On May 25th of this year a great event is happening. Where is it happening? Everywhere! If you check out http://www.march-against-monsanto.com you will find marches organised to protest against the giant corporation that is Monsanto. All over the World marches are scheduled. We must make our feelings felt. Not only to Monsanto but also to our governments, for they are the ones allowing Monsanto to infiltrate our farms, gardens and allottments.
I wrote a blog post quite some time ago about the Veterans Farm in Gainesville, Florida — a great idea by Adam Burke and his wife, which put organic farming of blueberries together with the need for returning veterans to find sustainable work, a therapeutic work environment & renewal, and a positive way to rebuild […]
Beautiful footage of Fresian horses! If wishes were horses, I’d have a pasture full of these!
Continuing my thoughts from the November 1 post, I’ll direct this particular post to distributed, clean energy systems for personal, residential or community use. In the wake of superstorm Sandy, so many people have suffered tremendously from having the power grid infrastructure fail so miserably. In some cases, elderly residents in high rise buildings were without power […]
I just found this wonderful video presentation which gives the clearest, most cogent and compelling reasons for going to sustainable agriculture to feed the world. Watch and see if you agree! Food Mythbusters–Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Related articles The Myth Of ‘Feeding The World’ (forbes.com) Food Mythbusters: Small farms […]
I have watched the unfolding news events of the past week feeling very humbled by the extreme, raw power of Mother Nature, as displayed so violently in Superstorm Sandy. This monster hybrid storm has devastated large parts of the northeastern US seaboard and New York City, leaving an estimated 8 – 10 million people without electric power. […]
Sometimes I really do despair at the lengths to which humans, er, um, corporations will go to make a profit. Witness the latest research data published today showing the predictable results of Monsanto’s genetically modified “Roundup Ready” seeds. This technology has backfired in the worst way possible, first creating hard-to-kill insects, requiring the application of ever increasing quantities of insecticide, and […]
I just came across this really charming young couple, Jesse & Hannah, who have put together a beautiful, sustainable life on their small eco farm in Kentucky – www.roughdraftfarmstead.com – raising chickens, rabbits, heirloom vegetables, and all in a sustainable way. They recently lost their land and are struggling to keep the dream alive. They have a […]
I took a bit of a break from the blog over the past month — just to renew and get revitalized. In the meantime, lots of ideas are swirling in my head around the concept of food: growing the healthiest organic food possible, in the most sustainable way; impact of the new farm bill (which is winding its way […]
Following up my post of June 4 (Honeybees & Hummingbirds), which pointed to new evidence of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics) as a causative factor in colony collapse disorder, there is bad news on the bee front. According to an article online at Grist.org, titled “Buzzkill: EPA Rejects Beekeepers’ Pesticide Petition”, the EPA ruled that […]