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ic.org has a great directory of Intentional Communities with a decent search tool. I find it to be quite comprehensive, though sometimes too comprehensive. Not all Intentional Communities are Eco-villages (though many are), all Eco-villages are Intentional Communities.


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One way would just be to do a google search for 'Ecovillage' and then examine the websites you find. Many of them have websites (although not exactly modern websites) that will have information about what they are, where they are, how to become a member, whether they have interns or places for transients to stay. Many of the bigger and older ones do. Here ...


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I live on a farm and can say with certainty that cattle and sheep will absolutely eat grass clippings. All of our grass clippings from the around the house go to the animals, along with a significant amount of other garden waste. They not only eat grass but will strip leaves off tree trimmings, and eat fruit and vegetables that may no longer be suitable for ...


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First, a few points. In general my experience is that the level of maintenance required for an outdoor aquatic environment is inversely proportional to size. A larger environment is far easier to maintain than a smaller environment. Secondly, remember that plants produce oxygen using sunlight as an energy source. Indoors, you are going to have a very ...


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I would definitely take the time to browse this website and its list of projects. It has an INTERNATIONAL list of permaculture projects occuring around the world. While some of the institutions are not technically eco-villages, some of them are very close to taking that form. http://permacultureglobal.com/projects


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In the ocean tidal effect and sea currents circulate vast quantities of water. You'd have to find a way to duplicate that effect. Also like Chris said such an aquarium would have to be big. By big I actually mean huge. Like stop thinking in gallons and start thinking in cubic yards. There are two alternatives, though. An aquarium that showcases low ...


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You can check the intentional community forum at "Permies" - a site devoted to permaculture. While the discussion may not be strictly about "eco-villages" - there are many kinds of group living situations discussed - its all about sustainability and ecological awareness. http://www.permies.com/forums/f-6/community


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Both of the links you shared are important videos to watch for anyone interested in learning about the process and should be considered required viewing material in classrooms where agriculture is taught. The process works well and can be applied to other kinds of livestock as well. The "chicken tractor" is a popular method that employs similar techniques ...


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Audibon Magazine distilled the following from Bat Conservation International: Here are some tips for installing a bat house, from Bat Conservation International, a science-based bat conservation organization. Design. All bat houses should be at least 2 feet tall, have chambers at least 14 inches wide, and have a landing area extending below ...


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Cattle have become unpopular because they have been accused of farting methane. This is the main answer to your question. However in ecologically sound pastures cattle do restore CO2 to the soil, and they probably fart much less. If their "emissions" have been measured on cattle fed on a single species of newly sown grass, or on silage, they would not be the ...


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It will be more nutritious if, instead of "clippings", you use a scythe and rake up the cut grass. Grass clippings from a lawn mower oxidize very quickly since they are so finely chopped up.


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I used to dry grass clippings as hay, then bag and store until winter and feed to goats. They seemed to much prefer it to regular hay. I think it is more nutritious too.


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Since this is a homework question I will help you, but not give away the answer (which I cannot do anyway, because you didn't include the necessary information for that). You are correct that you only want to harvest part of the population. Harvesting all fish will indeed wipe out the population and harvesting most of the fish will slow down population ...


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