ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in your own kitchen

February 11, 2015 by  
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Local. Organic. Sustainable. We all know how we should be eating–but it’s not always easy or practical. What if there were a way that you could bring the farm to your table ? ROOT  by Ohneka Farms is a smart countertop garden that grows 16 plants, vegetables, or herbs in one square foot of space, all for under 40 W of power, regardless of space or light limitations. By growing your own , you are harvesting at the peak of freshness and consuming only what you need. You’re also reducing your carbon footprint and food miles, and growing your own also allows you to support rare and heirloom varietals. By supporting ROOT , you are also contributing towards a greater mission: proceeds from the sale of each ROOT will go towards community gardens and alleviating food deserts. + ROOT by Ohneka Farms  Images via Ohneka Farms Facebook Page The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Water catastrophes: lessons from the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia

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In January 2014, an estimated 10,000 gallons of  4-methylcyclohexanemethanol  (or MCHM for short) spilled from a ruptured Freedom Industries storage tank into the Elk River near Charleston, W.V. Exposure to MCHM, which is used in coal processing, can cause skin damage, headaches, and difficulty breathing. For weeks, residents in all or parts of nine counties lacked access to potable water, forcing them to  rely on bottled water  for everything from drinking and cooking to bathing. The spill eventually led Freedom Industries to declare bankruptcy. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the catastrophe, it’s worth reflecting upon what we’ve learned and how we can prevent another disaster in the future. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Water catastrophes: lessons from the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , chemical spill , chemical spills , chemicals , drinking water , fraud , Freedom Industries , Freedom Industries chemical spill , Gary Southern , gulf of mexico , Gulf of Mexico Spill , lessons from the chemical spill , lessons to learn , oil spill , oil spills , safe drinking water , safeguards , trusting safeguards , water catastrophes , water issues , west virginia , West Virginia Chemical Spill

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