I was cursing quack grass the other day. I had been on my knees in my garden for what seemed like hours: pulling, twisting, prying, teasing, and inevitably hacking at this invincible perennial.
Last year, we decided to buy only local food. It was an experiment to see whether it was actually feasible to “eat local” for a whole year, and it yielded some interesting results.
Finally for a change, there are two little bits of good news on the environmental front.
Last week I quoted extensively from the Green New Deal. I did not give my own perspective on this. Here it is.
This week we draw attention to what a coalition of workers, artists, Indigenous leaders, scientists, youth, are saying we need to do if we wish to ensure a safe world for our children and all generations after that.
When this blog started many years ago it was all about lifestyle, hence the title Rethinking Lifestyles. It was about gardening, recycling, composting, and preserving foods etc – mostly rural activities that were common previously but have been lost through urbanization, supermarkets and cheap factory-made food.
This is not a test, but what do you think is the worst thing that has ever happened to planet earth? Perhaps the asteroid collision that ended the age of the dinosaurs.
Its no secret that I’m an environmentalist. I was raised to respect all life and to appreciate the world we live in.
Have you never gardened but would like to start, or are you looking for some new ideas injected into your many years of gardening? Welcome May by attending a free workshop and plant exchange.