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slug control: ducks in the garden

www.permies.com A lot of gardeners struggle with slugs. Slugs will eat all of a garden, in some areas, if left unchecked. And yet, ducks love to eat slugs! So this is definitely an organic slug control method. I have tried on about four previous occassions to get video of ducks or geese eating slugs, but the video always turned out iffy you couldn't quite see it. Or the ducks/geese go squeemish – so they were so far away you couldn't see them eat the slugs in the video. I kept trying and eventually ended up with this excellent video footage. First we hear from Jen Davis, of Portland, Oregon. This is just a tiny bit that she had to say about controlling slugs. She expresses that she doesn't like to kill slugs without purpose. Having the ducks eat the slugs makes her much more comfortable. She talks about how her chickens weren't all that interested in eating slugs. With her current ducks, they eat so many slugs, that she now breeds slugs to feed to her ducks! Samantha from Woodinville, Washington feeds HUGE slugs to her ducks. We get really good video of the ducks eating the slugs out of her hand. That is a huge woodpecker at the end. Bill Mollison, the inventor of permaculture, is famous for saying something like "you don't have an excess of slugs, you have a duck deficiency." Relevant threads at permies: www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com music by Jimmy Pardo
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Women Rock It! Promo

www.WomenRockIt.com An innovative conference event series that celebrates women who make a difference in the world and inspire other women (and men) to do the same!
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Vegan Coconut Curry with Jeremiah Hall

www.HippyGourmet.com In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with friend of the show and Vegan, Jeremiah Hall. Jeremiah has an amazing story about how he turned his life around, lost 65 pounds and discovered himself, all through becoming 100% vegan. In this recipe, he prepares a wonderful Coconut Veggie Curry with cashews and brown rice. All organic, all vegan, and totally delicious!
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Light Bulbs, Mr Stinkypants and the CFL

www.richsoil.com The adventures of Mr. Stinkypants! Starting off with a career in light bulb engineering, Mr. Stinkypants finds out that he is not the only person trying to make a better light bulb. His career starts out with incandescent lights and later he moves to the world of fluorescent lights – or CFLs. Thes story starts out with a re-creation of "the light bulb conspiracy" covered in about 60 seconds. But this topic is far better covered in the documentary "planned obsolescence" www.permies.com Then the story pops into talking about the new fangled fluorescent light – CFL. This true story is about a thousand times richer than what I present here. This story skips past the CFL claims for lifespan, toxicicity and price. It does tell a story that I think most people don't know – the CFL is subsidized before you buy it so it appears to be much cheaper than it really is. Then it talks about the ban on the traditional incandescent light bulb. My article and my other videos convey my position that our energy problems are not going to be solved with light bulb choice. Frankly, focusing on heating will make a far bigger difference. In fact, in households where people might think that lightbulb choice could save energy, I think that household could save far more by learning to turn off the lights and far more still by developing a better heating strategy. My article does a much better job of exploring incandescent vs. fluorescent. Maybe someday my drawing skills will evolve <b>…</b>
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Ninjin – The Way Of The Vegetable Assassin

www.permacultureplanet.com The story of a man with a gun and a mission – to eliminate all instances of unseasonal vegetable consumption. Written and directed by the brilliant Michael 'Watercress' Wright and starring the magnificent Daniel 'Legume' Lapaine with deft editing by Simon 'Water Celery' Wilcox and a purringly perfect soundtrack by Michael 'Mango' Mertens. Produced by the kind people at Mustard in association with the equally kind people at Eat Seasonably (www.eatseasonably.co.uk). Huge thanks to all. Full cast Daniel Lapaine – Ninjin; Rob Whitelock – Burgess; Kinue Kato – Kabu Sensei; Leah Whitaker – MI5 Woman; Michael Wright – MI5 Man; Jason Thorpe – The Swede; Natasha Heenan – Woman on Bench; Mavreen Brown – Woman in Car Park; Alex Parkinson – Sandwich Guy; Vince Siracusa – Man in Street. Full crew: Michael Wright – Director; John Doris – Executive Producer; Sarah Crisp – Production Manager; Peter Sorg – Director of Photography; Tom Guy – Gaffer; Laura Jane Sessions & Camilla Tew – Hair & Make Up Artists; Mavreen Brown – Production Assistantl; Alex Parkinson – Runner; Harry Jarman – Flame Operator; Steve Lane – Sound Designer; Simon Wilcox, Editor. Special thanks to: Michael Mertens at Escape Route, George Martin at Arri Focus, Mark Day at Clapham Road Studios, Loaded Dice, Dan Love & Gil James at Golden Square Post Production, Paula Haughey at Grand Central Sound Studios, Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex and all at Mustard.
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