Sustainable Gardening

I have been reading and hearing a lot of discussion lately about the very real potential for a serious economic collapse of the U.S. economy. This discussion is not coming from government, industry or the wealthy one percent. For them this is an inconvenient discussion, and does not work with their plans and positions of wealth and power.

We are going to have to be sensible, hardheaded and pragmatic about the whole thing. There are a lot of technologies we can pursue. And we must focus on the most efficient and the most cost effective. We can scrutinize solar, wind, geothermal, not to mention advanced biofuels. And that’s just the short list.

If you get better at retaining customers you don’t need to find as many new ones to have the same level of sales as last year. So if you add as many customers as last year you’ll grow even faster. I have modelled power supplier this in spreadsheets. It is worth the time to do that – you wouldn’t believe the difference it can make.

Solar panels are rated from 1 watt to 300+ watts. Most solar panels up to 135 watts are 12 volts direct current (12vdc). Most solar panels over 135 watts are 21 to 40 vdc.

These days, technological advances mean that is perfectly possible to do just that – run your car on water! And it’s not that difficult. Just a quart of waterprovides over 1800 gallons of HHO gas. That’s enough to run your car for months and months!

Making a hydropower plant also means creating a dam. And dams are almost always made on rivers. Rivers are redirected and blocked. The negative thing about this is that it could cause disorder on the natural habitat, or environmental damages by changing the environment of the river both downstream and upstream. Population near that river is always relocated and also, there is this risk of a weak dam failing, causing major catastrophe when the huge bulk of water floods everything on its path.

Photons (energy that light produces) are captured from the sun. Crystalline silicone cells conduct the electric current. Voltage generated by this can then be harnessed for storage in batteries for future use or be harnessed for direct use by connecting it to the home or building requiring power.

Then Barbara had a thought. Why not take their plans into the country? With a larger property, situated near a stream or a river, on a few acres, they could add a cistern for water storage, handle a larger garden, more for the surplus, get more chickens and goats and even a few more bee hives. Cattle and pigs could be added.

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