The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

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An important feature of the design system known as permaculture is the concept of stacking functions, or finding multiple uses for the same space or resource. North Carolina-based PineGate Renewables is taking this principle to a new level with the opening of the largest solar farm apiary in the United States. Starting this week, the Eagle Point solar farm in Jackson County, Oregon will host 48 hives of honey bees underneath and between the solar panels. John Jacob of Old Sol Apiaries helped to determine… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



How to make American cities bike-friendly

If you live in a city, even one that offers public transportation, riding a bike can be a great option to get you to and from where you need to go. More and more people are opting for bicycles instead of cars, but most American cities are lagging behind when it comes to bike lanes and other features to make roads safer for bicyclists. Many cities ban cyclists from riding on the sidewalk and expect them to share the road with passing cars, without even the benefit of a bike lane. What can we do to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building