The Open Food movement
The Agroecology lab
Carbon sequestering agriculture; Productive & Evidence based
Zero fossil fuel inputs
Reducing our fossil fuel consumption is the first step towards a regenerative agriculture
No off-site fertility
Aims for zero inputs of off-site fertility
Protein-rich staple foods.
Focuses on crop systems producing protein-rich staple foods.
Improving on Farm Protein Production
The Agroecology lab conducts research into human-scale, low-carbon agroecological systems for the UK context. It operates from a one-acre site near Yate.
Food Security, and Ecological Resilience.
We sit at the intersection between Sustainable food and Permaculture and the digital revolution
Open Source research
We study, design, manage and evaluate proof of concept agricultural systems.
Considering the interactions of all important biophysical, technical and socioeconomic components of farming systems
Feed does not exists. It was deleted a long time ago. Or never existed at all.
It seems that A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol. It got me to wondering what foods are rich in Linoleic acid.
1, Electrify everything except trains, electric heaters are easy to retrofit into homes and businesses. 2, Make it law that all plastic bottles must be turned into insulation at the expense of manafacturers. 3, Provide agriculture grants to plant alley crops of edible nut hedging & nitrogen fixers maintained at 2m height, 10m spacing between Read more about Climate change strategies[…]
I’ve written before about #liquidsolar What might the rest of the renewable energy system look like? Electric cars with Vehicle to grid could buffer some renewables. Open Source electric cars may change patterns of consumption of new vehicles bringing in ‘mobility as a service’ Hydrogen might also play a part in converting the rail Read more about Renewable Energy[…]
So it seems that there are a couple of challenges with a completely renewable energy grid in a Northern European context. 1) We don’t have that much solar energy 2) The solar energy we do have is rarely at the right times So if we don’t have enough energy we probably need to import some. Read more about Renewable electricity grids & undersea hydrogen[…]
Rosetta Phone A £40 smartphone with reasonable spec sold PAYG at cost price, using SMS based mobile payments. Containing a 32Gb library of carefully curated educational content and apps to enable access to education and health information. The information is accessed through the Kiwix reader. Marketed through existing solar PAYG networks to people who Read more about Rosetta Phone[…]
When he squints, he can see, maybe 30 years down the road, Africa’s coast dotted with supertankers, docked at offshore rigs. But they wouldn’t be filling up with oil. Seafloor powerlines would carry renewable electricity to the rigs from wind and solar farms on shore. On board, one device would use the electricity to desalinate Read more about Liquid solar energy[…]
Disclaimer – this is just some notes to help organise my thoughts. It might be of interest to someone, but it’s not a ‘proper’ blog entry. I’m particularly interested in a peer-to-peer mesh as a network for SSB messages: a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform https://www.manyver.se https://github.com/staltz/manyverse https://www.scuttlebutt.nz https://github.com/ssbc https://github.com/ssbc/stack-diagram It works, with a sufficient density of Read more about Offline communications in 2018[…]
The thousand trees project – Fuel and carbon capture. Distributing a forest in the urban landscape of Bristol UK, then using the coppiced wood to create heat, power and biochar to capture and store carbon. This is essentially reverse coal mining, taking carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the ground. Agroecology Lab is Read more about The Thousand Trees Project[…]
Last year I brought a Edyn smart garden thing. It was closed source, but solar and shiny. It had a pretty web interface. Then the company went bankrupt Sorry I’ve been informed they are not bankrupt. They’ve just taken their API, and website offline and ceased responding in a timely way to customer service enquires. So Read more about Edyn[…]