How farming with rocks could improve global food security

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Scientists at the University of Shefield have learned that farming with crushed silicate rocks mixed into the soil could improve global food security, increase crop yields, promote soil health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Human societies have long known that volcanic plains are fertile, ideal places for growing crops without adverse human health effects,” study lead author┬áDavid Beerling told Phys.org, “but until now there has been little consideration for how adding further rocks to soils… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked with designing a cozy, functional 269 square foot tiny house, with a living area, sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom. They received 150 projects from designers in 88 countries and narrowed the field down to three winners and an honorable mention. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building