Have you heard of these?!
My friends Marc and Claire are the organic farmers at Ohio's only agri-community, Aberlin Springs! Nestled among over 140 acres of preserved forests and meadows, the community will be centered around the farm. Being developed with a "Farm-to-Table" philosophy, residents will be active participants in their farm's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The idea is to share community in a variety of ways while reconnecting with the natural world. House building will begin this fall.
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Finn Meadows Farm Marc and Claire Luff's farm
article about Serenbe (Georgia)
DIRT MAKES YOU HAPPY!
Mycobacterium vaccae, a bacteria present in soil, appears to be a natural antidepressant. These microbes seem to cause cytokine levels to rise, which results in the production of higher levels of serotonin. How do these microbes get inside you and how long do the "happy" effects last? The microbes can be inhaled as well as enter through breaks in the skin. Studies say the effects may last up to 3 weeks.
So go out and play in the dirt!
These photos are from a year ago. There was a group of about 15 of us who helped revamp this community garden. In 4 hours we took this garden from mostly decrepit to beautiful. It was so much fun working together!
Here's the article
AMAZING IMAGES CAPTURED ON GOOGLE
© 2012 googleArtist Jon Rafman has zeroed in and screenshot many of google's street views. Some amazing images have appeared!
Google street views on Tech Insider
Jon Rafman's site (even more photos)
aerial earth views (I'm adding this just because there are some very interesting ones.)
LA CITÉ DU VIN (The City of Wine)
©XTU-Casson Mann-ANAKA-La Cité du VinThis wine theme park and museum in Bordeaux, France will offer a comprehensive, immersive wine experience. Yes, please! Learn about the history of wine, get educated in wine tasting, make wine, visit vineyards, dine at restaurants, enjoy a bazillion (slight exaggeration!) different wines. To learn more, click the link below.
What cool things have you seen lately?
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