Algae MicrofarmsAlgae Microfarms
For home, school, community and urban gardens, rooftop, mobile, and vertical farms and living buildings. By Robert Henrikson. 2013.
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How algae microfarms can help transform our food culture by growing abundant healthy food in a very small area, extend the growing season, affordably and profitably. Over the past 30 years, large farms have grown algae for food, feed and fuels for thousands of useful products. Now an era of microfarms is emerging. Alage microfarms can empower people to grow healthy food for their own community for food security and self-sufficiency.

ACCover2Imagine Our Algae Future
Visionary Algae Architecture and Landscape Designs from the International Algae Competition. by Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards. 2012.
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Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and energy for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines and producing food for millions of people. This book reviews algae production, products and potential today and showcases some of the amazing visions of our future from the International Algae Competition.

Peace MicrofarmsPeace Microfarms
by Mark R. Edwards with Robert Henrikson. 2012.
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Peace microfarms use abundance methods that preserve precious finite resources to grow freedom foods. Freedom food give consumers free choice for healthier foods for people, producers and our planet. Peace microfarms liberate growers from dependence on increasingly expensive cropland, fresh water and other non-renewable resources. Peace microfarms avoid conflicts over diminishing natural resources by growing microcrops using abundance methods.

AIMFuture2The Future of Algae for Algae Industry Magazine
by Robert Henrikson. 2012.
This 6 part series based on the Algae Competition asked “How will growing algae change the world and improve our lives?” Published in Algae Industry Magazine in 2011-12, here are emerging themes, schemes and dreams in algae landscape and architecture design, algae production systems and new foods from algae. Contents: 1.Imagine the Future of Algae. 2.Eat: New Algae Foods and Recipes. 3.Grow: Algae Production Systems. 4.Dream: Algae Landscape and Architecture Designs. 5.Dream: Algae Landscape and Architecture Designs. 6.Algae Competition Awards. Download this 42 page pdf file (14 MB).

Freedom FoodsFreedom Foods
Superior New Foods, Low on the Food Chain
for People, Producers and Our Planet.
by Mark R. Edwards, forward by Robert Henrikson. 2011.
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Freedom Foods develops the value proposition for foods from algae that are healthy for our children, ourselves, growers, and our ecosystems. Freedom foods reinvent our food supply from the foundation of the food chain and liberate consumers to make smart choices for healthier, delicious food.
Download this 136 page book pdf file (1.3 MB).

AIMSpirulina2Spirulina Special Report for Algae Industry Magazine
by Robert Henrikson. 2011.
This 7 part series was adapted and updated from the book Spirulina World Food and published in Algae Industry Magazine in 2011.
Contents: 1.Origins and Biology. 2.First Human Consumption and Cultivation. 3.An Impressive Nutritional Profile. 4.Scientific Research Reveals Health Benefits. 5.Development of a Spirulina Industry- Production. 6.Development of a Spirulina Industry- Marketing. 7.The Future of Spirulina in an Evolving World.
Download this 40 page pdf file (7 MB).

Green Solar GardensGreen Solar Gardens
Algae’s Promise to End Hunger. Solve hunger globally with SAFE production – sustainable and affordable food and energy grown locally.
by Mark Edwards. 2009.
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Green Solar Gardens lays out a strategy to tap nature’s way by cultivating algae in a manner that enables anyone on the planet with need or desire to grow sustainable and affordable food and energy.
Download this 200 page book pdf file (2.7 MB). Download 2 page synopsis.

Spirulina World FoodSpirulina • World Food
How this micro algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson. September, 2010.
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The Complete Guide To A Powerful Food That Can Help Rebuild Our Health
and Restore Our Environment.
This 2010 edition has been updated by the author, Robert Henrikson.
Download this 194 page book pdf file (4.5 MB).

Green Algae StrategyGreen Algae Strategy
End Oil Imports and Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel.
by Mark Edwards. 2008.
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Algae offer solutions for sustainable and affordable food and energy because algae are the most productive biomass source on Earth. Fossil agriculture is non-sustainable because it uses too many non-renewable resources, especially cropland, fossil water, fossil fuels and diminishing agricultural chemicals.
Download this 261 page book pdf (7.3 MB).

CultivezManual of Small Scale Spirulina Culture.
by Jean Paul Jourdan.
The author has developed small scale spirulina projects in Europe and Africa. In this manual he describes how to cultivate spirulina on a family scale.
Download the new English version “Grow Your Own Spirulina”
14 page summary pdf file (1 MB)

Download this entire 212 page book pdf file (3.6 MB).
Cultivez Votre Spiruline (French 1-160), Grow Your Own Spirulina (English 160-196), Cultivo Artesanal de Spirulina (Spanish 196-212)

Bamboo ArchBamboo Architecture in Competition and Exhibition
by Robert Henrikson and David Greenberg. May 2011.
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Full Color 150 page 8″x10″ book featuring the award winning bamboo buildings and architectural designs from around the world from the International Bamboo Building Design Competition and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The buildings use bamboo and other natural building materials, and range from modest to majestic, commercial to humanitarian, and practical to fanciful.
Download a 24 page book selection pdf file (6.4 MB).

Bamboo DesignsVisionary Bamboo Designs for Ecological Living
Based on the 2007 International Bamboo Building Design Competition
by Robert Henrikson and David Greenberg. 2008.
This competition was created to develop new designs for bamboo buildings, raise awareness of the use of structural bamboo for building code approved structures, and introduce architects, designers and builders to working with bamboo as a structural material. Registrants entered from 64 countries around the planet and submitted 250 designs in 12 building categories.
Download this 114 page book pdf file (13 MB).


Sustainable Food despite Climate Change and the Mass Extinction of Fossil Resources. by Mark Edwards. 2010.
Smartcultures leverage nature’s oldest energy production and storage method – photosynthetic algae – to support modern food production in the fields. Smartcultures enable farmers to leave every field and community ecosystem better than they found it.
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A Green Algae Strategy for Sustainable Food (The Green Algae Strategy Series).
by Mark Edwards. 2010.
Abundance offers the opportunity to build an alternative food system that is truly healthy for people, animals and our ecosystems. Adoption of carbon neutral, non-fossil food and energy production will enable our generation to leave an amazing legacy: sustainable abundance.
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