Farming at home: The AeroGarden. Part 2

An ongoing review. Part two.

By Clint Botha

So we’ve been using the Aero Garden for one week.

What we like:

- It works.incredibly well! Things are sprouting like crazy. Everything but the dill (which is okay, as it turns out I don’t particularly like dill.)

- It is ridiculously simple to use. No watering, no constant need to watch it (which we do anyway because it’s just so cool to see how quickly they’re growing.)

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Farming at home. The AeroGarden.

An ongoing review. Part one.

By Clint Botha

I’ve had a desire to grow my own vegetables and herbs for a while. I don’t want to guilt trip anybody. These are my own feelings on why I want to try this little experiment.

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40 iOS 6 Features You’ll Actually Care About

Via Gotta Be Mobile

By Josh Smith

  1. FaceTime over 3G and 4G – Make FaceTime calls over cellular connections.
  2. Facebook Integration – Share photos to Facebook from Photos app and Like Apps.

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Modern day slavery stats: Source: Abolition Media

Today, most people usually think of slavery in terms of history classes they have taken, or movies they have seen. The fact is, modern slavery is just as real, just as brutal, and just as inhuman as any history book. Modern slavery controls, and in some cases claims, the lives of millions of people across the globe. To give you an idea of what exactly modern slavery looks like, we’ve put together this page, culling statistics from multiple sources to give you the best picture possible. We want to present you with modern slavery facts, so that you know exactly what it is we are trying to fight:

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Grow tomatoes in even the smallest spaces: Make your own self watering tomato planters

Original article on Lifehacker

By Jason Fitzpatrick

If you’d like to have delicious home-grown tomatoes but lack a garden to grow them in, you’ll definitely want to check out this ingenious and inexpensive self-watering system. Ray Newstead, silicon valley executive by day and gardening aficionado by night, wanted a more efficient way to grow tomatoes. He was tired of the wastefulness of having to deeply water large areas of soil to make sure his plants were well watered, along with the hassle of weeding all the nuisance plants that sprung up between his beloved tomatoes.

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A Smartphone App To Help End Child Labor

Reposted from Just Means 

By Sarena Ulibarri who is a Justmeans staff writer for Ethical Consumption.

Do you know where your jeans or your child’s favorite toy came from, before they landed on that shelf in your neighborhood store?  Would it make a difference in your shopping habits if you could tell, with just a quick check on your smartphone, that the dress you’re about to buy was made with slave labor?  Free2Work thinks so.

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