The Effect Of Agriculture On The Planet

This is such an important TED talk! So many people, including myself, do not realize the effect that something as vital as agriculture has on the planet. We need to practice more efficient agriculture, and we need to act quickly. Some examples of potential solutions are vertical farming, buying more locally grown foods, dramatically altering our diets, and growing food ourselves. Even in urban settings, more and more people are realizing that not only is growing their own food fun, it is healthier for themselves and for the Earth.


You can also refer to one of my earlier posts, Edible Landscapes, for more information regarding solutions.

Rocket Stove Heating

Check out this rocket stove mass heater.  This method of heating your house and rear combines efficiency, safety, affordability and style.

The rocket mass heater:

  • heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood
  • exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning)
  • the heat from one fire can last for days
  • you can build one in a day and half
  • folks have built them spending less than $20

Portable versions are also available for those with a mobile lifestyle.

Hop on board the rocket, heat your home and save your pocket.  Okay, that was really lame, but try it anyway!