Sustainable - Sustainability: Energy, Environment, Economy

Sustainable Living?

I ask:
Can anyone offer up a short list of what humans need to sustain life?
x amount of potable water
x amount of calories / food
shelter from the elements
For a specified amount a time ?
What is the gender age and weight of the person?
Are they carieng for themselves or are there others involved?
What is the region they [...]

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Think Hard! Drink Hard!

Soft Water & Soft Minds
Since we’ve been studying drinking water for quite some time, I found it very interesting when several people asked me to write something on “water softeners.”
It seems somewhere along the line consumers have confused water purification with water softening. When it comes to drinking water, I believe water softeners are one [...]

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Herbie Herb & The Plant-its

Introducing Herbie Herb & the Plant-its…
they’re out of this world!
I’m Herbie Herb,
And, these are the plant-its,
We love to hoe,
And, sow,
So… without further ado,
We welcome you, again,
To our lil’ Garden Of Edan.
Herbie Herb?
Sound absurd?
I wonder if anyone,
Gets it?
Ahh, well…
We’ve already begun,
Since man’s first day,
Under our same sun,
There’s been a quest,
To conquer the taste test,
Everyone tries.
Pray tell,
Have [...]

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Scarborough Fair

traditional folk song
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
(a hill in the deep forest green)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
(tracing of sparrow on snow-crested brown)
Without no seams nor needle work,
(blankets and bedclothes the [...]

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Petroselinum Crispum
This Greek was no geek,
Spilling his blood,
For our food.
Keep the forerunner of death…
While you freshen your breath,
In an instant.
Put flatulence out of existence!
Good for your digestive system,
And, it’ll clear your skin,
Calm your nerves and help emotion,
With lots of vitamin A and C,
It’s easy to see,
Why it helps me.
Is good for my cranium,
Minerals, iron [...]

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Salvia Officinalis
Salvia Officinalis (Sage)
I engaged a sage,
Asking the savant,
If I could be Her servant?
I needed official advice,
On Salvia Officinalis:
“What is this…
Some sort-a spice?”
She told me to draw near,
And, hold these thoughts dear:
“Ancients from the earliest age,
Knew the power of sage,
Prompting the question,
Does it bring immortality?
(Well, at least,
It helps with beast digestion…
“Charlemagne knew,
What he could gain,
Planting [...]

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Rosmarinus Officinalis
What was that I was going to tell you?
Oh, yes. Don’t forget to eat your rosemary,
It will help you remember a thing or two,
And, it’s good for your soul… very!
Keep those evil spirits away,
Oh, Rosemary,
Please keep those spirits at bay.
The “Dew [...]

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Thymus Vulgaris
In time of crisis,
Have pity,
Bless me with Tai-iti.
Find out how invigorating,
Less they use it for embalming,
Have you ever tried,
Thyme dried?
Increases the intensity,
Up to a factor of three.
Use as an antiseptic,
To help protect,
Or, for goodness sake,
Treat your headache,
Is your name due to your smoky flavor,
Or, mummification posture?
Essential for a Creole meal,
And, a Jamaican Jerk,
Thwart a [...]

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Ocimum Basilicum
As long as there’s been damsels in distress,
Basil’s powers have been put to the test,
Should I share a sprig with you,
You’ll fall in love… there’s nothing you can do,
And, would you believe,
That you’ll never leave?
Ahhh… sweet, sweet basil,
It’s hard to get my fill,
Ahhh… sweet, sweet basil,
Blurt, “St. Josephwort,”
Yell, “Krishnamul,”
Call it what you will.
You can [...]

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You’re so special,
You’re so cool,
You make me hot,
So, why not,
Quit being a fool,
And, get a re-fill,
Of methyl…
I think I will!
Methyl cinnamate,
Tastes great,
Gives my mouth a thrill,
Eating basil.
Methyl sulfonyl methane,
Is critical to remain,
Without enough sulfur,
I’ll surely suffer.
Methyl salicylate,
Turns to a fire state,
Setting off a spark,
In the dark.
Menthyl acetate,
I won’t hesitate,
’cause I don’t need to catch my [...]

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