Tag: environment

Organic recycling in Europe

I was out wandering in Bolzano, Italy the other day and saw this great example of organic waste collection. Very simple, it was just a brown bin outside the door of an apartment building in the old town. It just made me happy to…

What’s bokashi all about?

The other day, I received a question from a student writing an essay about bokashi. What’s it about, basically? So very cool that this is happening! That students are writing essays and dealing with these all important issues of soil, food waste, sustainability, in…

Why the soil under our feet is so damn important

How come no one talks about soil? There’s always a lot of discussion about water, about energy, about wildlife, about air. All good. But it’s always been very quiet on the soil front. But now, finally, it seems soil is up on the agenda….

2015: International Year of the Soils

And about time! We have been talking about pollution, the environment, climate change and the future of the planet for decades. We talk about the air, about the water, about sound pollution, plastic and deforestation. But when was the last time you ever heard…

Bokashi gardening in Edmonton

The good news is it’s thawed in Edmonton! As it has here (even if we got some snow this week!) The apple blossoms are just about to spring and life is good. Again. Remember the Bokashi project that Mike in Edmonton is running? Here’s…

Create your own Eden!

Isn’t it a great picture? Check the website here, it’s just excellent. A bunch of councils in New Zealand have gone together to produce this site and it really works. Simple, friendly, and pedagogic. Suddenly all this Bokashi stuff doesn’t seem so hard any…

White Christmas…

So if you were dreaming of a white Christmas this is how it would have looked! Pure unspoilt paradise, but so unbelievably cold. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year — and may it be green start to finish!

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