I think I read somewhere about a culture near the Mediterranean making and using fired clay pots as both water storage and water supply methods in a periodically dry climate. The water wicked slowly through the fired clay pot after rainstorms or people filled them, gradually supplying nearby plants with growing water. If there was clay and a native firing fuel source in a region, perhaps this could help establish young trees and such with little capital, (but a lot of labor).
Added by Brian Cady on September 29, 2010 at 10:07am —
If each town bought or got control of a little water shed, or small valley upstream of the village and otherwise sort of isolated (in other words, not beside a major road, with lots of hard to control traffic), then they might plant vetiver and such, and restrict livestock and human use to get a drinking water supply. Maybe the water could be sold, so that the project might soon support itself.
Added by Brian Cady on September 29, 2010 at 9:53am —
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I can show a village how to make their own Bio Char + nitrogen without costly machinery
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Added by Richard Higgins on September 29, 2010 at 2:30am —
Raised on a Somerset farm in the UK, attained his NDA degree at the Royal Berkshire College of Agriculture. Later he completed a ten year post graduate study of the works of Sir Albert Howard, the grandfather of organic farming, teaching from Hawaii to China. He presented the Howard (memorial) Lecture 2009 at Coventry University for Nigeria to 'Go Organic'. Transcript: responded to by HRH The Prince of Wales. He has recently spent three months at the Haiti earthquake disaster establishing the… Continue
Added by Richard Higgins on September 29, 2010 at 1:30am —
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Added by Susan Vrabec on September 23, 2010 at 9:01pm —
Pitpit is Saccharum edule. It is a variety of sugarcane grown for its edible hidden flowers near Indonesia and in Polynesia. It is a perennial grass, it grows quickly and yields every year:
Added by Brian Cady on September 23, 2010 at 12:01pm —
Haiti’s Tragedy of Toilets
one of the most popular toilet techniques in Gros Morne, and probably all across Haiti is the bag and toss. People defecate in plastic bags and then throw the bags in the nearest ditch, vacant lot, or other convenient place. This is, of course, very unsanitary as well as a waste of organic matter and nutrients. (How difficult is it to dig a latrine? Do they need shovels?) What… Continue
Added by Robert Fairchild on September 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
We are needing to build a 12 room school in Rivier Mancell, out side of Gros Morne. Any suggestions?
Added by Bob Snyder on September 2, 2010 at 4:32pm —