Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reading Round Up: Carnival Splendor Edition

Stranded cruise ship passengers survive on Spam and Pop Tarts until they are towed to shore.

Hydroponics not your thing?  Try hydrogel gardening.  Here's more about hydrogel technology.

Listen to the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra.

Read about the history of the Slurpee.

First it was Vermont, now NYC gets its own mobile farm stand.

View some canned art at the 18th Annual CANstruction Competition, an international charity competition designed to raise hunger awareness during the Thanksgiving season.

Store your vegetables in a DIY root cellar.

Meet a new generation of lunch ladies.

Huntingon Ranch explores ways to grow food in a city setting.  I especially like the food forest idea.

A food hotel in Germany offers the next best thing to sleeping in the supermarket aisle.  Uh, ok.

If my garden hose ever breaks down maybe I'll make a basket out of it.

I think this is a sign of the apocalypse: hedge funds team up with personal injury lawyers to make money.

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  1. The basket made out of a garden hose is super cool. I love the farm truck idea too. Nice reads, thanks.

  2. Hi Mimi, I'm glad you like these posts, they're fun to put together.

    I wonder what length of hose they used. It has to be at least 100ft.

  3. It excites me when I read about growing advancements like the hyrdogel.

    It annoys me when I see headlines about the passengers being fed spam and poptarts. How unhealthy and icky; convenient, in a pinch, though. That just seemed to be the byline that the news outlets I heard and saw ran with.

    Thanks for another roundup!!

  4. Hi Ben, I'm curious about hydrogel gardening too. This is the first I've heard of it.

    It warms my heart to know that in emergency situations I'll have to eat ultra-processed, preservative laden food to survive.


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