As some of you may know, ourE-Neighborhood was hacked with a security flaw. This has been resolved – for good, we hope! It’s now safe once again tochat with folks “across the fence.” We went and by passed waiting for our internet service provider to assist us and purchased upgrades and licensing. However, the design of the board has been temporarily changed. You may visit the board and post while we work on bringing back the design and color scheme.
If your computer was infected with the virus, please email us and we’ll do our best to rid your system of it.
Thanks again for your patience and contributions to this online community.
Question? Should we continue this “bookmark” series of post or just stick with writings about life here on the urban homestead?
Sludge Recycling Sends Antiseptic Soap Ingredient to Agriculture
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health measured levels of an antibacterial hand soap ingredient, triclocarban, as it passed through a wastewater treatment facility. They determined that approximately 75 percent of the ingredient washed down the drain by consumers persists during wastewater treatment and accumulates in municipal sludge, which later is used as fertilizer for crops.read article
Purslane may be a common plant, but it is uncommonly good for you. It tops the list of plants high in vitamin E and an essential omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).read article
No Bar Code
An evangelical Virginia farmer says a revolution against industrial agriculture is just down the road.read article
Neighborhood Produce [thanks to Sharon for sending this link]
Too many lemons, tomatoes, squash – share them with neighbors.read how
Tool Share Program
It’s an idea that’s alive and well, from small housing cooperatives in rural areas to lending programs in large cities. And many people are finding that, in addition to making economic sense, tool sharing offers a way to simplify life and create community, pulling together neighbors to exchange ideas, skills and a helping hand. read article