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What I Found Interesting This Week 3/31/13


April’s shaping up to be a great month. The solar report is coming out.

I believe it will profoundly change the way you think about producing solar power at home.   Not only does it radically improve your resilience, I can’t find an investment that beats it (stocks, bonds, gold… all fall short).

Anyway, here’s what I found interesting this week. Enjoy.

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FarmedHere. An indoor high yield farm in Chicago that grows organic arugula, basil, and makes a sweet basil vinaigrette. They reuse an amazing 97% of their fresh water. The farm is particularly interesting because they don’t ship more than a few miles.

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How to build a gutterless rain barrel. They dubbed this the “drain barrel” but if you don’t have a gutter system, it’s an interesting DIY rain harvesting project.

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How to quickly grow your own lemongrass. It’s very simple to take the lemongrass you buy at the store and grow a new batch in a jar of water. Shaheen shows us how.

Resiliently Yours,


 JR Small

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