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Raising Meat Chickens (Broilers) Sustainably

General Approach:  Start clearing, fencing, fertilizing and planting with high-protein forage crops as much available land as possible.  Start with the slopes above Phase I villas (currently planted in fruit trees). Integrate nutrient flows with aquaponics systems to be built … Continue reading

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Growing Power Aquaponics System

Growing Power’s AP System Design is soil-based… “We fill our growing pots with a mixture of coir and compost.  The coir is made from discarded coconut husks and helps wick water to the plant’s root system.  The compost provides extra … Continue reading

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More on the idea of “holons”

From Wikipedia: “Koestler also says holons are autonomous, self-reliant units that possess a degree of independence and handle contingencies without asking higher authorities for instructions. These holons are also simultaneously subject to control from one or more of these higher … Continue reading

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Sustainable Communities as Holons

From John Robb’s Global Guerrillas blog… HOLONS AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE Here’s an excellent parable from Herbert Simon that may help you get your head around how holonic theory works (and why it is useful): Suppose each watch consists of 1000 … Continue reading

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Thermodynamics of Organisms and Sustainable Systems

Here is an amazing paper by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Science in Society.  Thermodynamics of Organisms and Sustainable Systems.  The paper is pretty technical, but basically it shows how and why living organisms are “sustainable systems” from a thermodynamics … Continue reading

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