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I just heard that they are euthanizing wild horses (National Geographic,February 2009) and I thought what good farm animals they would be. Not just for hauling wood out of the forest whole, as should be done, maybe not by wild horses, they are great digesters, if people can find a way to allow them to work grasses into manure. Perhaps eventually we could cooperate enough to find more land that they could graze on, and fence half of it and grow the other half, alternatively. Hum, the best of both worlds. Permaculture has a lot to say about farming with animals. Manure is a valuable thing for crops. As for wild horses, send them to Canada alive! There is plenty of land. Sure horses take up a lot of energy if you keep them in a pen and have to feed them and run them. And they must be unhappy. Permaculture asks for more than one use or yield from all of us.

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Aprovecho

Wild Horse and Prisoner Redemption

Permaculture asks for more than one use or yield from all of us.

Permauclture and Horses

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Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference:

The biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the Salish Sea region. The 2009 conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership and Environment Canada, will further the experiences of previous conferences by connecting scientific research and management techniques to priorities for meaningful action. The 2009 conference will emphasize the importance of working collaboratively to solve some of the complex issues that cross political borders.

Elwha:

The Elwha watershed is the largest in Olympic National Park; restoration of salmon to the over 70 miles of river and tributaries will return vital nutrients to the watershed and will restore the entire ecosystem. For the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, this project will bring cultural, spiritual and economic healing as salmon return after a century’s absence and flooded sacred sites are restored.

Urban Planning is crucial to ensure that a city is sustainable, has a transportation system that works (very few traffic jams), is safe, has affordable housing and other considerations. Planning can make a big difference to a city. Vancouver’s planners have incorporated a seawall around much of the downtown core of the city and opposite banks. The result is a vibrant, walking, biking, running city full of healthy people.
Vancouver’s Seawalls

Urban Planning Map (see wiki for details)

Seawall

Seawall

Wiki

Kabul City Map

Kabul City Map

 

Transit

Canary Wharf Tube Station, London

Canary Wharf Tube Station, London

Very densely built-up areas require high capacity urban transit, and urban planners must consider these factors in long term plans.

Careers in Planning
Cyburbia

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