domingo, 27 de novembro de 2011

Sanitário Seco "Húmus Sapiens"

Video de divulgação do Sanitário Seco "Húmus Sapiens" desenvolvido pelo Ecocentro IPEC em PIrenopolis, Goias, Brasil. O Húmus Sapiens foi finalista do prêmio Tecnologia Social promovido pela Fundação Banco do Brasil em 2005.

Waterless toilets built with a urine separating toilet seat.

These are a great option where water is scarce and outhouses are smelly and unsanitary. Specially designed by Jacquelyn De Gracia for Ochento's Pizza restaurant, located in he Wine Country of San Antonio de Las Minas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. These toilets do not contaminate nor produce bad odors. 100% eco friendly.

sábado, 26 de novembro de 2011

Introducing ... The Lexicon of Sustainability

A short film by Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton explaining the project. Animated and edited by Pier Giorgio Provenzano

In the upcoming series Joel Salatin, Will Allen, Wes Jackson, Richard Heinberg, Alice Waters, Michael Abelman and many others explain the principles behind the lexicon of sustainability.

To learn more ... and even get involved visit

sexta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2011

Peak Moment 172: The Pee and Poo Show

Laura Allen gives an intimate tour of a home-built composting toilet in her Bay Area urban home. The nutrient-rich composted "humanure" is used to enrich the lush, edible landscape, and doesn't waste precious drinking water like flush toilets. The co-founder of Greywater Action shows the throne-like toilet compartment whose distinctive feature is a urine diverter. Pee and poop are collected in separate containers beneath the toilet, and are accessed outside the house. Sterile pee is watered in at the base of plants, while poop is collected in barrels and aged for a year or more until it has composted fully. What a way to go! []

terça-feira, 22 de novembro de 2011

Diversidade agrícola

Variedades tradicionais têm vindo a perder-se

Colher Para Semear
Rede Portuguesa de Variedades Tradicionais

Quinta do Olival, Aguda
3260 Figueiró dos Vinhos
José Miguel Fonseca - 236 622 218
Graça Ribeiro - 91 490 9334


sábado, 19 de novembro de 2011

Sementes Livres com Lanka Horstink

As good as it gets, in Portuguese. Lanka is the brain and the blonde behind essential action on seeds. Please support what she does. She is selfless and what you see is what you get, only better. See Lanka explain this in English

domingo, 13 de novembro de 2011

Comparing Organic and Conventional Agriculture in the U.S: What Can We Measure?

Presented live at the 2011 USDA Organic Farming Systems Conference by Dr. John Reganold, Washington State University. For all recordings visit

sábado, 12 de novembro de 2011

Urban Farming and the Future of Food Production: Curtis Stone Interview

Urban Agriculture is one of the only sectors that will see growth in the upcoming years. Because rising oil prices are making Industrial large scale agricultural methods too expensive, there will be a move towards organic urban farming practices in your yards.

This is an integral part of the future of our food.

Curtis Stone is an Urban Farmer, more specifically he is the owner of Green City Acres, a Sustainable Commercial Urban Farm, in Kelowna British Columbia. He farms ¾ of an acre as a full time job and is showing others that eating locally, organically, and fossil-fuel free is not only fun, but an integral part of our future.

In this interview we discuss:

-Green City Acres

-Sustainable Commercial Urban Farming

-The future of urban food production

-A thorough look through his farming setup

-The future of urban farming

-Much More!

sexta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2011

MST - Wind Turbine School - Itapeva

This video depicts the process of making a wind turbine for generating electricity on a settlement of the Movimento Sem Terra (MST - Brazil's Landless Workers Movement). Made by Katherine Haywood (, Portuguese with English subtitles.

segunda-feira, 7 de novembro de 2011


¿QUÉ ES ESO DEL SAS? Parte 2 de 3

¿QUÉ ES ESO DEL SAS? Parte 3 de 3

He aquí una síntesis de la propuesta del Programa Sistemas Alimentarios Sustentables (SAS) del GEA, AC, para fortalecer los sistemas agroalimentarios desde la producción ecológica hasta el consumo de alimentos más sanos, pasando por la conservación y la transformación, así como algunos caminos incipientes para su comercialización. Se trata de una propuesta sistémica e integral, ilustrada con las principales actividades realizadas a lo largo de los primeros seis años de la experiencia piloto de SAS, llevada a cabo desde finales de 2001 con la organización campesina SSS Sanzekan Tinemi en la región Centro-Montaña de Guerrero, México.
Duración total: 21:30.

Coordinación: Catherine Marielle (Programa SAS del GEA, AC).
Dirección y realización: Marco Díaz León (Programa GEAVIDEO).
México-Tenochtitlan, 2008.
Con el apoyo de EED.

domingo, 6 de novembro de 2011

Sítio é capaz de sustentar cinco pessoas

Gerar renda suficiente pra manter uma família com apenas um hectare de terra. A proposta vem de um instituto de Pirenópolis, em Goiás, que desenvolve projetos de sustentabilidade.

Implementação de canteiros bio-sépticos e cisternas de ferrocimento em Icapuí

sábado, 5 de novembro de 2011

Como fazer um aquecedor solar de baixo custo

Existe uma maneira barata para ter um aquecedor solar. Para isso, bastam dois canos de água, forros de PVC e duas peças para separar e distribuir a água para o chuveiro de sua casa.

Maarten Stapper: Biological Agriculture: a third way?

If you didn’t catch it already, be sure to check out the previous post with Dr. Maarten Stapper’s first IPC10 convergence presentation. And, after several attempts, I finally managed to get his second presentation uploaded — you can click play above to watch this as well. With decades of experience in the farming industry, Dr. Stapper has a great deal to share, and a lot of insight to go with it.

Original location here:

sexta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2011

El escarabajo verde - Permacultura. ¿Perma... qué?

La mayoría de las ecoaldeas o proyectos que proponen alternativas para utilizar los recursos energéticos, cultivar la tierra o mejorar las relaciones humanas se refieren a la permacultura como guía. Perma... ¿qué?, dicen muchos al escuchar la palabra. ¿Y eso qué es? Para tratar de responder a la pregunta un equipo de El Escarabajo Verde ha estado grabando en el Instituto de Permacultura Montsant, en Tarragona, que lleva unos 20 años formando a gente de todo el mundo, y donde la permacultura se aprende practicando.


Wetland Filtration For Ponds by Aquascape

Wetlands help filter and clean earth's water in addition to providing habitats for wildlife. Aquascape's patented Snorkel Vault and Centipede Module help to filter wetlands naturally and efficiently.

terça-feira, 1 de novembro de 2011

Horta agroecológica


Veja como plantas companheiras e plantas espontâneas têm papel fundamental no canteiro.