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Friday, January 12

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    This website covers quite a range of topics so it is not possible to keep them all up-to-date.
    For those seeking the latest information we provide leaflets/CDs by post or as pdf documents on request.
    Getting WiFi via a 3G network
    Many people use a mobile phone in rural parts of SSA countries unaware that they cold get WiFi - and the Internet - if they had a smartphone since 3G is now available almost everywhere..
    These allows tethering for nearby laptops/PCs but it is much cheaper to purchase a modem (MiFi/Hotspot) to download the Internet. Coverage maps of 3G are now available if you get in contact!
    Even better is a tablet plus dongle with some tablets now costing as little as $30!
    Ask for details.
    Forest Gardens
    Forest Gardens/Agroecology
    With increasing concern about climate change we provide information indicating what type of gardening/farming is best.
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    another we really need your
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    before any real guidance can be offered.
    However if your problem is very poor soil than get some jack beans and plant just them for a season on part of your plot and see what happens.
    The next year you should get some result from a crop of maize!
    Ask for more info.

    Using composting worms (Vermiculture) - redworms
    Also insects such as mealworms
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    If you wish to receive our newsletter every few weeks contact us at biodesigndiy@gmail.com
    and you will be put on our subscriber list!
    Updated November 2017January 2018
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Saturday, November 18

  1. page home edited ... Even better is a tablet plus dongle with some tablets now costing as little as $30! Ask for d…
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    Even better is a tablet plus dongle with some tablets now costing as little as $30!
    Ask for details.
    Forest Gardens
    With increasing concern about climate change we provide information indicating what type of gardening/farming is best.
    As this varies from one country to another we need your details before any guidance can be offered.

    Using composting worms (Vermiculture) - redworms
    Also insects such as mealworms
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    BioDesign Biogas Digester
    We have developed a digester that produces biogas from food/crop waste as well as cow/goat manure so allowing cooking without burning wood or charcoal.
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    be bought in hardware shops in most
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    trench dug
    This has several advantages! The main one
    and is cost but it maybe that it will prove very useful allowing local NGOs to experimentcheap.
    It is unlike flow digesters
    with biogas learning how to overcome the problems met by so manyboth pros and cons which are explained when in developing countries!contact.
    Another possible 'fuel' is a certain cactus - Opuntia (or Prickly Pear) . This grows wild in many countries! See below
    A little 'fresh' cow/goat manure is needed initially but then there are many alternative 'fuels' to produce biogas!
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    Pierre Lutgen
    lutgenp@gmail.com
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    a packet of seeds posted to
    Although claims are made that the incidence of malaria is falling this is mainly due to the increasing use of bed nets.
    However with the decreasing funding being now offered it may be that bed nets will not be replaced when holed in the future!
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    If you wish to receive our newsletter every few weeks contact us at biodesigndiy@gmail.com
    and you will be put on our subscriber list!
    Updated OctoberNovember 2017
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Monday, October 16

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    We have developed a digester that produces biogas from food/crop waste as well as cow/goat manure so allowing cooking without burning wood or charcoal.
    This digester is a new simple design that anyone can make using low cost layflat polythene which can be bought in most towns.
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    trench dug but a continuous gas supply requires two simple digesters.
    This has several advantages! The main one is cost but it maybe that it will prove very useful allowing local NGOs to experiment with biogas learning how to overcome the problems met by so many in developing countries!
    {Biogas 2 layflats 17.odt}
    Another possible 'fuel' is a certain cactus - Opuntia (or Prickly Pear) . This grows wild in many countries! See below
    A little 'fresh' cow/goat manure is needed initially but then there are many alternative 'fuels' to produce biogas!
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  2. page home edited ... Here is a quick run through of other projects we offer with one link per main topic below: DI…
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    Here is a quick run through of other projects we offer with one link per main topic below:
    DIY PV Solar
    {DIY JJ lamps 2.jpg} {DIY JJ woman.jpg}
    We offer a simple pv technique using just a few low cost components to build LED torches, power radios, etc.
    Recently we have learnt of the need to replace oil consuming pumps that are becoming increasingly expensive to run.
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    One useful growing technique is called Keyhole Gardening which minimises the amount of water needed to grow vegetables.
    If set up next to your dwelling any 'dirty' water can easily be used for irrigation!
    {http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2012/04/24/Sundownr/dc576d.jpg}
    We have lots of information that can be sent to you!
    Mosquito Traps, Repellents and Cure
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    If you wish to receive our newsletter every few weeks contact us at biodesigndiy@gmail.com
    and you will be put on our subscriber list!
    Updated SeptemberOctober 2017
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Sunday, September 17

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    If you wish to receive our newsletter every few weeks contact us at biodesigndiy@gmail.com
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    Updated JulySeptember 2017
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Tuesday, July 18

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    For those seeking the latest information we provide leaflets/CDs by post or as pdf documents on request.
    Getting WiFi via a 3G network
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    had a smartphone!.smartphone since 3G is now available almost everywhere..
    These allowiallows tethering tofor nearby laptops/PCs
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    in contact!
    Even better is a tablet plus dongle with some tablets now costing as little as $30!

    Ask for details.
    Using composting worms (Vermiculture) - redworms
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    2:46 am
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    If you wish to receive our newsletter every few weeks contact us at biodesigndiy@gmail.com
    and you will be put on our subscriber list!
    Updated MayJuly 2017
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    2:40 am
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    We have developed a digester that produces biogas from food/crop waste as well as cow/goat manure so allowing cooking without burning wood or charcoal.
    This digester is a new simple design that anyone can make using low cost layflat polythene which can be bought in most towns.
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    two simple digestersdigesters.
    This has
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    one is cost.,cost but it maybe that it will prove very useful allowing local NGOs to experiment with biogas learning how to overcome the problems met by so many in developing countries!
    {Biogas 2 layflats 17.odt}
    Another possibilitypossible 'fuel' is using a certain
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    Prickly Pear) - for making biogas. - this. This grows wild
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    many countries! See below
    A little 'fresh' cow/goat manure is needed initially but then there are many alternative 'fuels' to produce biogas!
    Most important - Make sure that any water used has no added soap, detergent, chlorine, etc.
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    2:39 am
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    developing countries {Biogas parcel.odt}
    If any of these techniques below seem of interest we will gladly send you an up-to-date pdf document or via OneDrive.
    Just email Graham at biodesign2015@outlook.com
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    This digester is a new simple design that anyone can make using low cost layflat polythene which can be bought in most towns.
    Unlike sausage type digesters this does not need a trench dug but a continuous gas supply requires two simple digesters
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    several advantages!
    About 20 contacts have been sent a kit that enables them to start experimenting!. {Biogas parcel.odt}
    The main one is cost.,
    {Biogas 2 layflats 17.odt}

    Another possibility is using a certain cactus - Opuntia (or Prickly Pear) - for making biogas. - this grows wild in many countries!
    CowA little 'fresh' cow/goat manure is
    Most important - Make sure that any water used has no added soap, detergent, chlorine, etc.
    Opuntia Cactus is a vegetable
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    a delicious vegetable. Invegetable while in other parts
    It is both - depending how it is treated!
    There are many cooking recipes for Mexicans and elsewhere it is grown to provide fuel for biogas plants
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