Better nutrition with plastic buckets!

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Registered: 05-03-2004
Better nutrition with plastic buckets!
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Sun, 01-09-2011 - 4:42pm

Two Buckets on a Mission

Is it possible two cheap plastic buckets can help reduce global malnutrition?

Sounds crazy, but there's some amazing technology that can be created by combining two cheap 5-gallon buckets along with some other low cost or free materials. The result is a low cost foolproof system of growing food.

Benefits of the 2-bucket system:
1) 50% to 80% reduction in water usage.
2) 100% reduction in weeds...never pull a weed or use herbicides.
3) Once planted, very little attention is required.
4) Foolproof: People with very little training (like us!) can reap bountiful harvests.
5) All you need are a few square meters of space...even rooftops, industrial wastelands, etc

See how:


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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 3:08pm
Amazing - I especially love seeing kids' hearts & minds work this way!
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Registered: 05-03-2004
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 5:29pm

I shared this with Jacob (he is 12 now) and he is thinking he might make a couple off these as one of his 4-H projects.


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Registered: 11-18-2008
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 12:08pm
Definitely - I'd love to see it! I passed the link on to DH who teaches 3rd - 5th graders. He said he'd seen something similar in Popular Science recently, but it wasn't the boys from that link. He's thinking about trying something similar with his students, but not sure if it will fit into the mandatory curriculum (another point for homeschooling there!). If he can't do it at school he definitely wants to try it at home this summer!
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Registered: 01-19-2011
Wed, 01-19-2011 - 11:46am

Thank you so much for this link.

I just checked the site and I find it's great to see those 2 kids trying to improve the world.

Marie

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