How do we feed a growing world population?

It’s a good question. So, how do we? If the chemical companies could decide the solution would of course be easy. Which is of course the angle here on this poster. According to them… We can grow more using less water and land through technologies that unlock the potential of plants. These include drought-tolerant seedContinue reading “How do we feed a growing world population?”

Juicy green sunflower shoots!

So it’s snowing here. Already. Which means the outdoor gardening season is definitely over. All operations have been moved to the kitchen windowsill. And already I’m longing for something fresh and green! Started up a little patch of sunflower seeds the other day. It’s a really inspiring thing to do if you haven’t done it,Continue reading “Juicy green sunflower shoots!”

Growing fresh herbs and veggies in the shadow of the Berlin wall

Sometimes you see something that makes you REALLY excited. Maybe I’m just a nerd, but this community garden in Berlin is really cool. Community gardens always fascinate me. But this one’s a bit different. Not just because it’s in the shadow of the Berlin wall. But because they’re growing everything in plastic crates. And sacks.Continue reading “Growing fresh herbs and veggies in the shadow of the Berlin wall”

Can microbes wipe out banana pest?

Things are happenning in our EM world! Picked up this one from the Phillipines, advocates of organic farming are¬†promoting the idea¬†of using effective microorganisms (EM) technology to battle the deadly black sigatoka pest that has affected banana plantations in Mindanao. Apparently farmers are already seeing good results with EM and Bokashi in terms of generalContinue reading “Can microbes wipe out banana pest?”

“I’m new to the Bokashi idea and want advice!”

Came across this cry for help on the Wildlife Gardeners forum and seeing as we have a number of Bokashi “gurus” in our numbers here, maybe there’s someone would like to have a go at helping out? I think you need to join the forum to post a comment, but the more of us thatContinue reading ““I’m new to the Bokashi idea and want advice!””

“Bokashi’s the best thing ever!”

Just had to share this enthusiastic blog from Karly Winkler in Canberra, Australia — she’s studying horticulture and has a great garden-in-the-making by the look of it. And is now a switched-on Bokashi fan! In her words… Back in May, I promised you an update on how my trials withbokashi were working out. Bokashi isContinue reading ““Bokashi’s the best thing ever!””

Bokashi in a basket

I’m always on the lookout for new ways of getting Bokashi to work in the garden. Surprisingly, this turned out to be one of the better! I’ve had a couple of cane baskets kicking around for a while, rather bottomless and sad. So a couple of months ago I plonked them straight down between aContinue reading “Bokashi in a basket”

Bokashi in East Village, Chigago

Interesting article here by a guy in East Chicago, Scott A. Rappe, who vows and declares he knows nothing about composting. But he’s set up a great backyard, inner-city compost based on Bokashi. The buckets he’s made himself from bits and bobs and he’s tested his way through to a system that works well forContinue reading “Bokashi in East Village, Chigago”

Kate’s Bokashi bucket

Bokashi buckets come in all shapes and sizes. They look different in every country, and wherever you go people are finding cool ways of making their own. I thought it would be fun to pick a few and do a little show-and-tell here — a big thank you to the creative guys out there whoContinue reading “Kate’s Bokashi bucket”

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”