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composting with kitchen scraps only

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We have no green matter to add to our kitchen scraps, our only compost.  And we get frequent visits from coyote; an occasional javelina party in our yard.   We are renting, so don't want to do too…Continue

Power

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Like most other necessities power requires Green energy. $… It’s not so difficult to figure out. I have priced components (batteries, inverters, solar & wind generators. For about $2,000 one can…Continue

I'm selling home and leaving NY, going mobile to find or build a sustainable home

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Would love to tour communites and pick up what knowledge I can, final destination Wide OpenContinue

just joined the group and i know most of us travel

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 I don't know if anyone is interested i own a garage in co, and i have been doing what Gm and Ford are doing now with the hho conversions if anyone is interested i can guide you through the set up or…Continue

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Comment by Amma Niradhara on January 31, 2011 at 7:51am
vegan is the most adapatable diet to the self-sustaining lifestyle and for the sustainability of the planet - IMHO but then its just me following my bliss http://vedicvegans.blogspot.com/2011/01/vegan-sweet-potato-pankakes...
Comment by Moonshelle on January 19, 2011 at 10:46am
Comment by Windwalkers on January 10, 2011 at 5:51pm

Vid that Caveman shared with me on Making your own Solar

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zy3ELxwdtE

Comment by Big Jim Shively on January 3, 2011 at 9:54am
a great pdf book you should download is "Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius"  - very helpful, even a section on how to screen print your own solar panels!  :)
Comment by Gr33nM1nd on January 2, 2011 at 9:23pm

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Comment by Gr33nM1nd on January 2, 2011 at 8:56pm

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

 

I recently posted a discussion thread here

 

http://rainbowgatherings.org/forum/topics/guidelines-for-a-conscious

 

concerning the sustainability of conscious communities.  Please feel free to view and participate.

 

Peace

Comment by Windwalkers on December 18, 2010 at 5:27pm

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and Positive Vibrations.

Comment by Jamin on December 9, 2010 at 9:20pm

A Different Year A Different View!!

Thanks for the links Forestdweller.. I like the Loveable Loo method.. you can have them indoors too, and seems very sanitary.. and depending on how many people there are each person could maybe have there own loo? and take care of each owns? and paint them up with color paints! I know alittle about composts but haven't done it or know really how, for proper way.. 

I'm going to get that book on liquidgold I think. My neighbor puts urine on his flowers in the summer maybe every 5 days or so for deer repellant, so the deer don't eat his flowers, I guess the deer don't want to eat a flower that smells like pis!! But it works..

CPagan, Yeah I saw that documentary maybe in the late 80's early 90's on tv.. There wasn't as much cable channels back then so I believe it might of been on 60minutes or 20/20? one of those type shows? And I haven't heard really anything about it again, but it stuck in my head all these years and being very awear of The FLIES!! The way they said it was that during the sixties or 70's that the early hippies thought of these communial living ideas in the wild.. And the early people were enxperienced to live off the land, the knowledge on alot of things.. which is understandable, not putting them down but, it's not that easy.. they had home videos on some of the communes and they would show them at dinner eating outside and flies were on there food.. people would get sick, (Not dieing) after investigations on why people got sick from many different communes they linked it to flies? I believe it.. 

I have to get off the computer now but I'll finish up in alittle bit - Peace

Comment by forestdweller on December 9, 2010 at 8:46am
There are many methods to dispose of our waste,some better, some worse.Whenever there are problems with a system ,it is because someone took a shortcut,knowingly or unknowingly broke the rules,or was just plain careless. Septic tanks are a poor choice as they require water to (just make it go away!) flush. The same clean water with which we bathe, cook, and drink. Septic tanks break the cycle of nature which continually uses everything by creating niches for all sorts of life. There are no landfills or septic tanks in living nature.We insignificant little hominids should try to live within the niche that is obviously there for us,instead of living within this illusion which our species has so readily accepted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dszzrq6bHRw&feature=player_embedded

http://humanurehandbook.com/

http://www.liquidgoldbook.com/


Organic gardeners know their shit!

Think about where that fly has been that is on your lip!

Think about the many beautiful homes terracing down to the sea on the French and Italian riviera --------------------- where does their shit go?

We humans have some lessons that need to be learned.

It comes down to folks like us leading the way and hope that our example will somehow effect change in mainstream lifestyles.
After all, The seeds of change that is now taking place were sown 40 to 50 years ago.
Lets keep sowing those seeds folks.
Peace and love
Comment by Countrypagan on December 9, 2010 at 6:48am
jammin I'll look up hippies getting sick due to flies.
 

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