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Paul Alfrey from the Balkan Ecology Project explains how he's created the right herb and vegetable guilds for his Bulgarian site, including using a local stream for irrigation and chickens as pest for pest control and fertilising.

Snails Are Going Extinct: Here's Why That Matters by scientificamerican: They may not be the most charismatic group of species, but we can learn a lot from the lowly snail.. #Snails

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard! We can all contribute to conservation efforts — sometimes even from our own backyards.

The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera comes from Latin melli- "honey" and ferre "to bear"—hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee".

Water is provided by a rainwater harvesting tank that recycles wastewater, and hot water is generated by a solar heater. The shape of the pod is designed to encourage cross ventilation and provide shade, and the exterior membrane is recyclable, but also durable enough to last for decades. At night when lit from within, the pods look like glowing arthropods.