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Peak Moment: The Bicycling Horticulturalist

03 Jul 2008 | |
View all related to alternative transportation | bicycle | compost | gardening | horticulture | Peak Moment Television
Ryan Nassichuk builds food gardens for people. His bicycle and trailer are the sole transport for himself, tools, and materials - including soil and plants! This horticulturist also builds container gardens and composters. Tour a backyard garden in which a 6-week class of students filled raised beds with soil, compost and fertilizer, did succession planting, and built a low-cost composter. Recently Ryan has added free seed-sharing to his wisdom-sharing, while continuing to propagate food gardens throughout Vancouver. This man has a low ecological footprint -- or should we say bike tire tread? Episode 117.
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Peak Moment: How Much Food Can I Grow Around My House?

11 Dec 2007 | |
View all related to compost | Food Security | Local Food | Peak Moment Television | Sustainable Growing | vermiculture | Water
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In summer 2006 Judy Alexander embarked on an experiment to see how much food she could grow, and how many neighbors could benefit, from the garden around her house. Check out her homegrown rainwater collection and irrigation system -- watering her 60+ edible crops. Meet the bees, the chickens and the worms. And catch her joy in producing so much food for so little effort. Episode 87. Now with transcript.

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Peak Moment: What Can One Person Do?

11 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to aquifer | Climate Change | compost | conservation | humanure | Peak Moment Television | plumbing | shower | toilet | Water | wells

If you enjoyed Sally Lovell's over-the-top treatise on her electric bike (episode 40), she's back, telling us other ways one person can make a difference - from fresh water to humanure. Her focus on water includes educating herself on where it comes from, effects of pollution and climate change, and conservation -- pressurized toilets, choice of washing machine, and ways to use that not-so-hot water while it's getting hot. As for humanure, listen in and find out! Episode 90.

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Peak Moment: The Worm Guy

10 May 2007 | |
View all related to compost | Local Food | Peak Moment Television | Sustainable Growing | vermiculture

Watch a worm birth from a cocoon. See compost produced from food scraps, horse manure, and lots of worms. See the machine that separates castings (worm poop) from compost. The Worm Guy, Mark Yelken, says that worms are "the intestines of the Earth", fertilizing and activating microbial activity. Stick around to learn about the "Worm Wigwam" and "Worm Tea". Episode 58.