Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

… Dilli Haat Exhibition, the second exhibition started from November 25th to November 30th at Nature Bazaar, New Delhi. This exhibition was a part of 22nd Annual Nature Bazaar which was organised by Dastakaar, a non-government organisation, in association with Delhi Tourism, Government of Delhi. In Nature Bazaar over 100 craft groups, small producers & designers showcased a wide range of hand-crafted lifestyle accessories, striking metal crafts, intricately carved decorative home furnishings, …

Nora Pouillon and the Birth of the Farm-to-Table Movement

… time on their farm, just outside Vienna. There on-site caretakers Nanni and Alois grew all their own food, composted, baked and made their own soap. Everything that could be used or reused was, including human waste. Pouillon lovingly describes home-made cream, corn mush, and a sourdough bread that took all day to bake. Pouillon’s interest in food began early. Besides hanging out in Nanni’s kitchen, she watched her grandmother, Omi, kill chickens neatly and carefully before using every bit …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

… car off the road for three months. 2. Go organic. Because fewer chemical pesticide and fertilizers are used, organically grown and raised products have less impact on the environment. When applied to animal products like dairy, organic means that no antibiotics or synthetic hormones are fed to the animals. Look for foods labeled USDA Certified Organic or ask at your farmers market. 3. Close to home. Eating locally means sourcing foods that are produced relatively close to where they are sold. …

Monarch Power Granted Patent for Solar Powered Turbine | 2015-06-11 | ACHRNEWS

… changer” in the power industry. The turbine uses solar energy stored in molten salt for power generation day or night. He said homes can also go off the grid with the Lotus Butterfly™, a solar-powered cogenerating system with natural gas backup, now in the final phases of development. “Think Superstorm Sandy,” said Hui. “The electric grid went down. People scrambled to buy gasoline-powered backup generators. With the Lotus Butterfly cogenerating system, your home remains powered and …

Could you sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet? Introducing the Ecocapsule – The Globe and Mail

… its Ecocapsule, “the world’s first truly independent micro-home.” The egg-shaped dwelling for two has a sleeping area, kitchenette, workspace, compostable toilet and shower room. Its spherical form collects rainwater and morning dew, which membrane water filters purify, to make them potable. Solar panels and a silent wind turbine power the micro-house, with a manual water pump for back-up. “There were always caravans with solar cells and small houses with wind turbines, but we’ve …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Tu Salud | April 12, 2015 Ron Finely gave a TED Talk a couple of years ago that spread around social media like, well, weeds. Finely is an urban gardener, local food forest advocate and one of those “regular” people who do extraordinary things because they are committed to a cause. In his TED Talk, he describes his hometown. “South Central Los Angeles — home of the drive by, and the drive through.” He continues, “Funny thing is more people are dying from the …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… more ways. What’s the meal you dream about? I fantasize about cooking a feast alongside a Thai grandmother and taking copious notes and pictures. There’s only one right way to make each Thai dish, and it’s a cuisine that’s been refined over hundreds of years. I want to learn the most authentic preparations from a master, and who knows better than Grandma? Is there anything you would never eat? I’m already hyper conscious about what we buy for our home fridge. …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

… to leave the oxygen tanks at home and instead get oxygen from this material as it ‘filters’ and concentrates oxygen from surrounding air or water. A few grains contain enough oxygen for one breath, and as the material can absorb oxygen from the water around the diver and supply the diver with it, the diver will not need to bring more than these few grains.” Using x-ray diffraction techniques to peer inside the atomic arrangement of the material when it had been filled with …