Support the OpenFarm Kickstarter to Bring an Open-Source Farming and Gardening Wiki to the Web

August 25, 2014 by  
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Social entrepreneur Rory Aronson is on a mission to help the everyman learn how to farm and garden anything! His recently launched Kickstarter for OpenFarm , a free and open Wikipedia-like database, is designed to offer structured planting guides to include information on everything from soil conditions to recipes and usage. While the main draw for OpenFarm may be the guides to edibles, the platform can also be written for flowers, mosses, trees, vines, and other ornamentals. You can help support the OpenFarm Kickstarter here . + OpenFarm Kickstarter 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: farming , farming resources , Gardening , gardening resources , open source , Openfarm , openfarm kickstarter , openfarm Wikipedia , reader submitted content , rory Aronson , wikipedia

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Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

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Just picture it: armed paratroopers storming a beach, armed to the teeth and ready to kill . . . a bunch of unarmed, helpless birds. That’s a bit over the top, but it’s not far from the truth and the lives of birds are actually at stake. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is sounding the alarm over plans by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would see 16,000 cormorant birds in the Columbia River Estuary near Portland, OR killed using silenced rifles and night vision scopes in an effort to reduce the number of baby fish eaten by the birds . If the Army Corps plans go ahead, the 16,000 Double Breasted Cormorants would be killed over a period of four years, but the ABC says their plans are flawed. Read the rest of Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: army , breasted , Columbia , cormorant , corps , cull , double , east , engineers , estuary , fish , island , kill , river , salmon , salmonid , sand

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