Well, we finally harvested our sorghum, you are supposed to wait until the seed heads form but they started and stopped due to the cold weather , luckily we have only had one light frost so far this winter so we could leave it a little longer, we kept cutting little bits to see if it had developed sweetness and it finally did so the kids set to with the loppers. They were willing…Continue
This is a thorough report that seems to be quite unbiased around the local and mainstream food options (although I have only read the summary so far). You can read the summary here and the full report here. (full report may take some time to…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 27, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments
This little intro shows an example of a small farm that uses biodynamic principles. Until recently I was fairly ignorant of biodynamics. Having attended a weekend course lately I was able to experience the method directly.
To me it seems like a benign technique and from what I can tell works wonders. There is however contention among farmers as to the validity of biodynamics because it doesn't directly subscribe to modern science. Rudolf…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 26, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Place : Colegio Republica del Brasil
Area of work: Ecology and environmental sciences - Ecología y Ciencias Ambientales
Location: San Esteban City, Los Andes Province, Chile - San Esteban, Los Andes, Chile
De que se trata el Proyecto ?
Envolver a los estudiantes del colegio Republica del Brasil dentro del…Continue
Added by EnvironmentalEducation Programme on June 25, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
Invitamos a su compañia y las que esten interesadas a seguir participando en esta…Continue
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I recently came across solar driers completely by accident while researching biodigestors. A strange thing finding food mixed up with faecal matters...anyway, I quite liked the idea of drying fruit and veg when there is excess and abundance available in my garden and in the wild. Especially when it doesn't involve consuming electricity in doing so. I've had small electrical dehydrators, they seem very energy…Continue
This essay by Harriet Friedmann has had the most clarifying and profound effect on my understanding of the global food challenge that we face today.…
The random weather combined with mass assignments all due at once has seen my garden action days somewhat limited the last month.....but with the last project handed in and many a beauts day lately, ive been reminded of just why i got into gardening in the first place, and how nice it is to just lose track of time and be outside getting amongst it.
Its so easy to get bogged down in non-action gardening life, reading books, making plans.... but to be back with my hands in the soil…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 21, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments
This weekend I participated in a wonderful Biodynamic workshop under the leadership of Peter Proctor and Rachel Pomeroy (in blue with cream beanie). We learned an incredible amount in a very short span of time. Here is a photo documentary of the steps we took to build this fabulous compost bed.…
Added by James Samuel on June 20, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments
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Food has some kind of deep attraction doesn't it? This image is by Dwight Eschilman.
Added by Pete Russell on June 18, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
We've all heard about deforestation, where we turn forests into pasture land and eventually into deserts.
Introducing dedesertification. Turning deserts back into forests.
This is a well known permaculture method which has been proven by…Continue
The One man, the Grandfather of Biodynamics, the eminent Peter Proctor will be in Ellerslie this Friday evening and all day Saturday conducting a talk and workshop not to be missed.
Come and learn from Peter along with Rachel Pomeroy about the miracles of cow dung, vortex stirring, lunar influences and the rhythms…Continue
Added by Pete Russell on June 16, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments