Last weekend we celebrated midsummer here. It rained. As it should. But it was magic. Truly, wonderfully, magic. Imagine you’re walking home across fields of lupins at 1 in the morning and the sun is sort of going down on the horizon sort of at the same time it’s coming up on the other. TheContinue reading “Midsummer magic”
Monthly Archives: June 2009
Going green, green, greener in San Franscisco
Strange that I just read a story about flower power in connection with San Francisco in the sixties. Now there’s a new kind of green peace happening on the streets there. Compost to the people. Or rather, people to the compost. Breaking news that I picked up on Jonathan’s US food waste site is thatContinue reading “Going green, green, greener in San Franscisco”
Bokashi in the Philippines
I’ve picked up a few bits of news recently from the Philippines about the inroads being made by Bokashi and EM. Partly I think they can be put down to someone somewhere being on the ball and getting the information out to the press, but that doesn’t always have to be such a bad thing.Continue reading “Bokashi in the Philippines”
What’s Bokashi got to do with lunch?
Today we had fresh homemade pasta. For the first time ever! (Thanks Jamie Oliver…) Not only was the pasta fabulous, it was astonishingly simple. 400g of flour on the bench, 4 eggs cracked into a well in the flour, mix and stir and knead. Grind through the benchtop machine. Ready! But the second best thingContinue reading “What’s Bokashi got to do with lunch?”
Bokashi in Motueka
…and where the hell is Motueka, you ask? Ask any kiwi, they’ll tell you. It’s a great little town on the top end of the South Island of New Zealand. A paradise really, with a fantastic coast, laid back lifestyle and nice climate. When I was a kid I had a friend who always wentContinue reading “Bokashi in Motueka”
Can bacteria juice save the world?
Not my headline but I wish it was. A truly excellent blog by Holly Jean Buck from October 2008 — well worth reading if you’re in the least interested in Bokashi, in EM, in the ecological future of our planet. Read it here on “The Walrus”, which bills itself as Canada’s best magazine. Holly JeanContinue reading “Can bacteria juice save the world?”