Even though bamboo was first used in China around 118 B.C. and pandas have been eating it forever, it sort of became sexy with Colombian architect Simón Vélez at the turn of this century. Simón stated that bamboo was better than steel, and his style of building shook the world of architecture. This tremor was… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Use Bamboo
It's that time of the year, as the season changes, our loved ones may start developing coughs and ongoing colds. If that's your case, here's a few home remedies that are easy to make and are child friendly. Medicinal Qualities of Thyme I always have thyme growing in my garden. It is an essential plant… Continue reading Thyme To Drink Tea | Child Friendly Cough Remedies
Ecocentro IPEC is an ecological centre that is snuggled in the valley of Mar de Guerra in Pirenopolis, Goais, the savannah of Brazil. It’s one of a kind. A giant dome of more than 200 unfired bricks will greet you. And if you’re lucky enough to spend the night, a thousand stars will light your way.
In the beginning…
Ecocentro IPEC (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado) was loving founded by Lucia Legan and Andre Soares. And walking with them the whole way was Laila Helena, only a small kid at the time. In the beginning the task looked a little daunting, as the vision was huge, trying to create a permaculture reference centre that would inspire people to tread lightly on this planet.
It was a simple beginning. The small shack housed around 300 bats and quite a few rats. First things first, take them back to the…
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If bone broth isn't really your kind of thing, then you might like to try a potassium vegetable broth. Vegetable broths have been used for hundreds of years as a rich mineral source. During most wars and famines people survived on broth. Vegetable broth is renown for being gut-healing and immune boosting. It is also… Continue reading Gut-Healing | Immune Boosting Vegetable Broth Recipe
Research has found that gut microbial diversity is strongly linked to improved digestive function, immunity, cardiovascular health, glucose metabolism and even cognitive function. What is the role of fermented foods?
It’s believed that the first toilets for human waste were created in an ancient settlement in Scotland dating back to 3000 B.C. That’s over 5000 years ago! Sadly enough, today approximately 2.4 billion people, or roughly one-third of the world’s population still lack access to proper toilets. People poop on the side of the road,… Continue reading We make soil! Support the building of composting toilets
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.