Gardening Read your labels carefully: "bee friendly" pesticides still carrying neonicotinoids. Click here If you have to buy them, here are some organic fertilisers. Click here Urban gardening or growing in really small spaces. Click here Bees Review of peer reviewed papers confirm neonicotinoids killing bees. Click here Farmers come up with bee saving ideas. Click here … Continue reading 25 June 2014
Gardening Treated seeds bad for bees! Click here High rise gardening! (A slide show.) Click here More vertical gardens. Click here Veggies grow better amongst flowers. Click here Food How far has your food travelled? Click here To reduce waste, eat within "100km". A Chennai example. Click here 101 bright spots in the global food … Continue reading 13 June 2014
A noble project!
I’ve made a project outline to try and inspire myself to research as thoroughly as possible (what can I say, I’m a planner). Below is a rough starting point for my research.
- Project: Design a sustainable living community that is as close to self-sustaining as possible (this includes food, water, buildings, and energy). Focus on making the smallest environmental impact possible, and include a list of tentative but realistic costs for each part of the community (land, building structures, farming equipment, etc.). Also, be sure to include a general timeline for the process of starting up the community (gathering experience, finding land, building structures), as well as a list of necessary/ helpful skills that would aid in creating a sustainable living community.
- Possible Research Topics: Organic gardening, livestock, climate zones, maximizing crop production (green houses, crop rotation, perennials), garden design, existing sustainable communities, best locations for such a community…
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Gardening Nepalese guide to growing organic. Click here Organic fungicides, these ones are simple too. Click here Get to know your neighbours, especially if you see them growing fruit! Click here Farming Some Queensland, Australia, farmers longing for frosts. Click here New Indian Prime Minister, Modi, calls for more organic farming in his homeland. Click … Continue reading 12 June 2014
Gardening Academic staff sow organic garden whilst students sit exams. Click here Farming India's red 'Kaipad' rice, grown organically receives a boost. Click here Davao, Philippines uses organic farming to green the district. Click here Permaculture, can it help save the world? Click here Food limit your exposure to pesticides. Click here Organic is no … Continue reading 10 June 2014
Gardening Nature's security blanket: Mulch. Click here A perennial treat: asparagus. Click here Community Gardens A community garden on a mission. Click here A US Army garden brings healing. Click here Farming Seed ownership in US Agriculture. Click here Nutrient efficiency, a good article. Click here New Zealand's organic grape industry grows. Click here Sustainable … Continue reading 9 June 2014
Gardening Toxic waste: not pleasant but an ever present danger. Click here Inside a master gardener's garden. Click here A lesson in the need for secure land tenure. Click here Farming Land and water management go hand in hand. Click here From wasteland to fertility, an Indian example. Click here Organic Ag attracts a new … Continue reading 8 June 2014