What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren, presents the design principles as thinking tools that when used together allow us to creatively redesign our environment and our behaviour in a world of less energy and resources.
More controversy this week surrounding the practice of fracking. The US Department of Agriculturehas dropped the plan to require an extensive environmental review before handing mortages to people that plan to use the land for oil and gas drilling. This has outraged opponents of hydraulic fracturing, who say it eases up rules on the drilling method. To talk more about this Greg Palast, an author and investigative journalist, joins RT's Liz Wahl.
Founded by Marcin Jakubowski in 2003, a lesser known group called Open Source Ecology is, in their own words, “focusing on hardware that can change human life” and working towards a sustainable industrial economy through their Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) project. It is what they call making a better world through open source hardware.