Post your “land use” topical homework here:

  1. Note any important points from your book reading that connect with or inform your research topic.
  2. Post a link or citation for at least one article per week on your topic (you should have actually read it, and it will help your teammates if you add some comment as to what interested you).

Folks on other topic teams are welcome to make comments, suggest links, or anything else that would be helpful to this team.

12 Responses to “Land Use”

  1. mark1248 Says:

    Visit this site below and see how Japan turns Tokyo Bay into good land use.

    Also, learn how to turn current Farm Land into forest again. Visit

  2. mark1248 Says:

    This site shows how to use land created over Tokyo Bay.

    Othersites make current farm land forests again.

    Visit and see why.


  3. katelynmckenzie Says:

    A beautifully woven combination of events leads me to this site. Since I began learning about GMO’s as part of the food systems group, I have been fired up about spreading info. I work in a salon and have the ability to talk to many people, like throwing mental seeds in the wind. A client of mine surprised me with how aware she is and she told me about a book FindHorn Garden by Peter Caddy. This man, a retired marshal in Scotland, began an intimate relationship with his garden. Because he spent so much time surrounded by plants, he writes, that communication developed between he and the plants. I believe the book was written in the 70’s, and he predicted (or was told by the plants) the development of GMO’s. He and his wife moved to Maui to start a seed bank so that the corporate control over seeds would not completely dominate our food supplies. I found their website and their community has blossomed greatly. They offer many educational programs for sustainable living. Yeah! People care!

  4. ahimsa9 Says:

    The following links to Earth Policy Institute’s website featuring excerpts from Lester Brown’s book “Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble (W.W. Norton & Co., NY: 2003). This page focuses on desertification. Navigate forward or backward for more information on eroding soils and shrinking cropland.

  5. bgosh Says:

    This is a quite an informative website for the uses and the system of cobing. It goes into length about different cob workshop around the states and the globe. Co is a simple and sustainable way of creating durable and comfortable living quarters. Cob comes directly from the earth using only local goods. The houses blend into the landscape celebrating the life around the house

    With a natural built house the higher realms of our inner selves and exterior reality are present win the dwelling. It rings harmony and balance into the self as well surrounding environment. Co can be built with the celestial bodies to bring in the highest vibrations of the universe. When living with galactic cycles that influence the world and each being the world as a whole becomes more balanced and in harmony, being one conscious living organism.

  6. bgosh Says:


    This article goes over the basics of biomimicry and how humans are an important part in the earth organism. Nature is the teacher after 3.8 billion years of evolution nature knows the way. Biomimicry is based on first observation of the natural environment and local ecosystems, and how humans fit into the whole.


    Farming like a prairie

    This article begins by asking critical question on how humans should cultivate the land. The most intelligent ways of working with the land is by working and becoming part of the cycles that already exist. There is no waste in nature; humans have the capability of living in accordance with the natural law, no waste. Also being aware of how plants situate themselves in nature. By using the polyculture method, planting a variety of plants together to protect from disease and pests, and bringing that into our own homes and gardens.

    The book Cradle to Cradle emphasize the question of how aught we to live. In harmony with the natural cycles. With this perspective a human’s consciousness actually changes. Embracing and celebrating the elements and being aware of the abundance the earth creates for all life forms to bloom. Currently we are out of sync, for survival it is necessary to get away from conventional destruction and become aware of the infinite gifts presented each day and in every moment.

  7. rhythmicserpent Says:

    COMMON GROUND:a conscious choice publication. dec. 2007 pp 22-24. Biodiesel: the good the bad and the imported by Paul Constant.

    This is a really good free resource out of san fran. in this article he descusses the pros and cons of the biodiesel industry,ie: farming, importing,etc.

  8. rhythmicserpent Says:

    EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL:news of the world environment. autumn 2007 pp.37-43 The Fusion Division by Jason Mark

    Asks the question…”Will Nuclear Power Split The Green Movement” a very deep, thought provoking and interesting article.

  9. rhythmicserpent Says:

    EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL:news of the world environment. autumn 2007 pp.44-47 Moving Mountains by Bob Sloan

    in this, they talk abound the coal industry ravaging the Appalachians and poisoning the surrounding areas, and the human cost of our coal economy.

  10. rhythmicserpent Says:

    MOTHER EARTH NEWS:the original guide to living wisely. april/may 2008 issue no.227 p. 60 Building Better Soils With Free Fertilizer! by Cheryl Long

    this is a publication that i get alot of valuble information and i recommend it to everyone.

  11. rhythmicserpent Says:

    GREEN BUILDING GUIDELINES-meeting the demands for low-energy resource-efficient homes. 2007 sustainable buildings industry council:beyond green pp.1-18.

    this is the text book in my green building class and the whole first chapter has got great ideas and ways to develop, use and manage land and spacing on the land.

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