Pete Russell's Blog – September 2009 Archive (15)

Permaculture and Bee Hives

By Sonya at Permaculture Pathways

We're keen to introduce bee hives into our permaculture system here on our 2.25 acres. Bees bring with them some unique services - namely pollination of food crops. I was speaking to a local organic grower and he noticed an increase in yield… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 30, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Oooo what a good idea

Foodstlye.co.nz

Pete and Kate man the Ooooby Store (not a typo) at the new Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market in Auckland that opened this spring. This clever concept buys produce from producers and even out of local gardens and sells them for a commission. The market operates from 8am on Sunday mornings (except the last Sunday of the month) at the Grey Lynn Community at… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fishing and gardening in your living room? Welcome to the future of farming

Source: BrandX



Finding ways to grow edible gardens in our limited urban landscape has inspired a flurry of creative solutions among green-thumbed pros and apartment-bound rookies alike. With chefs growing produce on rooftop gardens, Santa Monica homeowners creating "share gardens" with their neighbors and Del Rey dwellers planting in patches of soil in… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 23, 2009 at 12:49pm — 4 Comments

Inmate gardeners at Rikers Island grow vegetable crops that feed the city

Inmates carry a crate of produce from the garden on Rikers Island, where a large portion of the vegetable crops are donated to City Harvest.

Source: NYDaily

On a bright September morning, a late summer harvest is underway in a robust garden populated by… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 23, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

Permaculture Principles

Source: Treehugger

Image credit: Permaculture Principles



Permaculture is a philosophy or design discipline
that seems to mean a lot of different things to different people - from a… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 22, 2009 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Tao Te Ching 80 by Lao-tzu

As I entered the kitchen this morning I was greeted by Dale who was reading the Tao Te Ching.



I asked, 'What does the Tao Te Ching have to say to us today?' so she started reading from the page she was up to.



--------------- 80… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 21, 2009 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Edible East End Launches Annual Edible Eat-Drink Local Week

Source - Hamptons.com

Southampton - Happy harvest season! In hopes of expanding the East End's locavore community, and driving new customers to like-minded restaurants, Edible East End invites restaurants to participate in the first annual Edible Eat Drink Local Week on Sunday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 4,… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 19, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Edible Gardens, HI Lux Style

By Janice Crowl

In the photo above is an edible flower, butterfly pea, Clitoria ternatea, that adds a splash of bright color with edible flowers and pods in Tom's sustainable garden. Cabbage and amaranth are just a couple of wonders growing in Mayumi's lovely mandala garden.



To eat well, it's best to learn how to grow well. Hope… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 19, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

White House Veggie Garden

Added by Pete Russell on September 17, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Planting Fruit Tree Cuttings

The other day I was privy to the Alan Jarvie method of planting fruit tree cuttings.

From memory it goes something like this. Comment below if corrections need to be made.…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Party for Local Farming and Locally Grown Food

By PETER APPLEBOME New York Times

Jennifer Small and Michael Yezzi, the husband-and-wife proprietors of Flying Pigs Farm, which raises rare breeds of pigs that roam around 150 acres in Shushan, N.Y., near Saratoga, made an extra stop Saturday night on their way back… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Klaus Chook House

I dropped around to Klaus' house recently and discovered a fabulous new invention of his. It is an elegant (pleasingly ingenious and simple) chook house.…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 10, 2009 at 10:05am — 5 Comments

Ooooby Market Stall a Booming Success!!

What a day it was. Vince and the GLFM team did an amazing job of launching the Grey Lynn Farmers Market on Sunday.



The crowds swarmed around the Community Centre for 4 hours and just about wiped out every stall holders lot.…

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Added by Pete Russell on September 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

10 Ways to Barter for Food

By Roxanne Webber of Chow.com

Bartering saves money, keeps food local (and seasonal), and allows you to meet neighbors and build community. Here are some of the ways people are trading food, what they’re sharing, and advice about getting involved without getting in trouble (bartering is considered taxable by the IRS, and… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on September 2, 2009 at 11:42pm — 2 Comments

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