Food & agriculture

Sometimes it's hard to tell the vegetables from the flowers

Gene Logsdon, Dave Smith, Organic To Be

Our potatoes are growing this year better than ever. Everything is growing better this year, after two years that would try any gardener’s soul. When the potato plants started blooming a couple of weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see the patch turn into something of a flower garden.

archived July 1, 2009
	

Deep thought - July 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Key to Fixing Health Care and Energy: Use Less
Market dogma is exposed as myth. Where is the new vision to unite us?
Vandana Shivas views on society & nature
A new (under) class of travellers
Cloning Winnie

archived July 1, 2009
	

The smart course or the stupid one: why legalizing drugs now is just common sense

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

Every once in a while someone tells me about a plan they’ve read that allows them to make 50,000 dollars an acre or something like it. They are excited, and don’t understand why more farmers don’t do this. My standing observation is that I can think of only a couple of crops that will make you that much money direct off the field, and these days, people send helicopters around to look for those crops and burn your fields, so I don’t recommend it.

archived June 30, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Permaculture Future?: Part I
San Francisco to Toughen a Strict Recycling Law
New numbers prove smart growth reduces CO2, cost-effectively

archived June 30, 2009
	

Investing in durability

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

If you are planning to withdraw, please tell me where you're going, and send directions. If not, it's time to start thinking about how you and your family or tribe will muddle through the years ahead. One word comes to mind: durability. If that wasn't the first word that came to your mind, I'm not surprised.

archived June 30, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - June 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

It's Not the Food We Can't Get. It's the Food We Can.
A Buffett Turns to Farming in Africa
'Food and Farming Transition' in Italian
Food Inc. Director Robert Kenner speaks on the ills of the food system

archived June 29, 2009
	

Vision 2050: A Sustainable future for Cheshire West and Chester

Chester Climate Change and Sustainability Ginger Group, Energy Bulletin

This Vision for a Sustainable West Cheshire is intended to guide the Cheshire West and Chester Authority (CW&C) in taking decisions about the future of the area. It is centred on the premise that if we are to achieve a truly sustainable community by 2050 the direction of travel set now must be right.

archived June 25, 2009
	

Climate & environment - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Uganda 'at risk' of losing all its forests
Growth of global carbon emissions halved in 2008, say Dutch researchers
The Pacific isn’t the only ocean collecting plastic trash

archived June 26, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - June 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Adventures in Urban Farming
Lettuce From the Garden, With Worms
Experimental Farm Increases Ecosystem Services - Study

archived June 25, 2009
	

Deep thought - June 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

My Home, My Shadow Home: Where We Really Live
The financial return on energy invested
The "Export Land Model" in English: NET is what matters, not gross

archived June 24, 2009