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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 —
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 —
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 —
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.
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 —
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 —
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.
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If a country is governed wisely,
Added by Pete Russell on September 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
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 —
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 —
Added by Pete Russell on September 17, 2009 at 12:05pm —
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.… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on September 17, 2009 at 10:30am —
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 —
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.…
Added by Pete Russell on September 10, 2009 at 10:05am —
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.
The Ooooby Stall was no exception.… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on September 7, 2009 at 3:00pm —
By Roxanne Webber
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 —
Added by Pete Russell on September 2, 2009 at 11:39pm —