Rammed Earth Homes

Rammed earth homes make a lot of sense.

In our Free course Learn Off the Grid Living we will be studying all types of rammed earth construction. You will have a chance to build something yourself.

FREE plans and info available

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Rocket Stove Testers Wanted

Provision University wants to encourage those interested in learning off the grid living to try out the rocket stove.

 

This Video shows it in action
Rocket stoves how they work

FREE plans available from Provision University for anyone wanting to build or test one.

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Where Have All The Inventors Gone?

Where have all the inventors gone?

Are the days went every other garage on every other block was occuped with the young tinkers and innovators?    America has always been know for its Yankee ingenuity, seems to have went the way of the rest of the world.   Or is it that the greatest of the innovators have been snatched up by the corporate labs?   Could it be that the new patient laws are so weighted in favor of the “to big to fail” conglomerates that the small inventors have given up?

Provision University is attempting to revive the flame of inventiveness in the everyday individual.   America needs something like the X-prize but for the small innovators not for the mega labs of the corporate world.   Why focus on the small when the big all the resources and talent?   America’s core seems to be so tied to the spirit of freedom to express and invent that when one goes the other is sure to follow.   Many say that America’s freedoms are fleeing with the progress of centralization and the big corporate world.

Provision University is saying lets get back to the decentralized.   Where like every community had its own unique cafe, every individual is encouraged to express themselves by whatever talents God gave them.

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Gardening In A Bucket

So you have no place for a Garden?

Look at the self contained watering system in a bucket.

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Solar Energy Breakthroughs

Just this year we have broken the 40% efficiency barrier with solar cells.  Could this be the breakthrough we have been waiting for or just another promise to be broken?

According to Green Technology scientists from the Cavendish Laboratory, the University’s Department of Physics, have developed a novel type of solar cell which could harvest energy from the sun much more efficiently than traditional designs.

The research, published today, could dramatically improve the amount of useful energy created by solar panels.

Solar panels work by absorbing energy from particles of light, called photons, which then generate electrons to create electricity. Traditional solar cells are only capable of capturing part of the light from the sun and much of the energy of the absorbed light, particularly of the blue photons, is lost as heat.

This inability to extract the full energy of all of the different colours of light at once means that traditional solar cells are incapable of converting more than 34% of the available sunlight into electrical power.

The Cambridge team led by Professor Neil Greenham and Professor Sir Richard Friend has developed a hybrid cell which absorbs red light and harnesses the extra energy of blue light to boost the electrical current.

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Vertical Farming

watch Dr. DicksonDespommier explain vertical Farming youtube…
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Vertical Farming could be the answer for abundant food supplies in the cities. DR. DICKSON DESPOMMIER in his book Vertical Farming explores the the possibilities of growing food.

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Want to live off the Grid….

 

 

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What Grids are there?

Have you every thought about what are the different types of Grids we need to get off?

Most people think about the power Grid or the Electric grid when talking “Grid”.   But if you think about it there are many others

Food Grid

Gasoline Grid

Financial grid

Water Grid

Sewer Grid

Medical Grid

Airline Grid

Highway Grid

 

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We are looking at an exciting world…..

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Vertical Farming

Could vertical farming be the future?

 

DR. DICKSON DESPOMMIER in his book Vertical Farming looks at the 21st century through the possibility of the abundance of food IF we grow up.

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