November 16, 2008
Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature
September 6, 2008
“With 3.8 billion years of research and development on its side, nature has already solved problems that human designers and engineers still struggle with. In this inspiring talk, Janine Benyus provides fascinating examples of biomimicry — the way humans mimic nature in the products we build and the systems we implement. And because the champion adapters in the natural world are, by definition, those that can survive without destroying the environment that sustains them, biomimicry can contribute to the long-term health of our planet.”
July 26, 2008
“Suburban Farming- An Idea Whose Time has Come” is an inspiring video on the Organic Consumer Associations website about gardening in ones backyard. Scott, gardening in a rented home in Ashland, Oregon, shows how to garden and grow food even in the first year using bio-intensive and Permaculture concepts, including many important aspects, like using vertical space, seed saving, small livestock and legumes. There are several other videos to select from once on OCA’s wesite. I have not watched them, but they all look interesting. Mary, thank you for this.