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This Farm Grows 50,000 lbs Of Fruit And Vegetables On Top Of A Building. Photo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRV2PD-zrVc
Note – the original video for this post is no longer available so we chose another one that got great reviews!
During the last 50 years there has been a great rise in interest in farming and gardening practices that focus on on self-sufficiency and survival. One of the leading trends in farming is the organic movement which pushes for purity of food and unpolluted growing conditions.
Another emerging trend is rooftop farming which was born out of the green-roof movement. This trend promotes the use of plants and flowers to provide insulation, allows the creation of habitat for local wildlife, and offers a verdant break from urban drabness. Rooftop farming promotes self-sufficiency and boosts the local economy, using space-saving techniques and small-cropping to produce the highest possible quality food.
Now, visiting a working farm does not require a journey into the countryside. Many cities around the world including Singapore, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Montreal and urban centers in the U.S. are constructing farms atop multistory buildings. In New York, a rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange, produces more than 50,000 pounds of organically cultivated vegetables and fruits annually. This produce goes directly to local restaurants, markets, the grange’s farm stand, and community-supported agriculture. The grange also has chicken coops and beehives, which round out the urban farming experience.
The Brooklyn Grange was started in 2009 by Ben Flanner, Anastasia Plakias, and Gwen Schantz. Funding for the project came from loans, the founders’ money, and community investors. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Infrastructure Grant Program also infused “seed money”. The Grange does not only grow and distribute local vegetables and herbs but also provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installations services to clients worldwide. Its partnerships with non-profit organizations throughout the city promote healthy and strong local communities.
The rooftop farm’s organic produce includes varietals of tomatoes, beets, carrots, radishes, salad greens, kale, peppers, Swiss chard, beans of several types and herbs such as fennel. These greens and root crops are grown in 7.5″ deep beds, using “Rooflite” soil which contains organic matter compost and small porous stones, probably perlite judging by the ‘rooflite’ name. The organic materials break down to add trace minerals that are needed by the vegetables and herbs to grow and the porous stones retain moisture. The grange now operates year-round, producing cover-crops including buckwheat, rye and vetch.
Brooklyn Grange’s unique and scenic urban rooftop venues are also available as a film location and private event venue for weddings and private dinners. They operate an apiary that manages honey bee hives naturally. These hives are installed on various rooftops throughout New York City.
The Brooklyn Grange also has an amazing community outreach program that introduces budding farmers, foodies, and children to rooftop farming. They also offer workshops on beekeeping, cheese making, and fermenting. Off-site workshops on farm planning, finances, and crop planning are also on their calendar.
Rooftop farming produces food that is consumed in its locality, thus reducing “food miles” – lowering fossil fuel use and distribution costs. The vegetables, herbs, and root crops from rooftop farms could also act as a survival supply if transportation and distribution channels break down. Food grown using rooftop farming may thus have the potential to cost less than regular supermarket produce that has possibly travelled thousands of miles.
This Crazy Off Grid Device Literally Makes Drinkable Water From Fresh Air:
According to NASA, the U.S. is expecting a 100-YEAR LONG MEGADROUGHT.
It's already begun. Ask the farmers in California. They know.
Every survivalist knows that water is of critical importance. You NEED an independent water source that you can count on!
As an interesting "survival rehearsal" - imagine that you turned the tap on right now and nothing came out. How long would you last?
But what if there was another water source literally hidden in plain sight. That's right, I'm talking about the atmosphere!
The amazing thing about getting water from the natural moisture in the air... is that it is ALWAYS available.
This gives you real water security!
Learn more about how to tap into "Nature's secret water reservoir" and stay hydrated when TSHTF!
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After 47 years of studies and countless brain scans done on more than 2,400 tinnitus patients, scientists at the MIT Institute found that in a shocking 96% of cases, tinnitus was actually shrinking their brain cells.
As it turns out, tinnitus and brain health are strongly linked.
Even more interesting: The reason why top army officials are not deaf after decades of hearing machine guns, bombs going off and helicopter noises…
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Most People Don't Have The Guts To Try This:
An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.
Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:
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Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
Do not, I repeat do NOT do what these lunatics did! Can you spot the "fatal mistake" they made?
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens:
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If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video.
One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.
I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Don't just take my word for it... watch his short video and decide for yourself.
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