urban farming

Rooftop gardening

Rooftop gardening

We had some nice progress on the rooftop gardening project this week. Derick has been gathering woods for over a week now, and started constructing three dirt-boxes on our rooftop. While Anu got some useful books from the library today about urban-gardening and wind-mills, Derick finished the third box today. They are looking very awesome, and it seems that we are again one next step further in this project! And as a nice surprise we rescued four smaller boxes from the trash. Soon we'll be eating our own food.

For the World of Tomorrow

We can get 5000 euro for a project if it wins the contest "For the World of Tomorrow". All we have to do is submit an idea and to have people voting for it. Ideas that can be forwarded here are any idea that helps bringing about a more sustainable world.

we want skillsurfers!

The traveling school of life is a network of travelers sharing their skills. It is as such a real social network. We just created an entry on their wiki for this house, where we list some of the ideas and projects we are working on, and what type of skill-surfers are needed here. But there is more.

Five minutes of Bambi

i'm am writing to the guy who owns the dormant domain name stealmyidea.com (he also owns .net and .org). We want to steal his idea.

The first two "open source" social solutions to be listed there are:

Rooftop gardening

Why not use the space we have in and around the house for a nice garden? Soil-less gardens apparently can be very nice to grow our own food. We can use the rooftop and the balcony. What about a beanpipe, a pvc-garden on the roof, a small portable greenhouse, and so many other techniques we can use? (Search)