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Happy Solstice Everyone.

We are all here because of our common interest, well our natural human instinct to grow food and connect with our giver of life, earth. getting back in rhythm with the cycles of the earth are so important and the Solstice is a very important yearly cycle akin to the In & out breath of the earth/sun, it is described as stillness of the sun, the moment of shifting axis back in or back out depending on northern or southern hemisphere perspective.

I think it is a good time to get still… Continue

Added by Craig Hubbard on December 20, 2008 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Food Forests!

So happy to belong to this sane movement! Would love to plant a food forest!

Added by Karen Russell on December 20, 2008 at 5:38pm — 4 Comments

Garden Blog Update

rhubarb, passionfruit, what i'm harvesting posted on my journal

Added by Christy Ralphs on December 19, 2008 at 9:54pm — No Comments

How are we spending our time?

Amongst all this torrid confusion around the economy, climate and energy, how are we spending our time?



What are we paying attention to? Who are we paying attention to?



Is your health in check? Are you eating well? When was the last time you had a nutrient rich fresh live meal?



Where do you get a nutrient rich meal from? Your back yards? What does that mean?



Spending more time in my backyard patch at home with my family? Spending more time at the… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 19, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ten Reasons to Eat Local

Image from www.eatlocal.net



Brenton Johnson, an organic farmer and owner of Johnson’s Backyard Garden, came up with this list of top 10 reasons to buy local food, based on his philosophy to live in harmony with the land.



1. Locally grown food tastes better. Food grown in your own community is usually picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 13, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Peak Oil Task Force - Stagecoach Group, Virgin Group, Yahoo and more...

Food



The risk

The food and drink manufacturing sector is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK. Virtually all of the processes in the modern food system are dependent on cheap oil and therefore the price of our food is directly linked to the price of oil. Over 50% of fossil fuels used in agriculture are fed into the production of fertiliser, currently vital to maintaining domestic food supply.



The opportunity

Less intensive, local food production may… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on December 13, 2008 at 9:06am — No Comments

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