dripping wet arid – Drip Irrigation Innovation.

Over the past twenty-years ‘micro’ irrigation systems have reached 10.3 million people. In various arid areas, water scarcity is a major issue for farmers to sustain an agricultural livelihood. Drip Irrigation provides a system that allows users to efficiently and precisely manage usage water to the demands of the particular demands of the crop. If this is not a prime example of social innovation, then I don’t know what else is! An elaboration of how drip irrigation works can be found hereContinue reading

growing food from urban waste – a mushroom growing kit!

Imagine growing food from urban waste! 2 UC Berkeley students, Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora have started a ‘mushroom home growing kit’ for your home! Their organisation, Back to the Roots utilizes used coffee powder from coffee shops to grow oyster mushrooms! Edible of course! Definitely a sustainable solution to coffee waste (or other kinds of urban waste) that urban-ers produce! More on from the video… Continue reading