was a physic … Read more