Posts Tagged ‘design’

TEDxManhattan – Stephen Ritz – Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way Into A New Economy

www.tedxmanhattan.org Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator. With the help of extended student and community family they have grown over 25000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. Stephen has consistently moved attendance from 40% to 93% daily, helped fund/create 2200 youth jobs, captured the US EPA Award for transforming mindsets and landscapes in NYC, recently won the ABC Above and Beyond Award, helped earn his school the first ever Citywide Award of Excellence from the NYC Strategic Alliance for Health and attributes these results directly to growing vegetables in school. His speech at Columbia University, “From Crack to Cucumbers,” along with the release of a You-Tube Video (Urban Farming NYC) resulted in a national following including an invite to the White House Garden. Dedicated to harvesting hope and cultivating minds, Stephen dreams of opening a nationally replicable Career Technical Education public school in the poorest Congressional District in America rooted in urban agriculture, green and sustainable initiatives. For more information, visit www.greenbronxmachine.com More information at www.tedxmanhattan.org About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth

D. Grow your own organic vegetables with permaculture. Part 4 of 4

Learn how to set up and manage an 6 bay, sustainable organic veggie/vegetable garden enclosure based on the permaculture principles of Bill Mollison. Designed and presented by Chris Francis from Strongbuild – Part 4 of 4 Preparing the soil and planting . Visit Strongbuild. www.strongbuild.com.au

How To Plant A Sustainable Vegetable Garden In Your Front Lawn.wmv

www.shawnacoronado.com Shawna Coronado shows a unique and simple sun-ray vegetable garden design she planted in her own front yard. Using sustainable techniques like rotted manure instead of chemical fertilizer, Shawna builds a sustainable, green, and eco-friendly garden that anyone could do in their own front lawn. To see accompanying blog post and story so you can learn more about how-to do it, go to – http

Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

www.ted.com Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. Call it distributed DIY. And the results? Delicious.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http

Container Gardening: Design

container gardening design hanging basket garden seminars garden pruning how-to prune plants instructions organic ideas hanging baskets Container garden design www.douggreensgarden.com by award winning garden author Doug Green for his gardening seminars. There are two basic design…

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