As her ex-husband’s band goes on tour again, she is heading a drive to restore vegetation to the world’s degraded lands...
environmentalists have long campaigned over the pollution of the earth’s air and water, its changing climate and its disappearing wildlife, they have remained pretty silent about the state of its soil. Yet all terrestrial life depends on a thin layer of earth, normally just six to 10 inches thick, for survival – and the world loses at least 30 billion tons of it a year, mostly from the drylands that provide nearly half of the world’s food.
An outstanding feature of Faasai Resort and Spa is the creation of an organic and edible forest garden, which provides healthy food for staff and guests, gives a sanctuary to wildlife, preserves heritage foods, and helps to ...
As the drought contines to wreak havoc in the United States, many severe side-effects are emerging, including a toxic harvest from residual poisons. As harvest season gets under way, farmers find that drought-stressed crops are susceptible to toxins and contaminants...another reason for considering altenatives to toxic industrial farming.
We use effective microoganisms in our gardens and farm for plant health, soil building, animal health and insect and disease control --- it is largely based on fermented rice and moulds and molasses - so I was intrigued by this class.
A Harvard Summer School class spurs learning through food, by examining how microbes — bacteria and fungi — can help as well as harm when they get into food, doing much of the work preparing cheeses, beer, soy sauce, and even chocolate.
At the pinnacle fo tropical fruit gardening are durian trees....beautiful forest giants that produce luscious and highly nutricious fruits. Our province of Chanthaburi is the world capital of durians while the most expensive are grown in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok which was devastated by the floods last year. However there are some replantings going on - as per this Bangkok Post article.
But reading this blog - I realise it is not so easy!
"For the past year I have been wildlife gardening in earnest. Everything I did was to help build a habitat for critters, especially for butterflies. Not just for them to visit, but for them to build a home. And the habitat has also become home now to birds, insects, frogs, snakes, toads and so many others...but"
'Nature Wars': Wildlife versus human, suburban edition The Seattle Times Add the planting of tasty suburban vegetation, and the result is a population explosion, bringing more than $1 billion in damage to forests and home gardens annually, 3,000 to...
On Thursday, Nov. 1 the Sebastopol Grange and Occidental Arts and Ecology Center will hold a workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on designing edible forest gardens with Eric Toensmeier. The workshop will be at the Grange Hall ...
Even if we can't make it to the workshop - it is a very nice philosophy that they have!
As Hong Kong consumers grow increasingly worried about the purity and safety of the fruits, vegetables, meats and processed foods coming in from China, more of them are striking out on their own by tending tiny plots on rooftops, balconies and in far-flung untouched corners of highly urbanised Hong Kong
What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.
[permaculture] Sth East Asian Regional Conference. True about the FB page, I guess. But I do not see why setting up a PCseasia discussion group on google should be included in this process. I see this as something with a ...
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