In the long, proud tradition of southern literature, writers have often drawn on the region’s unique natural heritage for inspiration and insight—from the haunting cypress swamps of Georgia, to the tall mountains of western North Carolina, to the rolling fields of the Virginia piedmont. 36 more words
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I’ve previously written about gardening being radical and a form of non-violent action. Here’s a piece in Slate about Hong Kong’s Guerrilla Gardeners and how they in many ways are defying the city’s authorities to grow food on roof tops, abandoned plots, and even sign posts. Hurrah for the green revolution.
“Bios Urn is a funerary urn made from biodegradable materials that will turn you into a tree after you die. Inside the urn there is a pine seed, which can be replaced by any other seed or plant, and will grow to remember your loved one. 121 more words
My brother visited South Korea some years ago. He brought me a plastic toy diver (below) that worked with a pair of AA-batteries. The toy made some awkward jerking kicking motions I assume had something to do with underwater propulsion. 985 more words
Finding the Performance and Knowledge Gap – Ecobuild Seminar: Improving Energy Efficiency of Traditionally Constructed Buildings
There is a growing concern for evidence of poor energy efficiency performance of solid-wall buildings – collectively those pre-1919 – following interventions that should offer improvements. 648 more words