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The iAVs website has moved to…HERE.

I've recently rebuilt the iAVs website...and moved it. Just so we're clear right at the outset...iAVs is - and, in my mind, will always remain - the property of Dr Mark R McMurtry.  He's made it available - open source - to the world since its inception in the...

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Getting Started

By now, you should have a basic understanding of how WTF works so, following the example that I provided in the section titled “HaveMore Demonstration Micro-Farm” - build yourself something similar – but reflective of your own location and circumstances. At this...

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HaveMore Demonstration Micro-Farm

HaveMore Farm is my own waste transformation demonstration farm. It’s located on a 900 square metre (just under a quarter acre) residential block on Macleay Island in Queensland’s Southern Moreton Bay.  As such, the climate is sub-tropical. Currently, we have: 360...

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Why Waste Transformation Farming is the Future

Industrial farming has wrought incalculable damage on our planet.  As such, it is unsustainable.  We need alternative ways to for us to derive our nutrition without devastating our place...Mother Earth!   Waste Transformation Farming is that method. It also means more...

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How does Waste Transformation Farming Work?

To understand how waste transformation farming works, we can do no better than to take a look at the work of Dr Paul Olivier.  This disarmingly humble man - lives in Vietnam - and devotes his life to empowering the poor through waste transformation. He’s developed a...

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Fish and Salad…Again?

Integrated aquaculture is the centrepiece of any waste transformation farm (WTF). Not only is it an excellent example of the WTF principle of making use of the waste products of one organism as the feedstock of others, but it's also the fastest way to put homegrown...

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WTF is Waste Transformation Farming

Waste Transformation Farming (WTF) is a productive, resilient and sustainable food production system. It’s about identifying and categorising organic waste streams - and adding value to them - before using them to produce clean, fresh organic food– while reducingthe...

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De-Cluttering is Not Just about Stuff

At the heart of de-cluttering (on the way to simplifying our lives) is the notion that we should identify the essential - and eliminate the rest. While we generally think of clutter as having a physical form - like objects that you can see and touch - it also extends...

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De-Cluttering

De-cluttering is the pathway to minimalism...and simple living. The notion that underpins minimalism is that we accumulate stuff...but we eventually get to the point where that stuff owns us. It determines how and where we live...and what we have to do to buy more of...

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Sayonara Aquaponics

In recent weeks, I’ve been reflecting on aquaponics – and its impact on my life. I wrote the Urban Aquaponics Manual back in 2007 – and then revised it three times – and I’ve been endeavouring to roll out the 4th Edition for several years…but I struggle to make the...

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Hope for the Best but Act for the Worst

My recent hospitalisation achieved two things.  Firstly, it served as a timely intervention for what might otherwise have been a life-threatening situation - and it provided the opportunity to think about things. Since this is not the first time that Mother Nature has...

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Are You Part of the Solution?

The United Nations has stated that, if we are to meet the food needs of the projected population, food production will have to double by 2050. A formidable task of itself, this goal is further complicated by some serious environment factors including: Desertification...

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