Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reading Round Up: Civet Edition

Bucolic Bushwick Rooftop Container Vegetable Garden

I finally created a facebook page for the website.  Please press the like button if you feel so inclined.

Here's a different application for hydrogel gardening that I mentioned in last week's reading round up.

The smell of pumpkin pie pie turns men on.

So the stranded cruise ship passengers were not served Spam, Carnival ended up giving it to the Navy.

I love simple technology like this, a low-cost color chart promotes fertilizer efficiency.

Why eating a lot feels so damn good.

From garden-to-table to garden-to-glass, plant your own cocktail garden.

$50 for a cup of coffee!  Read more here.

The U.N. says the world is dangerously close to a food crisis.

In Turkey, Farmville inspires urban dwellers to breed livestock.

You are what you eat. Read about food and class in the US.

Meet the Farmery, a 4 story vertical farm and retail system for urban centers.

Read about sack farming in Kenya.

There could be lead in your raised garden bed.

If you're going to eat at the mall stick with these healthier selections.

An updated edition of Edible Landscaping is out.  I've added it to my Christmas wish list.

Check out some edible dresses.

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  1. Nice reads. Lead in the soil, ugh! The farmery is a really neat concept!

  2. Hi Mimi, luckily the solution is easy, just scrape off the top 1 or 2 inches of soil off the bed every year.

    I think it's really cool that shipping containers are finding a 2nd life in the consumer market.

  3. They didn't eat Spam!? Well, good for them, I guess. Twinkies all around, then? From the sound of the article, it seems that the passengers and crew ate very well...Much better than the refugees they were made out to be.

    As for the hydrogel, in high school, we played with a substance that could hold a massive amount of water. I wonder if this is the same thing...Only, you know, not poisonous. I hope that they do some experiments with it on the International Space Station to see if it can support a garden in space.

  4. Hi Ben, I think this hydrogel is an advanced, non-lethal version of what you're referring to. I'm going to buy some and experiment with a few containers on the roof.


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