January 2011 Blog Posts (28)

Is it time for a new food system?

The vast majority of our current global food-scape is controlled by a very small number of corporations who view food purely as means to profit. Nothing new here, food has been a means for profit since the advent of money, however never before has the food game been dominated so comprehensively by so few players.

Historically the food market has been made up of…

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Added by Pete Russell on January 5, 2011 at 10:13pm — 14 Comments

Adventures with a Hobo Stove

I entertained my brother and son-in-law on New Year's Eve by giving them a couple of paint tins, (a 1 litre and a 2 litre) access to my workshop and one request, make me a hobo stove.

It took them most of the day but in the end we had a working stove. The outer can has 24 air inlets at the base. The inner can has plenty of air holes…

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Added by Earl Mardle on January 5, 2011 at 5:12pm — 2 Comments

www.mypotagers.com january 2011

Happy Ending, Happy Beginning 2011 from MyPotagers, United States

Added by Vel Litt on January 5, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

New Gardener :-)

Hi everyone, so happy to meet fellow gardeners. I am excited to be able to be a part of this blog. I have always enjoyed gardening, but this Spring is going to be the first veggie garden for me in a very long time. (been a little sick). Anyway, I am looking forward to sharing and leaning. Thank you for inviting me into your gardens.

 

This year we are going to be building raised beds so I can garden more easily. I will post photos as soon as possible. The beds are in the…

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Added by Susan Dyer on January 5, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments

Plum wine recipes

Hi, our neighbouring street is lined with plum trees and they are all pretty old and produce quantities.  I will make my usual plum sauce but the other half fancies plum wine.  Its been years since we made any and have long lost any recipes.  So does anyone have a great recipe they would like to share.

Added by Joy Bishop on January 4, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

New veggie garden

First Blog Ever: With the help of my daughter (my inspiration) the raised beds were completed and planted out sometime ago.  Have since had a crop of lettuce off it, with pickings of thyme, sage and mint when required.  Spring onions have not really done much with red onions not much better, learning phase I guess.

Have since planted…

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Added by Mark on January 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Terrace Garden, Lyttelton



40 m2, 5 terraces.- 4 of 3 m2 and 1 of 5 m2, 4 walking paths, terraces filled with horse manure and organic…
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Added by Giulio Sturla on January 2, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Living sculpture

Greetings and Happy New Year

 

With the help of sixty obliging Monarchs, I have created this living artwork - it will be interesting to see it transform over the next few weeks.

 

excuse shadow - not a great photograph!

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Added by Jacqui Knight on January 2, 2011 at 10:37am — 4 Comments

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