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Cornelia's Blog – January 2010 Archive (4)

Terrarium Mossarium Pandemonium!!

This ranks right up there with Tiny Houses and mini pies for shrinking the fantastic and beautiful into little packages. Boing Boing and Martha Stewart have excellent how-tos for how to make these green little worlds.…





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Added by Cornelia on January 27, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

All-local Mid-winter dinner party in Lexington, MA

I attended a dinner last week that served ALL local ingredients - sourced from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont. The dinner was sponsored by the Sustainable Business Network of Boston and Nourish Restaurant. As the chef told us: Not an easy feat in mid-January! The salad dressing contained no vinegar, but a red wine reduction, honey and kombucha from mere… Continue

Added by Cornelia on January 19, 2010 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Remnants of Biosphere 2 - photos!

Thanks to my friend Philip for sharing this. Experimental Utopias are something that fascinate me.

From BLDG BLOG





"The largest sealed environment ever created, constructed at a cost of $200 million, and now falling somewhere… Continue

Added by Cornelia on January 8, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

My next science-fair-at-home project - The indoor hydroponic growing system



This video - and the lack of dirt, sun and space at home - have inspired me to get on Craiglist and Freecycle and get out the power tools. Looks like I'll need:

a 10-gallon fish tank (or a plastic storage tote - cheaper and keeps out the light just as well)

aquarium parts - bubbler motor, hose, something to disburse the air

silicone caulk

water

liquid fertilizer

starter plants

grow light



I'll start some of my new seed… Continue

Added by Cornelia on January 4, 2010 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

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