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  1. Water tank: Filtered water is kept in the tank and slowly released into the breadbaskets below
  2. Vegetables growing in breadbasket: Breadbaskets filled with porous lava stoned are used to grow vegetables. The stones and vegetables roots trap the nutrients and filter the water which then flows into the fish tank below.
  3. Fish droppings enrich the water with nutrients for growing vegetables
  4. A variety of small vegetables can be grown such as swiss chard, cows peas, eggplants, sweet peppers, etc.
  5. Pump: A solar powered or had pump recycles the water to the top tank, ready for the cycle to start again.
  6. Chickens provide meat and eggs for consumption and/or for sale. Their droppings are captured and used to feed the fish.

Aquaponics

This unique system integrates fish, poultry and vegetable farming using recycled water. It is designed to maximise the yield of each component, whilst minimising the amount of water required. Our research has shown that Haller’s aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water conventionally needed for the same vegetable production. This is particularly important in drought-prone areas in Africa.  Haller’s aquaponics system is also affordable, it is made with low cost materials that can be found locally.

We have made several changes to this initial design – in particular to the fish tanks.  A revised illustration is currently being worked on.

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People who are not of the highest wisdom are influenced and conditioned by false images every day, so they lose sight of natural realities. They are so used to untruth that it becomes truth for them.

Anonymous Taoist (late Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Secret Records of Understanding the Way,

Thomas Cleary translated and edited, Taoist Meditation: Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body.

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I live in my own light, I drink my own flames ever back into myself.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra (via purplebuddhaproject)

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swastikatattoo:

tattoo by Charlie Inksa
Climbing is a spiritual pursuit in a materialistic world. The rewards in climbing are different than traditional sports, and therefore our meaning to the mainstream is different, and our heroes are portrayed in a different light. Our rewards are sunsets and views, a high standard of physical and mental fitness, and eternal reflections that make us appreciate life at a fundamental and spiritual level. And, perhaps there is a part of everyone (even those that spend their lives away from the natural world) to be reminded that we are part of the same world, one still full of magic and mystery that the climber inhabits and thrives within, reaching higher and higher.
— Luke Mehall (via mtn-man-diaries)

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liberatingreality:

Pain is motivation.
I used to have a sign pinned up on my wall that read: Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us…It was all about letting go of everything.
—  Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject)
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