new apps for local network. would you use it for your neighborhood?
Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.
“This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park,” Margarett Harrison, lead landscape architect for the Beacon Food Forest project, tells TakePart. Harrison is working on construction and permit drawings now and expects to break ground this summer.
The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild. Not only is this forest Seattle’s first large-scale permaculture project, but it’s also believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.
Say what! This is pretty amazing
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LG showing off 5 inch flexible screen for smartphones.
LG will be showing off their latest flexible and unbreakable 5 inch OLED display at this weeks SID display week in Vancouver.
The plastic display will be shown off alongside other 5 inch and 7 inch HD Oxide TFT panels which have a bezel that’s only 1mm wide, allowing for smartphones and small tablets with virtually no frame or border.
(Source: Engadget, via emergentfutures)
Word of the day: Instacurity= Instagram + insecurity
Every wished there was a word for that… well maybe there is. Check out emotionary.
Got an emotion that you can’t quite find the words for? The Emotionary can probably help. It’s a website that invents new words for those moments when you just can’t find the right one.
Help us come up with more words that describe modern emotions. Here, a few you’ve submitted so far:
- Elacceleration: The belief that pushing an elevator button repeatedly will make it come faster.
- Sarcasmus: Sarcastic + charismatic
- Thinkonit: To postpone.
What other modern emotions don’t have words for them?
oh this is hawt!
How to Make a Color-Changing LED Chameleon Scarf
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some simple but valuable rules to keep your desk clean :)
(Source: Apartment Therapy)
@modernica factory sale (at Modernica)
Small space? But want a garden? Here are some great ideas!
(Source: Apartment Therapy)
Could this be true.. no longer need to carry your keys? Just make sure you have your phone charged.
DIY Watch Kit from TOKYObay
Japanese Teens Fight Human-Eating Giants in Latest Photo Meme
Looking for a scientifically proven way to exercise? Here’s one. 7 min/round. Do it 3 times.
(Source: The New York Times)
I’m a bit obsessive about testing and re-testing my recipes, so before heading out the door this morning, I tried out my recipe for Uova in Purgatorio one more time to see if my latest tweaks pass muster.
I have a feeling we’re going to be eating these little egg pots for days…
After fueling up, I hopped in my car with Cheryl Sternman Rule to meet up with Irvin Lin in San Francisco so we could chat over coffee about blogging and social media.