Odds ‘n Sods:

Joseph R. sent this: CONEX Temporary Housing in Japan. (This was the next step, after paper partitions.)

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And speaking of Japan: One year after Fukushima – Defining and classifying a disaster. (Now a five part series.)

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David T. sent this NPR news story: The Ultimate In Heirloom Wheat Arrives At Seed Vault

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Human nature dictates that a lot of preparedness only comes belatedly: Sale of storm shelters on rise after string of deadly tornadoes. (Thanks to Tim J. for the link.)

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Seed for Security has announced a bonus promotion for gardeners. They are adding a free Spring Collection with every order over $45. This consists of five generous seed packets for early Spring planting: Lincoln Peas (approx. 300 seeds), Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage (approx. 400 seeds), Bloomsdale Spinach (approx. 800 seeds), Detroit Dark Red Beets (approx. 400 seeds), and Bouquet Dill (approx. 200 seeds). This is a limited time offer.