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Philippi Horticultural Area Food & Farming Campaign

  How can a unique agricultural area on the urban fringe of Cape Town, South Africa be protected to provide ecosystem services, fresh produce for low income city dwellers, and a local model of agro-ecological farming? The vast green fields of the Philippi Horticultural Area are an incongruous sight, in the midst of one of the most densely settled areas of the Cape Flats, an expanse of gritty, peri-urban townships [...]

2016-07-23T01:31:30+00:00community, Food, Food system|Comments Off on Philippi Horticultural Area Food & Farming Campaign

Biomimicry Institute

Can people learn from nature to build tools & infrastructure that fits with nature? Over the past 3.8 billion years, life on this planet – in all its diverse and dazzling forms – has evolved some pretty spectacular ways to thrive in even the most challenging conditions. The Namib desert beetle survives in one of the world's harshest deserts by . Termite mounds are intricately structured, self-regulating labyrinths that attune [...]

2016-06-09T14:43:00+00:00design, Project information or update|Comments Off on Biomimicry Institute


How can reconfiguring small-scale industrial production enable a community to tap local ecosystems services sustainably to address social challenges? In Uganda, and in much of the developing world, when school-aged girls hit puberty, they are often forced to miss school during menstruation due to the inaccessibility of affordable sanitation products. Fifteen years ago Moses Musaazi, an engineering lecturer from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, was asked by social [...]

2016-05-06T18:41:56+00:00business, health, sustainable living, urban ecology|Comments Off on Makapads

Center for Ecoliteracy

Can changing what schools serve for lunch help to address deep challenges in the food and education systems, while inspiring ecological awareness in children?  A child in the state of California's public education system will consume around 4,000 school meals between the time of entering kindergarten and leaving high school. With more than 6 million children attending California state schools, the simple question of what gets served for lunch, and [...]

2016-04-20T21:06:41+00:00Food, Food system, health, Project information or update, United States|Comments Off on Center for Ecoliteracy
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