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2014-06-24 23:17:45

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit July 7-14. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Paul Gautschi, Erika Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Paul Stamets and Marjory Wildcraft, along with 25+ other healthy food lovers, activists and growers will be broadcast to get more people growing food now and to understand how this makes their communities stronger. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB)...

2014-06-24 23:13:44

Max Provides Remote Indoor Environmental Quality Monitoring Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 AtSite Inc., a leading provider of smart sustainable building solutions and services, last week introduced Max, a smart building robot, at the IBCon/RealComm Conference, in Las Vegas, NV. Max is part of a broader development project by AtSite to explore the future of true machine to machine smart building technologies. In addition to providing remote visual inspection of building conditions,...

2014-06-24 12:30:39

Company to showcase tracker products at booth #9638; CEO Frederic Conchy to speak at conference SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosun, Inc., a leading provider of solar tracking technologies and associated engineering services for utility-scale plants, is celebrating a successful first year of operation in the North American market during Intersolar North America, held July 8 - 10, in San Francisco. Visitors are invited to meet with Exosun at booth #9638 and attend the "Balance...

2014-06-24 12:30:28

Salttech and STW have teamed up to deploy an advanced water desalination process for municipal, commercial and the oil and gas industry MIDLAND, Texas, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp (OTC QB: STWS) today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for the United States to deploy Netherlands-based Salttech's advanced, green technology water desalination processing technology. STW said Salttech's DyVaR process is the next generation of sustainable "green...

2014-06-24 04:20:18

Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC and Growers Secret, Inc. attain controlling interest BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc., Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC and Grower's Secret, Inc. announce the completion of a strategic acquisition and investment in the future of Midwestern BioAg, Inc. A leader in biological agriculture with a 30 year history, Midwestern BioAg has developed a base of over 3,500 farmer customers throughout the...

2014-06-23 16:21:12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today unveiled its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, showing continued progress in 2013 on the company's safety, environmental and community engagement initiatives. The full report - accessible on www.CSXCSR.com - details the company's financial performance and offers a comprehensive look at the markets CSX serves as well as progress related to sustainability, governance, corporate citizenship, and...

2014-06-23 12:32:30

ZAF's bi-directional air electrode enables the next generation of metal-air batteries KALISPELL, Mont., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZAF Energy Systems, Inc. has successfully completed another milestone in its development of the next generation rechargeable metal-air battery. ZAF and Brooks Kushman P.C. announced today the issuance of US patent number 8728671. According to ZAF, this patent describes an efficient, bi-directional air electrode system based on ZAF's proprietary...

2014-06-23 12:31:26

"A better coffee for a better world" La Prep is one of Canada's first franchises to commit to offering 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) coffee MONTREAL, June 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - La Prep, a Montréal based and independently owned international quick-service restaurant franchise announced that they have changed their entire coffee offering to be 100% sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) farms. La Prep has invested in a high quality coffee, sustainably grown to...

2014-06-23 12:23:50

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland, Microsoft Corporation and Trans-Tech Inc. (a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions Inc.) are teaming to develop transformational fuel cells through a $5 million cooperative agreement funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program, company and university officials jointly announce today. The goal...

2014-06-23 08:31:50

Young Rivals From Across the Globe Work Together to Keep Things 'Growing' CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jointly hosted by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town includes seasoned professionals from across the spectrum of agribusiness. The first of its kind on the African continent, the Forum is framed by three overarching themes - The...


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Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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