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The Perennial Plate: The organic food movement in Kunming, China

Lifen Yang is owner and chef of Tusheng Shiguan, a small farm to table restaurant in Kunming, a city in Yunnan Province, China. In the wake of so many food-safety scandals in her country, Lifen is working to bring org...

Edwardian Farm: Making rope from sisel fiber

In the BBC series Edwardian Farm, archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman work on a British farm for an entire year in the manner that it would have been run d...

Olive Us: Cider Farm

The Olive Us sibs (Maude, Olive, Oscar, Ralph, Betty & June) head out to La Galotière in Normandy, France to watch how apples are picked on a Cider Farm. In the archives: french bakeries and making snoballs, pl...

Inventor Portrait: Jerry Ford’s automatic wheelchair brake device

Elderly people with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia sometimes forget to use the manual brakes on their wheelchairs, which then fall out from under them when they try to stand or sit. When this ...

Paignton Zoo’s Vertical Farm

When zoo animals want fresh greens (and bright reds and oranges) to eat, there’s no better solution than growing those vegetables at the zoo. But when you don’t have a lot of space or money (or sometimes ...

The NY Sunworks Science Barge

Powered by wind turbines, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator, the NY Sunworks Science Barge (now in Yonkers, New York) is a model for energy-efficient, sustainable urban farming. Using a hydroponic system that re...

The Cook’s Atelier

Freshly-picked vegetables from Madame Loichet’s farm, prepared by mother/daughter team Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini of The Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy, France, and f...

Swaziland teens engineer hydroponic solutions for farmers

Two teenagers from the southern African country of Swaziland have won Scientific American’s inaugural Science in Action award, part of the Google Science Fair. The prize is awarded to a pr...

One Minute Vacation

This video by Kevin Kelly demonstrates how much texture, detail and feeling you can communicate with very little. From Kevin:  I took a one-second clip each day on a two-month trip in Asia during April &...

In.gredients: Austin’s Package-Free Grocery Store

In.gredients is a new package-free grocery store that is opening in Austin, Texas in the Summer of 2012. Its mission as the US’s first zero-waste, package-free grocery store will support...

Clever Japanese Farmer: Keeping crows out of the vegetable patch

Now this is an environmentally-friendly and resourceful improvement on a scarecrow! It seems that, without the use of harmful chemicals, this Japanese farmer came up with a simple system to keep local crows from eatin...

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