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DIY-Loom knitting

Round loom knitting, have you heard of it? This is a type of knitting that uses a loom instead of using knitting needles. I never learned to knit with needles, my mother like to crochet. She always had something going … Continued

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Compost tumblers for best results

Compost is easy to make but it happens much faster and easier with a compost tumbler because you need to turn compost regularly to get oxygen into the mix. You must tumble the contents of the bin five to 10 … Continued

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Fuel Cells ready for mass market

Oorja Protonics, which specializes in methanol fuel cells, is soon to release a product able to run a home or small business. Check out the video on the next page: the 5-kilowatt fuel cell fits on top of a gurney. … Continued

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Solar heating your home

A sunspace can make a dark room into a bright living space. It is also a source of solar heating for your home and a place to garden all year round. A sunspace is usually a light-frame enclosure made of … Continued

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Community Power in the UK

The UK government has issued a draft policy document empowering town halls to  bring in decentralised energy schemes. A 12-week consultation exercise on revised planning policy statements (PPSs) covering climate change and the natural environment was launched last week. Councils … Continued

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How to choose the right solar water pump

A free guide to choosing a solar water pump has been published by scientists from Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Agricultural engineer Brian Vick drew on the ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory’s 31 years of testing stand-alone water pumps. Vick … Continued

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Alone in the Wilderness

Dick Proenneke is the star of Alone in the Wilderness, a grainy super-8 film he shot himself. It chronicles his life in the wilderness and it is a YouTube and Amazon hit (click keep reading for the beautiful YouTube film).The … Continued