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"That looks pretty great! Could you give any details of how it's made?"
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"Parsley loves shade. Rhubarb likes shade during the hottest part of the day. Nasturtiums grown in shady spots taste milder than if grown in full sun."
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Rising food prices changing our eating habits: Oxfam

LONDON: People across the world are changing their eating habits because of the rising cost of food, according to a survey of 17 countries carried out by Oxfam and released Wednesday. More than half of those questioned, or 53 percent, have modified their diet in the last two years, with 39 percent of those who had changed what they eat blaming higher prices. In Kenya, 76 percent of respondents said they had changed their diet with 79 percent blaming the price of food. The second highest…See More
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"It is usually done because then you can combine desired fruit traits with desired root stock for your type of soil."
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"I tried Nettle soup when I was in Scotland & it wsa delicious. I wonder if the NZ nettles are suitable?"
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Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Fruit: red currants, white currants, blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries gooseberries, rhubarb,

Veg: kale, ghurkins, new zealand spinach, courgette, rocket, carrots, peas, broad beans, beets, purslane, sunflower, Tomatoes

Herbs: Parsley, chili pepper, egyptian onion, lemon balm, chives, nasturtium, lavas (levisticum officinalis), sage, lavender

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Rising food prices changing our eating habits: Oxfam

LONDON: People across the world are changing their eating habits because of the rising cost of food, according to a survey of 17 countries carried out by Oxfam and released Wednesday.



More than half of those questioned, or 53 percent, have modified their diet in the last two years, with 39 percent of those who had changed what they eat blaming higher prices.



In Kenya, 76 percent of respondents said they had changed their diet with 79 percent…

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Posted on June 16, 2011 at 12:12am

Organic Veggie Plot Is the New Office Gathering Spot

by Luanne Bradley

As hungry workers nationwide kiss moral-boosting bonuses and office parties goodbye, at least one Minnesota employer is adding rather than subtracting a perk for his people: an organic vegetable garden for enjoying the fruits of their labor.



The Dude Ranch in Delano, Minn. (30 minutes outside downtown… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 8:02am

Local Food Movement Breaks Up Ontario Grocery Franchises

Sobeys store, Oshawa Ontario. Image credit:Consolidated Energy Systems

by John Laumer, via treehugger



Big grocery chain owners customarily mandate store managers order stock from national suppliers, under contract to the franchise owner. Customers keep asking for local produce and meats. Corporate keeps… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

summer walk

It was a very nice warm sunny evening yesterday so I had a little walk around the neighbourhood. I spent an hour and a half looking at peoples gardens as I walked by. Out of all the back yards I could look into, I would say about 15% were overgrown and badly cared for and about half of them were indifferently cared for (no weeds but mostly lawn). The rest all seemed pretty nice to look at. About half of those were low-maintenance gardens that were… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Last redcurrant harvest

Over the last couple of weeks I've been harvesting my big redcurrant bush, one or two small tubs a day. I've given away some of them to neighbours and colleagues because there are just too many to eat myself. About 1/3 of the currants have been harvested up to now.



Today it was really sunny and hot, and when I got home from work I noticed that the ones still on the bush were getting overripe fast so I spent 2 hours picking the ones that… Continue

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

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At 6:34pm on October 13, 2010, Laine said…
Welcome to the Self Sufficiency group. I'd be keen to hear some of your thoughts on the issue through the group. Smiles. Laine
At 8:36am on April 17, 2010, Robyn Wolfe said…
That pain must be very frustrating and annoying!
I remember when I first moved into town. It felt like everyone was watching me. I guess you have that feeling too. What an opportunity to have your garden exposed, though. Others may follow your example!
If that was me there I'd plant giant sunflowers and grow runner beans up them - but then the soil will be useless for a while after those trees. Good luck! I will watch with interest to see what you do next. :)
At 9:09am on April 14, 2010, Robyn Wolfe said…
Hello! It's a long time since I heard from you. Thanks for the tip about the nasturtiums. That was a massive job removing those trees. Now do you feel a bit naked with all the neighbours watching???
At 11:35pm on December 10, 2009, Christy Martin said…
Hi Robbie, I really like your idea and will be modifying the spreadsheet. Thanks for the suggestion.
At 5:08pm on November 4, 2009, Glen Kirkby said…
Hi Robbie. I've been on the raw food journey for about 3 and 1/2 years now, and there has been a huge amount of learning along the way. I have found that even the raw food movement in genera,l are still only breaking the ice as far as understanding what our real nutritional needs are. There are a massive amount of "gurus", or information which one needs to sift through to in order to find the stuff that works, and I can't hope to possibly convey it all here.

I have heard answers for your question which are backed by 30+ years of experience allowing people to get well using raw nutrition, as well as every other condition known to man. If you would like to explore this fountain of wisdom, you can either go here

http://www.hippocratesinst.org/

or an ascociated site which is very usefull for information about the lifestyle they teach here

http://www.hippocrateshealthlifestyle.com/

I am totally unaffiliated with them, and only premote them because I know that they have very real answers and experience. Hope this hellps. Glen.






Robbie wrote : I would say I'm eating about 60% raw food lately. Mostly in the form of salads and sandwiches stuffed with loads of veg. Raw food like leafy greens takes up a lot more space than the same food when it's cooked though.
I've always been skinny at +-65KG and 174cm. However as I've increased my raw food intake I've been losing weight. I'm now at 59KG and I'd like this to go up again. I've already started eating a bit of fruit mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and browsing on nuts/seeds/raw veg-sticks in the evening, but I'm still losing weight.

Any tips on getting my calorie intake up without having to stuff myself constantly?
At 11:03pm on October 14, 2009, Robyn Wolfe said…
I guess that's a good way. I have learned a trick for raising small seed in dry conditions. After the seed is planted place a board on top. Take it off when the seedling emerges. It worked for me with carrots. I also mulch with grass clippings to stop the weeds but it keeps moisture in, too. But I guess if it is really dry the grass doesn't grow?
Thanks for the contact!
At 8:34am on October 13, 2009, Robyn Wolfe said…
Hello, again!
I wonder if you solved your water problem over the summer. I would be interested to know because my little nephew in Northland NZ lost his garden last summer as they are on rain tanks - and it didn't rain.
At 7:36pm on September 6, 2009, Hester said…
Thanks Robbie. I enjoyed reading about what you are up to.
At 8:24am on September 5, 2009, Hester said…
Hi Robbie, it seems like ages since I was admiring your spring garden but at last we have spring again here. What is happening in your garden in the autumn. Can you still grow food over the winter or is it too cold?
At 4:25am on August 29, 2009, Marc Dekens said…
Dag Robbie. Ik kwam de Oooooooooooby stores tegen in een pre-run van de film In Transition, die in mei of in juni tijdelijk te zien was op het Transition Towns network: http://www.transitionnetworks.org. Aan het einde van het jaar komt de definitieve versie uit.

Omdat het Oooooooooooby idee me aansprak, was ik nieuwsgierig hoe het concept was aangeslagen. Dat bleek wat teleurstellend, met name ook voor de oprichters. Verder ben ik als initiatiefnemer betrokken bij de Wageningse afdeling van Transition Towns Nederland. En is het de bedoeling dat we ergens in het najaar een werkgroep starten over permacultuur, die ook daadwerkelijk op redelijke schaal voor plaatselijk voedsel moet gaan zorgen.

Als onderdeel van TT willen we plaatselijke bedrijven ondersteunen in het zoeken naar oplossingen voor hun olieafhankelijkheid.

Ik zie dat je uit België komt. Inmiddels is daar ook een TT organisatie van de grond gekomen http://www.transitie.be/. Al mee kennis gemaakt?

Groet,

Marc Dekens
 
 
 

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