Soviet agronomist Trofim Lysenko coined the term Jarovization in 1928. This translates to Venalization, vernum being the latin word for spring. This study left my head spinning. What it boils down to is that plants know when to flower in spring because of sensors telling them it’s been cold for a prolonged period of time.…
Finally some good guides
I have not done a thorough investigation on this page, but it seems like a god send. It is a rating and review page that lists health, environment, and societal impacts of products. The potential for this is enormous. It’s quite detailed and seems relatively new (2007) and is www.BCorporation.net certified.
Did I mention how much I love this blog?
Solar water heating using a unique master and slave collector design. These guys are so on top of energy conservation and DIY projects! Beware of going into this blog or related page without hours to spare.
Intro to Permaculture Design DVD
I just finished watching the Intro to Permaculture Design DVD from Geoff Lawton and am happy to report, I’ve drank the Kool aid. This DVD is only scratching the surface of the concept but is incredibly inspiring. Seeing the Guilds having taken form and all the food forests… Oh my! If you personally know me,…
Great Permaculture related radio
This page has some great talks. I particularly enjoyed this one. It has three guests. The first is Penny Livingston Stark, she is the founder of RDI. A permaculture school in Bolinas California (Erin took me there for my birthday a couple of years ago. Great place to visit). She talks about the origins…