Saturday Linkages: Naked Gardening, Ticks, Walking in LA and Eating Giant Rats

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Couple gets booted out of the first world naked gardening day.

Watch out for the nettles . . .
World naked gardening day–May 4: http://www.wngd.org [Editors note: NSFW and no we won't be participating in WNGD, but I once saw a neighbor doing so while I was walking our dog a few years ago.]

Making Things
Paul Elkin, Maker of Many Things http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/04/paul-elkin-maker-of-many-things.html#.UYSMGz1dyX8.twitter …

The Climbing rope lamp http://www.recyclart.org/2013/05/the-climbing-rope-lamp/ …

Tiny Houses Give Slum Dwellers a Safe Home in Just One Day | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/tiny-houses-give-slum-dwellers-a-safe-home-in-just-one-day/ …

Subtle Site Strategy: Garden Wall Home Has Hidden Depths | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/subtle-site-strategy-garden-wall-home-has-hidden-depths/ …

We’re all gonna die!
You Won’t Believe What’s In Your Turkey Burger http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/theres-fecal-bacteria-your-ground-turkey …

The Rise of the Tick http://shar.es/lr7aE 

Nobody Walks in L.A.: The Rise of Cars and the Monorails That Never Were http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/04/nobody-walks-in-l-a-the-rise-of-cars-and-the-monorails-that-never-were/#.UX_mJ2g5vmA.twitter …

Rat sandwich?
Meat from a 20-lb swamp rat: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/29/meat-from-a-20-kb-swamp-rat-t.html …

Bread Magazine, a magazine devoted to . . . bread: http://bread.insanelyinterested.com/back-issues/

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Saturday Linkages: Tall Bikes, Za’atar and So Much More

tall bike at Ciclavia

Growin’
Why Your Supermarket Only Sells 5 Kinds of Apples http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/heritage-apples-john-bunker-maine …

Taming the Wild Thyme: A Visit to a Za’atar Farm in Lebanon http://ow.ly/kqeoi 

New Farmer’s Almanac for 2013: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/21/new-farmers-almanac-for-2013.html …

Plants as Education: Kit Brings Gardening Back to the Masses http://dornob.com/37885/ 

Fortrait #4 “Subterranean Breakfast Nook” http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/04/fortrait-4-subterranean-breakfast-nook.html#.UXnyUt75KCs.twitter …

Buildin
Temporary Housing for Displaced Fukushima Residents http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/04/temporary-housing-for-displaced.html#.UXnyPtA6AAs.twitter …

A Biodegradable and Sustainable Home by Torsten Ottesjö: http://ifitshipitshere.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/hus-1-a-biodegradable-and-sustainable-home-by-torsten-ottesjo/ …

Designin’
Caddis fly larvae coaxed into building cocoons out of precious metals and gems – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/04/23/caddis-fly-larvae-coaxed-into.html …

Altered Appliances: Bake Your Own Edible Dishware | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/altered-appliances-bake-your-own-edible-dishware/ …

DIY Bacon: http://www.smallanddeliciouslife.com/the-bacon-life/

Bees in slow-mo! http://www.smallanddeliciouslife.com/dance-of-the-honey-bee/ …

A house in Alabama, a yard in Africa: #JoeMinter and 400 years of African-American history: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/garden/joe-minters-african-village-in-america.html?ref=garden … pic.twitter.com/qx07xlvDa4

Bikin’
Here’s what it feels like to ride a 14.5-foot-tall bike http://grist.org/list/heres-what-it-feels-like-to-ride-a-14-5-foot-tall-bike/#.UXl2JmJoeY0.twitter …

Bikesnob on self driving cars: http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2013/04/this-just-in-off-to-cleveland-then-im.html …

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Saturday Linkages: Roach Racing, Bedding the Farmer and Eating Like Goats

roach racing

Vintage ad for cockroach racing set: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/16/vintage-ad-for-cockroach-racin.html …

It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s a good time for a site assessment… http://ow.ly/1VjdSq

Bedding the Farmer: At Greenmarkets, Lust Blooms Among the Rutabagas http://observer.com/?p=296706 

Saint Hildegard’s Cookies of Joy http://thetanglednest.com/2013/04/saint-hildegards-cookies/ …

Sun Hives: pollination and health before honey – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/04/15/sun-hives-pollination-and-hea.html …

Genetically modifiying people to eat like goats: http://www.ediblegeography.com/cyborg-digestion/ … via @tomfurt

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Saturday Linkages: Hiding Spots, Bedbugs and Rodents of Unusual Size

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Francesco Morackini’s stealth prohibition kit. Via Dornob.

Prepping meets modern design
Cheeky Kitchen Objects Hide a stealth prohibition kit| Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/cheeky-kitchen-objects-hide-a-provocative-secret-function/ …

Hiding in Plain Sight: Brilliant DIY Safe in Overlooked Spot | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/hiding-in-plain-sight-brilliant-diy-safe-in-overlooked-spot/ …

Obviously Secret: 8 Great Hiding Spots in Ordinary Objects | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/obviously-secret-8-great-hiding-spots-in-ordinary-objects/ …

130 Square Foot Micro Apartment in Paris | Inthralld http://inthralld.com/2013/04/130-square-foot-micro-apartment-in-paris/ …

Bedbugs!
How a Leafy Folk Remedy Stopped Bedbugs in Their Tracks http://nyti.ms/12H9HDI

Gardening
All About Gabions : Cheap Retaining and Other Garden Features http://shar.es/JHCQS 

New killer compost problem–Imprelis: http://ow.ly/1UWcBj

How to protect plants from frost: http://ow.ly/1UMWLG

Farmers tackle pests with colas: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3977351.stm …

Rodents of Unusual Size – a documentary about 20-lb rats in Louisiana – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/04/09/rodents-of-unusual-size-a-do.html …

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Saturday Linkages: Beer Caps n’ Plants

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Beer cap floor via Dude Craft.

DIY
Beer Cap Bathroom Floor http://www.dudecraft.com/2013/04/beer-cap-bathroom-floor.html …

Lecture on stone-wall building, with miniature stone wall built: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/02/lecture-on-stone-wall-building.html …

Plants!
Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land http://j.mp/12r218m

Transmitted light photos of houseplants: http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2013/04/exceptionally-pretty-pictures.htmlntsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2013/04/except… …

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Noel Kingsbury: The Ghost in the Machine http://landscapeofmeaning.blogspot.com/2013/04/noel-kingsbury-ghost-in-machine.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Poison, Pee and Plagiarism

Google Map birdhouse

Birdhouse shaped like a Google Map icon. Via Dornob.

For the birds
Avian Accommodations: Google Map Pin-Shaped Birdhouses | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/avian-accommodations-google-map-pin-shaped-birdhouses/ …

Thar she blows . . .
Here’s to No-Blow Gardens | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2013/03/heres-to-no-blow-gardens.html …

DIY
Pure Salvage: 10 Eclectic Tiny Homes Built with 99% Scrap | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/pure-salvage-10-eclectic-tiny-homes-built-with-99-scrap/ …

Poison
Umm…what exactly is botulism? (Part I) http://wp.me/p2TfI0-64 

The case of the poison potato: http://boingboing.net/2013/03/25/the-case-of-the-poison-potato.html …

Pee
How To Use Pee In Your Garden http://www.nwedible.com/2013/03/how-to-use-pee-in-your-garden.html …

Plagiarism
Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Plagiarized, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’ http://thebea.st/X9k58O 

???
Hard times for Marshmallow farmers!: http://youtu.be/h9RfuD1Im4U 

Vegan Black Metal Chef, A Vegan Cooking Show Like No Other http://laughingsquid.com/vegan-black-metal-chef-a-vegan-cooking-show-like-no-other/ …

The Archdruid Report: The Illusion of Invincibility http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-illusion-of-invincibility.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Straw Bales and Bike Hacks

straw bale garden

Photo by Tracy Walsh/Poser Design

Gardening
Straw bale gardening in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/10kt1Hf

DIY
How to fix a bicycle tube http://www.afrigadget.com/2013/02/22/how-to-fix-a-bicycle-tube/ …

Bike headlight displays speed: http://boingboing.net/2013/03/20/bike-headlight-displays-speed.html

Build-It-Solar Blog: A Inexpensive DIY Blower Door http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2013/02/a-inexpensive-diy-blower-door-that.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Bow Drills and Cramped Apartments

Bow Drill

Bow drill from Low Tech Magazine

Gardening
The End of Molasses Malarkey: http://ow.ly/1TC4aU

DIY
Making Wooden Spoons http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/03/making-wooden-spoons.html#.UUPl2rFofzQ.twitter …

Low-Tech Wonders
Hand powered drilling tools and machines: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/12/hand-powered-drilling-tools-and-machines.html …

Endless Rope Drives: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2013/03/the-mechanical-transmission-of-power-3-wire-ropes.html …

Cramped Apartments in Hong Kong Shot From Directly Above http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/03/cramped-apartments-in-hong-kong-shot.html#.UUPmMbpCjK4.twitter …

Saint-Exupéry Quote Poster http://www.dudecraft.com/2013/02/saint-exupery-quote-poster.html#.UT6Erbc8oiA.twitter …

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Saturday Linkages: Black Soldier Flys, DIY Power Bars and CDFA Thugs are Killing Bees Again

DIY
How to Build a DIY Black Soldier Fly Composter (Video) : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/how-build-diy-black-soldier-fly-composter-video.html …

Are You A Chicago Gardener? Take This Survey http://greenroofgrowers.blogspot.com/2013/02/are-you-chicago-gardener-take-this.html#.UTo_UPrAm4A.twitter …

My Solar Adventures- DIY solar and arduino projects: How to : DIY Solar Backpack with Solar Mobile phon… http://mysolaradventures.com/2012/06/how-to-diy-solar-backpack-with-solar.html?spref=tw …

Cookin’
How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at Home Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-3-ingredient-energy-bars-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-184306 …

Curly Parsley and Arugula Pesto http://www.foodinjars.com/2013/02/curly-parsley-and-arugula-pesto/ …

Bad Ideas Department
CDFA thugs killing bees: Pest versus pollinator? | News | Santa Maria Sun, CA http://www.santamariasun.com/news/9452/pest-versus-pollinator/#.UTo7chMwEko.twitter …

The American Plan to Build Nuclear Power Plants in the Ocean http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/02/the-american-plan-to-build-nuclear-power-plants-in-the-ocean/#.UTfFax5lLoc.twitter …

Good Ideas Department
DRM Chair that works only 8 times: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/04/drm-chair-only-works-8-times/ …

Nature Blows My Mind! This 80,000-Year-Old Aspen Grove Clones Itself : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-80000-year-old-aspen-grove-clones-itself/ …

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Saturday Linkages: Whole Systems, Critters and the Most Beautiful Garden in the World

Casey Cripe collage

Art by Casey Cripe

Casey Cripe’s “whole systems” collages and illustrations: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/27/casey-cripes-whole-systems.html …

Turn Down the City Lights and Make Streets Safer http://bloom.bg/XuXeCi 

Coping with Critters http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/Protect-Your-Home-From-Critters.aspx …

Is Antibacterial Soap Bad For You? (Part 1) http://shar.es/jrPgV 

Jeffrey Bale’s World of Gardens: The Kolymbetra Garden http://jeffreygardens.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-kolymbetra-garden.html?spref=tw …

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