Emergency Preparation – Wherever You Live

Whether it’s an industrial accident that releases toxic chemicals into the water supply as happened in West Virginia in recent memory, or a Katrina or Hurricane Sandy type event, or the jolt of an earthquake in California, people very often find themselves without electricity, running water, natural gas, and many other supplies and services for a … Continue reading Emergency Preparation – Wherever You Live

What Are You Willing to Compromise for Location?

I recently encountered an article on Apartment Therapy entitled, “What Are You Willing to Compromise for Location?” Here The article went on to list the many common indignities people endure in order to live in a fabulous city: multiple room mates, crazy high rents, satanic landlords, cramped windowless apartments and so on. The photo depicted my neighborhood … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Compromise for Location?

Urban aquaponics: Small Scale High Value Efficient Local Agriculture

Jim Frasche has refined a low energy, low water, high productivity solar greenhouse that produces enough food year round to feed a family of four while generating enough cash flow to pay for the entire system. He initially created the system for Kabul, Afghanistan as part of the post war reconstruction effort and opium substitution … Continue reading Urban aquaponics: Small Scale High Value Efficient Local Agriculture