Category: Farming

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

  STOCKHOLM (AP) — Investing as little as 0.16 percent of the world’s gross domestic product – or $198 billion per year – could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a U.N. official said Friday. That would halve the number of people who risk serious illness and death on a daily basis, […]

Landscaping Water

Landscaping Water

  Choosing the right Irrigation System for your yard:Drip System: A Drip System helps conserve up to 70% more water than sprinklers and keep root zones moist. It can be setup either as a single line servicing a few containers or a high tech whole yard system. This makes sense in a dry states like Arizona because it reduces water […]

Fair Trade & Organic Chocolate

Fair Trade & Organic Chocolate

  Farmers who support organic and sustainable agriculture are putting fewer chemicals into the earth, protecting rainforests, and supporting sustainability for farmers. How does chocolate tie into farming? Cacao is the bean from the cacao tree, Theobroma Cacao. Cacao is football sized fruit with Cacaco beans inside of it. The beans are harvested, fermented, dried, cleaned, and roasted to make […]

Buy Local Food

Buy Local Food

  Eating organic food means the producers eliminated harmful synthetics such as pesticides and antibiotic. However, “organic” marketed food can have different meanings. For example, 80% of eggs today are produced from hens where chickens are packed next to each other, like a packed nightclub. Even if pesticides are not used in the overpacked hens, this is not what ones […]

Vegetation Roofs

Vegetation Roofs

  Green roofs mean roofs with green technology such as: cool roof, roof with solar thermal collectors or photovoltaic panels. However, the other growing green roofs concepts is a vegetated roof. It is a roof of a building covered with vegetation over a waterproof membrane and possibly drainage and irrigation layers. Benefits Green Vegetation Roofs provide: Filter pollutants and carbon […]