We’re Talking Natural Aquaponics on the Permaculture Podcast

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Eddy had the pleasure of being interviewed about Natural Aquaponics (Nature-Based Aquaponics) on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann! Scott Mann has built relationships and facilitated conversations with the world’s leading permaculture practitioners, authors, and scientists from all backgrounds and areas of expertise, such as David Holmgren, Tao Orion, Eric Toensmeier, Karryn Olsen-Ramanujan, Jack Spirko, and Rachel Kaplan, to name …

Think you can’t compost styrofoam? Mealworms are the answer!

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Within our living systems, we have been raising several types of mealworms in order to compost polystyrene (styrofoam). We recently came across the study by 2015 Standard University that confirms our suspicions that they are indeed turning styrofoam into usable organic matter! Their notes are not much different than ours, except their equipment (gel permeation chromatography, solid-state 13C cross-polarization/magic angle …

Let’s trust organic matter nourishing plants, instead of an organic certification.

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If an “organic” farm doesn’t have a composting system, it’s a clear indication that they’re probably not using compost in their program, or building their soil through living organic material. Composting is to incorporate organic matter into the soil and to have an abundance of beneficial microbes, fungi, and symbiotic creatures. It is a true form of organic fertilizer – …