Innovative commercial greywater systems

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Greywater, Permaculture Advice |

Business, institutions, and apartments where there are many people also use lots of water. A lot of greywater is generated and can be used in several outdoor irrigation activities. The use of greywater from these institutions requires a complex system before the water can be reused. Typically, these systems are made of large temporary tanks, filter system and water disinfection system. The water can then be used to supply water for drip irrigation or to flush the toilets.

131In many organizations, it makes more sense for the organization to treat both the greywater and the blackwater together rather than separating the water. In many buildings, the water systems are combined with the same drainage system. All the water can be treated on site and reused in the toilets or the cooling systems. There is a system called the membrane bioreactor that enables organizations to collect and treat, and then reuse the treated water. The system reduces the need for fresh water by a half and decreases the energy costs by a similar margin.

Other commercial entities use the living systems to treat the waste water. All the water that is generated in buildings that use the machines is recycled after treatment. Most buildings can save sixty percent of the water they get from the city authorities.


Industrial organizations can invest in small water treatment plants and incorporate the wetlands or greenhouse projects to reuse the water. The water can also be used in reactors of some of their cooling plants. The water is also good for use in non-portable needs.

An ideal commercial water treatment plant should enable the organization to maximize the use of the wastewater for all essential activities safely. The system should be able to disinfect the water to a high percentage eliminating any possible infections to people that come into contact with the water.

A good filtering system also works on the watercolor to ensure that the water looks good. The maintenance and the running costs of the treatment plant should not be very high that it undermines any savings made on the water costs.

If may organizations invested in the water recycle technologies; they will lower the pressure on the available freshwater sources, and there will be enough water for other needs in the community. The management of such firms can learn from the Open permaculture school and regenerative leadership institute, founded by Vladislav Davidzon on various proven methods of recycling wastewater conserving and protecting the available water resources.

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Greywater Vs. Rainwater

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Greywater, Permaculture Advice |


Greywater and rainwater are two terms that are often heard amongst the eco-conscious in regard to DIY water conservation and use. Collecting rainwater and sing greywater are some of the simplest ways to make use of every last drop of water. It’s however important to understand that both greywater and rainwater are very different and so are their applications.


What’s the difference?

Greywater is water that is discharged from showers, bathroom sinks, tubs and washing machines. As long as homeowners use greywater safe products, greywater is safe for irrigation use. The reason why water discharged from toilets and kitchen sinks is not mentioned is because it is black water due to the immense bacterial load. On the other hand, rainwater is naturally pure and is free of minerals, chemicals and salts. And while rainwater accumulates organic matter from roofs, it is great for irrigation of plants.

Irrigation with greywater vs. rainwater

Due to natural clean nature of rainwater, it can be stored for as long as a homeowner desires before using it for irrigation. The water is highly filtered on the way to barrels, cisterns, and tanks to ensure that anything that cause clogs or growth is removed. Rainwater is used by most people to water potted plants that are extremely sensitive to chemical and salt buildup. On the other hand, greywater works best when released directly to the landscape, about two inches below the surface. There are greywater systems that are purposely designed to control the rate of distribution and automatic pumps that ensure water is recycled regularly to prevent it from turning into black water.



While most people prefer to collect greywater from shower drains and sink drains, it’s important to understand that greywater systems require permits and professionals to install.

Incorporating greywater in a garden

If you are thinking of incorporating greywater in your garden, congratulations. Greywater is suited to a wide variety of plants and can be used to increase water supply that the plants in your garden direly need. There are several ways of incorporating greywater in your garden like directing it to a greywater system that vents it and discharges it in your garden soil.

Both greywater and rainwater are very useful when it comes to irrigation and other uses that require increased water supply. You shouldn’t however combine them unless with the help of a professional. To learn more about greywater and its uses, enter regenerative leadership institute.

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Reasons For Mulching In Winter

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Benefits of Organic Garden, Permaculture Advice |

Mulching over the cold season is almost always never done. Most people are too critical about mulching over winter because there is barely any planting and the snow pretty much destroys any chances of landscaping. If perhaps you have a small winter garden however, then this is for you. Mulching can be as beneficial to you over the winter season as it is over summer or spring or even fall. Mulch in winter is extremely critical for the preservation of the crops as they germinate.


Professional knowledge is required to understand the critical essence of mulching over winter. Such knowledge as that provided at the Open permaculture school and regenerative leadership institute provides an essential know-how of why mulching can be beneficial even over the harsh winter season.

 The reasons for mulching in winter include, but are not limited to;

1. Preventing crops from cold

Mulch-Chinese-cabbage1The cold of winter can be devastating for your garden crops. The cold freezes the plants there by reducing the effectiveness of photosynthesis. The plants may then thaw or even wither out and die. If they do not die, they become exposed or pulled out from the soil which is vital for their growth and germination. Eventually, they die. Mulching prevents the cold from becoming too harsh on the plants. The air pockets that develop in between the spaces of the mulch act as insulators against the cold harsh weather. At the same time, the insulation works to reduce the dissipation of heat from the soil there by maintaining favourable heat for the growth of the crops.

2. Protection of the soil

soilOver winter, there are very scarce resources for plants. As such, they generally depend on what is stored in the soil. Nutrients and moisture are gotten from the soil to promote germination and at the same time, organisms in the soil also aid in germination in one way or the other. The soil is therefore very crucial to the survival of the plants. Considering this, erosion from rain or blizzards in winter poses a threat to the survival of the plants. Mulch can help protect that by preventing erosion of the soil.

3. Providing nutrients

Through decomposition of the mulch, nutrients that promote the growth of plants are seeded into the soil. These nutrients are then taken up by the plants to provide for them. They are vital and necessary and not to mention required by the plants since there is a shortage of resources over the winter. Mulch is therefore very beneficial.

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Regenerative Leadership Institute: How To Get Regenerative Leadership Capabilities?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Permaculture Advice, Regenerative Leadership institute |

Every leader tries to create his or her business or company in ways, which can help them in making them flourish and successfully. It is especially associated with the Regenerative Innovator. It is not only for today as well as tomorrow, but also for the coming days in the future. In order to maintain the business for many years, it is important to follow a proper strategy. To make it grown successfully in a different way, a Therapeutic or Regenerative Leader is intended to produce some ideal benefits. One can gain these benefits by taking the support from a reputed regenerative leadership institute for regenerative learning located in your city or area.

Different types of framework

In order to consider a strategy, you can use a wide range of frameworks. But it is good enough to choose a perfect and reliable framework so that it can help to create numerous advantages. One of the commonly used and popular framework types is essentially SWOT investigation. SWOT is abbreviated as the Strength, Weak Spot, Opportunities and Threats.  It is based on the framework that actually works as both horizontal and vertical plug-in. They focus on the value of the organizations and businesses as well as their parts so that they can take complete advantages. That’s why these institutes are designed to help leaders in getting regenerative skills and knowledge on the overall. swot_framework_shown_by_4_boxes_blue_red_purple_red_and_star_in_center_powerpoint_diagram_templates_0712_Slide01

Different leaders can use different types of frameworks based on their skills and thought ability. One of the major frameworks is that one, which deals with countenances of development and their effect on prosperous entrants and incumbents. Another framework is based on key competencies. So, it is clear that there are different categories of frameworks in the regenerative process. You can know more about them by getting indulged into an institute that offers regenerative leadership competencies. It is also true that one can also discover several other frameworks that assess achievable controlling, which is linked to capabilities outside the company or organization.

Choosing the institute or center

Every company is in a need of front-runners or leaders with ideal thinking ability. The actual leaders are those, who have the ability to view things both inside and outside the company. They require power to create, entice and choose highly effective and nourished ideas. Moreover, it is important for them to be brave so that they can define and work on the values of the company, leading to impact the decision making process. Hence, all of them are categorized into regenerative leadership use any type of strategic construction in the company or an organization, all of them are needed to have by a regenerative leadership. 3514324095_7302c30fc9

They can be attained only with the regenerative leadership institute. It is an understandable fact that it is important to create capabilities as a leader in an organization so that the eco-friendly benefits based on the competition can be attained. So, start searching for the best and professional regenerative leadership institute online to help you in getting the most out of your business or a company as a frontrunner.


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8 useful permaculture insects

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in permaculture, Permaculture Advice |

Permaculture is a relatively new term in the field of gardening, which was introduced by David Holmgren from permaculture schools florida and Bill Mollison in 1978. This way of growing plants became more popular after Vladislav Davidzon founded Regenerative Leadership Institute. After the brief introduction to permaculture, let’s skip to the topic of this article. Insects are crucial for the ecosystem of our planet, and therefore they deserve the special place in permaculture. They represent food to other animals, but they also help in pollinating plants. The first one on our list is lacewing.

images_green_lacewing_hrLacewing is the larvae of the class that has big-time role regarding pest control. Lacewings eat small caterpillars, small bugs and insect eggs. Since they have large jaws, they are very voracious. With their jaws, they suck out the juices of their preys but they use pollen and nectar also as a food.

Ladybugs are insects that are crucial for controlling pests in the permaculture garden. They eat smaller insects, particularly aphids but mites as well. Ladybugs contain some kind of “defense liquid” which they use to keep the predators away.

Ground Beetles eat a lot of smaller insects like caterpillars, potato beetles, slugs or vine borers. They are nocturnal insects and they like to be under rocks during daylight, so it is advised to have ground cover crops in order to attract these insects. Some of the species consume weed seeds, keeping your garden clean in that way.

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Braconid Wasps use pollen and nectar for food, but the main characteristic of these insects is that they inject their eggs into other insects. Of course, when you say Wasp, you immediately think of wasps that can sting humans; these wasps are not dangerous to humans.

assbugCPBclose2Assasin bugs are assasins for reason: they stalk their prey before piercing their prey with a sharp jaw. They can also bite humans, so be careful handling them.

Minute Pirate Bugs are really small bugs (their size is two millimeters) but they can attack insects that are twice as their size. These bugs eat mites, thrips and caterpillar occasionally. Although they live only for a month, their development is really rapid, so with the right conditions you can have a several generations of these during one season.

Hover flies hunt only soft-bodied insects. They are prone to laying their eggs among aphild population, in order to provide constant food to larvae. Hover flies are known as pollen eaters.

Preying mantids are probably the most known insects  that are desirable in your permaculture garden. Preying mantids are the masters of camouflage so they can easily blend with the plants and provide great spot for hunt. Since they are pretty big (compared to let’s say Pirate bugs), they hunt a lot of smaller insects like ladybugs for example.

All of mentioned insects are good for permaculture. It is up to you to strike the  balance in order to secure sustainable and high-quality development of your permaculture garden. Keep the insects in the right balance and your garden will be rich in nutrients !

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Advantages of an organic garden

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Benefits of Organic Garden, permaculture, Regenerative Leadership institute |

Even though we live in an industrial society, where the market is oversaturated with processed food and non-organic fruit, vegetables and meat, there are more and more of those who are becoming aware of the significance of healthy, organic food. Many people have decided to switch to buying organic products, and some even began growing their own plants. One of the disciplines widely used and largely helpful when making an organic garden is permaculture. This discipline is based on observing natural patterns and applying them when growing plants, building homes etc. It works around three main principles: caring for the Earth, caring for people and returning of surplus, thus trying to create a fully self-sustaining entity, without overusing the natural resources, and with returning to the Earth everything that has been taken from it. Permaculture gardener should have the aim of enriching the ground on which he plants, rather than exploiting it without giving anything in return.

The term “permaculture” was coined from “permanent” and “agriculture” in the late seventies of the last century, by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, who were also the inventors of the whole concept. Nowadays, permaculture can be viewed more as “permanent culture”, since it is applicable to many more aspects of living than just gardening. One of the well-known figures in this area today is Vladislav Davidzon, and his Regenerative Leadership institute which provides permaculture design courses for all those who wish to learn and apply its principles.

If you decide to grow your own garden, do not get discouraged if you live in an apartment or if you do not have a backyard. A garden of certain size can even be grown on the balcony, and even though the amount of its fruits might be smaller, they will still be healthy, nutritious and inexpensive, as long as you follow the permaculture and organic growing principles.

 The advantages of the organic garden are many, but to name a few:

Economic aspect – growing your own fruit, vegetables and spices requires some initial investment, but in the long run, it is much cheaper to pick the fruits of your own garden, than buying them in the store.

Ecological aspect – organic, permaculture-based gardening does not pollute the environment with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, artificial fertilizers, and therefore does not harm the other living beings. If you have mulched garden then the use of water for watering significantly smaller as well.

Health aspect – fruit and vegetables are picked fresh, they do not ripe in containers, there is a short time interval from harvest to consumption, and there are no harmful chemicals that, on the long run, have a negative impact on the human body.

Starting-an-Organic-GardenCultural aspect – history and culture of a people is manifested through gastronomy. By planting the garden you preserve the tradition and the traditional production method, based on the wisdom of previous generations. Most importantly, it keeps the seeds of native varieties that more resistant to climate change they and can be kept from year to year, as opposed to GMO seeds.

The main advice for all beginners who want to have their own garden is: have a lot of good will, be prepared to learn, try and make a few mistakes, become aware of all the advantages of gardening, do not be an enemy to other living beings and most importantly – do not work against nature, but cooperate with it.

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