The organic farm teaching sustainable growing techniques in Canada’s cold, dark north

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Tucked inside the¬†lush boreal forest in Canada’s Northwest Territories, you’ll find something unexpected. There, cheek to jowl with the ever-encroaching trees sits a thriving farm with snuffling pigs, lush fruit trees, and acres of vegetables, all in an environment that is anything but hospitable to agriculture. But creating a flourishing, regenerative landscape perfect for a productive local farm is exactly what the Northern Farm Traning Institute is all about, and their goal is to help people… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



These wirelessly-powered AA batteries pull energy from thin air

The Cota Forever BatteryTM is the world’s first wirelessly-powered AA battery, offering a more sustainable, convenient alternative to traditional disposable batteries. Through this technology, any device that requires AA batteries to function can be recharged from a distance through the air. Designed by Ossia, the Cota AA battery retrofits old devices by connecting them to a digital, wireless network. This means that an owner could remotely connect to and affect devices, even those not originally… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building