Hi, my name is Marcin, farmer, technologist. I was born in Poland, now in the US. I started a group called Open Source Ecology. We've identified the 50 most important machines that we think it takes for modern life to exist, things from tractors, bread ovens, circuit makers. Then we set out to create an open source, DIY, do it yourself version that anyone can build and maintain at a fraction of the cost. We call this the Global Village Construction Set.
嗨，我是麥新，我是農夫也是農機工程師。生於波蘭，現居美國。我們創立開源環機團隊(Open Source Ecology)。我們登錄了現代生活所需五十種最重要機械，如拖拉機、烤面包機、電路制造機等。然後，我們創設了開源版的DIY版本，也就是說任何人都能以少數費用自行建造的機械。
So let me tell you a story. So I finished my 20s with a Ph.D. in fusion energy, and I discovered I was useless. I had no practical skills. The world presented me with options, and I took them. I guess you can call it the consumer lifestyle. So I started a farm in Missouri and learned about the economics of farming. I bought a tractor, then it broke. I paid to get it repaired, then it br…
浙江青田"稻魚共生系統"歷史悠久，延續了1200年，2005年被聯合國列入"globally important agricultural heritage systems, GIAHS"。浙江大學陳欣教授研究團隊經過6年的試驗研究，揭示物種間的正相互作用及資源的互補利用是稻魚共生系統可持續的重要生態學機制。
Ecological mechanisms underlying the sustainability of the agricultural heritage rice–fish coculture system
Jian Xie, Liangliang Hu, Jianjun Tang, Xue Wu, Nana Li, Yongge Yuan, Haishui Yang, Jiaen Zhang, Shiming Luo and Xin Chen*. For centuries, traditional agricultural systems have contributed to food
and livelihood security throughout the world. Recognizing the
ecological legacy in the traditional agricultural systems may help us
develop novel sustainable agriculture. We examine how rice–fish
coculture (RF), which has been designated a “globally important
agricultural heritage system,” has been maintained for over 1,200 y in
Window FarmsAquaponics & Apartments 水耕窗台農場 Window farmsare “vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials.” This author of this description isWindowfarms.org, an organization started in Brooklyn with the stated goal of setting up these systems in apartment windows all over New York City. If you are one of the guilty ones who still drinks water out of plastic bottles, you can recycle them into this project. It uses CFLs, a pump, PVC pipe, daylight, drip irrigation, water bottles and a bit of electricity to produce crops inside and year-round. Essentially the pump is used to drive water up to the drip irrigation system and the CFLs supplement daylight – making winter crop growing possible. The energy needs of the system are quite low, as CFLs are long-lived and use much less energy than incandescent lamps. The pump is off most of the time and is only used to push the drip irrigation.