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by Jove
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycling tetra Pak
Replies: 31
Views: 14468

recycling tetra

over here in Belgium we have a recycling plan for quite a few years now. We can buy blue plastic waste bags from the town council. These bags are to be filled with tin cans, plastic bottles and tetra packs. Every forthnight the garbage truck comes and pick them up and the bags are taken to a recycli...
by Jove
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: My new gadget!
Replies: 15
Views: 7833

torch

The torch works very good; you shake it for about two minutes and you can start using the torch. The longer you shake, the longer it lasts and the brighter the light is. I bought my torch on Ebay from a HongKong seller. Even with shipping costs the price was very interesting ! (I think about 10 EU -...
by Jove
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Are you planting trees?
Replies: 21
Views: 8821

flemish/belgian apples

some flemish/belgian apples are :

Jonagold
Boskoop
Reinette

these are just some of the most wellknown species.

The flemish region of Haspengouw is the epicentre of apple- and fruit cultivation. Haspengouw is a region east of Brussels in the province of Vlaams-Brabant.
by Jove
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: My new gadget!
Replies: 15
Views: 7833

torch

You can also get a flashlight operated by shaking it a minute and then you have a few minutes of light. It works on the Farraday's cage principal : by shaking the lamp, a cupper coil is moved in the lamp, creating electricity. I found it on Ebay for a very nice price from a HongKong dealer (yes, on ...
by Jove
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Are you planting trees?
Replies: 21
Views: 8821

trees

My garden is a mix of lawn, vegetable garden and some fruit trees (half size = +- 2 meters high). I started a few years ago with some apple trees and every year I planted some more. Now I have 1 prune tree, 2 pear-treas and 5 apple trees (belgian and french varieties). harvest is pretty good, especi...
by Jove
Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind up radio
Replies: 13
Views: 31162

wind up radio

I bought my radio on Ebay. The Eton FR-200. It's a small radio that runs on batteries or handcranked (I hope this is a correct english word). I even managed to connect a small solar panel (15 x 10 cm) to it (saves your own energy :lol: ) It has FM, AM, SW, LW bands and a brilliant reception. There's...
by Jove
Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: water saving tip
Replies: 14
Views: 6213

water saving tip

When I take a shower, it takes about half a minute before the water is warm. To avoid the cold water being lost I put a bucket in my shower to catch that water. Afterwards we can use it to clean, do the dishes or flush the toilet. Eacht time I shower I can save about 5 liters of water that way. :che...
by Jove
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: storing water
Replies: 38
Views: 11334

water storing

You can get large containers, mostly used by agriculture or industry. They're in strong plastic and built in a kind of metal structure. You can store about 1.000 liters of water in there and at the bottom there is a tap. I saw some of those on Ebay and they're not really that expensive. (I'm looking...
by Jove
Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Flanders
Replies: 13
Views: 4447

Greetings from Flanders

Hi folks, Just new to the forum. I live in West-Vlaanderen, the flemish province closest to the North Sea. Although my country is pretty crowded, I try to live as self-sufficient as possible, respect the environment, grow my own vegetables, save energy, etc...etc... I hope to meet people with the sa...

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